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Rikki


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Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Date: Jan 1, 2006
Aperture: f11
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/15 seconds
Galleries: Emotive, Travel
Date Uploaded: Jan 16, 2006

Viewed: 1061
Comments: 25
Favorites: 4 (view)

A worshipper at a Buddhist temple. I captured him just before his prayers were over. What captured me was the quality of the light that penetrated the space along with the smoke from the incense.

Yes. The smoke is real ;)

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05/29/2006 02:34:10 PM
Fantastic!
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05/17/2006 03:16:46 AM
This is a timeslice of life as is rarely seen, and will probably never experience first-hand.
Wonderful shot!
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05/09/2006 12:54:55 AM
To me this photo has gone beyond photography into pure art. It is really beautiful... in the eyes of this person anyway.
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04/29/2006 04:58:46 AM
I enjoy the strength of the different areas of colour in this image. They really stick out quite well against their dark surrounding without taking away too much attention from the praying men(?). The smoke from the cattle and the way it gives the sunrays this atmospherical aspect makes the shot perfect.
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03/16/2006 02:54:37 AM
Originally posted by crayon:

Hi Rikki,
of all the "surviving" photos from your Japan trip (why did u remove them? lol), this thumbnail caught my fancy the most. I like the colours, and the natural light shining through the smoke. However, just one tiny complaint is that the photo looks like it has gone through too much NR, a little plasticky especially on the person's skin and the big urn in front? Just my personal opinion tho, and I still like it. cheers!


Actually there was no NR software used here. NI wasn't even part of the equation. I think it's just a bit oversharpened. Thanks Shin!
03/16/2006 02:50:06 AM
Hi Rikki,
of all the "surviving" photos from your Japan trip (why did u remove them? lol), this thumbnail caught my fancy the most. I like the colours, and the natural light shining through the smoke. However, just one tiny complaint is that the photo looks like it has gone through too much NR, a little plasticky especially on the person's skin and the big urn in front? Just my personal opinion tho, and I still like it. cheers!
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03/15/2006 09:14:04 PM
Originally posted by sfalice:

Vermeer or maybe even Caravaggio could have fun with this one.

Nice work, Rikki.

Alice


Agreed !
Really amazing picture!!
..with the amount of light seen it seems it must have been a difficult shot to execute as well!!
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02/26/2006 11:50:51 AM
Vermeer or maybe even Caravaggio could have fun with this one.

Nice work, Rikki.

Alice
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02/26/2006 02:28:48 AM
Wow - haven't seen this one. Very nice! A really great image.
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02/26/2006 02:27:51 AM
Beautiful catch! I wonder how this would look in B&W...
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01/27/2006 08:51:50 AM
This has so many layers to it. I could really study it for a long time. Great light and shadow. The colors are in all of the right places. The figure amidst the smoky light - WOW - adding to favs.
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01/27/2006 04:43:50 AM
This is a beautiful pic
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01/20/2006 03:34:37 PM
fantastic, very very nice. i'm sure it wasn't easy to grab the shot.

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01/19/2006 12:11:28 PM
Love this!
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01/19/2006 09:31:12 AM
Great capture. Really packs a lot of punch. Highlights the colorful culture in a very respectful manner. Nice work.
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01/17/2006 11:25:46 PM
Love this shot. Shows the culture, has great light and wonderful color.
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01/16/2006 10:18:28 PM
beautiful find with the smoke and light. looks like you have some effect of the shadows/highlight filter. i've uploaded some stuff recently that has it too. the funny thing is that some people really like the way it looks. i'm not one of them but at least it is a way of salvaging a photograph even if it makes it look a little bit like a cartoon/painting.
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01/16/2006 09:45:49 PM
oh yeah Rikki, this is just awesome thanks for another fav.
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01/16/2006 09:02:19 PM
Nam myo ho renge kyo
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01/16/2006 02:34:09 PM
Wow, Rikki, great light!
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01/16/2006 12:19:58 PM
Wonderful capture. Love the juxtaposition of modern with tradition
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01/16/2006 10:56:30 AM
This truly is beautiful... great "mood" image. :)
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01/16/2006 06:24:17 AM
this is beautiful, looks like a painting. new fav for me, thanks
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01/16/2006 05:42:49 AM
excellent
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01/16/2006 03:53:46 AM
very powerful picture
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