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Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7707 W: 150 N: 16743] (74034)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-01-22
Categories: Humorous, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D70s, Tokina AT-X PRO 80-200/2.8, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-09-07 2:15
Viewed: 349
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note

It was the shadow casted on the wall of a road side make-shift barber shop that I found intriguing, taken in early morning in a dusty Muang Sing border town. As they say, a shadow never lies!! anyway just a mundane fun capture nothing special, however the results are very true to life and this is the enjoyment about street photography.

Obviously light is nothing without shadows..
as registered by the sensor - no more and no less, take it or leave it ..

Setting: 200 mm, 1/500 sec, F8, ISO Raw 200, 0753 hrs

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Hello Abmdsudi,
Not a usual sight for Western eyes, getting a haircut in the street but quite prevalent in India and parts of the Far East. An interesting daily life composition made all the more so by the shadow play. Well framed and perfectly exposed to capture the mood. Very good colours and sharpness.

Very nice artistic scene. A street barbershop is always an attractive image, kind of rare nowadays. Well observed.
Have a good weekend.


Hello abmdsudi,

What should I say? Its an excellent shot! Have its place among my favourites!

Best Wishes,

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2760 W: 1360 N: 3167] (40027)
  • [2018-09-07 4:20]


The shadow reveals the comb to be applied on his hair, very good framing to have twice the scene but a little bit different PoV
Have a nice day

Dobro vece.
Interesantan poogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazano, dobar kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Berberin radi svoj posao na ulici, lep trenutak sa senkom.
Zelim vam lepu i mirnu noc, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Good evening.
Interesting view and a moment, good text ...
Beautifully shown, good contrast, beautiful colors, beautifully captured moment.
Berber's doing his job on the street, a nice moment with a shadow.
I wish you a nice and peaceful night, all the best for the weekend, good luck.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10227 W: 161 N: 16934] (129769)
  • [2018-09-07 6:18]

Witaj Abmdsudi!
Nice scene from daily life shot.
Excellent composition and framing.
A very curios shadow makes impresion.
Well done.
Good evening.

Bonjour Abmdsudi,

J'aime vraiment beaucoup cette composition. Si on ne voyait que l'ombre on se demanderait si on assiste à un meurtre tandis que la réalité est toute autre.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3601 W: 0 N: 8419] (59503)
  • [2018-09-07 8:49]

Two scenes in one, a real scene in the street and the repetition as a shadow play, very nice idea
regards Ryszard

Hello Abmdsudi, a picture of two halves! Imagine the shadow by itself with no explanation!
Excellent shot from the street, great observation.
Great composition.
Regards Jean.

Ciao Abmdsudi
eccellente idea e ottima realizzazione, l'ombra ci racconta più della realtà, anche se si tratta della stessa scena, due modi di vedere la stessa cosa.

Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
L'oeil aux aguets, le doigt prêt à appuyer sur le déclencheur, et hop, une photo de qualité et bien pensée.
Bravo pour le résultat. J'aime cette scène de la vie quotidienne.

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  • danos Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13701 W: 295 N: 27478] (110395)
  • [2018-09-08 0:04]

Hello Abmdsudi,
nice the snapshot with the barber and his customer,but the most impressive is their shadow on the wall.Excellent the timing of the scene as the details we can see.


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24956 W: 520 N: 42080] (180362)
  • [2018-09-08 0:29]

Hello Abmdsudi,

Nice daily life picture with the barber and his shadows
Excellent found the barber saloon.
Very well composition lovely presentation.
Nice done, TFS

Have a nice weekend,

Hi Abmdsudi
Scenes like this require photographers with immense talent to first notice them and then skilfully take a photo. The shadows are like a-scene-within-a-scene and adds a completely new dimension to the main subject.
Best wishes

Hi, Abmdsudi.
A fantastic photo, a great moment with the hairdresser in full work cutting the client's hair, while the same scene is repeated in the shadow of the wall, as in the game of Chinese figures.
Very effective coloring, which highlights the details of the image.
Good management, both brightness and sharpness.
Very well done. I like it.
Enjoy the weekend.
My best wishes for you.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14395 W: 0 N: 16326] (174957)
  • [2018-09-08 18:21]


Géniale la projection de l'ombre de cette scène de coiffure double vue au soleil et sur la facade quelle sècne et compo très bien vu.
Bravo et amitié

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14785 W: 1053 N: 30272] (141979)
  • [2018-09-08 21:24]

Hello Abmdsudi,

A superb daily life shot of the barber and his customer, reinforced by the shadow falling across the wall at left. The oof pole sort of looks like a barber's pole and adds context. Tfs!

Hello Abmdsudi
The pole nicely separates the shadow representation and the reality. This gives this excellent photo and extra special atmosphere. Two realities of the same event.
Excellent work
Have a good Sunday, groet Rob

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 16087 W: 159 N: 28052] (147454)
  • [2018-09-10 0:57]

Hi Abmdsudi
Bien capturer la scène du barbier ce copiant sur le mur
bonne lumière et couleurs contrastantes

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10402 W: 174 N: 18578] (82739)
  • [2018-10-19 9:45]


this is a scene we can't see in every corner, marvelous way you used the shadows here. very well done.
take care


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