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Longing for the way it once was in Thailand
Longing for the way it once was in Thailand

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-11 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Date: Nov 15, 2008
Aperture: F11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/90
Galleries: Emotive, Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Nov 29, 2008

I'm stuck in Thailand (Nov 29th) awaiting resolution of the airport closures. After going through some shots I've taken over the last few weeks this one struck me as being appropriate. There is already sadness in the air for India and it is likely there will be violence here between the reds and the yellows, at least today's rumors predict it for Sunday. I hope it turns out to be wrong.

Not the best shot I had but with a large amount of cropping and some shadow work I think it brings out what I'm feeling at the moment. I hate to edit on my small laptop but it is all I have till I get home which is likely at least a few more days.

Place: 95 out of 417
Avg (all users): 6.0854
Avg (commenters): 6.6364
Avg (participants): 5.9907
Avg (non-participants): 6.2679
Views since voting: 941
Views during voting: 237
Votes: 164
Comments: 14
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/07/2008 06:12:15 PM
Great expression. I wish her face was lit a little brighter.
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12/06/2008 06:34:48 PM
You must mean before they closed the airports and stranded 300,000 travelers ... (just kidding). Nice capture of an emotive portrait. On my calibrated monitor, the face is somewhat dark. Would like to see her face a little more. Nice catchlights in her eyes. Nice detail in the hat.
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12/05/2008 11:30:29 PM
Nice low key portrait. Very honest and a good character study.
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12/05/2008 07:08:13 PM
Lots of character in that face, good choice!
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12/05/2008 09:38:31 AM
The lighting and colors and great, very soft, except for the bright bit off the top of the hat. I'd prefer if that had been cropped out, it's a little distracting, but overall I really like it.
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12/04/2008 05:41:04 PM
interesting pose and expression
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12/03/2008 11:22:30 PM
Who can't relate to longing for something in the past? Wonderfully captured, and the sentiment is conveyed very nicely.
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12/03/2008 12:04:06 PM
this title only hurts a fine image. let the pic tell the story. e.g. "longing".
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12/03/2008 01:13:51 AM
such an emotive portrait, nicely done!
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12/02/2008 11:14:32 PM
Chailai sat and pursed her lips. She hadn't wanted to come to dinner. She was fine at home, on her own, tending her garden. However, Her niece and nephew had made such a fuss, and so she had relented. She had put up with their constant chattering, with the long ride to their home, with that yowling mutt they called a pet. She'd put up with all of that with nary a complaint, but when dinner was ready, and they had appeared with this RIDICULOUS hat, well, that was just the end of her patience. She had a mind to pout right through dessert.
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12/02/2008 09:52:34 PM
I don't like the title... but I like the image. The background is wonderfully blank, too. Well done. (not voting yet)
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12/01/2008 10:57:22 PM
Beautiful composition and lighting. I love how you've managed to aptured all of the details.
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12/01/2008 03:05:20 PM
Wow fabulous study !
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12/01/2008 03:33:14 AM
SO DO I!!!! We are supposed to be flying there for a well planned and paid up holiday on Thursday and the nation is on its knees with the Bangkok airport closed! Can you give this woman a call for us and ask her to go and do something about it!????

Great image...love the tones
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