Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Burma Blues

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Upgrade to e2

Tired of clicking to see a large version? Upgrade to e2 to browse all photos automatically at their largest size.
Add Comment

The young Monk who never smiled...but photogenic I think.

Thanks Simon.

Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Burma Blues
Username:BURNBLUE BURNBLUE
Uploaded:28 Dec 2011 - 1:58 PM
Tags:Burma, Portraits / people
Votes:43

Comments

saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 2:08 PM

Another fantastic work,very well done,
saeid

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Lydia
Lydia  3 Greece
28 Dec 2011 - 2:13 PM

I'm going to be harsh with this. Of course he's photogenic. Young Burmese monks in costume are photogenic and basically eye candy and technically not difficult to photograph either. This particular young man looks thoroughly fed up to me, perhaps he never smiled because he simply didn't want to be used as photographic material. He just looks resigned to me and there's no life in those eyes. Pity about the hands. Hands are so, so important, and you've chopped them off half way. The whites of his eyes also look rather unnatural.

Last Modified By Lydia at 28 Dec 2011 - 2:17 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 3:08 PM

Te he... thanks for your comments. But you are wrong, not all young novice monks are 'eye candy', some are much more photogenic than others. As in general life some people are more photogenic than others. Also think his look is more stern than 'fed up'. Also with regards to the hands, three quarter of the hands are showing, you basically know that he is reading, you havent got to show the whole hands to know that theres hands there Wink . Yes hands are important but it is the face that tells the story....remember this... not the deliberate out of focus hands Wink. Also have done nothing to the eyes..all natural..but thanks anyway for your comments.

Regards Simon.

Last Modified By BURNBLUE at 28 Dec 2011 - 3:10 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 3:42 PM

Hey thanks Carm for UA! Glad you like.
Si x

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Lydia
Lydia  3 Greece
28 Dec 2011 - 4:14 PM

I think we'll have to agree to disagree. In my opinion, having been taught by an experienced professional whom I respect enormously, hands are extremely important. Of course you don't have to show the whole hand to know they are there, but in this shot he is holding some presumably religious study material and I think they do need to be shown, they are part of who he is.
And, sorry, I do think that ninety-nine percent of subjects, particular in the Orient and Far East etc, and dressed in an 'exotic' manner, are generally eye candy and not very challenging, although I admit, can be visually appealing.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

BURNBLUE
BURNBLUE e2 Member 8BURNBLUE vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 4:18 PM

Think your funny. But all the best to you!

Kind Regards Simon.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

buxton
buxton  6 England
28 Dec 2011 - 4:37 PM

Another cracking portrait shot, and I'd go with you on the comments.
Martin..

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 4:59 PM

A powerful image. Love the lighting on this.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 6:55 PM

Like the tones and light in this Simon, I have look at this a while and your focus stays on the face so the hand are not an issue for me.
Regards
Richard

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

richmowil
richmowil e2 Member 5241 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 8:42 PM

The eye contact makes this image -well done

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
28 Dec 2011 - 11:16 PM

A superb series Si, I've really been enjoying each and every one of them!
"technically not difficult to photograph" - depends on who the photographer is I suppose, I myself would not find it so easy I know!
Hope you had a lovely Christmas Si and I also hope to see a lot more of your work in 2012 Smile

Sarah *

Last Modified By Sezz at 28 Dec 2011 - 11:16 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

kombizz
kombizz  9591 forum posts United States1 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2011 - 8:23 AM

great shot - bravo

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

digital_boi
23 Jul 2012 - 12:06 PM

fine work

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.