Monks collecting alm, this religious tradition is continuing as monks still rely entirely on the generosity of alms to feed themselves and are not allowed to accept money to buy their own food. Giving alms, one of the oldest Buddhist rituals is not seen as charity but as a spiritual connection between laypeople and monasteries. Food is received with gratitude and reverence.
Monks' ordinary life and routine on the street of Phnom Penh, a similar scene is probably repeated everyday at roughly the same time..
In the heart of city centre just outside the Royal Palace, characterised by the yellow walls.
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Fis2 (93833) 2014-07-21 2:06
Curious scene from street.
I like POV and colors.
Men make impressive!
Very well done. TFS.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-21 3:11
really like this! An original capture which is simple in concept and yet large on intrigue and real character. Powerful imagery and presented compellingly. Well done!
Have a good week - B.
Cricri (115557) 2014-07-21 4:23
Belle scène de vie, bon moment capturer, le côté dynamique et le contraste des couleurs, belle réalisation
williewhistler (16193) 2014-07-21 4:26
the monks movements appear to be co-ordinated as they stride into the scene , the yellow walls are a very suitable background for their colourful robes.
Best wishes Les.
Oceania (5202) 2014-07-21 6:42
I really don't know this kind of religion and monks' life in general. After reading your informative note, I think I understand a little bite more. The picture is so vivid in color. It's a nice capture.
ikeharel (67205) 2014-07-21 7:43
Nice taken those two monks while striding along, Abmdsudi, seem as in deep philosophic-debate...
Their orange gawns stand-out contrast the wall and pavement.
holmertz (48936) 2014-07-21 7:57
I think every photographer who ever visited Phnom Penh loves the palace walls. They provide a perfect background for colourful photos. It's mainly a matter of waiting patiently for the right moment and using the right light. I know from experience that this is not as easy as it sounds, but you were lucky - or very patient. There is a fine balance of colours between the monks' robes, the bowl, their skin and the wall.
Nicou (136148) 2014-07-21 8:15
Ils marchent au pas quelle veu sur ce moines superbe captage et image quel habits orange et ces tons super vue et image.
bravo et amitié
rychem (32245) 2014-07-21 8:44
Very well composed photo, great scene of "synchron walking", very good illustration for your information about life of monks
Graal (101714) 2014-07-21 9:47
good shot and caught moment. Fine portrait of monks. They like soldiers. Interesting reportage in one.
Have a nice evening.
photographer_sg (4412) 2014-07-21 10:20
A simple but really attractive composition. You used the excellent colour and textures of the wall to great use in forming a perfect backdrop which apart from providing a fine contrast to the saffron dresses of the monks matches the character and spirit of the picture. The photo qualities are superb as always with pin sharp details and colours handled really well.
Thanks for sharing this superb picture and have a great new week ahead.
pajaran (57957) 2014-07-21 10:23
Interesantan tekst o monasima sa opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazani monasi, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
An interesting article about the monks with a description ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely displayed monks, beautiful colors.
Good evening and all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
Noel_Byrne (29183) 2014-07-21 11:37
A simple scene, but a very powerful one, especially when seen with your fine note. This monk is in mid gesture, I guess he is in the middle of a deep and very important conversation, it certainly looks that way! The whole image, colors and composition, textures and pose, could not be more perfect if you had tried to line them up this way.
Once again, a lesson in candid photography for me, thank you.
willperrett (9401) 2014-07-21 12:03
Excellent moment you've caught here. I like the fact that the wall "rhymes" with the vibrant orange of the monks' clothing. Serendipity I guess...
Silvio1953 (136705) 2014-07-21 13:02
Ciao Abmdsudi, great double portrait of lovely monks, wonderful colors, excelleny clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jjcordier (79295) 2014-07-21 21:10
Synchronisme parfait dans la démarche de ces moines! Bonne composition aux couleurs attirantes.
papagolf21 (95497) 2014-07-22 0:12
Excellente prise de vue réalisée sur le vif. Les personnages ressortent à merveille.
Très bonne réalisation.
claudeD (37290) 2014-07-22 3:57
very fine contribution to TE showing this 2 monks doing her daily job. Very good colors and sharpness. I like your very informative note.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
ourania (41234) 2014-07-22 4:00
you captured this scene from a great perspective and placed the walking monks in the tight frame wonderfully. Their rhythm and interaction are enhanced and they have much space ahead of them to continue their walk. This looks like a sort of choreography all the more interesting because it created itself naturally. The harmony of the movement is well combined with the tonal harmony that characterizes your photo. Lovely work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
mcmtanyel (19701) 2014-07-23 21:03
The colors are outstanding in this photo. The predominant colors, yellow, orange and grey make a playful trio: Yellow and grey have their own regions while orange shares space with the other two.
It's as though the two monks are marching in unison. The one closer to us does not look oriental to me.
delpeoples (56726) 2014-07-24 2:27
Aside from the fact that your subjects are so wonderful, unique and rarely seen, the way you have photographed them walking in step, is superb. Again, you have controlled the light like a master and the definition and colours are impressive, natural and perfectly judged. Wonderful work as usual. Congratulations.
CLODO (33422) 2014-07-25 1:52
They walk as soldiers, having the same step, but their clothes are very different from the army ones! nice warm colors, and perfect framing
nikkitta (17066) 2014-07-26 13:41
I believe same happens with the Sadhu in India, they live of the charity of people, good to trust their lives at it
This capture is really taken at the right moment , they are walking like soldiers, with perfect time
Good capture and note, tfs
eldancer1 (35501) 2014-07-30 10:12
Good composition and good placement of the subjects in the frame with plenty room to walk into. Good lighting control and sharp details. Love the colors. Well done, tfs.
adores (43869) 2014-08-02 15:46
Another good shot! I like the.composition, the colours and the sense of movement. This is a very special moment that I like to see when I'm in these countries.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (50496)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8, ISO 200 RAW, Tokina 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/8000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-21 1:36