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Rainy Days and Mon(k)days Always Get Me Down.

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner
 
Rainy Days and Mon(k)days Always Get Me Down.
Rainy Days and Mon(k)days Always Get Me Down.
Every morning at 6am, the buddhist monks of Luang Phrabang, Laos make the rounds of their town, collecting donations of rice in their bowls to feed them the rest of the day.
© Garvin T. Snell
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Pascal Lamarre     I love the color contrast between the poor background and the 2 strong subjets of interest. Great moment captured and the blur adds to the motion in the picture, on purpose? Great shot.


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2/12/2004 2:26:25 PM

 
Jason N. Kantner
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/10/2004
 

Very nice color contrast and effect of motion. Well done.


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2/12/2004 2:35:15 PM

 
Nancy Grace Chen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/18/2004
 

Love this photo. The blur works well to show the background, and I love the use of color as well. At first I thought this was a selective desaturation.


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3/19/2004 12:51:33 PM

 
Susana Matos
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2003
 

Congratulations, great photo!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su


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3/19/2004 2:57:23 PM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Congrats on the win!!


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3/20/2004 3:10:23 PM

 
Eric Highfield
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Congratulations, Garvin!


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3/20/2004 3:33:21 PM

 
Gianfranco Rindone
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Big congratulations!
Beautiful shot.

Gianfranco


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3/20/2004 3:38:51 PM

 
Kristen McKain
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congrats!!


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3/20/2004 4:46:41 PM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations, Garvin. This is an amazing image.


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3/21/2004 3:04:14 PM

 
Ellen Peach
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Congratulations, Garvin, excellent shot!


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3/21/2004 5:43:35 PM

 
Heather L. Jacks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/19/2003
 

Congratulations! This is a fabulous shot!


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3/21/2004 6:04:23 PM

 
Bernard B. Travers  

Great work Garvin. Great camera too. Congratulations.


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3/21/2004 11:38:58 PM

 
Garvin T. Snell  


Thanks to all of you for the nice comments and congratulations. I am thrilled by the award ... I'm just concerned I will have to travel around the world again just to win another one.

Garvin


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3/22/2004 11:22:33 AM

 
Jared Stillwell  

I like the photo, but I have trouble with the motion. I guess it seems unintentional to me, making it tough to call a finalist. Just my opinion. No offense. I enjoy the rest of your album.


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3/22/2004 2:30:45 PM

 
Gabriela Cunha  

I love the photo and specially the motion in it!
congratulations!
:) gy


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3/23/2004 12:47:26 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Excellent image Garvin, I wish that I shot this image. It is very motivating! I can't wait for the rains agin!


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3/23/2004 5:58:50 AM

 
Donna R. Moratelli
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Garvin, You won't have to travel the world to win again. Just go out and capture the color & motion again. You can do that anywhere! Congratulations


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3/23/2004 6:01:15 AM

 
Wanda Judd
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This is outstanding...I love the mood,light and color....great job.


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3/24/2004 6:47:26 AM

 
Patrick Campbell
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Garvin, congrats on the first place win!!! I agree with Donna, just get out there and shoot, whereever you are. Believe me, she practices what she preaches!


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3/27/2004 11:22:10 PM

 
Richard H. Hahn  

I've looked at this image many times in the past month or so. It's displayed a lot! Sorry, but it's OOF, without sufficient evidence of purposeful motion blur. Congratulations on your first place win!


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4/19/2004 7:38:12 AM

 
Garvin T. Snell  

 
  Monks in Luange Phrabang 1
Monks in Luange Phrabang 1
© Garvin T. Snell
Canon PowerShot G2...
 
  Monks in Luang Phrabang 2
Monks in Luang Phrabang 2
© Garvin T. Snell
 
Richard,

Thanks for the feedback. I'm not sure what "OOF" is, but I think I get the general idea. You are right in the sense that it was not my intention upon setting out that morning to experiment with motion, because I was not sure what the exact conditions, subjects, and circumstances would be ... I was going with an open mind. But, after taking the first few shots, I realized that focusing on the color, while at the same time expressing the motion, was the best way to go. To back up this, I have included another couple of shots from that day. If more evidence is needed, please ask.
Garvin


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4/23/2004 12:23:43 PM

 
Eric Highfield
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I like the "Monks in Luange Phrabang 1", too! That's really well done. Great feel to it!


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4/23/2004 12:59:52 PM

 
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