this is a scene from a temple in the city of Lamphun, a short hours drive south of Chiang Mai in northern Thailand.
While people where worshipping, this lady was clearing out burnt down incence sticks and papers from the temples worshipping places.
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eldancer1 (16938) 2013-02-24 7:45
Very nice documentation of the daily life and belief of people. I like the backlighting capture the smoke rising. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
holmertz (26854) 2013-02-24 7:49
This was clearly not an easy light for taking pictures but you have handled it quite well. The atmosphere created by the burning incense sticks is well captured as the smoke covers a large part of the view. The woman looks beautifully dressed, even for her cleaning job. I only wish the black plastic bag would have been hidden behind her.
AdrianWrobel (699) 2013-02-24 7:59
Bardzo malaskie ujÍcie, kolor przeplata siÍ z dymem i to jest jak impresjonizm...
kasianowak (2205) 2013-02-24 8:22
Interesting image that tells a story. The smoke adds a sense of mystery.
ACL1978 (5689) 2013-02-24 9:14
As Gert said, nice job in difficult light. The effect of this direct lighting on the smoke is particularly nice, I think, letting it stand out against the shadowed BG. the light gives a nice glow to other elements of the shot as well, especially the paper in her hand and the mask over her nose and mouth. Very interesting scene of daily life here, thanks!
Silvio1953 (97953) 2013-02-25 0:29
Ciao Daniel, great scene from lovely temple, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-02-25 5:47
Very good shot. I like when we see the daily life touched by some human touch like this picture of you. The smoke adds a lot to the image.
Have anice day,
dkmurphys (36709) 2013-02-25 6:35
Very fine daily life scene. I like the atmosphere and the strong sunlight. Well spotted moment.
Have a good week.
Miguel82 (7657) 2013-02-25 11:33
Superb buddhist temple scene,
Many incenses there
Excellent sharpness and pov
Noel_Byrne (7209) 2013-02-25 12:17
This is a really cool shot of a scene that we would never normally see, while most of the time if we see an image of one of these beautiful temples, it's of the incense and the worshippers, never of the required day ton day to work to keep them looking so ell, so this is a really fine documentary shot. Really nicely done, and as mentioned, the rising smoke in the background sets a beautifully tone to the whole capture. Really nicely done, thanks for sharing.
delpeoples (44888) 2013-03-06 20:47
Salut cher Daniel
I don't blame the lady for wearing a mask, that incense really doesn't agree with my nose! But I love the effect of their smoke in the photo. The flames on the right are a beautiful effect and the costume that the lady is wearing is also a very attractive element. Great colours, depth and a great title. Well done!
adores (28178) 2013-03-08 17:40
I like it - the smoke in the air and the woman on the left. I like the composition and even the harsh light helped creating a good atmosphere.
- Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) (3865)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-02-07
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270mm
- Exposure: f/11, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-24 6:26