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January 9, 2013
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Canon
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Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Shutter Speed
1/1250 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
200 mm
ISO Speed
320
Date Taken
Dec 22, 2012, 11:10:36 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Macintosh
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Laotian Monk by drifterManifesto Laotian Monk by drifterManifesto
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-01-30
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Has the appeal of the reality. When I looked at it first, I thought it lacked the definition of some other art and maybe could do with some more but then I looked again. This is not staged, not that staging is a bad thing but with this kind of rendition, reality must be absolute. Target area leaves are in focus as is the monk - nice, but the background, place of departing (History) is past and now out of focus. I really like that, especially as the foliage on the other side of the foreground, (Not really the point of focus) is also out of focus but to a lesser degree. I hope it is fair to say that even a Buddhist could observe this picture of "Passive Intent" that is in accord with the surroundings and adds to the general appeal.
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:iconwildmedlar:
WildMedlar Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
This is such a tender moment, well done capturing it so beautifully
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so amazing! I love this style and composition! Great work! :love:
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:iconphilarmoniku:
Philarmoniku Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Student Photographer
Awesome !
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:iconvqcheng:
vqcheng Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shot
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:iconarcangelcrystal:
ArcAngelCrystal Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Amazing
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Amazing picture! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconweelx:
weelx Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here: [link] :)
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:icondriftermanifesto:
drifterManifesto Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Cheers!
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:iconaneirin-aryon:
Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing. ^_^
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:icondriftermanifesto:
drifterManifesto Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you :D
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:iconladychum7:
ladychum7 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Is anyone else somewhat bothered by the bag of chips in the bottom left corner? Astounding shot though I love it :D
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drifterManifesto Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
It bothers me too. In Laos, as in many Asian countries, rubbish is everywhere. It seems as if they just don't understand that it not good for the environment. The road was littered with rubbish on either side. I was considering shopping it out, but I feel that an honest picture is better than a pretty one. But yeah, thanks :D!
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ladychum7 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I like your point it wouldn't be the same picture without it, but I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed the rubbish :)
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:iconruby-cay:
Ruby-Cay Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol didnt even notice XD it bothers me now :3 lol
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:iconsketchedexistence:
SketchedExistence Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
A very beautiful image. Love the richness of the colors and the clean focus on the monk against the beautiful background. Nicely done.
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:iconlagenerala:
lagenerala Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Itīs simple but at the same time beautiful, a moment with a lot of meaning.
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:iconazzurknightheretic:
AzzurKnightHeretic Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
a good pic > i give you a rating B >> :)[link]
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:iconzee-who:
Zee-Who Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Congrats on your Daily Deviation!:squee::heart:
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow..... He looks so peaceful just walking through the forest. Did you get to meet him?
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:icondriftermanifesto:
drifterManifesto Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
I got to meet him twice, once coming (this photo) and another coming back.
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Ahh.
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:iconborysbrytva:
borysbrytva Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think this photo contains hidden meaning. I like it. And congratulations on the DD!
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:iconranserenader:
RanSerenader Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Stunning colors and composition! It's a wonderful shot :D
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:icondriftermanifesto:
drifterManifesto Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks:D!
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:iconfrobenius:
Frobenius Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Great job, great picture, great atmosphere...!
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:icondriftermanifesto:
drifterManifesto Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks:D!
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:iconeosjunkie:
EOSJunkie Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
beautiful. deserved DD
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:icondriftermanifesto:
drifterManifesto Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you. :)
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:iconaurora-celest:
aurora-celest Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
The lighting is beautiful in this shot. :)
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:iconyuuza:
Yuuza Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i love the colors monks dress in :love: that intense orange ;u;
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:icondriftermanifesto:
drifterManifesto Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
So intense!
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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:icondriftermanifesto:
drifterManifesto Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks:D!
I hope you have nice day too~
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, thank you :happybounce:
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:iconeternalfallacy:
EternalFallacy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
great capture :clap:
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:iconandrewzheng:
AndrewZheng Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Cool photo.
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:icondriftermanifesto:
drifterManifesto Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks:D!
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:iconandrewzheng:
AndrewZheng Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student General Artist
No problem.
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:iconsbgothik:
SBGothik Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I love the rich play on colors of this shot. His fiery orange robe is set off perfectly with all of that lush green. Beautiful capture and very well composed. :clap:
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drifterManifesto Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks, the monks in laos have a very orangey coloured robe unlike those of other countries. Myanmar monks, for example, have much redder robes.
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:iconprincessvegata:
Princessvegata Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The peaceful surroundings fits good.
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:iconyentl-star:
Yentl-Star Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very nice picture, love the colors and the position very much :D
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:iconcharmingdreams:
CharmingDreams Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
wow you captured him so well! Very beautiful photo!
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:iconnicolasjolly:
nicolasjolly Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful!!
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:iconebarroso:
ebarroso Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
super!!
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:iconmbev:
mbev Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
nothing to say ...do not want to break the moment....love it
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:iconmarx77:
MARX77 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013   Photographer
Congrats on your well deserved DD, matey! :D
CHEERS!!!
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:icondriftermanifesto:
drifterManifesto Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Photographer
Cheers to you :D!
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:iconszwedameister:
Szwedameister Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My friends are bhuddists from laos. So I can connect with this.
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:iconvaldemarii:
ValdemarII Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Like the colors harmony.
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