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Enjoying their big cigars

Enjoying their big cigars
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1851 W: 70 N: 3357] (16999)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-04-29
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Action, Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS350D/Digital Rebel XT, Tamron 18-200/3.5-6.3 AF XR DI-II LD IF
Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Interesting people of the world ... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-06-24 4:47
Viewed: 5054
Favorites: 11 [view]
Points: 94
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
On our tour at the wonderful Myanmar/Burma we visited the Shwezigon-Pagoda, a wonderful golden Stupa. There we saw many monks and also this old ladies enjoying their big corn-leaf-cigars.
Inside this temple the beliefers are praying, eating, talking to each other, try to sell some souveniers to the rare tourists and also smoke - as you can see here.
To do all this in Churches here in Germany or Europe - that would be unthinkable, so I liked this way of life very much.
Thanks for looking, I hope you like my two sympatic friends.

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Hi wishnu!
great photo!
I like it because of the composition and the fact that it's a living image!
great atmosphere!

hello Sabine!absolutelly superb photo, a favorite!!!
the ladies seem so wise in their relaxation!


Hi Sabine,
a superb scene greatly captured. The colors are beautiful.
I like the expressions of their faces.
Well done!!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2006-06-24 5:17]

Oh yes, I do like your two friends here Sabine! And look at all that smoke! It is a very good photo, as the ladies are both nice and sharp and the colours and light are superb. Well done, it is a good composition.

great shot, fantastic POV and colors,
it seems that this pic is alive ;]
well done, excellent work

I like the colors, sharpness and lighting. Great job.

Hi Sabine. Great shot, so much character in these Ladys captured perfectly. Would not look out of place in National Geographic. Thanks for sharing this wonderful shot!!!!!!

Wishnu, very nice expressions and texture. wonderful capture. tfs, jing

Great note with a great photo!


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2006-06-24 6:45]

Hi Wishnu

A fantastic dual portrait of the cheroot smokers from Myanmar, with excellent sharpness, dof & color. Tfs!

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  • Loon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 105 W: 11 N: 91] (1163)
  • [2006-06-24 6:50]

These ladies might be poor but they look rich to me. Just enjoying their cigar and a tourist who takes photo's ;-) Relax, have a cigar and let your wisdom come from inside.
Thanks for sharing this beautiful moment.

Superb shot Sabine.
It looks they enjoy the Sigar. Gorgeous picture.

*hope´s the pope´s dope.*
wow, die omis haben sich da aber ein paar dicke tüten gedreht! in myanmar
gibt´s wahrscheinlich bessere sachen als in holland. *gg*
ein wirklich goldiges photo mit so vielen einmaligen details, sabine! :-)
...und da soll noch mal jemand sagen, rauchen verkürze das leben (bin "militanter" nichtraucher!).
einfach nur "wow!" und hervorragend festgehalten, thorsten.
(und ab auf die favoriten-liste!)

Great shot
I like the lady at the left
She realy inhales deeply

SUPERB, aach what an image! I love it, thanx, M, (*_*)

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  • mansua Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 613 W: 31 N: 23] (2117)
  • [2006-06-24 10:05]

Gran fotografía, excelente la nitidez y la escena en general.
Buen trabajo.

Now, this is something I don't see every day!! I am not talking about the moment/scene itself, but the quality of the photo. Hmmmm if somebody could ever talk me into going to Canon fans, this would be your photo!!!
congrats and into my fav!!

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  • Tintin Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1885 W: 243 N: 345] (1982)
  • [2006-06-24 12:43]

Very nice daily life picture, Sabine. I really like your composition and the details we can see in this picture. The light & colours are also very nicely captured. Excellent!

Hi Sabine,

Excellent composition! The colours, details and expressions are perfect! It's a "shame" that I quit smoking, I would love to sink my teeth into one of those!!!..lol..

Well done

  • voodoo Gold Star Critiquer [C: 372 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2006-06-24 19:17]

Hey, I think that the photo is good, composition wise its awesome. Great capture of action as well... why is smoke on the left bing blown by the wind and the smoke on the right is not? possible I am wrong, but if the smoke was added, you should say it was. or..maby not, who knows...Great photo nonehtheless.

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2006-06-24 20:05]

Excellent shot Sabine. Great capture very inusual for women. I like the clarity of colors and many details. Very well done! Annie

Wonderful capture.

Hello Sabine.
I like their different pose.There is a great light, lovely colours tone and excellent sharpness.
Really wonderfully captured.

Wow!razor sharp!!Their traditional "cigarettes" are big!They look like our Chinese traditional "cigarettes" ,but ours are smaaller than that.I have the experience of smoking it and help my grandmother making them.Good POV!

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  • niner Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 222 W: 11 N: 0] (2068)
  • [2006-06-26 16:33]

Hi Wishnu,

this is priceless, thanks god i have MC ;)

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2006-06-26 17:00]

Hallo Sabine!
Das ist ein wunderbares Portät von den zwei älteren Damen.
Ein Bild das uns das Leben andere Nationen zeigt.
Die Aufnahme ist grandios.
Schöne Grüße

Hallo Sabine,
Classic National Geographic quality image. Very high quality. Please keep sharing, your images are wonderful.

Hi Sabine,
das ist ja ein fabelhaftes Bild. Käme sicher auch bei TE sehr gut an. Die Zigarren sind ja unglaublich und die alten Damen scheinen wahre Genießerinnen zu sein. Wunderbare Foto!
Danke für deine nette Begrüßung hier bei TL.
Liebe Grüsse,

super photo,
for me favorite!
what a life:)


This is fantastic! The content it self and of course the light & perfect exposure.

Well done!


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  • ose Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 442 W: 0 N: 18] (5420)
  • [2006-07-01 18:35]

Hi Sabrine
Great composition. Well seen and composed. Great light, colours, sharpnes and POV. I like it a lot
Well done Sabrine


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2006-07-03 5:23]

Hi Sabine,
Superb portrait with great expression of these 2 women, The colors and sharpness are excellent and I like to see the smoke in the air. Very well done.

I looooove this !!! ^_^ Super gemacht lieber freundin!
Compliment!!! Grus

Great Capture with great colors,sharpness and Details.Love it:)

Hi Sabine,
Excellent daily life portrait from Myanmar.
I love smoking Cigars so I know how much they enjoy that cigars:)
Excellent pov,dof,focus,sharpness,expression,colors,smoke action and composition.Well Done.TFS

excellent street portrait Wishnu :)
love the colors and textures in the photo
well framed :)


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  • A-J Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 96 W: 11 N: 34] (435)
  • [2006-07-29 19:59]

Wonderful double portrait.
Perfect exposure with nice colors.
Excellent details. expressions of smoking and relaxation are well rendered.
Well done.

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  • Ilir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 518 W: 67 N: 53] (5121)
  • [2006-08-11 7:42]

Unbeliveable! I can't believe I missed this one. Fantastic and stuningly beautiful double portrait. Respect!


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  • Karey Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 73 W: 14 N: 67] (779)
  • [2006-08-19 15:33]
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Hi Sabine, A fantastic double portrait, you would not even think that there was a photographer in front of them! I wonder how you caught them so naturally. Their body language is very relaxed and intent on enjoying their passtime and own company. You are a clever photographer, your gallery has some brilliant macro work that you have mixed with imaginative backgrounds and composition. Keep up the great photos! Cheers, Karey

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  • Emma Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1397 W: 6 N: 1920] (10153)
  • [2006-08-20 10:50]

Hallo Sabine,
die zwei älteren Damen sitzen so und denken über seine Jugend, es kommt mir so vor als mochten sie das ganze Leben so gelassen sehen. Ein wunderschönes Bild das mir sehr gefällt.
Schöne Grüsse

I can't believe I missed this one. TFS, its in my favorites.


ein sehr interessantes bild. mir gefallen die rauchschwaden vor dem dunklen hintergrund !

sehr schoen !


Hi Wishnu!
Not realy healthy :) but nice portrait, very good work could belong in national geographic, photo is superb post it on trekearth it belongs tnhere!

hi Sabine,

Wonderful Portrait, its perfect.
i remember about Jokja, u know jokjakarta ? we can see the big cigarette like this but we call "Rokok Kolobot", but not bigger like that. :) well done sabine. tfs and happy new year too.


Great color and sharpness with excellent DOF. Strong composition.


Yes, this is Myanmar! I too loved the way people populated their pagodas enjoying themselves in so many ways, and - like here - always in small groups. I love the quality of your photo, the reproduction of the mostly brown and red colours, the expressions on the womens' faces and their smoking and enjoying themselves. A truly good shot, this one! One of my favourites. TFS Cordelia :)))

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  • limba3 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1035 W: 476 N: 576] (16751)
  • [2007-11-09 14:42]

Hi Sabine, Whether you know what these women have there wrapped up? They look content.

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  • paret (81)
  • [2010-03-06 3:15]

I love it. This kind of pictures, from people other cultures, is my favorite.Well done.

so beautiful capture :) TFS

Now, that's photography.

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