this is the original photograph
this is over the u bein bridge. it is made of teak and is over a km long, the longest of its kind in the world. in the evenings there are locals who flock to this place. even though there are a lot of people here, the atmosphere is far from chaotic. it is really really peaceful there. these are 2 monks from a monastery nearby. burma is the only place where i saw monks who have draped their cloth over their heads and it looks very nice. i met some really amazing people here, all extremely soft spoken and polite. there are some boats in the background as well.
this was taken late in the evening when it was about to get dark, so the photograph is kind of dark (just like my other photographs) i dont want to brighten it and lose the atmosphere. i love this photograph it is one of my favourites from my trip because it really makes me miss this place
i really want to go back there.:((((
please bear with the quality of this photograph till tomorrow , i had uploaded the original in cmyk mode and so there was a problem. thanks to adam , the photograph was recovered after i guess he changed it to rgb mode, but the photograph has changed, so i will repost the original as soon as i can in the rgb mode. it has a totally different feel to it.so i'd appreciate it if you have a look at the proper photograph tomorrow
please see the original that i have uploaded as a workshop for the time being.
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RGatward (20086) 2004-09-12 3:26
Well whatever the treatment, the effect is a good one. I wasn't too sure abou the framing to start with, but after consideration I think I like the rather unconcentional placing of the couple looking out of the scene. A pity about the tilt though.
jemaflor (103133) 2004-09-12 4:35
Beaucoup de sérénité se dégage de cette superbe prise de vue, j'aime particulèrement l'effet de la douce luminosité sur la peau de la personne au premier plan.
Dommage que la main et le banc soient coupés ... quant à l'horizon, il penche un peu, j' ai essayé un WS.
c_kyr (1810) 2004-09-12 12:57
Much better version this time.
The feeling is great. The colors in the scene are wonderful and the framing of the people is very good, too.
Trompio (57) 2004-09-12 14:20
Nice shot, the one I prefer from sohrab. I like the two monks not being in the center of the picture.
Unfortunately when I was there it was not permitted anymore to turists to cross the bridge, for "safety" reasons. It was a pity.
RandomCameraGuy (3071) 2004-09-12 15:00
Fantastic shot. Wonderful subdued tones, and unique composition. Very atmospheric. I really like this one Sohrab!
everlasting (15390) 2004-09-12 15:38
Looking at this serene composition, makes me want to travel to Burma also.
christina (2040) 2004-09-12 22:22
Quiet intimate shot. Very nice!
MKING (3054) 2004-09-12 22:37
I like this unorthodox composition and the painterly rendition of the landscape, slightly different from your other more vivid portraiture.
The only thing that disturbs me a little is that their faces are slightly obscured by one another as they're looking towards a centred object off camera. I think stepping about a foot to the right would have 'corrected' this (or yielded a different picture).
On the whole it's very intimate thanks to you being so close, a WA employed at its best.
pulezan (841) 2004-09-13 2:07
yes, you was able to capture a moment here. moment of happiness written on the faces of two monks. and the special atmosphere is made by the light on the water and the slow going boat. wow, i like this photo.
Proxilva (2157) 2004-09-13 14:27
wow sohrab... this is an excellent photograph... the tilt is a pitty but that's ease to solve with skewing a bit :D... the composition is excellent and the mood it breaths is the feeling you can only have at this time of the day, but it's normally hard to capture, you did ;)...
morganommer (765) 2004-09-20 21:51
I would like to know what film and what lens you used ?
Just out of curiosity?
Great composition and I like the creeping darkness.
Damiano (7) 2004-09-21 17:29
I think this is a beautiful photograph, it is so crystal clear and the people shown in this photograph are off centered and i really like that. I hope to see more of your work.
scalerman (26900) 2004-09-28 16:28
Great shot of a special place. The monks sometimes swarm around you for English practice. I'm curious about your camera, traditional with a scan? the scanner?
maciekda (19895) 2004-10-06 14:57
very original picture Sohrab, bold composition with those monks in the corner and their backs facing the water, most people wold position them in the left corner ;) great light, simply a good stuff
jmdaoudal (82) 2004-10-09 9:57
So nice composition with the focus on the bench scene. Soft and providing a very particular athmosphere.
Love this colors and the way you communicate these.
TU for sharing
Ramonven (126) 2004-12-25 15:20
I love this picture Sohrab! It has something of a certain type of color and clearity... What kind of film did you use? Take care!
pridel (233) 2004-12-30 10:04
it is a beautiful very serene photograph
we require for serenity for better helping the victims even if sorrow and anger are in our hearts.
- Copyright: sohrab hura (sohrab) (7439)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): smiles from around the world, burma : a journey towards peace, a peaceful walk, Tsunami Memorial, MY COLOURS [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-09-12 3:09
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