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Tilt-Shift Sumo Wrestling

I was doing research for a tilt-shift lense that I intended to purchase and accidentally came across this very interesting youtube timelaspe video of sumo wrestling that was taken in tilt-shift.

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This youtube video was taken by the thebittergirls. It so interesting to see everyone become minaturised and I particularly loved the performance at the end.

By the way, did you know that the ring where sumo matches take place is called the dohyu (土俵)? It is about 4.55 metres in diameter and 16.26 square meters in area, and created from rice-straw bales on top of a platform made of clay mixed with sand. A new dohyu will be built for every tournament, and its easy to understand with those giants are falling onto the ring during a match. =D

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  • http://sabekujikaneda.multiply.com Sabekuji Kaneda

    LOL look at all the mini sumos! XD

  • http://www.unartifex.com Colin

    Wicked cool! Kinda looks like stop motion.

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  • http://www.ingaas.net Edward Young

    Sumo wrestling is my all time favorite. i always watch it a lot in Japanese channels..”*