Yo folks, I'm back again, after two weeks of absent and hell lots of work to settle. And finally I do settled em.
Okay, the final post of the Wesak Day Celebration, which, as promised will not have the repetition shot as last year.
Here, I have this floats taking to the street on the nite of Wesak Day. About 20 floats took to the street, but not a single one that really make the impression, except for this one. Cute, huh.
Yeah, the design here, we have three little monks enjoying the view while been ferry from one street to another.
This shot is executed without flash and handheld, while maintaining my stand by the roadside.
Exposure Program – manual
Speed Value – 1/20s
Aperture Value – f/4.5
Focal Length – 70mm
So, folks, enjoy this cute shot and I will be posting the next image next week.
Cheers to all and good day.
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chaity (1539) 2006-06-11 22:09
Good morning Eric, nice colors and absulute sharpness with handheld shot. Cute and joyful monks make a good start for this week. Cheers!
Angshu (56758) 2006-06-11 23:49
Beautiful colours Eric, with excellent sharpness of the little monks, for a handheld shot. Well shot!
gaby (19819) 2006-06-12 2:10
Eric bonjour - superb capture without flash - these three smiling monks are wonderful and the background is fantastic -
Have a nice week
PS : I put the colored version in the WS
foxy (893) 2006-06-12 4:35
Aaaahhh!!! sweet little cute smiling monks.
You caught the 'joy and happiness' of this shot.
Feel good just looking at them.
Thanks for sharing.
jhm (152970) 2006-06-12 6:54
We are certainly glad you see again, certainly with a very pleasant picture, very nice for a 70 mm focal lenght, no tripod or monopod this is very well done!
Nice blur background too!
aznegrao (10316) 2006-06-12 18:08
Excelente "retrato" festivo. Trasnmite muita alegria e energia.
weswang (18223) 2006-06-12 22:50
Hi Eric, A fun shot to these three wise men. It must be fun to listen to their lecture. A well taken picture with nicely use of the lights. I was out for the weekend taking some picture in early evening. I have most of them failed because I did not bring my tripod with me. You did a good job to this long exposure handheld picture. Solute to you.
PJE (20758) 2006-06-13 0:03
Well Eric I do think you picked the best one. I love the smiling faces and the arrangement in this float. Nice balance in this photo Eric. A real challenge to capture in this kind of lighting. Thanks for sharing!
Gerrit (51935) 2006-06-13 6:53
beautiful light and amazing sharpness for a handheld nightshot.
Good composition too.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
PixelTerror (0) 2006-06-13 8:28
Selamat Petang Eric,
A funny triangle ! I like the impression of joy and happiness I can gather from them, and I appreciate the sharpness of this hand held shot. Just one thing to mention, less compression would reveal even better details, this photo is 95 KB only.
Have a nice day,
dHitman (0) 2006-06-13 9:55
Hey, what a lovely cheeky shot! It definitely light up my day (or night, it's 10pm now) Good to see you back, so is your website up and running already? Cheers!
Kenny10pin (19301) 2006-06-13 22:09
nice shot here, I just think the bottom buddha is a little too bright, but overall, good one
capthaddock (28790) 2006-06-14 10:32
Hi Eric - the 3 happy smiles add to the colourful festivity, and I like how there is detail in the bg with the maroon sky.
aloyho (6798) 2006-06-17 3:44
The extremely wide range of tones give a good challenge here and you managed to overcome them. I like the triangular layout and the vibrant colours which really give that festive atmosphere. Well done!! Have a nice weekend.
thaprem (2558) 2006-06-19 13:33
You are back to your wizardry again, with a fantastic night shot...
The beauty of the shot is in the light management. Though a simple shot composed on the toys & statues, simply by your smart usage of lighting, a very festive mood is set!...
pablominto (53746) 2006-06-20 2:06
Happy and well fed monks, nice!
Colourful capture, interesting details...
Scenery is well framed, with good colours and details!
Graal (102894) 2006-06-20 9:14
unusual and funny monks, interesting scene from W.D.Celebration. Good reportage, beautiful colours. I like it a lot. Well done photo.
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2006-06-21 12:46
This is cute! The smiling monks look so adorable. But what I admire about this image is the clarity you were able to achieve without using a tripod.
With Greetings from India
Stepan (27210) 2006-06-22 0:46
3 lovely and funny monks in a great light make a great result. A joyful composition, with an excellent night light management. Well composed.
gary91 (15348) 2006-06-22 14:32
Nice colors and definition. 1/20s and no tripod... great performance... What do these small puppets represent ? They do have very nice attitudes and smiles.
Best regards. Christian
xavshot (69835) 2006-06-23 14:31
jolie compo avec une bonne lumière. Les 3 personnages ont le sourire communicatif : beau cadrage
RGatward (20086) 2006-06-24 5:31
Very amusing still life, though a slight tocuh of OE on some of the faces. I've just been taught a new technique for dealing with that which I descibe in my shot from Thursday, maybe you know it.
bakes888 (18499) 2006-06-24 23:34
Hi Eric. Nice capture of these happy faces. Good colour makes this shot stand out.
TFS. Cheers, Paul.
ChrisJ (114055) 2006-06-26 5:21
Perfect symmetry between the 3 Buddhas, with excellent color, sharpness & dof. Well framed. Tfs!
Flavia (10352) 2006-06-26 12:44
Really cute those monks, their expression passes a true joy. I also like the trees siluetes on the background. Well seem and executed.
banyanman (7789) 2006-07-14 9:17
Good composition and control of the light, Eric. I like that fact that we can see a little bit of the twilight in the background, which gives it depth. Good sharpness for a handheld shot at 1/20. The only thing that is lacking is something to give it scale - but I suppose the sunflowers partly do that. Cheers . . . David
dsidwell (9783) 2006-07-17 20:15
Three laughing statues. I like it a lot, Eric! The light is fun here, though the lower left guy may be a bit light. I love the arrangement and how you've fit them into the frame. Nice work!
gracious (20025) 2007-01-25 17:07
Thank you for your visit!
Perfect sharpness, clarity, superb colour and details all round
warm regards to you and family always
Kong hee fatt choy
monstruo (316) 2007-03-27 5:41
genial exposición para que luego hablen mal de la D70s
Adios hasta la proxima
- Copyright: Eric Lai (kclai) (2267)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-12
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D 70s, 18-70mm DX Zoom Nikkor
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Wesak [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-11 21:52