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Getting dressed...........

Getting dressed...........
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Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 819 W: 66 N: 2286] (15914)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-15
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D 70, Sigma 18-50 f2.8 EX DG
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): mes favorites (2) [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-11-17 3:36
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Favorites: 3 [view]
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Another visit to Taungbi monastery IV

Please don't all shout at me at once. I have recently began a photoshop course and I am slowly learning techniques, this is my first try with a Triptych (thank you Kev). Anyway it is far from perfect but I thought I would share it.

This young novice had eaten his midday meal and was getting ready to leave and adjusting his robe. He knew I was clicking away at him and really didnt mind.
For more notes on Taungbi Monastery look at earlier posts.

tinamunk3, KevRyan, sleon, Rinie_Hoff, Bien, designsoul, don_narayan, eleparc, arindam_thokder, bnallama, rowanb, Curioso, saamb has marked this note useful
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To KevRyan: Triptycheverlasting 1 2005-11-17 04:10
To Luko: Uploadeverlasting 1 2005-11-17 04:37
To markoci: you are righteverlasting 1 2005-11-17 05:05
To Darren: more on the lefteverlasting 1 2005-11-18 07:35
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Fascinating technique at work here, and work it does, Elaine. You are going to get a LOT of feedback for this, believe me...It is lively, instructive too, funny as heck and delightful.
Excellent idea and execution.

very nice photo
i like the move and red colore
will done

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  • tskog Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 24 W: 0 N: 18] (182)
  • [2005-11-17 3:45]

The first two pictures looks a bit unsharp, but I really like the life and movements in the photo. His red robe matches those two red and green "baskets" in the background. Nice 'montage'.
regards Tommy

Novice, Elain! But it is something I would like to do since monthes!
It works very well, and what colours in this wooden house.
Good movement, this young monk seems happy to be a fashion model for a while!

A really nice image Elaine - I really like juxtaposing images or showing sequences like this - the Triptych is such an ancient artistic device it is hard for it not to work really.


best wishes Kev

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  • Luan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 200 N: 1486] (12971)
  • [2005-11-17 4:02]

Hello Elaine,
a ludic picture, i like it, it teach you in 3 moves how to get dressed like a monks ;o). Lovely, well saturated, and perfectly composed picture.

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  • sleon Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 724 W: 76 N: 2025] (9402)
  • [2005-11-17 4:16]

HI Elaine
great idea - your 3 shots placed together tell a good story, and I like the setting of the boy in his simple home. The colour of the gown is really striking too.
Regards, Susanna

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  • Luko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2424 W: 490 N: 2900] (14000)
  • [2005-11-17 4:26]
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Won't say the tryptich is not a good idea... the funny thing Elaine, is that I was about to upload exactly the same tryptich about a novice showing how to dress up... the only differences were that : 1-it was taken in a Mandalay monastery compound 2-He was showing the way they dress when going outside the monastery (robe making a turtle neck and tighly wrapped around the body).

Anyway, that's good informative TE stuff. I would have simply prefered white borders between the shots instead of black ones.. a non significant detail.

great idea, well executed. the first frame in itself would make an excellent photo. congrats! (just a minor knitpick: i'd have cropped the edge of the two columns on the left of the third frame)

I like this demonstration on how to get dressed properly when you're a young monk... funny and interesting.

Hi Elaine, what a lovely capture! His expression is nice to see, and I love the blurred habit in the first frame. The colour of the wood fits so nice in it, but what I also like is that in every picture the lines of the floor are different, somehow that gives a nice appearance. And yes, in the third frame the piece of wood, but it's a minor thing.
A nice one, Elaine.

Oh Elaine, what a very nice job you did here and what a good idea - it looks and work really really good!!

So you are attending a photoshop course......that must be the advanced course!!

:) Tina

Hello Elaine,
Very well done, I like the way you have stitched these photos to tell a story, its almost like a photo comic book.
Beatuiful colours,
Very well done.

Graet idea for a narative montage. I like the movement you've caught in the first one.

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  • fixed Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 149 W: 51 N: 122] (3836)
  • [2005-11-17 7:54]

hello Elaine
very nice one !
I like your tryptich ... very nice story ;)
framing and colors are wonderful !
very well seen !

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  • Bien Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 380 W: 47 N: 954] (4745)
  • [2005-11-17 8:18]

Hi Elaine, Absolutely wonderful! I love how you spoil us with 3 fantastic photos! The joy and proud of the novice is absolutely superb; his attitude startles me, his elegance and serenity, his joy and laughter and when he inspects the result of his 'dressing party', his proud look is very touching. The sway of his cloth in the first image is great. I know I'm repeating myself but he responds so well on you being there, and that is remarkable as well - you must have a good aura! Fantastic shot - again! Sabine

Elaine, this is so wonderful! Superb in its tryptich format, lovely in its content, gorgeous in its execution! My big big bravo to you for all!
Splendid shot(s)!

Shout?? I am shouting with glee!! This is so good, the action and the stages, it is interesting to see... and the background is good, very warm. very well done, stellar.


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  • nerve Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 731 W: 81 N: 697] (10231)
  • [2005-11-17 10:45]

This is a great piece of work really,,
i appreciate the technique here a lot.. especially like the movement in the first one..
great stuff..

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  • gaby Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1101 W: 46 N: 1555] (19819)
  • [2005-11-17 14:20]

Elaine bonsoir - fantastic and very interesting triptic - great work of PP -
splendid colors and saturation

you are competing with Luko now...;-) i love this tryptich showing this dressing session... He looked like a nice fun kid.

Very pleasant to bring this together in one shot and as we can see, he enjoyed to do this demonstration how to dress, warm colored , I like these composed shots, well done Elainne.

Hello Elaine,

I love this a lot, the novice is in action, his red dress is so rich in color. and the triptych is simply best.


Wonderful idea to show us this... Not bad for a first try! Lovely light and colors. Bala

I came to this from Luko's, and am really glad i did. Works really well as a tryptich and the colors are all just great. I really like the first and third frames. The first has some great motion and the way he is looking over his robe in the third really works for me. Only suggestion is that on all three frames, I wish the boy was more to the left. Really nice stuff.

i love this format, its very effective. wonderful shots and interesting note

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  • ishai Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 643 W: 100 N: 308] (4097)
  • [2005-11-21 3:19]

Nice and educative serie Elaine ,
I always wonderd how and what they have under that rope
I like the 3 images in one here
his perfect shy smile is adding a lot here too


Hello Elaine,

It is the first time I see this tryptich and I appreciate the idea very much. Three pictures in one when they carry the same subject. It looks as if they were dressing in cabins. You may know that I am also a fan of Myanmar.. Wish I could go again.

All the best to you - Izzet

hi elaine
superb series... the nice moments you've captured... good colors flying with innocense...

I really like the idea of this tryptich full of movement.
As Darren already noticed, composition could have been improved with a little more space of the right side of the novice.
TFS this nice moment

really nice picture!

You are definitely way too modest. This one is a really cool pic, showing the quickness of his rope adjustment absolutely perfectly, with the movements and all. Even more, the position he's standing is absolutely the same in all three pics, so it's almost like a little movie.
I don't know how many pictures you've taken, but you definitely chose the right ones and/or clicked at the right moment.

For me the most fascinating pic I've seen today.

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