I stood there...still not believing what I saw. I read about this in the internet. Over a hundred monks rounded the streets of Luang Prabang,so it said, but being there and experiencing that unfolding before your eyes is another story.
Many months back, I posted a picture of monks feet. This picture was from that same day. I zeroed in on these receptacles. A work of art themselves. And the way they held on to it was also interesting. Before long, these containers would be filled up with sticky rice offering. Before long, my eyes would be filled up with amazing episodes of this parade. Before long...
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snuggleaphagus (4146) 2005-02-26 11:25
WOW!!!! Such amazing colors. Your photo is full of beauty and cerimony. The baskets are gorgeous and the way yoou chose to captured this is so very intellignet. We only need to seee this to imagnin the faces. Great post processing too. I just wish the metal lids weren't so bright.
c_kyr (1810) 2005-02-26 11:30
Great photo Manuel!
The sharp colors are amazing and the depth of the field is great.
Very good job. Very well done!
avigur_11 (22077) 2005-02-26 11:33
Wow, this is a great composition, MAnny, with excellent sharpness, DOF, colors, and above all - a very clever crop. Beautiful.
faubry (35405) 2005-02-26 11:35
great capture, colorful and good composition, really you are a artist, you are going often in Thailand, for holydays?
Galmeida (12559) 2005-02-26 11:39
You have published a few in recent times, but the best is quality and quality is not alldays, so not too much!. Here we have a excelent, vision and creative approach with a excelent and fabolous photo. It's difficult to explain, but this is a portrait of details in a sequential moving in a street anywhere in the world. Your insight and vision are a must for all of us, so my great congratulations and the best to you.
Very and very Well done, and my favourites photo list!
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-02-26 11:54
A wonderful crisp and clear shot,Manny!
The compo,with it´s diagonal repetition,is really great,beautiful colors!
Thanks for sharing this one!
eleparc (24063) 2005-02-26 11:56
beautiful shot Manny! the hands are sharp in focus and I love it, especially the second one! to me this brings in a lot of emotions, i could not explain why.. maybe because i'd love to go back...? and becasue as you said, this is such a magical experience. thank you for reminding me Manny! Cheers
How is your yearbook going on?
RGatward (20062) 2005-02-26 12:02
Superb PoV and framing, making the most of the repitition here. I like the crop you've chosen here.
sunny (3068) 2005-02-26 12:19
Love the tight framing here, Manny! :-) It really is striking and accentuates in a wonderful way on what monks carry and on their hands. The repetition of details increases the fantastic effect and creates a very special atmosphere. Excellent!
naxius (16685) 2005-02-26 12:27
Superb Manny. I like the rich colors, very contrasted, sharp and neat.
This is excellent. The composition is graphic.
I like the way you have managed a kind of diagonal made by the monks and their arms.
Did you used any kind of pp? like neatimage or somethink like that?
AmiBe (6042) 2005-02-26 12:31
Very, very nice colorful shot, the composition is very original.
DOF is very good, too.
In my favorites...
MaJose (427) 2005-02-26 12:38
Graal (98602) 2005-02-26 12:56
Superb photo as always. Here all is ok. Well done.
Luan (12971) 2005-02-26 13:01
Euh...hum...excellent photo, I'm speechless.
Thank you for sharing your composition.
Zepi (22848) 2005-02-26 13:27
Magnifique cadrage Manuel !
J’aime composition, la PDF est incroyables !
Les couleurs sont très éclatantes !
Encore une merveilleuse photo !
Merci pour le partage !
Amicalement – Sébastien
nwoehnl (122) 2005-02-26 13:56
Hi Manny. I think this is among of your best publishings so far - the multiple repetitive details provide a rhythmic quality to the photo that was just so well spotted. Great use of DOF, very appealing colors, and a good compositional diagonal. Great stuff.
bantonbuju (51781) 2005-02-26 16:01
what a cropping! this is a real art, manuel; unforgettable photo, one of my favorites;
Mafo (1339) 2005-02-26 16:26
Beautiful game with colours Manuel!
Nice capture, excellent sharpnes, great composition!
robiuk (10807) 2005-02-26 16:39
great DOF and colours, Manuel!
Their feet and arms sort of haloing vivid colours of their clothes.
What a festival!
Praetzer (2083) 2005-02-26 17:36
Pictures like this make me always wonder where to put the focus and with what DOF?
I see that you resolved the puzzle.
erdna (5711) 2005-02-26 19:25
I like your depth of field, focusing on one hand and one receptacle. What I do not like, (not at all your fault) is the exposed metal cap. It just does not go with the embroidered like finery of the rceptacle cover.
alford (3981) 2005-02-27 0:43
Hi Manny! You really see things in a different but beautiful way. I'm amazed at how you composed this shot. Did you take a full body shot, then decided to crop out their faces and lower body?
I agree with the others' comments, this is a very artistic and creative photo. Your use of fine DOF is again well presented. The red colors have a big impact! Thanks for sharing! rgds.
everlasting (14694) 2005-02-27 2:13
I was also lucky enough to witness this last summer. You see many photos of the procession focussing on the line of monks but this is original. The colours, the lines, the DOF, and the framing. Going into my favourites at once.
naret (826) 2005-02-27 3:19
By breaking the normal style, you make an interesting photo here.
Amandine (1072) 2005-02-27 5:12
What a wwonderfull picture! there is an amazing contrast between the deep warm colors an dthe colors of the skin. Composition points it out. Well done
carper (96) 2005-02-27 5:16
very good technical shot Manuel,
this is great art, very good point of view, well composed shot, fantastic colours, well I like it a lot, my compliments for it, great job
jhm (141081) 2005-02-27 5:33
The hands are sharp in focus and I love it, Your photo is full of beauty and tradition. Maybe a pity only need to see this the faces, well warm too. Splendid Manuel.
Thanks for posting,
danielswalsh (13599) 2005-02-27 9:02
ANother fantastic shot Manny!
I love the symmetry of the monks carrying their receptacles, and the DOF effect on this is superb. Truly a work of art mate, well done!
Ah_Thong (466) 2005-02-27 9:27
yea... the colors are simply amazing and the composition are really really nice.. great control on the DOF too.. thanks for sharing...
Maru (0) 2005-02-27 9:48
Great shot Manny. The colors are incredibly powerful!! I like your focus in the hand, but your perspective also allows to have a very good idea of the surroundings.
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-02-27 12:36
Hi Manny, long time, no see. I sometimes lack time for TE, so do you, I understand.
Beautiful capture thiw way, Manny. Those young, bare arms are so beautiful in the shot. I like that one foot, stretched upwards for a step. It really must be impressive to see this.
Love;y colours, Manny, Im' glad you come up with a picture every now and then!
maphoto (8082) 2005-02-27 18:53
Very colorful Manuel, interesting repetitive pattern and details, great DOF, well seen & done.
ChrisJ (100572) 2005-02-28 3:44
A top quality, professional shot. Excellent color, sharpness, & pov. Good use of repetition in the compo, & well managed dof. Superb work!
eflowers (674) 2005-02-28 4:37
stunning photo, manny. beautiful colors, beautiful composition. the only thing i find a tiny bit distracting is the bit of arm on the right.
billabongx (1585) 2005-02-28 8:17
Beautiful colours Manuel!
Nice capture, excellent sharpnes and great composition!
I like it!!Congratulation!
Janice (4403) 2005-02-28 14:35
Good shot Manny, such intricate work on the receptacles. Lovely colours and composition. Just great.
alvaraalto (6177) 2005-03-01 7:57
Very good composition. And that rich gamut of yellow and orange colours are marvellous.
I think I would have cropped the last arm on the right.
Pattyjy (2180) 2005-03-01 9:15
Oh Manuel, quelle belle photographie. Les couleurs sont superbes ainsi que la profondeur de champ. J'adore. Amitié, Patty.
sn00zie (2384) 2005-03-01 9:15
the net covering the receptables is quite interesting. i like the symmetry and the repititive pattern in this picture. the colors are superb and the depth-perfect.
Luko (13998) 2005-03-07 8:33
Excellent shot, this is again a proof there are many meaningful images we can take without showing faces. (I also tried the same one as yours but didn't uploaded it here as I already showed a tight alms shot).
Very little to nitpick, except perhaps about the overall white balance which is IMHO tending towards green. If you look closely the skin color is somehow ill balanced : I suspect you used the auto white balance, your camera corrected the overflow of orangy warm color by shifting tones towards green. This is something you can easily correct by fiddling the white balance simulations, specially if you keep the RAW files.
As for myself I always switch to "sunny" white balance, sometimes to "cloudy" in order to keep a warm balance. I don't like the camera to decide for myself.
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-03-11 1:25
Very nice photo, nice use of shallow DOF. The composition and the colours are brilliant.
MoosicMan (1231) 2005-03-30 6:24
Manuel, one of your very best. The soft colors, the sharpness, the somewhat shallow DOF, and the natural contrast, all excellent. Very, very nice work here.
toddadams (575) 2005-04-23 10:36
Innovative in its point of view and composition. The colors really stand out and contrast nicely with the subdued skin tones. My eye is also drawn to the repeating pattern of the arms and bowls.
sharkattack (268) 2005-09-02 8:07
This is the best from Laos..............
skinalex (424) 2006-11-12 9:43
I want to say, that all yours portraits are very expressive, very beautiful. You are a great photographer. I want to wish you to visit more countries and necessarily visit my country Russia, because I beleive that you can made a lot of great picture there!
Thank you for this striking photo!
knowdebu (964) 2007-01-30 1:15
excellent composition!i really like the vermillion and yellow balance in this picture.
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-06-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor 70-200
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): RED COLOUR 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-26 11:17
- Favorites: 6 [view]