Restaurant Jail by bliard (1116)
gringofil (0) 2005-10-21 9:23
Very original framing. I like how the guy's head is framed by the metal bars. The other person with the hair net thing (on the left) is a great addition as well. My only nit pick is the guy in the background...he's a bit of a distraction and takes away from the overall image. Good try, though.
The wait........ by everlasting (14289)
gringofil (0) 2005-10-21 1:37
Magical. I really like your simple yet evocative composition and perfect DOF to showcase the monk in the background. Colors are just lovely as well with a slight golden tone that really makes the image work. Wonderful shot!
a colourful crowd by PeterC (2242)
gringofil (0) 2005-10-20 23:29
Nice fusion of color and your main foreground character is quite the guy and keeps my attention focused. My only problem here, Peter, is with your background...in this case it is quite busy and takes away attention for they man who I see as the central figure here. To achieve a better effect you would need to use a smaller f-stop (something like f/2.8 but from the look of it the best you can get from your lens is f/3.5 at the wide and f/4.5 at the long). Perhaps you might want to invest in the cheap Nikon prime 50mm f/1.8 lens (don't get the more expensive f/1.4 as it is not worth it). I heard it runs for something like USD 80, so not so much money, but if you use this lens you will have greater control over you background and if needed you can blur it very nicely as well. Just remember to set you aperture manually for best results...in auto mode you will likely be shooting close to f/5.6 which is not the point with this lens.
Anyway, the scene is great and has a lot of potential for a great image. Well done!
Light bulbs by PeterC (2242)
gringofil (0) 2005-10-20 9:22
Nice repetitive pattern of these lightbulbs. The light is nice and I like the slightly blurred background as well. What you might do in the future is go and ask one of these fishermen guys if you can join them on an outing and photograph when they do their work on the boat...now that would be something, eh? Anyway, good work here, Peter, a different kind of shot that works rather nicely.[+]
Special preparations by sengir (4956)
gringofil (0) 2005-10-20 7:42
This is great. This shot is a prime example that one does not need to show the face of a subject in such an instance...simply showing what he/she is doing is more than enough. Light is just superb and the motion blur of the hands simply great (guess the IS on your lens helped a bit here). This is an excellent daily life shot...and the more I look the more I want to already be there myself! Good work, Antek.
kids of the national capital#4 by Mingfang (1415)
gringofil (0) 2005-10-20 7:28
Going to school sucks...and it sucks even more when you have to wear such ugly uniforms to boot! ;-)
Anyway, quite a nice shot you've captured. I really like the repetitive pattern of the children wearing their bright uniforms and being surrounded by the dullness of the hutongs in winter. Great shot!
Mingalaba by everlasting (14289)
gringofil (0) 2005-10-20 1:51
I'm thinking...what happened to the other monk? All I can see are his robes...where is the rest? ;-)
Anyway, quite a nice shot you've captured here. I really like the way the monk is framed in the doorway (or is it a window?) and the mystery robes in the other. Colors are incredibly nice as well and very warm. Good work on this one!
Flower market -- a bird's view by arnabchat (7233)
gringofil (0) 2005-10-20 1:28
Great angle! I really like the fusion of color here with orange being the majority and really enhancing the image from a graphic standpoint as well. It was wise to choose a different vantage point and it works to your advantage here, I think.
Not much to nit pick on this one. Well done!
Don't forget the heads! by maciekda (19895)
gringofil (0) 2005-10-19 14:17
You know I dig this shot, Maciek. Yours has the added bonus of what looks like two camera people doing their job. Anyway, this is really cool and I think, given the complexity of this image, it works better than the one I captured. Good work!