The temple beside my condo had an activity last Saturday. Because of my very bad Thai, I still don't know what exactly did take place. All I know was there were too many young students chanting and singing in small groups and they were competin against each other.
The monks were on hand to train them and they have to pass many stations before they get to the main temple. I had a GRAND time taking pictures...enough to last me a month here in TE. Anyway, here's the first one.
These little girls performed in the opening program. With my camera, I went close to the stage and I saw these young girls getting ready for their performance. I had a hard time composing them since they were cramped like sardines. From my many pictures of them, this is the one that came out best. Waiting for their cue...I find a golden apportunity to catch their expressions.
Auto-adjustments, desaturated the red and saturated the green.
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olli (2091) 2004-01-26 5:11
Excellent composition and colors. I especially like the repetition in their "hair-things". And also in the pink color of the "candle-thing" and in their lips and cheeks. Very-very well done, manny.
mortijo (12828) 2004-01-26 5:15
Absolutely excellent composition andcolors. The light is also excellent. Well done.
avigur_11 (22069) 2004-01-26 5:22
Beautiful. I like the tensed experssion, and the eyes of the girl in the front. The hair and the pink cheeks make nice repitition. Very good job, Manuel.
I'd exclude the gitl at the right which is not connected to this event.
karin (175) 2004-01-26 5:33
As a Thai, I am very glad if a beautiful picture of my country and my people are shown. This one certainly is. Their candid expression is well-seen, their dress and accessories provide a good repetition and the colours are very beautiful. I wish the girl on the right isn't there but on second thoughts, it makes the scene realistic and she does provide a contrast too. This is one of your best shots.
cxxl (2682) 2004-01-26 5:33
Very well taken and processed Manuel. The girls look a little nervous and anxious. Great shot.
Mireille (2604) 2004-01-26 5:52
They are so gorgeous ! So well concentrated. Colours and DOF superb. Well done !
eelliott305 (776) 2004-01-26 5:55
Excellent composition and perfect sharpness. The girls expressions are interesting as they concentrate on something happening out of the picture.
airin (172) 2004-01-26 5:58
Wonderful shot, Manuel! Nice that girls are not looking at kamera, it looks very natural. Great colors.
mrcrow (3993) 2004-01-26 6:05
brilliant and well seen shot..crisp and gentle tones to the skin. the receding lighting highlights the front girls
what about the candle.? could it have been absent?
drteddy (277) 2004-01-26 6:28
Great shot. Transfers the mood
nwoehnl (122) 2004-01-26 6:44
A great capture, Manny. The girls' faces do show their stage fright, and the way they are dressed and made up is beautiful. In addition, I particularly like the detail of the ornated candle in the bottom right corner. Wonderfully done, looking forward to some of the other pictures you took over the weekend.
gepall (1830) 2004-01-26 7:29
What a wonderful image.
The colors the composition the texture and the details are all in a very high degree.
Great shot well done
henrye (3500) 2004-01-26 8:08
Beautiful insight into the lives of these people. Fantastic colors and detail. Good composition too. Really well done!
joseelias (0) 2004-01-26 9:21
Very good clearness and sharpness on this one. The vivid colors are excelent.
Also like the expression in their faces and the good balanced composition.
Opus (0) 2004-01-26 10:36
Wow! Just a beautifully done image full of youthful anticipation and a touch of tension. You are lucky to live so colorfaul an area. Thanks for 'seeing' what you see and recording it so well.
ninadev (5377) 2004-01-26 15:23
Great shot. The quality of the image is incredible - so sharp and colors perfect. I really like the composition, the position of the girl is almost like an ovale, like a ring, the same shape as the hair band they are wearing. And most of all the look in their eyes, the concentration they show waiting for the cue.
On another hand, personally I don't agree that adults to dress up little girls like woman, like in beauty countests, why don't they leave them live their life as a child.
jmaddocks (563) 2004-01-26 21:38
This picture has it all! The colour, the lines, the culture. Absolutely beautiful little girls, with charming expressions.
maciekda (19895) 2004-01-26 22:32
I needed some time to think about this picture :-)....
and it is a nice picture, it is well composed - all girls are within the frame and the hand is in the bottom right corner. all those faces with stron make up are lovely. What I don't like much are the colors, especially the green which is somehow faded out and pink which doesn't match green and black much imho. also I'd prefer to see the girl's face in the upper left corner complete - now she is obscure but the girl from the foreground - I know it would be different go get a perfect composition with so many lively models.
anyway, it is a nice picture
orme (7215) 2004-01-27 2:51
Great composition. The colours and the expressions on the girls faces are both excellent. Very well captured.
clodreno (0) 2004-01-27 3:34
Excellent. Very nice image Manuel. Your composition is perfect. Very sharp too. Well done.
jrj (34841) 2004-01-27 7:33
Excellent shot, unusally fine colour and light setting. No more to say. Great job Manny
roshangar (1680) 2004-01-27 12:19
wow!such a nice composition and colors,I ike the way that they look!
femkevdh (2633) 2004-01-28 2:10
the concentrated faces of the girls are very pretty. Good close, candid capture of it. I like the glitter in their hair!
mikhalych (1319) 2004-01-28 5:22
They are so serious. Their coming performance seem to be very important to them.
Nice work, Manuel