This certainly a very 'regimented' and disciplined novice monks; reminded me in 1971 during my national service army days of a CSM with his men marching single file!
A rather interesting sight taken from bird's eye perspective at the ancient savannah-like Pagan plain. With religion being such an important part of life here, many young people choose to spend some time devoted to Buddhism.
There is a certain mysticism here that flows in and out of the temples. With 1000 year old pagodas surrounding you in every direction at 360o, you can feel the spiritual power in the air. It has become a magnet for Buddhist monks to come and practice their beliefs in the shadows of this great religious sight.
Setting: 300mm, 1/1250 sec, F5.6, ISO Raw 200, 0732 hrs
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Nicou (148498) 2017-01-04 5:12
Fantastique vue de ces moines de haut quelle image comme la couleur rouge ressort du chemin qu'ils empreintent ils se suivent et cette végétation verte grandisoer compo.
Bravo et amitié
GyurMaster (6448) 2017-01-04 5:47
This is a truly strong composition thanks to the presence of two dominant colours, the red and the green respectively. It really makes think forward: where are they heading, what is there purpose?
dta (81084) 2017-01-04 5:51
Hello Abmdsudi ,
This is an interesting scene of this file of monks walking on the track between the green trees . But this is of course the plunging view and the diagonal that create this amazing visual impact .
holmertz (57389) 2017-01-04 6:00
Five young men in scarlet robes walking on a line between intensely green bushes, seen from above. It sounds like a safe recipe for a successful photo - and it is. By placing them in the lower part, having them walk into the composition, you increased the perfection of the photo.
dkmurphys (62855) 2017-01-04 6:12
Quite a spectacular scene, a lovely panoramic view of the monks. Perfect colors and contrasts, well taken.
npecanhuk (76927) 2017-01-04 6:20
Wonderful picture, with perfect exposure, colors, sharpness, vertical format, chosen high pov and comnposition!
TFs - congrats,
Sergiom (86039) 2017-01-04 6:22
C'est quand même incroyable de voir ces moines marcher dans les pas les uns des autres.C'est certes moins bon pour la conversation. Magnifique point de vue.
danos (101794) 2017-01-04 7:08
nice the view from above the marching of the monks with their red cloths to contrast perfect with the yellowish earthy ground and the trees.I like this unique scene with the excellent light and colour management to enhance even more the beauty of the image.
Fis2 (103954) 2017-01-04 7:21
A very curious scene, wonderful POV and composition.
Excellent colors and sharpness.
lousat (95902) 2017-01-04 8:17
Great zoom from a winner point of view from above! A lovely composition with a great contrast between brights red and green,the cut too is excellent,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
papagolf21 (106811) 2017-01-04 8:33
Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Cette marche de moines en file indienne au milieu d'un espace sauvage attire le regard.
Bravo pour cette composition étonnante.
pajaran (64410) 2017-01-04 8:40
Interesantan pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast i ostrina, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lepa priroda i trenutak sa monasima.
Sve najbolje, srecno.
An interesting view of the moment, a good text ...
Good work, nice shown, good contrast and sharpness, beautiful colors, beautiful moment captured. Beautiful nature and timing with the monks.
All the best, good luck.
rychem (40681) 2017-01-04 9:15
Wow, I like it very much, absolutely beautiful photo with perfect diagonal composition and red/green color combination
cornejo (45432) 2017-01-04 10:47
Hello Abmdsudi, very good photo of this interesting scene of daily life, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. A great work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this interesting work.
Good day and happy weekend.
All the best from the south of Spain.
Happy New Year.
Silvio1953 (150289) 2017-01-04 11:12
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely composition with walking monks, great POV, excellent perspective, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
carlo62 (53282) 2017-01-04 15:45
molto bella la forza compositiva di questa foto giocata sulle varie diagonali, quella della strada, dei cespugli e quella degli uomini in fila.
Eccellente colpo, di ottima qualità.
everlasting (15358) 2017-01-04 22:20
Nicely seen from above. Their colored robes are so bright against the brown earth on which they walk.
I notice that most of your travel images are old, do you not travel now or are your archives so extensive that you haven't exhausted them yet. This is by no means a critism your curiosity. Your images and especillay the comments that you give (to me) are one of the reasons that I have returned to TE after such a long absence.
mcmtanyel (26960) 2017-01-04 23:12
I love the POV and the color combination here. It looks like they are marching barefoot, I could only dare to walk gingerly barefoot on a dirt road.
jemaflor (101321) 2017-01-04 23:17
Excellent photo, good and original POV, nice colors contrast between green and red, pleasant light well captured.
iainsp (3220) 2017-01-05 3:23
Your mention in the note of the savannah-like nature of the shot almost read my mind. The landscape surrounding the monks looks very African (down to the euphorbia trees on either side of the road). As an African resident, I can see what looks like a national park, and a groupd of organisms who are indulging in what would not be typical human behaviour. This shot gives me a lovely disconnect between what I am seeing a nd what I expect to see with this background. Nice work, thanks, Iain.
jhm (157892) 2017-01-05 4:13
Truly a specially picture with the monks walking on the sand path between the green area..
Also a very well captured picture.
An excellent composition, perfect presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
adramad (48426) 2017-01-05 7:51
A fantastic perspective, from a high place, on the five monks, who with their red tunics, give a color impact to the image, next to the green bushes of the road, which marks a good diagonal to the image.
Very beautiful color, which together with good sharpness and optimum illumination, gives great appeal to the image.
Well done. I like very much.
Have a nice day.
PiotrF (21502) 2017-01-05 15:55
Hello Abmdsudi ,
amazing capture of interesting scene of this monks.Nice composition with wonderful colours.Perspective and depth are excellent taken.
kasianowak (10021) 2017-01-06 14:14
Superb aerial view image. Not so often one sees photos of Bagan that reflect the atmosphere of that place so well and at the same time show no temples at all!
The light is very beautiful here and the composition around the two diagonals - that of the road and a smaller one of the monks makes for a dynamic shot.
Cricri (123740) 2017-01-08 0:55
Excellente présentation d'une scène de vie des moines marchant l'un derrière l'autre pieds nus sur le chemin de terre chaude, fantastique la prise de vue
shreya2000 (2721) 2017-01-08 2:58
Namaste Ab sir,
A masterpiece !!!!
Nothing to say.
Everything is perfect.
I can certainly hang it on my wall.
alvaraalto (19360) 2017-01-08 5:15
You had the ideal POV for this fascinating top-down composition. We have an excellent view on the four monks on a row walking in the green landscape.
Have a good sunday.
delpeoples (59434) 2017-01-09 4:42
Ciao dear Abmdsudi
Wow what a shot! An incredible POV and a genuine decisive moment. Interesting also how it brings back memories of your service days. The deep red of the monks' habits really contrast beautifully with the natural surroundings. They make an impressive human graphism from this point of view and you captured them with impeccable timing and sharpness. As always. And always something different and artistic from you. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on this cracking shot.
CLODO (35362) 2017-01-12 4:31
Superb color contrast enhanced by the diagonal lines of the monks, giving some more strenght to the picture
macjake (71059) 2017-01-13 16:39
lovely photograph my friend.
you mentioned the pov you got, and thats what makes the scene stand out so well. obviously the colour palette stands out as well, those reds, greens and browns compliment each other.
excellent timing, planned or not. cheers
willperrett (11664) 2017-01-15 11:51
Great composition: quite muted natural colours, but then that zingy splash of crimson robes in the strong thirds position. The track too creates a two thirds/one third slash diagonally across the frame. Unusual viewpoint and masterly seeing!