This is another shot of the monastery located in the hills one hour drive from Kyaing Tung I already presented you. Quite close from this place, you can meet Khun tribes in the villages around.
From March to May, schools are normally closed for vacation but in some monasteries, monks are trying to share their knowledge to young pupils and teach them alphabet, reading, writing or even litterature.
In this Shan province, the buddhist authorities had to chose in 1991 between preserving the Shan litterature and preserving the royal palace of Kyaing Tung. The palace located close in the heights of Kyaing Tung was partially destroyed and turned into an hotel.
Apart from the pupils who were learning the Shan writings, some Burmese were working at the back entrance of the Monastery. I noticed the little monk sat on the little stairs and was staring at him for a while when that guy went out from the door. He was probably bringing some religious Buddha writings to some monks.
I was immadiately attracted by the kind of symetry between his wears and the orange area. The white wall seemed to create a kind of limit though I felt it did balance the whole scene. To my eyes, this picture partly embodies the strong hierarchy between the monks, the little apprentice and the servant...
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everlasting (14618) 2006-09-04 9:01
Hi Steven, couldn't you have taken his purple hat off:) the most striking in this image are the colourtones, as you mention in your note.
ohe (2334) 2006-09-04 9:22
Very nice composition. I like the way the picture is divided in two vertical parts.
Colors are very nice and well rendered.
Thanks for sharing,
- Olivier -
emilbo (22448) 2006-09-04 9:40
J'aime bien cette photo divisée en deux parties, on pourrait en faire deux photos. j'aime bien les couleurs et l'expression des visages.
Bon commentaire aussi.
jassy (1065) 2006-09-04 12:15
This is an excellent image. The way the colors all relate to each other (including even the purple hat, which adds a bit of contrast yet is an analogous color and so harmonizes with the others!) makes the photo very striking. And technically, it is very good - sharp and the people are well-captured. Well done!
Framboisilla (5277) 2006-09-04 15:01
Belle compo avec ce mur qui vient couper en deux la photo ! J'aime beaucoup toutes ces couleurs chaudes, le orange étant la couleur dominante. La lumière aussi est rasante et met en valeur la scène.
Très bonne soirée,
gabrielpat (7163) 2006-09-04 18:54
un bon équilibre entre les personnages et l'architecture.bien vu l'air satisfait de l'un et pas de l'autre..
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-09-08 6:41
J'adore la belle lumiere et la fason dont tu as caputre tous les detailles. Interesante le contraste entre las expresions des deux personages.
J'aime bien ce photo et je pense que tu pourrais faire un autre derive tres interesante avec seulment le garcon.
sebcz (2345) 2006-10-10 8:48
This one is beautifully composed, just look at their expressions! The man is walking boldly while the child is somehow timid. I like the wall at the right.
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, 70-200mm f/4, Digital RAW, Hama UV 77 mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 21 DAYS IN MYANMAR
- Theme(s): well matched [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-04 8:17