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Cao Dai ceremony

Cao Dai ceremony
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-11-09
Categories: Event, Mood
Camera: Nikon D70s, SIGMA 28-70mm F2.8-4, Hitachi4GBMicrodrive, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/3.8, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Travelogue: My Trip Through south east Asia
Date Submitted: 2010-10-15 2:46
Viewed: 3233
Points: 12
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Cao Dai ceremony

Last days I'm very busy and in between the business I'm find my rest in organizing my ten thousand pictures. There I encountered this one taken a few years ago in Vietnam in the Cao Dai temple.

Well nothing special regarding PP work, just adjusting levels and curves a small crop, resize and sharpening.

Cao Dai; the start of the ceremony. The three principal colors of Cao Dai are yellow (for Buddhism), blue (for Taoism), and red (for Christianity), and these appear in worshippers’ robes as well as the temple.

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Bom dia Hans,
Besides being a nice photo composed by placing the people on diagonal and a fine document illustrating acceptance and coexistence between religions.

Wonderful and very interesting capture !
Great colorful trio

ps.On my monitor, it seems a bit too dark. See WS for my version

Hoi Hans,
Een interessante opname en prachtig van kleur.
De betekenis van de kleding wist ik niet.
Ga rustig door met het uitzoeken van al je foto's,je komt vast nog meer mooie opnames tegen!
Is er een plekje op deze planeet waar je nog niet bent geweest?? ;-)

Very intersting to see all three religions together, represented in colors! How cool! I love all the color. I see it as dark, just a little, also, but my screen at work is dark. Love the sharpness here, even with low light!

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-10-15 8:10]

HI Hans,
Splendid colors of the robes of these men walking diagonally and parallel the ones dressed in white.
Splendid architecture and sharpness is impeccable.
Great use of available light.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2010-10-15 8:31]
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HI Hans, this is a wonderful documentation of this ceremony in a temple.Very well chosen POV.
Regards Rose

Een boeiende prent om naar te kijken, Hans.
Interessante wisselwerking tussen de drie in kleur gehulde monniken en de rij in het wit geklede monniken. Compositorisch werkt, wat mij betreft, ook de leegte tussen de beide rijen zeer goed. Eigenlijk niet écht leegte, maar meer een soort "meditatieve ruimte/dimensie" die zeer goed past bij de sfeer en het onderwerp van de foto.
Goed gezien en passend vastgelegd.
TFS & groetjes,

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