The Laughing Ninja

Outtake from a photoshoot tonight with Johnno.

Johnno's serious shot is over here.

Strobist: SB-600 @ 1/4, 1.25 CTO camera left. SB-26 @ 1/16th flagged, directly overhead.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 4th October 2008, This photo: 9:33pm

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  • HPVD Photos said:
    Prefer the funny one, great portrait and subject, and light.
  • said:
    Is that a knife she's holding? No wonder she is smiling LOL
  • The Sage of Shadowdale said:
    I've never seen a knife that looked like that. Looks more like a Katana (Japanese sword) to me.
  • Fey Child said:
    Yes, you're right! It is a katana, although I'm not sure that's quite right. I think the katana is the long sword, while I was only entrusted with the short sword. . .
  • The Sage of Shadowdale said:
    Ah a Wakizashi in that case. I have a Katana/Wakizashi pair on a stand; purely ornamental of course.
    Seen on my Flickr home page. (?)
  • leadegroot said:
    Yes, these are my japanese swords. Purely ornamental indeed! :)
    They also feature in Dave's BNE-SA6 sequence last month.
  • David de Groot said:
    I like both of them, for different reasons. Johnno caught Kara in a very Uma Thurman moment, whereas I got a candid.
    'tis a sword, albeit a small one.
    That's the one :)
  • benefit of hindsight said:
  • David de Groot said:
  • Xenedis said:
    It certainly is a wakizashi.
    With the way we framed the shots, the choice of sword didn't matter much; the wakizashi happened to be easier to hold.
  • The Sage of Shadowdale said:
    Yeah, I was thinking "Kill Bill" when I saw Johnno's shot.
    Seen on your photo stream. (?)