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    Shot this when I was travelling in Laos last year. Does it work for you? C&C welcomed.

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    Makes me wonder what he is thinking.

    Like he is looking right into you
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    Looks like a lazy afternoon gaze to me... Nothing special about the gaze. Composition looks nice, though...

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    Nice image, i like the composition and I think his expression is great. I also think that WB is wrong - too much magenta maybe
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    Nice travel snap shot.

    That said, 2 things really irritated me about this picture. The first is the blue paint on the railing and the second is the background, more specifically, the gap between the wooden boards. I don't have any idea how to fix it, but unfortunately, when I look at the picture, my attention was again and again drawn to them, away from teh focal point of the picture, the monk.

    Btw, not going to suggest reposing or retaing the picture. It's snap shot, you shoot whatever scene is delt to you.
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    Blue and orange is complimentary colour - since the photo is dominated by warm hue, it's not surprising that some people ( like me and Deadpoet perhaps? ) our attention goes to the cool hue ( blue paint ) which i believe is not the intented point of interest.
    I guess black and white or monochrome will fixed this problem. Just suggestion.

    Other's than that - the digital noise irritate me a bit.

    But again, it's not a hilarious travel picture - in the other hand it's not bad either. I would say it's something nice and presentable.

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    Thanks to all who commented.

    Actually he was sitting on a balcony staring into blank space. I happened to look up and snap a shot of him.

    Nice image, i like the composition and I think his expression is great. I also think that WB is wrong - too much magenta maybe
    Eh.. I shoot film and know nuts about WB. Can tell me more cuz I'll be switching to digital soon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GDSNP
    Thanks to all who commented.

    Actually he was sitting on a balcony staring into blank space. I happened to look up and snap a shot of him.


    Eh.. I shoot film and know nuts about WB. Can tell me more cuz I'll be switching to digital soon?
    There is WB in film too. For instance, when you're under a cool lighting, like florescence light, you use a warm filter to prevent the bluish tinge on the picture. Conversely, one would use a cool filter in a warm lighting, like under a tungsten light. The difference is that, most won't be bothered with WB on film, cos there's no instant feedback. The other problem is, given a choice, say taking some event shots in a mostly warm lighting dinner hall, would you want to give up on the actual look of the place, and adjust everything, so that white become white?

    It's good to learn technical details. It's not that good when one get so obsessed by those technicalities that one forget what's more important, i.e. intention of the picture, and the final product of the picture.

    Anyway, it's not critical to know proper WB. You can always DI them during post-processing, though the risk of losing some details are present. Then again, why the obsession with details?

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    its a nice shot...but the colors like abit odd....he almost blended into the wood...lol

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    Thanks Cheat, didn't know anything about WB..

    Yeah Tainted.. Agree that his camouflage skills are good..
    Maybe I should tweak the colour on PS..
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    nice shoot..

    it might be nice to see his wrinkles in the face which describes his maturity or experiance in the worldly life..

    love it.. shooting elderly..

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    my guess is u had it cropped from the orig scanned photo.
    and u did a good job by starting the railing from the corner with the subject placed on the right side. somehow, i like it. thanks for sharing.

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    Here is my critique
    1) Well captured expression
    2) Background blended with his skin tones and woods in front
    a "-" for this pix.. maybe DOF could help.
    3) Saviour's color here is the "Blue".. the blue on the wood
    save this pix.
    Overall.. I like it.
    Last edited by Hosea; 17th April 2006 at 02:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lenzz
    nice shoot..

    it might be nice to see his wrinkles in the face which describes his maturity or experiance in the worldly life..

    love it.. shooting elderly..
    Thanks lenzz, I'd love to do that too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scud
    my guess is u had it cropped from the orig scanned photo.
    and u did a good job by starting the railing from the corner with the subject placed on the right side. somehow, i like it. thanks for sharing.
    Thanks scud, how did you guess? Yes, I did crop the photo slightly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hosea
    Here is my critique
    1) Well captured expression
    2) Background blended with his skin tones and woods in front
    a "-" for this pix.. maybe DOF could help.
    3) Saviour's color here is the "Blue".. the blue on the wood
    save this pix.
    Overall.. I like it.
    Thanks Stan..
    Yeah.. DOF could have helped.. Guess I didn't think too much when I shot this.. Haha..
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