Monks laughing at me in Prachuap Kiri Khan, photo taken on Mirror Mountain, reached by sweat stained stairs from the town. Most monks of southeast asia have been photographed by TE members, perhaps these two are making their debut. They said they are from Laos. This not the type of photo I normally take, I'm feeling experimantal this morning. I'm adding a phot to workshop for a view of novice monks teaching a farang how to bang a gong.
Prachuap Khiri Khan is located some 281 kilometers south of Bangkok. After the old town was abandoned during the fall of Ayutthaya, a new settlement was established in 1845 in the reign of King Rama IV. The province, today, is more famous for its natural charm of beaches and mountains than historical attractions. Hua Hin, its major attraction, is one of Thailand's most popular seaside resorts among overseas visitors as well as Thais.
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RGatward (20086) 2005-12-05 8:32
Excellent PoV to catch these two, with the sweeping bay behind. Love your note, ('most of the monks ...'), hehe, very funny making up stats to make a point.
duskadragan (30) 2005-12-05 10:30
Exellent picture, exellent view !
AmiBe (6042) 2005-12-05 10:46
here you have a very beautiful landscape but I appreciate the funny monks.
They're laughing about you ?
I think next time you must throw away your addidas and wear tongs ! ;-)
Cormac (26565) 2005-12-05 11:15
Hi Tan - nice departure for you to include some local people. I like the sense of context and culture that they add to the scene. The photo is very well composed, and even though you have the monks as your main subject you still got a great landscape in the shot behind them. Well done!
wishnugaruda (1305) 2005-12-05 14:48
what a wonderful place, I'd like to be there now and have a look to this wonderful see.
Thank you very much, I love it, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda
Tue (43818) 2005-12-05 16:12
And the next country! :-D Good shot with a wonderful view. I like the two men too, you captured them in a nice possition.
gary91 (15348) 2005-12-05 17:06
Wonderful place enhanced by this portrait of these two young men laughing at your camera ;-)
Are they monks or just children having fun ?
Nice picture anyway.
Galmeida (12559) 2005-12-05 17:48
Really a different one in your Series and the WS also is very nice, funny, interesting and experimental ;-))) As you say in your guidelines a Experimental feeling in this picture. Not a splendid direct landscape, but a portrait in a lovely and wonderful also landscape. Very well captured and composed.
A nice and humorous shot by you. So well seen and done. My Congratulations for this different one.
singuanti (15250) 2005-12-05 21:21
Hi Tan. They sure are young for being monks, but I'm hardly an authority on the subject. I like the violet tint in the sky and the DOF. Behind the monks we get a good feel for the beautiful landscape. Well done Tan.
rosaline (0) 2005-12-06 4:40
A good portrait. Perhaps you should move in this direction photographically for a while. The pose is good and at least the one on the right is very happy. I like the portrait.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-12-06 5:29
A nice overlooking PoV to get a superb view over the bay, adding the 2 monks to this frame brings extra fun and enjoyment, also it shows us the smiling attitude to be found in SE Asia applies also to monks. I'm not too fond of the cut background structure, I thin I would have cropped it. I loved the WS, this monk could join us here, but you were right to post it as a WS !!!
Have a nice day,
sleon (9402) 2005-12-08 6:22
Great colours and nice perspective in this shot with the balustrade leading us in. Great scenic backdrop too.
PJE (20758) 2005-12-16 10:02
Such a very intimate capture of life as a Monk. The view is incredible, the sun is warm! Thanks for sharing!
peter1892 (1681) 2007-01-24 17:29
Hi Tan - I found this oldie of yours ;)
I'm not used to seeing people in your shots, but in this case they're a worthy & useful inclusion, adding some life to the shot & showing us two of the locals. The scenery is spectacular too.
Waylim (25436) 2008-08-15 9:37
Yes, Monks are very popular photography subject, especially in the South East Asia. Mostly out of admiration for the devotion that they have for their religion and years of tradition, and the idea of what they represent, peace and harmony. This is a very fun image of them, not taking it to seriously. I assume the stupic Farang is the mighty Tan himself. Not a bad shot for a laughing monk, great composition too. Perhaps I should critique that one. Hehe.