This is a close-up portrait of a Buddhist monk in Shwedagon Pagoda Complex when I saw him wondering around alone from some distance and this I thought would work well for a quick shot. I just loved the reflective warm glow enveloping the sorrounding area and I thought knowing this complex would certainly help where I could almost predict where he would reappear. My patience payed off, luck was on my side. Lets face it, he could have also walked out at the other end and that would have been bad luck for me.
I keep my text brief today and rather let my image do the talking…
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everlasting (13803) 2013-01-29 6:19
What an apt title - he really does glow, perfectly placed in the screen, the details of his robe are gorgeous as is the golden hue in the background that of one of the small pagodas within the Shwedagon complex.
Fis2 (73646) 2013-01-29 6:51
I like colors and depth.
JFS (32429) 2013-01-29 7:40
Excellent portrait Abmdsudi! My compliments!!!
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-29 8:22
this is a very stirring portrait. The DOF is just perfect to outline monk's face. Warm and rich colors without being oversaturated.
Well done! Thanks for sharing!
eldancer1 (17330) 2013-01-29 9:09
Awesome portrait of this monk. I like his expression showing not confidence but strong belief. Good framing and good use of the dof blurring the background. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
danos (74518) 2013-01-29 11:58
nice the portrait of the glowing monk as is placed perfect in the frame.I like the light and the colour management as the clarity of the image.
gildasjan (38442) 2013-01-29 12:09
Belle mise en valeur du visage de ce moine par un bon choix du diaphragme qui noie bien l'arrière plan dans le flou gaussien.
carlo62 (13544) 2013-01-29 15:13
mi piace molto questo ritratto, lo sfocato mette lo mette in risalto, come il panno rosso, il viso e gli occhi intensi, sono addolciti dalla luce calda e morbida.
mirosu (5557) 2013-01-29 16:59
Gorgeous portrait. Smart choice of tight crop to present the monk’s face with splendid sharpness, great color contrast and good light. Very good POV choice. Excellent result. V+F
pajaran (36906) 2013-01-29 22:15
Lep pogled na monaha ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepo pokazan monah.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan.
Nice view of the monks ...
A good time recording, sharpness and contrast, beautiful color.
Nice shown monk.
Have a nice and successful day.
All the best.
dkmurphys (37419) 2013-01-29 23:03
The face of this monk almost keeps the mystery of their existence and beliefs. Great catch!
dip (21961) 2013-01-30 2:13
Beautiful portrait Abmdsudi!
I like the way you frame it,
sevy (13373) 2013-01-30 3:30
You perfectly described in your note the charm shared by this view: the softness and colors graduated of the blurred background, giving a nice blow around the portrait.
And, of course, the direct look and the posture of the monk.
fabianoleite (9098) 2013-01-30 6:39
Good portrait, showing a great and deep expression with good framing. good work, congratulations!
Cricri (87288) 2013-01-30 10:17
Bon cadrage du moine, une couleur vive de sa tenue sous un flouté doux et lumineux, son regard fixe, brillant, semble un peu triste......
Graal (89434) 2013-01-30 10:36
another good and nice portrait. Image is well composed. I like the DOF, contrast and glance of monk. Good photowork.
Have a nice evening.
Noel_Byrne (8073) 2013-01-30 11:40
That glow is brilliant, and lights up the monks face beautifully. The eyes are the windows to the soul, and his are captivating. Another beautiful portrait shot Abmsudi, and an inspiration to me to try and start taking some myself. I only hope to be half as good as you at this fine artform. Really well done, and thanks as always for sharing.
All the best
adramad (27872) 2013-01-30 14:19
A fantastic portrait of this monk, ideal POV placing the figure at the side of the plane, which gives greater visual power, has magnificently captured the intensity of his gaze, with those bright eyes looking intently at the camera.
The soft color tones diffuse background help flatter your figure.
A splendid work, congratulations for that.
Have a nice weekend.
nikkitta (6144) 2013-01-31 12:38
A perfect portrait of the inquiring monk, perfect placed at the good angle , like the blurred BG obtained with a good choice of diaphragm
Greetings, congrats and TFS
delpeoples (45717) 2013-02-01 23:27
Hi dear Abmdsudi
I can see why you were attracted to the light here, it's pastel,pinkish tones are amazingly captured, as are the catchlights in the monk's eyes. His look is so candid, quiet yet proud. I love how he stares you out and you weren't afraid to take the shot, which is so close and so intimate. Superb colours also and I love the tight framing.
Thanks for sharing, have a great weekend
Janusz1974 (2373) 2013-02-02 1:36
very good photo i like this calmness of buddhist monks.
I like the colors and the very serious expression of the monk.
Hanssie (9937) 2013-02-02 2:38
A wonderful portrait,
nicely composed and in a fine DOF......
claudeD (24601) 2013-02-02 9:03
wow! you have realized here a perfect portrait picture of this monk. I like your composition and which is always very important for a very good portrait shot, very good sharpness!!!Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
josepmarin (55209) 2013-02-04 0:54
an excellent portrait of this monk, in a perfect close-up.
The good management of the field depth offers us a beautiful blurry background, which emphasize the face, the look, and the red garment of the monk.
I love the subtle light of the composition.
A great work.
pascal13 (2052) 2013-02-04 7:02
Beautiful portrait, the sharpness is great as well as the depth of field.
thebest (3370) 2013-02-06 0:27
Yes you capture this portrait of the Monk really well - I am always amazed at the clarity & sharpness of your photo's.
Well done & you were in the right place at the right time.
Waylim (22467) 2013-02-07 18:06
Excellent and compelling portrait of the monk. It is hard to say if he is trying to smile yet his eyes are red and seem to shine with waterly reflection, which makes him seem a bit said. That is what make this image very emotional for me.
ourania (13085) 2013-02-28 12:11
a superb portrait which has as much spontaneity and immediacy as it has a mesmerising power over the viewer. There's so much mystery in the luminous blurry backdrop and in the monks dark eyes. The deep warm tones that define the person portrayed and the atmosphere are marvellous. His glance is extremely direct and introvert at the same time. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (27118)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-02-23
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/5.3, 1/800 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-29 6:07
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