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By fighterjockey
The laid back life of a village was about to start; the shafts looked blissfull when someone would walk out of them. I was spellbound at the light there. The lady in the foreground is greeting another lady in the background(hence the title -Bonjour, french word for Hello). did you guys see the vapor coming out of the lady's mouth as she greets? Wink ....

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ColouredImages 17 47 35 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2010 5:54PM
This is very strong image which has lots of impact. I love it. Would like to see a colour version
snowjunkie 11 22 3 Scotland
29 Nov 2010 5:58PM
I can't critique it because I see nothing to improve. I love the mono. What is there to say other than "Ce travail est excellent"?

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Virna 11 52 Ukraine
29 Nov 2010 6:17PM
c'est vraiment un travail excellant - et colleur, et position, et idée. Tout est en harmonie, en balance. Bonjour!
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2010 6:28PM
Truly superb! Can't fault it in any way.

Alan_Coles 15 178 11 Wales
29 Nov 2010 6:29PM
Fabulous ????
shush 11 1 7 Canada
29 Nov 2010 7:14PM
Wow…..what a beautiful capture, not much to critique. I love the rays and the light silhouette of an oncoming lady carrying something on her head, and off course the vapour from greeting lady. Simply excellent. Would love to see the colour version.

miptog 15 3.6k 65 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2010 7:28PM
I too would like to see a colour version. Only, minor, comment is that there is little or none shadow detail in the top left and bottom left of the frame
29 Nov 2010 7:40PM
What a excellent shot love the use of light coming through the trees and it works very well in mono.
NEWMANP 13 1.6k 574 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2010 9:24PM
well the light and composition are sublime, beyond critisism really and although the exposure has held detail in the bright areas, i think some of the blacks are a little blocked up. possibly a little exposure blending from variations of a raw (not hdr) and a little careful dodging and burning could have lifted this in to the highest level.

it is however a stunning image and one to be proud of
Jestertheclown 12 8.5k 253 England
29 Nov 2010 9:38PM
Not much else to say is there?
Leave it alone!

TONKSPHOTO 11 2 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2010 9:48PM
You ve got it just right Pranjal..Regards...JT
wrinkles 12 351 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2010 12:42PM
Great timing,and composition.
fraser 17 631 14 Scotland
30 Nov 2010 1:26PM
This is a beautiful image an it's very difficult to offer any critique. The only thing I can find is an agreement with the others who say that the blacks to the top left are too intense, but you've really got to look hard to find fault.
paulbroad 14 131 1293 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2010 1:42PM
This is superb. A photographic masterpiece. My only tiny crit is your title, because I had to look very carefully to see the second person. However, the image is fantastic - not often I say that!

banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4263 Canada
30 Nov 2010 4:39PM
A fantastic image, wonderful atmosphere, so well suited to monotone.

Ive loaded 2 mods for your review. I based mod 1 largely on Phils comments, - my intention was to make the lady more visible by making blacks a little deeper, and also retaining the highlights where they were. I also applied very selective sharpening to enhance the edge of the mans head, and the breath.

In mod 2, Ive applied a sepia tri tone effect that might work well.

Excellent work,


f8 18 9.2k 22 England
30 Nov 2010 9:50PM
I really like this Pranjal,its caught the mood,conditions, and its got action doffing the hat and the breath,and catching the person in the background was a sheer bit of luck and good fortune.
I have made a mod but not much as its so good without it.
6 Dec 2010 3:11AM
wow !!!!
i am so very happy to see the comments of all you senior people.
thank you guys, thanks a lot.
EPZ has been a great place of learning and inspiration for beginners like me.
all your comments and mods are cordially welcome!
happy clickings...

ps: sorry for late reply. been out of town with some work.

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