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By WhiteRose1  
A monastery in Mandalay where the monks line up (in their hundreds) to receive their meal for the day, the food being donated by locals.

A big thank you for your comments on ' Rising Damp ' and to Darryl, Sanjeev, Zoe and Helen for their UAs, very much appreciated.

Dave

Tags: Burma Monks Buddhism Landscape and travel

Voters: fentiger, nonur, NDODS and 114 more

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fentiger Plus
15 916 23 England
17 Jan 2013 9:23AM
Excellent photography.

Albert

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nonur Plus
7 17 11 Turkey
17 Jan 2013 9:27AM
Yes, excellent work for competitions. Wonderful achievement that speaks for itself!SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
NDODS Plus
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:27AM
Brilliant, the selective focusing working superbly. A very pleasing and high quality image Dave.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Fefe Plus
4 23 31 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:43AM
Very special image Dave.............................. I do think this is the first time I haven't had to scroll for a mile to commentWinkGrin
Diane
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
17 Jan 2013 9:46AM
Wonderful focusing, Dave, a superb image. Carol
Super shot
Jellyfire 4 41 4 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:58AM
Superb shot, the selcetive focusing really makes this image powerful
Tibetan 4 3 England
17 Jan 2013 10:02AM
Brilliant shot Dave full of the right atmosphere, excellent low light shot, well done.regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
17 Jan 2013 10:03AM
Excellent Dave, love their expressions,
Fred.
17 Jan 2013 10:09AM
Love the expression of the main monk in the image. Personally, I would tone down the light areas in the BG
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 10:10AM
Another glimpse into the lives of some in the monastery, and with effective use of wide aperture and selective focussing, Dave.
Love their impassive expressions and the subdued lighting.
Ronnie.
17 Jan 2013 10:18AM
Another superb photo, Dave!
The focussing on the one monk adds much to the whole atmosphere og the picture.

****
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
17 Jan 2013 10:40AM
Excellent use of shallow DOF Dave; beautiful image!
Rende
Richsr Plus
9 91 223 England
17 Jan 2013 10:52AM
Picked a godo point of focus in this Dave.
Regards Richarda
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 11:12AM
Excellent insight into the lives of the monks with selective focussing
on the subject and to quote Ronnie the impassive expressions of the monks as a whole.
KateGrinGrinGrin
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
17 Jan 2013 11:14AM
Great atmosphere Dave and the colour is lovely Smile It carries an air of quiet expectation Smile
Trev_B 9 151 68 England
17 Jan 2013 11:20AM
Love the effect you have added to this image Dave it really picks the main character out.

Trev
helenlinda Plus
9 344 22 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 11:47AM
Lovely colours - and excellent focus on the one monk
Helen
rontear Plus
13 8 7 England
17 Jan 2013 11:52AM
That one face ( Steve McCurry aka ) excellently taken, deliberate technique Smile
Ron.
pluckyfilly Plus
10 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 11:57AM

Quote:Another superb photo, Dave!
The focussing on the one monk adds much to the whole atmosphere og the picture.

****

if I can add good use of shadow and light
andylea 7 37 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 12:03PM
this is stunning dave a real gem top shot Wink
andy
canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 12:14PM
Excellent photography and focusing Dave. Very well captured
Jim
17 Jan 2013 12:17PM
Excellent shot.......Sandy
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 12:23PM
Think it's all been said already.


Ann
mrswoolybill Plus
9 968 1494 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 12:39PM
Super, moving photo journalism, the individual in the crowd.
Moira
AnneWorner 8 620 43 United States
17 Jan 2013 12:39PM
One face in a crowd - beautifully isolated. A superb shot with great light.

Anne
CaroleS Plus
6 423 3 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 12:45PM
Superb selective focussing
Carole
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
17 Jan 2013 1:01PM
This is really excellent. Beautifully framed and focussed, and the concentration on one face. Lovely colour.
x
woolybill1 Plus
9 22 68 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 1:20PM
Perfect focus and eye contact!
Regards
Bill
danbrann Plus
12 621 17
17 Jan 2013 1:43PM
A top notch image captured with all your skills and photographic knowledge.
17 Jan 2013 1:43PM
This is top draw
mike
rayme330 4 17 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 2:02PM
Immaculate dof and colour Dave, great capture.

Ray
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 2:34PM
Amazing use of dof, brilliant focus.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
17 Jan 2013 2:42PM
Your choice to focus on ONE face, allowing the rest to be oof in varying degrees has set this in the outstanding range
I have enjoyed all your images in this series!
Meheecho 3 275 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 2:54PM
Superb use of focus to produce a lovely image
Steve
17 Jan 2013 2:59PM
Excellent capture Dave. The selective focusing makes the image very strong
Effrossini
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
17 Jan 2013 3:04PM
Must be the biggest soup kitchen in the world Dave !!
A fine shot.
Mick.
TrevBatWCC Plus
8 12 10 England
17 Jan 2013 4:13PM
Excellent piece of photo-journalistic work, Dave Smile
Trev Smile
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
17 Jan 2013 5:18PM
How selective focus should be applied Dave, a stunning piece of photography.

Regards

Trev.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 10 10 England
17 Jan 2013 5:19PM
Love how you have focussed on one monk - excellently composed image.
Joan.
17 Jan 2013 5:30PM
Excellent dof Dave, another stunning image from your Travels.

John Smile
morpheus1955 9 3 2 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 5:35PM
Superb portrait, excellent dof and light

Hugh
HELANA 6 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 6:13PM
They all look very well fed Dave,GrinGrinGrin. Grate dof. Gorgeous shot.
Elena
17 Jan 2013 6:21PM
This really is outstanding ... as shown by all those user awards....
17 Jan 2013 6:27PM
Great capture and focus on one face - with excellent eye contact.

P.
gajewski Plus
12 10 9 United States
17 Jan 2013 6:41PM
Dave, this is a wonderful comp. -- great color and perfect use of DOF to focus us on that particular face.
-=Walter
carper123 Plus
4 921 8 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 6:58PM
Another stunning image, Dave, one of your best overall images, it has the lot, composition, creative thinking, a feeling of movement, lighting and photographic skills.
Well done my friend.
Darryl. SmileSmileSmile
Caziwinkles 3 3 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 6:59PM
WOW!!! What an unbelievably powerful photo. The selective focussing brings a totally new atmosphere to the image. A-m-a-z-i-n-g!! Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile
User_Removed 6 48 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 7:35PM
Super image Dave, love the DOF.
Regards, Alf.
O it's a great shot, everything right everything to like , powerful but at the same time getting a glimpse into life as they know. fascinating image excellent work.

John
Oh yes Oh yes, just hits the spot great depth of field and lighting.

Another Whiterose masterclass.
17 Jan 2013 7:45PM
Superb!
Cliff
abeeror2 4 22 Australia
17 Jan 2013 8:10PM
One of the best photographs I haver seen!
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 8:44PM
I love how the image focuses on one person. Stunning work and probably my fav so far from your tripGrin
Ryan
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
17 Jan 2013 8:55PM
Brilliant take - top focus in this.
Brian.
marktc Plus
5 86 14 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 9:08PM
A powerful image Dave, excellently portrayed. The selective focus gives the illusion of movement (implied or actual???) stunning matey.
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 10:13PM
Now this is what is classed as a top shot Dave..and what focus is all about
sorry have just got here without a UASad
but can say congrats on all the UA's very deserving
Lillian
UrbaneMagick 4 172 1 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2013 10:33PM
Classy image..up there with your very best Dave...... award already given, but ........

GarethSmile
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
17 Jan 2013 10:55PM
fantastic, wonder how you did the radial movement!
I like the shadow the focal point giving this originality and telling a story which is important to a picture. So you are using one of the benchmarks in art Original - Technically Correct - Impact..........
Well done. WesternRed.
almiles 6 38 102 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 6:30AM
I guess it's all been said but having just one face in focus in a crowd is a very skillful technique and hard to achieve. The uniformity of colours keep the comp beautifully simple and means nothing to distract the eye. There seems to be a radial blur effect centred on his right eye and strengthening towards the frame edges. It enhances the movement and contrasts the stillness of his gaze. Lovely Smile
wenzu78 4 7 Malta
18 Jan 2013 7:00AM
Excellently seen.


Weldone!


wenzu
pdcche 6 4 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 8:09AM
Great shot Dave and like the focusing on the single monk, will see some monks also on my hols, Peter..
18 Jan 2013 10:57AM
Photo!!!!
Regards Valery
18 Jan 2013 12:14PM
Excellent example of selective focusing. Very powerful image.


Deep
18 Jan 2013 1:47PM
excellent !!!!

GrahamGrinGrinGrin
18 Jan 2013 2:17PM
They are unfazed by the living of modern cities.
ChiliMan Plus
10 135 17 Singapore
18 Jan 2013 3:18PM
Utterly brilliant shot and well worth all those awards, Dave. That one monk in focus and all the rest simply blurring around his gaze. Genius.

Andrew
Humblebee 4 1 England
18 Jan 2013 4:44PM
Top Notch Dave - your selective focusing together with the eye contact, has produced nothing short of a masterpiece ... Carol Grin
SteveNZ 8 4 5 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2013 9:58PM
Beautiful image.
I would like to make comment... one ear seems to be very well lit. I can't quite decide whether it adds or detracts to the image??
Cheers -- Steve
JimV 10 6 3 Canada
19 Jan 2013 2:34AM
As the 101st. voter it's impossible to add anything of any value Dave, just congratulate you on what is - as best I can remember - the most UA's I've ever seen for one upload, all very well deserved too!
Rgds., Jim
oll1e 9 57 2 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 5:01AM
Top shot Dave ,cracking focus point and congrats on the awards .Only took me 5mins to scroll here and write this ...lolTongue
19 Jan 2013 4:11PM
So interesting to see. I wonder what they are thinking about ! Food maybe !!Wink
derekhansen Plus
7 210 24 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2013 7:29PM
I am so sorry I missed this a couple of days ago Dave because I would most definitely have added my UA to the veritable avalanche that this stunning image has been given.
Derek
LexEquine 10 19 United States
22 Jan 2013 8:22PM
'Superb color Reportage Imagery!' ~ LEx Wink
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
22 Jan 2013 11:16PM
An outstanding image Dave, it's all been said already
31 Jan 2013 10:36AM
Yes all been said but I must add my congrats on such a wonderful shotSmile

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