• Man with a Moustache Lost in Hanoi • by Manamo (3676)
chinvinsen (21) 2009-01-31 2:48
Looks staged... but whether staged or candid, it's very well done and conveys an experience well beyond the chaos.
Interesting to note that the guy looking at the map is the only one in the picture not heading to or through the crossroad, and provides for an excellent main subject. The chaotic close-proximity traffic at the crossroad then becomes a very tastefully cluttered backdrop and setting.
Photographers At Work by saxo042 (37268)
chinvinsen (21) 2009-01-30 6:22
Very crisp colours and sharpness. Autumn is a beautiful season in almost all countries with cold winters.
A bit odd to have people in the picture focusing their attention outward from the centre of the picture, espcially if we can't see what they're looking at. Better if they are positioned such that their line of view passes through the center area of the picture.
• "this happens all the time here" • by Manamo (3676)
chinvinsen (21) 2009-01-30 5:17
People taking pictures of people by the pond at Angkor Wat happens all the time... but a group of monks sometimes. The donkey (when I was there it was a slightly lighter horse) probably hangs around all the time... but taking a swim too is rare. Spent a day in total camping around both ponds and the moat including sunrise, sunset, night lights, and some in betweens and none of the above happened. So to get the monks, donkey, and as burGu says, the NG photographer... is not an "all the time" happening, and I would have been thrilled. Thumbs up for a great shot of the "action", and the brightly sun-lit robes really puts the colour into the mix.
The lotus seems to have receeded somewhat since I was there in early January. Couldn't get a decent panoramic reflection at that time.