Serious bussiness this astrologer is into..So many people waiting to hear his wise wordds... So many happy aces, worried faces & grim faces too...
Here he goes selcting his fortune piece..
But this kid is all it takes to brake the ice.. The youngest generations typically care free & more interested in the ground reality than the more mundane & abstract figures. This contrasts with the middle aged, looking intent, older on the sidelines resigned yet knowing....
The youth have a wait & watch attitude...Frustrated to be there in the modern times, yet not sure... That what this kid grows up to be?..
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tucancr (24) 2007-03-09 22:25
Good colours on your picture, the scene is great and the title better. Composition well accomplished.
indoka28 (5261) 2007-03-09 22:53
the same old chap...!! good colours and good composition..!!! but I dont find a lot of noise here as dennis mentioned...its perfect as far as clarity goes..
oochappan (16253) 2007-03-09 23:25
:)) I know it was father watching his son disturbing the serious future teller, those little Gods are allowed to do that as everyone cherish these young boys.
The colortone is excellent here up to reality with the low light here and dark shades, I don't see any grains in the light areas, the shadow areas could be locally grain reduced but they are not the main target here. I like the WS as well, a slight beter compo but indeed staring and less info.
Well done, wondering how you were editing this one, CDPP or APS.
greetings from sweaty Madurai, still a tiny bit cooler then Salem
Dpbours (222) 2007-03-09 23:57
A good title and a nice composition.
Unfortunately quite a lot of noise. I tried to work on it in a workshop. The result is not very natural, but gives a good view of the usefulness and not usefulness of noise reduction.
But I like the composition! Dennis
PS: I do agree that it is probably a combination of noise and grain. (Which explains why Noise Ninja has problems with the noise reduction - since it handles noise quite well, but grain less well). ISO 400 on the 350D with quite light and dark patches in the picture does result in noise. There is little to do about that. Grain on a digital SLR has more to do with the size of the CCD and chipset and the built of it, ie. the size of individual pixels. In that sense, I feel it still has more to do with noise than grain in this picture. Greetings.
axiotea (21651) 2007-03-10 3:05
Nice and well captured daily life scen, with fine exposure/ contrast and colors, nice vertical framing. Good timing there!
partha (14020) 2007-03-10 3:50
Excellent capture. Its not easy to handle four people in a single frame but U can do that wonderfully. Nice expression and perspective as well.
Only a bit grainy and a little merge of the left hand with the person at further end is little distracting.
Still a nice shot.
vincz (19113) 2007-03-10 5:08
Perfect compsotion with these four subjects. each in a different manner particpate strongly to the scene. Colours and textures are wonderful. A great one.
Jason_teale (717) 2007-03-11 0:57
The detail in this shot is great. The expressions on their faces are wonderful. You have managed to capture your subjects extremely well.
gpsony (448) 2007-03-12 1:55
Superb! You have captured the moment. Lot better than your previous posting on the same subject. The expression of the old man in the background is great.
Good colours and contrast. Great POV. The noise is slightly high. But the others have already told you that.
noborders (1010) 2007-10-22 1:29
The WS photo is as good as this one IMO, subject is very interesting and fortune teller very well represented - his expression is gentle and his skin amazing, in total contrast with the one of the little boy !
olivierduc (293) 2009-08-18 0:22
Nice shot, I like this colored version better, especially with the man's yellow turban. Maybe a bit too dark around the standing man's head.
Even without your note the whole story is there in the picture: the fortune teller doing his work, the boy not really caring and playing with the colored stones (which will probably be interpreted by the old man as well), the standing man who may be the boy's father seeking for information about his son's future life... Great shot!
- Copyright: Premanand Thangavelu (thaprem) (2558)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-05
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon EOS 350 D, Canon EF 18-55mm, UV filter 58 mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-09 22:19