This one was taken in the famous Shwe Yan Pyay Monastery, in Nyaung Shwe (Inle Lake). When I was there, most part of the monks were busy, so I didn't have any chance to take some photos of them looking through those famous oval windows, but I found these two little ones having some rest and some fun, sitting on a bench outside.
As this is my first post of 2010, HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL...!
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pauloog (11747) 2010-01-04 15:34
A joyful and spontaneous scene, well captured against a background with fitting colours.
weetrees (15) 2010-01-04 15:40
As Paul says a good spontaneous capture encapsulating the mood well and not forgetting those compementing colours
ryno (6865) 2010-01-04 17:10
Great photo, Ana. I particularly like the colour combination of their robes and the wooden background door. I always learn something from this site: even though I live in Myanmar and have been to Nyaung Shwe many times, I've never been to this monastery (or at least it doesn't look familiar). I hope you post more Myanmar shots.
triptych2003 (1534) 2010-01-04 18:22
this is such a relaxed photo, just as the title suggests. the setting looks well-worn and has character. little details like the bench and the wall appeal to me. the boys' expressions are well caught too. well done.
bmukherjee (1512) 2010-01-04 18:26
A brilliant photo. The perfect candid mood places this shot among the best I have ever seen. Truly National Geographic quality!
wolf38 (31284) 2010-01-04 22:49
Hello Ana. A beautiful and vibrant photo. Really very likable. Perfectly composed. Worth seeing. Regards, Wolfgang.
Also, I wish you and your family a happy new year.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-01-04 23:44
Nice and joyful duo, looks like the right one was moving his hand for there is a motion blur just there
Happy New Year to you as well !
yquem46 (38750) 2010-01-05 0:05
Nice natural attitude and posture of the 2 young monks
I feel (but only personal) that the color of the wooden wall behind them does not match that well, but the interest is not there
best regards anna and best wishes for 2010
travelm8 (366) 2010-01-05 4:29
great natural image.
ciakgiak (30423) 2010-01-05 5:16
it's a really pleasant image, you captured a very exciting expression of the little monks with a perfect quality. The vertical format works very well in this case, and the colours are amazing.
I wish a splendid 2010 for you and your family.
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-01-05 5:36
Ola Ana ,
Bela composição com estes dois monges, gostei muito do trabalho de madeira das paredes manual , bons detalhes, parabéns!!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Bom ano de 2010
lucasgalodoido (21482) 2010-01-05 6:17
muito bonita mesmo essa foto desses jovens aprendizes a monges, a qualidade ficou ótima. Espero um ótimo 2010 para você e sua familia também.
Parabéns e Abraço
wgreis (8267) 2010-01-05 15:25
o sorriso dos garotos é contagiante. Uma foto repleta de sensibilidade humana e alegria.
John_F_Kennedy (43505) 2010-01-06 0:40
Beautiful portrait of these monks, very expressive. Excellent work.
best wishes and have a nice day
batalay (37205) 2010-01-06 17:03
In this candid image of the boy-monks you capture such innocence and joy. The colors are surpassing, from the colors of the wood to those of the outfits the two are wearing.
Warm regards and Happy New Year.
UlfE (14641) 2010-01-07 0:41
A splendid shot. I love the red colours and the relaxed and joyful young monks. Very good timing and I guess that a few seconds later the opportunity to take such a spontaneous picture was gone. TFS and have a nice day!
figenya (2852) 2010-01-07 12:27
Vivid colours and a happy mood... They seem anaware of you...
Best wishes for the new year
sacimar (26205) 2010-01-07 16:09
good picture, I like their smiles, they were having a good time....good composition and happy New Year!
Waylim (25434) 2010-01-07 16:37
With these smiles that brighten up the world, 2010 will be a very happy one. Another really wonderful photo from my favorite place. Excellent details good composition, the motion blur give the idea of the activity. The colors so beautiful and very well matched between the robes and the temple. I love it.
xuaxo (6846) 2010-01-10 9:03
Simpático retrato, mostrando que realmente o stress não deve imperar por estas paragens.
Dyerco (10185) 2010-01-10 21:00
A nice portrait of these two young monks. They are enjoying themselves and I like the way they both have crossed feet opposite to one another.
mkamionka (32973) 2010-01-12 2:03
very good catch, really nice relaxing scene.
siam2005 (1566) 2010-01-12 2:30
Eccezionale immagine. Bella per i caldi colori, la composizione ma in particolare per essere riuscita a catturare un attimo di confidenza e divertimento dei due piccoli monaci.
Complimenti e Buon Anno anche a te!
paololg (31448) 2010-01-12 15:03
Ciao dear Ana,
beautiful image of these two small smiling monks, you have really captured the soul of the Myanmar, compliments!
Ciao, have a nice day!
riclopes (35577) 2010-01-19 2:52
Olá Anabela, um duplo retrato em tons de vermelho muito engraçada. Gosto muito da atitude desprendida dos dois, pés cruzados pendurados, caras sorridentes, os robes num amontoado de dobras que bate qualquer rigor de corte e costura.
delpeoples (55350) 2010-01-19 4:27
Hola Ana, this is one of the most beautiful double portraits I have ever seen. The smiles on those boys' faces are priceless and so beautifully captured by you. Congratulations, what a decisive moment for you, hugs, Lisa
salvator (19102) 2010-01-19 5:12
Very nicely shot with nice colors and superb sharp details.
delkoo (68) 2010-01-20 0:34
a spontaneous shot full of joy, despite of the difficult conditions of life in Myanmar, i'm a lover of these pictures, full of emotions and technically very well managed and handled.
adramad (41210) 2010-01-20 14:15
Encantadora imagen con estos dos pequeños monjes, un buen momento en la captura con sus rostros tan sonrientes, una imagen que transmite la felicidad de estos pequeños, aunque su vida sea dura y este sujeta a tantas reglas.
Magnifico tambien el color y la gran nitidez de la imagen.
Urs (14082) 2010-01-24 20:28
These two must have fun, it shows, they sill are kids and novice on top of it. Kids have to play and have fun, they most probably are not novice by choice but because of poverty of their parents. The monks schools normally are good and free. Moreover the parents know that the kids are taken care, as their get food and bed as well. Congrats your shot has all the ingredients needed to be a master photograph. Well done.
Thanks for your critique of my mangrove picture, yes light was difficult but the flash help a lot to get some of the darker corners taken care of.
axiotea (21649) 2010-01-25 6:32
They were enjoying that moment with you and seem to be relax yet with a touch of shyness.
I like those carved decorations on the side of the door and around the round window.
The warm colours of their robe fit to the wooden facade.
skippy007 (12510) 2010-01-27 15:26
Hello Ana, What a beautiful capture, fantastic mood created by the happy, laughing children & I think enhanced by the bright colours. Well done, compliments
jmdias (59276) 2010-02-09 16:13
muito bonita a foto, os garotos sorridentes estão bem naturais e bem colocados em cena. lindas cores, luz muito boa, enquadramento de mestre. belo flagrante. parabéns
devimeuxbe (58557) 2010-02-15 13:59
This is an unusual portrait of theses young monks with smiling faces; Excellent colors; Good cropping.
Didi (59192) 2010-02-17 6:09
Bonjour Ana Bella
Intéressante scène aux couleurs pourpres, les jeunes nmoines adoptent une attitude naturelle non figée.
Faudrait sortir de l'hibernation et publier de nouvelles images
kevinos (7469) 2010-05-15 6:13
What a charming picture of novices in a relaxed mood, Ana. The warm tones are lovely too. regards kevin
thebest (4276) 2013-02-14 16:19
What a very special well captured moment Ana - such beautiful smiles on these two young novice Monks faces they are certainly enjoying the moment - I love the colours the reds with the soft lemon colour looks really great as is the clarity & your perspective.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (41700)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-09-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600
- Exposure: f/4, 1/15 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Myanmar [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-01-04 15:28
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