A Monk at the Hemis Gompa sharing a joke. Decided to repost this one with a crop and a frame..there is something so simple and real in his expression...
"his form with indifference see...." - George Bernard Shaw ? :)
Alongside is the customised drum which is used for rituals and ceremonies.
Buddhism is often described as a religion and a collection of various philosophies, based initially on the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, known as Gautama Buddha.
To many, however, Buddhism is not a religion, nor a philosophy or a set of doctrines, but rather teachings to guide one to directly experiencing reality. Buddhism is also known as Buddha Dharma or Dhamma, which means roughly the "teachings of the Awakened One" in Sanskrit and Pali, languages of ancient Buddhist texts.
Buddhism began around 5th century BC with the teachings of Siddhartha Gautama, who was born in Ancient India, and is hereafter referred to as "the Buddha."
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japiey (10163) 2007-12-13 9:02
Can we smile like him?
A SMILE WORTH A LIFE...
johnfreeman (2274) 2007-12-13 9:15
Nice shot Sayeed. The monk's wonderful smile really makes it. I had a look at the original version and this is certainly a big improvement: composition is more effective, the colours are more saturated and the face is now in focus.
markstaples (15670) 2007-12-13 9:36
This is a great portrait which has been well framed. The quality is very good and you have indeed captured a nice smile. Nice work.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-12-13 9:50
This is an interesting portrait with the smiling face of the man.I like the light and the nice colors you get.
zo_tos (1084) 2007-12-13 10:19
the expression on the face of the monk is very nice, i also like the colours and the equilibrate light of your shot,
avene (12675) 2007-12-13 11:18
compared to the original version this is so, so, SO much better, you've done wonders, friend :) the crop you've chosen is just right - it focuses on the face, but still include all the necessary elements to illustrate his life. love the colours, so rich, while remaining elegan. excellent work, my compliments!
jaywalker (16095) 2007-12-13 12:02
Hi Sayeed, A nicely composed portrait of this monk as he plays the drum, "I must admit he looks very happy in his work", the deep reds of his clothing have been captured beautifully &, your POV is perfect, great shot & TFS, kind regards Wilson.
delkoo (68) 2007-12-13 12:43
You've done that very effectively here, your repost is better and improve the whole picture, now, it couldn't have been better framed with the solid drum near his face.
zeca (19762) 2007-12-13 19:04
Very nice portrait, Sayeed! The happy man! Excelent mood! The lights are well managed.
dhurjati (2709) 2007-12-14 0:10
Nicely done indeed.Good colours and a happy mood.Lovely to see the innocent smile in the face.The subject is very nicely placed and the timing of shot is excellent.
aadilj (18102) 2007-12-14 0:59
Thats smile and look of happiness on his face is infectious and very well captured here along with that huge drum(or whatever you call it!) the mood and the ambience are superb
mrcrow (3993) 2007-12-14 2:05
a happy fellow caught in the joy of his discipline..
good candid and well exposed with all we need to know in the shot and the note
crop composititon excellent with and exposing frame opens out the shot.
nirvana73 (0) 2007-12-14 2:51
This is a great portrait
I am giving the gift smile too
stefpat (1024) 2007-12-14 7:08
Very sympathic picture...give a smile at everywhere.
Wandering_Dan (3449) 2007-12-14 9:01
Hi, Sayeed -
Yes, this is much improved over the previous version (which was good, even so). You came close to cropping too much at the top, where the drum ornament almost touches the frame. Otherwise, very nice job!
Gustaw (21670) 2007-12-14 10:41
Hi, my friend!
It is very interesting photo. I like tour oryginal portrait. I like your scene and atmosphere. Well done. Nice colours and light.
ViktorVaughn (1521) 2007-12-14 14:37
Great smile you caught on this man. I like his red clothing matched with his red tuque (what we call his red hat in Canada).
It's an interesting looking drum, with an interesting tool to beat it with.
Graal (93606) 2007-12-15 0:51
very nice portrait and natural smile. Fine captured scene and theme, good informations. I like it.
crckt (7218) 2007-12-15 6:33
I agree, thats a great smile! very pure, very true. Brilliant capture.
trekks (14348) 2007-12-15 8:07
I like this smile when I see it from miles away, Sayeed. I wish you have that smile too, it will bring you extra 5000 bonus points.
I find that you have cleverly framed this without showing his feet (why, he has no feet?) although I would very much like to see them, and find out what type of shoe-wear.
In particular, I like his trademark smile, very contagious. I wonder if he tells fortunes, if so, you will have big ones Sayeed. And he is no ordinary monk, he wears a modern zipper-shirt, in red/black, and his outer coat has silver/pearl buttons.
I like his cap. He smiles until his eyes is a line. Well done, Sayeed, but just bring back his feet, for me, it may bring me fortunes!
ARGI (3456) 2007-12-15 12:09
An Excellent shot with Very good POV and fantastic corols
ls7902 (7312) 2007-12-15 21:40
Wow. A beautiful portrait Sayeed. Nice colors, sharpness, saturation, details, depth and everything. I wish I could produce something like this. Well done.
Merline (0) 2007-12-16 3:10
what a happy smile! I smile in return and I think you did a very nice job indeed in comparison to the original! I like your vertical, tight, close framing, the way you caught him in this activity, the corner of the wall in the background provides a nice graphism of lines in contrast to the roundness of the gong. I may have used a tool to take away that bit of something on the left, but that's a tiny detail. Great rendering of the warm colors...
MarcT (20958) 2007-12-19 13:40
Excellent colors, great smile, beautiful situation.
sanita (81) 2007-12-20 1:10
I like the red in this picture,thanks
Didier38 (710) 2007-12-21 7:59
Superbe photo, j'aime bien expression de ce lama, bon cadrage et exposition.
carper (96) 2007-12-21 8:01
I like it a lot Sayeed
marvelous and happy photo you send in, good pov and a fine quality and the smile is fantastic, very good photojob, have a nice day.
AnimeshRay (9083) 2007-12-21 17:07
Excellent color and light, and I get a sense of happiness that one gets from the contagious smile on this interesting man's face. Good photography!
batalay (33891) 2007-12-22 4:23
This is a first rate portrait of the monk with his gong, and the informative note that complements a very good TE package.
Warm regards and Seasons Greetings,
rigoletto (33751) 2007-12-22 10:29
A proof of this: How come a postprocessing can give a photo its rebirth! From the ashes like a phoenix!
It is very nice of you to repost it along with its original version, now i am gaping with awe. The color palette is captivating, and the moment is really happy.
mehmetemin (7231) 2007-12-25 1:51
Amazing color, great capture... color, light is perfect
Photo65Net (43120) 2007-12-25 9:37
You caught a nice attitude from this man !
Exposure, sharpness and colors are very pleasant, very nice job,
Atousa (7123) 2007-12-26 3:36
This is a very nice shot Sayeed..good framing ,colours n quality..what I like more is his natural smile which is mixed with a bit shyness..good portrait.
gulnilgun (0) 2007-12-26 5:19
beautiful shot, the smile is also great:)
we should always remember that;
similing is free...
thanks for sharing,
Framboisilla (5277) 2007-12-26 9:29
Beautiful portrait and beautiful colors ! Good framing on it and good choice of vertical format.
vincz (19099) 2007-12-26 10:21
He has such a wonderful face, such a wonderful smile. To did an excellent job here with so beautiful colours.
TopGeo (38126) 2007-12-27 2:06
Hi Sayeed excellent shot!I am glad where you came in my gallery! here! I liked your subject and the management of lighting. The person splendid with the grin and improbable colours, good clarity,and sharpness
jusninasirun (17152) 2007-12-27 2:07
Been a while, Sayeed Rahman and you delivered a beautiful smile. Natural shot with good details and vivid colors. I wanna go to Kashmir Sayeed - good promo shot!
syd1946 (18663) 2007-12-27 2:10
Wonderful almost portrait shot!The colors and the light are very pleasant and his smile gives a lot of the joy of life.I like your note too,helps very much to understand!
Happy new year!
coco (30437) 2007-12-27 2:16
The monk and the expression of his face are amazing. Also I like your note and how he plays the drum.
lestans (16904) 2007-12-27 9:12
what a lovely portrait, what a friendly smile!!
And I like the composition, I see here a "double portrait": also his drum has a face! There is a relationship between the man's face and the drum shape, this is what I mean
snunney (75104) 2007-12-28 3:18
A very good portrait of this man and his infectious smile. I like the lighting and the tight crop putting the appropriate emphasis on the man and his drum. Good colours and clarity.
jplebrun (21208) 2007-12-28 3:34
j'aime bien cette expression de joie et de paix que reflète cet homme , tu as bien saisi cette particularité, bravo.
sadeik (3268) 2007-12-30 4:35
I see that all the modern world trappings are used, don't blame him its probably cold. A nice thermal jacket and woolly hat. I like his smile and they way you have composed the shot althought if you had taken the photo just a bit lower down it might have just given the photo that real extra wow factor.
I think it is because you are slightly higher than he was.
Angshu (53665) 2007-12-30 21:52
You got a portrait shot for which I envy you...the warm smile is a 'prize' catch. The light is good & so are the colours. Huge difference with the original post in every count...well done, he deserves it. Good work Sayeed
fotohadi (2967) 2007-12-30 23:29
Hi Sayeed,.This is an interesting portrait.Excelent mood! Very good details.Well Done.HAPY NEW YEAR.Hadi
izmirli (3864) 2007-12-31 5:38
merhaba dear sayeed
wonderful lovely portrait picture.
happy new year 2008....
patdeph (35744) 2007-12-31 7:49
what a nice portrait!Of course ,the expression of the man is great with his large smile,but the colours are also wonderful!I like this photo very much!
I wish you an happy new year.
mehr (1360) 2007-12-31 9:57
very beautiful capture with great colors, light and sharpness. Wonderful life scene.
thiv56 (1587) 2008-01-01 2:10
Original shot, very well done! TFS.
Guillem69 (4) 2008-01-01 2:36
Un buen retrato, el fotógrafo en sintonía con el sujeto retratado, quizá corregiría el encuadre cogiendo al hombre sólo a partir de su cintura o bien de cuerpo entero e incluyendo sus pies.
Fis2 (78808) 2008-01-01 3:23
Curious frame and composition. Interesting person. I like the colors and climate. Well done.
Happy New Year 2008!
marietom (34607) 2008-01-01 3:57
Quel beau sourire pour commencer l'année !
meyerd (1626) 2008-01-01 6:16
a really nice portrait you made here. And I like your explanations about Buddhism a lot. A picture becomes even more interesting when a good description of its content is given, like in this case.
My best wishes for a New Year to you,
danos (80288) 2008-01-01 8:51
Hello my friend,I was browsing and came across your fine image taken at the most decisive moment. The colours are outstanding and the light is perfect. I don't think you could better the quality or the sharpness, they are just outstanding. It's a superb capture,with a educational Buddhism note.
Have a happy New Year,Danos
aral (1195) 2008-01-01 10:31
nice capture, I like well balanced colors.
toto (0) 2008-01-02 3:35
Belle photo de ce musicien, bien capté l' émotion qui se dégage de son visage souriant. Jolies couleurs et bonne netteté.
Je vous souhaite beaucoups de bonheur et de prospérité pour cette année 2008, qu' elle vous soit profitable au point de vue santé et que vous ne manquiez pas d' argents pour mener a bien vos projets.
dopiro (835) 2008-01-03 8:33
thanks you for this refreshing image. We can almost hear the leather gong.
Best wishes for 2008!
AROBN54 (11471) 2008-01-06 15:40
I love portraits and this is wonderful. Perfectly composed to draw attention to the smiling man's face. Wonderful rich color with excellent saturation. I LOVE all those red tones. I like the way the corner shows behind the monk as it adds very good depth. Really nice shot!! Thanks and kind regards. Best wishes in the coming year,
isabela_sor (47467) 2008-01-07 14:05
A smile for weekend!!!!
Pure his smile,so open and nice!!!
I just love it
Happy 2008 for you
bibik (2784) 2008-01-08 4:27
Amaazing portrait. Superb exotic photo. Thanks for sharing.
faubry (35373) 2008-01-08 9:45
wonderful portrait..i like this smile, very friendly. bravo to you
feather (51128) 2008-01-09 9:06
Certainly worth a re-post as well as the crop to eliminate distractions the added contrast and sharpness give the image so much more life. Well done
pastadog (13105) 2008-01-09 9:23
What a great expression you've caught here, Sayeed! Very effective angle and crop, emphasizing actually the interesting instrument; dynamic shot too, I can feel his playing... and certainly good focus and sharpness, regards, Daniel
ifanik (21673) 2008-01-09 10:23
Very beautiful photo
Nice colours and POV
Very well done
noborders (1010) 2008-01-11 14:07
The smiles of Tibetan and Ladakhi people are so infectious... Here is another great example !
Beautiful colours and interesting composition...
Ramy (773) 2008-02-18 6:22
The man's expression tells a pure story of his life time, the colors he wears are red but each piece of different tone. The carpet lying next to him feel so soft yet so rich. Great capture!
kevinos (7379) 2008-03-02 19:47
A great picture Sayeed! The portrait have a lovely radiant smile and the drum makes a strong, dramatic statement.regards kevin
Bartleby (13246) 2008-05-08 6:20
I've just discovered your gallery and I have to say I'm quite impressed. That's what I like about TE, you can always stumble upon a good surprise. I particularly appreciate this portrait for its various red tones and the well-captured cheerful expression of the monk, as well as a good light-management.
yasin (151) 2008-06-06 0:35
Excellent captured and composition of a monk.
His smile expressed happiness on the roof of the world. TFS.
Bluejeans (64247) 2009-04-21 5:46
Que linda foto com este homem tem um magnifico sorriso , os detalhes ficaram magnificos , gostei muito das cores e enquadramento , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Merou (4726) 2009-04-22 14:36
Beautiful daily life capture
hispic (9619) 2009-05-02 3:00
This shot has succeeded in getting a quantum improvement in quality than the original version. I also visited here 20 days after you had visited.
Have a nice weekend! Hisashi
Clairedelune (4911) 2009-05-02 10:23
Yes I know, it's an "old" photo. But I like "old" photos! ;)
What can I say? Well... with so many critiques for this photo already, I doubt I would be original. Quite often, I have a look at what others have said, but I feel lazy. So, sorry if I repeat what you know already.
Well... simple! I like it! Very simple, but yet, very effective. I especially love the colors in there. Good framing, sweet moment, the smiling monk and its instrument give a "feel-good" photo. Definitively an improvement over your previous version. But, there are a few "mistakes". Which are?
Well, the most obvious is a problem with the sharpening. Yes, it needed a sharpening, but your way to sharpen has left a slight white line around some contrasty parts. See especially his left side.
I would also get rid of the base of the column. And last, I would 'clean' the white spot on its clothing.
But hey, don't be bothered. If I am telling you all this, it is because I think your photo is good in the first place!
scalerman (26900) 2009-05-04 23:02
Sayeed: I missed this one before - but it's a classic composition obviously. Congratulations here. c
xavshot (69835) 2009-05-12 10:39
j'aime beaucoup cette photo pour ces belles couleurs et pour ce superbe sourire.
lucinka (9976) 2009-05-19 23:21
Hi Sayeed, what a wonderful shot. Beautifully captured life of traditional Buddhism. Lovely work. Thanks for your nice comment on my last post too. Rgrds, Lucie
pandoraTE (2321) 2009-10-31 14:10
Thanks to your critique, I am able to see your gorgeous gallery. As I am a lazy (and busy, too)member:), I don't visit TE often.
This photo is very well composed and the colours are attractive. And the most important thing is it made me smile:)
quillo (11850) 2009-10-31 15:56
Easy to understand .....: The happiness of a man beating a drum.
Hello Sayeed ---->
No doubt this is an image successfully,
with the success of an interesting picture of the daily life of a monk happy. ...
I like the scene, color, light, sound :))
Un saludo amigo.
poocha (606) 2009-11-01 6:00
as you said there is something so simple and real in his expression that you well captured here in right place right time.
i believe only who is kind and practice well can smile like this :)
vmukherjee (612) 2009-11-02 7:41
Beautiful shot with gorgeous colours and touching expressions. Thanks for sharing.
wag (651) 2009-11-08 12:53
nice expression of peacful atmosphere is presenetdhere, also I like the completely the hue of shot,tfs.
sultana (2101) 2009-11-16 12:48
You caught Great smile on this monk face.His expression is impressive.It's an interesting drum , with an interesting tool to beat it with ,the tool look like rose:). well done
Best regards ,
thaprem (2554) 2009-11-19 5:35
Absolutely sweeping smile!...
So open and so happy!
jafadabret (56497) 2009-12-11 6:03
Ce sourire illumine toute la composition. J'aime la place de la tête à côté du gong. Les couleurs sont superbes. Du grand art !
Amical salut !
Ricx (13489) 2010-02-03 9:49
Hi Sayeed. This is a great photo that got me smiling. its got me smiling.. I find it amazing how uncluttered his environment is and yet he is so happy.. why are we not all after the simple and happy things in life.. Good subject. Well done Rich
bnilesh (579) 2010-03-12 1:29
Beautiful portrait with very well composition,expression & colors!
samratrayc (438) 2010-07-30 20:39
this one is terrific !
Tukan-T5 (4317) 2010-08-01 2:37
diesr Foto gefält mir sehr.
Veryy interesting face.And this smile...
I wisch you great week and invie You to my gallery.
Greetings from Poland Tomas
- Copyright: Sayeed Rahman (sayeed_rahman) (5987)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-05-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version
- Theme(s): Monks At Thiksey Monastry - Leh, Ladakh - First Experiences [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-12-13 9:00