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The Monk
The Monk
gudbjargarson


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Challenge: Best of 2005 (Advanced Editing IV*)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
Location: Luang Prabang, Laos
Date: Jun 12, 2005
Aperture: 3,2
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/320
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Jan 15, 2006

A monk in a monestry in Luang Prabang in Laos

Statistics
Place: 112 out of 833
Avg (all users): 6.4328
Avg (commenters): 8.0000
Avg (participants): 6.3636
Avg (non-participants): 6.7632
Views since voting: 1188
Views during voting: 618
Votes: 439
Comments: 35
Favorites: 6 (view)


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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/31/2006 10:09:23 PM
Amazing DOF for this shot. I feel that I could sit with this man and learn quite a few things about life. What a pleasure it was to run into this while voting. This has to be in the top spots for this challenge, you've nailed it and should be more than proud of what you have here. You've more than earned a 10 from me for this stunning and humbling photo of wisdom and peace.
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01/31/2006 07:29:10 PM
Wonderful subject, exceptional processing. 10
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01/30/2006 07:35:03 AM
Great, great portrait.
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01/27/2006 07:26:51 PM
Nice portrait with interesting lighting, but what I miss here is a related background. The photo would have more impact with an out of dof mountain range, monestary or something like that in the background. 8
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01/27/2006 03:14:17 PM
Impressive shot and the expression is priceless, well done.
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01/27/2006 02:26:03 PM
Great capture on this one, wonderful detail, you captured the emotion of this image perfectly.
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01/27/2006 12:47:28 PM
Excellent lighting. The DOF is a bit too shallow for my taste. 9.
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01/27/2006 12:54:04 AM
Intense portrait, awesome lighting!
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01/26/2006 11:03:42 PM
The choices of portrait subjects in this challenge is excellent. Here is another one that exudes character. Good job.
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01/26/2006 11:26:51 AM
excellent portrait, excellent light, great texture, pro quality, b&w dead on, dof good, comp great, overall make a print available
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01/26/2006 06:03:30 AM
What an amazing character he is, this definately tells a story.....
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01/25/2006 09:34:29 AM
Nice image but it looks a dash soft all around where I would have prefered to see him and his chest in complete focus. I'm very curious to see what this wouyld look like in color.
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01/22/2006 05:12:49 PM
A very nice portrait with nice focus on his head. If I were to say anything negative, it would be that it may bea little dark, but to by much.
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01/22/2006 01:25:53 PM
WOW!
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01/22/2006 12:27:01 PM
Great detail in the face. The chest and shoulder look a great deal softer. Either this was taken at a large aperture or a bit of blur was applied. I feel that this seems to make the head 'float' above the body and would prefer to see the chest area a little sharper. Still a good photo, though.
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01/21/2006 09:41:11 AM
Outstanding portrait. The DOF is brilliant as is the tonalities and lighting. This is the best photograph I have seen thus far. 10.
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01/21/2006 09:06:32 AM
great portrait...i like the black and white...9
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01/20/2006 03:17:59 PM
Love this shot. Fantastic portrait with great contrast, light and dof. Subject is fantastic.
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01/20/2006 01:02:43 PM
Great portrait. Well deserved in my favorites.
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01/20/2006 12:18:14 PM
I like the odd juxtaposition of this subject to the formality of the portrait setting. I'm not really appreciating the choice of a very shallow depth of field however, especially since there is nothing distracting in the background that needs strong blurring. I would like to see the whole subject in sharp focus.
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01/19/2006 11:33:38 PM
Can't help but love this!
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01/19/2006 09:15:42 AM
stunning!..good luck with this very gripping image!
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01/18/2006 07:19:26 PM
great focus and lighting. looks like he has had a hard life.
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01/18/2006 04:30:55 PM
great charachter portrait... beautiful black and white as well... 10
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01/18/2006 03:25:27 PM
Emotive shot but lacking in tonality.
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01/18/2006 03:31:40 AM
A marvellous portrait!
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01/18/2006 12:46:06 AM
10 from me...
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01/18/2006 12:21:55 AM
I love faces with character
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01/17/2006 07:19:35 PM
Amazing portrait. Can't be anything but a 10.
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01/17/2006 12:59:11 PM
great.
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01/17/2006 12:57:36 AM
Nice portrait shot. I like the BW you chose to do this in.
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01/16/2006 07:00:00 PM
you should have called this "freckles". great "texture" in this photo.
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01/16/2006 06:25:00 PM
wow.. thats incredible detail and texture
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01/16/2006 06:11:40 PM
It's hard to imagine going wrong when you have a model like this! Having said that, you have absolutely nailed this. The contrast between the liver-spotted skin and sleek robe is perfect and the head really projects from the image thanks to some great lighting and processing. If anyone complains about the lack of eye catchlights I shall personally readjust their karma....it nicely adds to his melancholic and grouchy air
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01/16/2006 02:52:58 PM
Beautiful capture! Wonderful use of lighting and DOF. Good B/W conversion - really brought out the textures. Nicely done.
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