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the monk

the monk
Photo Information
Copyright: Marek Vax (Marek50) Silver Star Critiquer [C: 23 W: 0 N: 6] (529)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-01
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 3, Canon 70-200mm / 2.8 L IS USM
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-02 4:44
Viewed: 3087
Points: 8
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
He is an abbot of one of the oldest of Vientian's monasteries.
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There is sadness in his eyes.... very nice picture though!

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-09-02 12:22]

Hi Marek,
Great expression caught on this old monk's face, the lighting is great giving a real atmosphere to the shot, focus and detail are superb as are the subdued colours, the little over exposure on the shoulder and head is a little distracting and could probably be toned down with the burn tool or layers but otherwise a great shot. Best wishes

This is such a strong portrait where you share some marvelous facial expressions and emotions, Marek!

The picture is razor-sharp and clarity is amazing. A certain darkness in the picture also creates mood here, whereas the well controlled light adds charm to the work. Well done!


Excellent portrait! I like the way you use strong lighting to emphasize your subject. Great pov and dof. Well done, tfs.

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