Taken at Jeogyesa temple in Seoul. I was struck by this background and I just needed someone to compliment it. It was a 2 minute wait for the shot to materialize.
** I reposted this as I didnt quite like the postprocessing in the other version. I redid it with less contrast. Sorry to those who had a chance to critique already. I apologize.
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arindam_thokder (3987) 2006-02-16 3:32
Just wrote my comment here and suddenly the picture disappeared.
Excellent color and the composition is really innovative. The design in the right is a good balance.
Paolo (41222) 2006-02-16 3:32
Hi Rafal, wonderful and colorful image!
the attitude of the girl is amazing and well captured, the floreal background is fantastic!
excellent focus, light and contrast.
alainh (35583) 2006-02-16 3:33
Excelent how you framed this picture, the colours, the shadows, the light are great.
i have seen the first version, and i agree with you about postprocessing. this one is better !
have a nice day
RGatward (20062) 2006-02-16 3:35
Great backdrop you've found for this, and good of it in the framing. Nice daily lifer.
nwoehnl (122) 2006-02-16 3:37
Your color photos really sing, Rafal - I like the vibrant, yet contemplative setting in this one. Good framing putting the praying woman into the lower corner, and a nice add with the way in which the shadow provides a diagonal division of the scene.
Furachan (0) 2006-02-16 3:38
Hello neighbor (in more ways than one...) This is one beautiful shot, Rafal! I was expecting more bokeh-ed carving shots, you know, and WHAM, you throw us this lovely curve ball. Superb colors (that green!), and really nice selective focus on the girl with the rest becoming wallpaper for her meditation.
shangri-la (353) 2006-02-16 3:47
beautiful backround & woman praying! nice colorful shot...
mark88 (2) 2006-02-16 3:53
Rewelacynie wypatrzona scena, świetny kadr i dobrze dobrana głębia ostrośći. Podoba mi się kolorystyka, tło jest niezwykłe.
bantonbuju (51781) 2006-02-16 4:02
this is rafal all the way :-)
man i must try your style one day, it is such a suggestive line of photography you have developed, i envy you having this, my friend,
really cool: compo, colours, idea!
PixelTerror (0) 2006-02-16 4:32
The praying attitude is very well caught and it's interesting how you moved her to the very corner of the frame, but I must confess what amazes me must here is the background, it looks like one of these 70's wallpapers, from my point of view quite unusual for a temple.
Have a nice day,
Lotos (2538) 2006-02-16 4:38
Piêkna praca. ¦wietnie wypatrzona scena, bardzo malarskie t³o. £adnie siê te¿ roz³o¿y³ cieñ po przek±tnej. Bardzo siê mi to podoba.
Angshu (55914) 2006-02-16 5:14
I was drawn by the colours. Super composition
jlynx (12645) 2006-02-16 5:31
Element najwa¿niejszy, najbardziej wzruszajacy i stanowi±cy rdzeñ tego kadru umie¶ci³e¶ przekornie w najbardziej skrajnym jego punkcie. Mnie wzrusza to zdjêcie swym przekazem...
Piekny kadr, bardzo przemy¶lany o gigantycznym ³adunku emocjonalnym.
dolin (15647) 2006-02-16 5:42
Un cadrage assez osé, mais qui fonctionne à merveille pour moi.
Tout ce vert , ce jeu d'ombre en diagonal, l'emplacement de cette femme, ce moment de prière....excellent.
Une compo une fois de plus bien pensée et bien maitrisée.
andante (7092) 2006-02-16 6:37
This is a tribute to the Gods and muse of inspiration. Excellent composition and coloring, Rafal. Well done
gigi (2668) 2006-02-16 7:06
very great shot
excellent light ...excellent colors
fabio_ts (13694) 2006-02-16 7:09
Probably I must ask to T.E. another favorites folder, one just for your pictures.. :o) ...this is another masterpiece from you, absolutely great!!
have a nice day,
maciekda (19895) 2006-02-16 7:14
swietne zdjecie Rafal, super kompozycja - bardzo ladnie umiesciles ta pania w rogu, swietne tlo - tyle kolorow. 'to szare cos' w lewym dolnym rogu trcohe przeszkadza, ale i tak zdjecie jest gites, super
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-02-16 7:44
Nice image, beautiful colour, I like the rich green behind the lady,
david (3992) 2006-02-16 8:14
wow! i've never seen such amazing colours!
when are we going there?????????
awesome photograph buddy!
jasmis (57824) 2006-02-16 8:32
Perfect composition with excellent DOF.
vagabondtravels (6507) 2006-02-16 9:10
Nice, I guess today did produce some results. It was fun out shooting.
gebala (0) 2006-02-16 9:49
witaj, rewelacja! piekne tlo, super pokazane, pani wyglada rewelacyjnie, perfekcja, masz pomysly i to bardzo dobre
PeterC (2242) 2006-02-16 9:58
This is incredible! I love this. It is so you with that graphic backdrop. Great compostion and exquisite timing. This is right up there with your best.
Brilliant stuff mate
KevRyan (22952) 2006-02-16 10:13
A very nice 'one off' shot Rafal - colour, expression, framing and this contrast of light and shadow which works well in colour and just enough of the stone work to show us that there is something more ancient and reverential about this image - good work!
don_narayan (2014) 2006-02-16 11:50
Czesc Rafal. Wow, this is splendid, the simple yet beautiful background and the woman, well in focus, standing in good light... it's a great composition, you have that simplicity that is so appealing. Beautiful colors and patterns. great work.
MvS (4163) 2006-02-16 12:29
Great atmosphere and colour. Balacne is good and the the shadow fills half the shot.
ndb1958 (9289) 2006-02-16 14:06
Amazing! What a beautiful composition ...
naxius (16685) 2006-02-16 14:23
Superbe compo Rafal..
I like the way that women is "locked" in the corner compared to the wide area you left in the rest of the compo.
REally good and nice colors.
Gregtom (7167) 2006-02-17 3:27
Niesamowita klorystyka i układ kadru! Bardzo mi sie podoba ta zieleń. Obraz jest pełen harmoni i jakiejś takiej głębszej wymowy, dzięki modlącej się dziewczynie.
peck (2779) 2006-02-17 6:14
Piekne zdjecie :)) moje ulubione dzis!! perfect wykonanie, nic dodac nic ujac... powaliles mnie na kolana!!
Svillegas (1169) 2006-02-17 6:46
Great shot, good use of the DOF and wondeful colours. Good comoposition as well.
Have a nice day,
olam (358) 2006-02-17 12:38
great composition and colours are simply stunning! :) Great! Take care, Ola
designsoul (21492) 2006-02-17 18:41
I keep looking at this in amazement... two days without TE and I am stunned!!! Incredibly well seen and composed, Rafal. I am deep in admiration! The framing, the colours, the entire scene just cannot be ubered. Fantastic.
eleparc (24063) 2006-02-18 12:21
Your shot is just amazing! the BG gives it force and the praying girl a spiritual touch. also the fact that the girl is off the frame adds something to the overall shot! Bravo!
cloverstar (0) 2006-02-19 7:14
Your patience has paid off well. This is an excellent composition. The one lady gives the scene a good human element. I like the diagonal lighting with light and shadows.
Thank you for your support on my latest photo. I appreciate it.
kdien (9295) 2006-02-20 2:19
Piêknie i delikatnie, wspania³y przekaz. Smutek i weso³e barwy, co¶ niespotykanego. Super kadrowanie i wspania³e barwy. Pozdrawiam, Krzysztof
AmiBe (6042) 2006-02-20 8:42
you posted so many good pictures recently...
I like very much this one, I like the vivid colors and the woman expression.
She is so serious !
Very well done
zig (2456) 2006-02-26 6:43
Wow...This is such a great photo. Korean green in the background with the girl posing prayer. I have noticed the colours in Korea are brighter than those in Japan, ours are just dark and gloomy. Really nice to get to know about Korea through your photographs. This goes to my favourite!!
bishansamaddar (868) 2006-02-27 8:26
fascinating frame... and colours. i love flat compositions. and this is one of the best i have seen in a while. great!
Luko (13998) 2006-03-10 6:08
Awww.. sh**, I hadn't seen this one (anyway, I don't see much nowadays ;-) ...). Obviously you don't need more praises so I'll just help myself : a green colored one (my fav color) with high contrast and bold composition, what should I be waiting more for?
I'll put it in my fav box, if you don't mind.
yanseiler (20) 2006-05-15 5:08
Hi Rafal, this shot contains fantastic colors and framing, the girl's expression is also interesting.
aidil98 (94) 2006-11-06 8:56
So colorful and peaceful picture!
I like how the girl is situated in picture.
Thanks for sharing memorable picture:)
rigoletto (34269) 2007-01-05 17:13
The colors are amazing as well as the sharpness of your figure and the soft blur of the background. Your compositon works very well with the nice play of light and shade Congratulations,
Albrecht (11281) 2007-02-08 8:43
Beautiful compo and subject; well placed praying lady there with that colourful background.
greetings from Holland
veronika (6052) 2007-03-25 9:35
i just found this one and i really like it, mostly the colours combination and her expression..
erdo (569) 2008-04-26 4:51
attractive back ground and good posture of the prayer. I wish her face was more concentrated on the prayer. She is still linked to the ongoing life during the prayer.TFS.
- Copyright: Rafal Prus (jinju) (14265)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-02-16
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D
- Exposure: f/1.8
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): User's Favorites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-02-16 3:29
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