I am pretty sure that most of you have seen that famous monastery where monks are sitting on oval window frames. Buses loaded with tourists stop there at every time of the day, as it became an icon of Myanmar.
So when I dropped by myself, I also paid a visit to adjacent buildings, and as these monks are constantly annoyed by visitors, they were more than indifferent to my presence, ignoring me completely and allowing me to capture this candid and natural shot.
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adidas5nb (5241) 2014-01-23 20:24
great three shot with a sense of intrigue.love the timing and the expressions.
tatadalou (6081) 2014-01-23 21:57
Too good you've chosen to visit less touristic parts of the monastery ! These monks are so captivate to what they're watching that they even don't see you're capturating the scene. Everydaylife of a monk is, finally, nos as different as ours !
jadesgran (5282) 2014-01-23 22:18
A good capture of these three monks.Well composed and an air of mystery about what they are so absorbed in.
emka (77500) 2014-01-23 23:06
I remember well this monastery with oval windows, not only from photos :). I was disappointed not to see anyone in the window, so one of the monks was so kind that went there to pose for me. But I was there alone, not by bus with tourists. And I also roamed around and saw many funny scenes from their life, not only from praying and studying.
Very nice triple portrait.
Warm regrads Malgo
SnapRJW (30911) 2014-01-24 0:28
I like the trio of heads and the way three pairs of eyes are focused on the object which obviously holds their attention Andre. What is it? Did you use fill-in flash here? I am not a fan of flash at all but if you used it here the shadows are soft and unobtrusive. Any hints? Candid and intimate portrait. Have a good weekend. Rosemary
wolf38 (31270) 2014-01-24 2:30
Hello Andre. Another worth seeing photo of the beautiful Myanmar. The monastic culture is a particular feature of this country. The photo is so masterful as always - I like it very much. The text also pleases me very well, because it describes very precisely the situation between tourists and monks.
holmertz (40101) 2014-01-24 3:04
I feel very uncomfortable going to places where "everyone" goes and the locals become like animals in a zoo. Also, it doesn't interest me much to take the same obligatory photo as everyone else. Having said that I admit this is a fine shot, benefitting greatly from their total indifference. I like how their bodies look intertwined, their heads kept close together, all of them looking at the same thing.
timecapturer (48086) 2014-01-24 5:06
as you know I am a huge fan of your photography. This one sums up the style and your amazing ability to capture something mundane artistically and beautifully. The quality and sensitivity of this image is just wonderful. A compelling and perfectly executed shot presented superbly. Top class!
Enjoy the weekend - B.
jjcordier (75684) 2014-01-24 23:13
Encore un très joli moment que tu as su discrètement saisir pour obtenir cette photo de grande qualité.
CLODO (30068) 2014-01-26 6:03
le modernisme arrive dans les endroits les plus reculés de la terre et fait le bonheur des jeunes.
joli coup d'oeil!
Waylim (25186) 2014-01-26 18:51
Another really good shot, I love the moment you captured of the young novice, so concentrated whatever they were looking at. I love how comfortable they are with each other, and not even noticing your presence or simply don't care on bother by you.
everlasting (14618) 2014-02-16 3:07
the composition works so well in this triangle.
Nice candid moment of the novices having fun
- Copyright: Andre Roberge (InasiaJones) (31448)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-24
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 1Ds Mark III, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8 USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/25 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-23 19:47