Aftern walking around in the city and through a market with all the traffic noise and dusty air. Finally when I came upon a small temple, don't remember the name of it anymore near the river just outside of Kratie, It was nice and refreshing, as I walked pass this hallway to see the boy enjoying the quiet moment, out of the heat.
I didn't really want to disturbed his peaceful time. I quickly took a shot and left him alone to enjoy his solitude. So I didn't really think too much about the camera setting or the composition. I missed the top of the archway and sharpness is a little weak, but I like the mood and atmosphere.
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yquem46 (38752) 2011-01-27 23:54
A nice one !
I like this soft portrait on a gorgeous luminous green BG and the corridor in the shade leading to the man quietly reading . Much serenity conveyed by this image
Certainly not an easy light to manage with the large panel of exposures here, but you did it very well
Have a nice day
emka (98894) 2011-01-28 0:07
It is returning to the innocent days (always wonder at this title), and returning to your nostalgic trip four years ago. Beautiful composition. I am sure you didn't disturb him. very peaceful atmosphere.
i have no plans for this years, but I begin to think about the trip to this part of the world - I would like to go to Vietnam and Myanmar, and maybe also to Cambodia or/and Laos. I was already in Angkor and Louang prabang but not with a camera, so maybe i would go there once more to make some decent photos.
Suppiluliuma (3913) 2011-01-28 0:13
The pose is superb with the bending sandals and the attentive look. The DOF gives a dreamy feel to the shot.
The reason for cutting the top of the arch is explained in your note, that's not critical any way.
TopGeo (38216) 2011-01-28 0:29
Hello Way! Very beautiful crop! with the interesting details in BG.With this perspective to our very well-FG! does the depth of the image is amazing composition, very good sharpness. Bravo.
Have a nice day
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-01-28 0:40
Hello Way - Your image embodies peace and tranquility; isn't it nice to find a place to be quiet and left alone with one's own thoughts or studies? Lovely daily life shot with good light management and a superb atmosphere. Best wishes Rosemary
serp2000 (44336) 2011-01-28 0:55
Bravo! I like this artwork! Well done, good idea and excellent realisation. TFS!
Nard (6972) 2011-01-28 1:18
Realy a beautiful picture. I like the softness of the light, the perspective of the corridor,the shine of the ground and the blurre on the foreground and background. The man seems to be so quiet.
mkamionka (37247) 2011-01-28 1:36
charming portrait with a very peaceful atmosphere indeed.
The framing is fantastic, with pleasant warm soft reflection.
Very original work, well seen and captured.
Have a good weekend,
bergese (6699) 2011-01-28 2:16
Une solitude voulue pour ce personnage sagement assis au bout du couloir.Bien vu et bravo.
Bonne journée Isabelle
J_Burke (1285) 2011-01-28 3:26
This is a great spot. Your depth of field is excellent and I like you low point of view allowing you to balance the shot well. The light is great for you too. If you'd have had more time it would have been interesting to see a vertical composition including more of the archway. Thanks for sharing.
holmertz (53590) 2011-01-28 5:37
Regardless of the slight imperfection of missing the top of the arch, this is a lovely photo. The boy is sitting in a very natural and relaxed way against a fine background created by the tree. He is perfectly framed by the arch and the walls and there is a very fine light on the floor.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-01-28 5:43
Ola Way ,
Sem duvida um belo momento , foi pena não teres optado pela foto na vertical , mas o que vale e o momento em si do homem a ler neste corredor , boa profundidade de foto , bom controle de luz ,boa profundiade de foto, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom fim de semana
annjackman (21899) 2011-01-28 8:44
An imaginative and well taken portrait of this man. You certainly convey a feeling of peace and calm. Congratulations.
jaywalker (16101) 2011-01-28 14:50
Hi Way, A very beautifully created photo with the soft focus of the walls leading to the man, this picture offers a lot of peace & solitude, excellent light & TFS, kind regards Wilson.
magalik (6103) 2011-01-28 15:35
I love this shot. The imperfections aren't a problem here. Moreover the sharpness is very good according to me. The blur of the foreground contributes to attract our glance towards man who is the main subject of this photograph and increase the feeling of loneliness. I like you propose sometimes shots like this one which shows your sensitive face and I know with the little I know on you, that you have strong aptitudes for this kind of shots.
I added your shot to my them loneliness which is a theme I particularly like.
Great post Way. I really like your photography.
Passe un bon WE.
jimkil (1706) 2011-01-28 22:28
I love the diffuse lighting in this, and the general soft feel to this image, with a sublime DOF.
Yes the arch is missing but it doesn't make it a lesser photo, I think this one comes from the heart, possibly one of your best considering the landscape photographer you are.
BennyV (17246) 2011-01-29 2:38
Yes, you missed the top of the archway, Way, but the beauty of the scene does come across. The purity, the tranquillity, the serenity...the peace of mind. Or maybe that's just what it seems, and the poor guy is actually cramming for an upcoming exam:) Who knows? And does it matter? For the guy it does, for us looking at the picture it does not. We just admire.
ciakgiak (30431) 2011-01-29 13:30
I like a lot this kind of images! The composition is perfect, the reading boy, in that position, is really exciting. You managed the light in a superb way, the quality of the photo is excellent. Congratulations and TFS.
Cricri (120199) 2011-01-29 23:56
Vous avez réussi un très joli portrait de cette personne plongée dans sa lecture, dans une atmosphère calme et paisible,une lumière bien capturer , tout comme la netteté, joli portrait et scéne
Bartleby (13552) 2011-01-30 2:02
I think your picture really reflects the mood of solitude. Perfectly composed.
pablominto (53746) 2011-01-30 9:37
All attention is focused on the reading man..!
An amazing capture, very cleverly done and the result is stunning...
Technically the exposure is accurate, with sharp fine details in the subject!
Angshu (56758) 2011-01-30 20:25
The exposure control is superb here...its a digffcicult shot shooting from darkness to strong light outside through the 'tunnel'. The serene green creates a perfect backdrop for the student, engrossed in his study. The lead-in with the corrdoor is good. If you elected to have the arch at top, you would either had to click in vertical frame or reduce the portion of the corridoor, the later would have reduced the depth
siolaw (38292) 2011-01-30 22:16
Before reading the note i was thinking it would benefit from a higher framing... But i understand you took no time!
Anyhow the quiet mood is well conveyed!
paololg (31448) 2011-01-31 13:43
Ciao dear Way,
the thing most important of this photo is not the cut arc or the sharp, but the beautiful atmosphere that you have captured, a serene atmosphere, almost of meditation. The spontaneous photos are always the most beautiful! Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice day!
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2011-02-01 3:47
I have read once in a book (Bridges of Madison County) that the real photographer does not shoot objects, but light. If the light is good, whatever there may be will be a good photo. And this photo is a great example of extraordinary light.
Good work, Ivana
jhm (153792) 2011-02-01 4:40
Solitude is absolutely a very well title for these picture.
The man reads and is very calm, and enjoy of the nature in background.
Lovely composition good presentation too.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant for look at.
Very well done, TFS.
foozi (7101) 2011-02-02 4:21
thanks for your advice on my recent shot that would definitely improve my composition.
This one is a very special shot that depict the beauty of spiritual way of life, especially the Asian.
i like the leading corridor that goes to the guy and highlight the beauty of the greens.
Well seen in good contrast of light and colours.
Atousa (7131) 2011-02-02 23:31
It really reveals the solitude.. I like his natural pose n the green leaves as a nice background for him.. a pleasant moment.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
romanaa (7984) 2011-02-03 13:22
I have always WOW at your landscapes, but this picture is a proof that you are a real first class photographer ... no stunning landscape here, I do not mind the missing top of the arch at all... it is just a quick look not to disturb the peace expressed just masterfully.
Best regards my friend
jemaflor (98109) 2011-02-06 12:06
Good result with a well seen composition, good depth, maybe with a version in a vertical format would give an interesting result.
patdeph (35748) 2011-02-14 23:00
fantastic composition where I love the pose of the man at the end of the corridor!The light is perfectly managed,and there is a nice sensation of quietness.
shevchenko (20548) 2011-02-21 19:39
It is an idea location to read, cool under the shade and enough bright at the entrance too. Good shoot to show a guy concentrate in reading, good frame to the surrounding environment too, thanks for sharing an artistic shot.
delpeoples (58356) 2011-03-04 5:06
Hi dear Way
Solitude, peace, a place and time to think. I love the depth to this photo, the view through the arches and the shallow depth of field are used masterfuly here to achieve that. I also like the cool green tones, which contribute to the calm mood. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Lisa (PS: Smilies or no Smilies, it's always good to hear from you Way!)
Robert1969 (7160) 2011-04-29 23:51
The DOF creates a lots of depth, but is creates also a lots of calmness/peaceful atmosphere (you can almost hear the shared pages).
It is also a picture that tells a story and it is a picture that is timeless.
The light and composition are in a great belance.
abmdsudi (54619) 2012-05-03 0:39
A beautiful and extremely calming composition using the arch as natural framing, which certainly stands out and everything concentrates on the figure emphasizing mood to this tranquil atmosphere. In some ways quite emotive and calm within the limited private space. A sense of isolation and loneliness jump out at me, but the softness in colors and lighting are always the attraction as displayed here. Great work, Congrats, TFS
fabbs99 (17167) 2013-06-23 3:39
Great image.Excellent depth of field.The picture is perfectly good on its composition, details, colors, atmosphere and quality. Excellent job!TFS.
- Copyright: Way Lim (Waylim) (25502)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-28
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canonn EOS 20D, Canon EF 28-70mm f/2.8 L
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Returning to the Innocent Days
- Theme(s): Loneliness [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-27 23:49
- Favorites: 1 [view]