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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.

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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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February 12, 2004

 

Jason N. Kantner
  Very nice color contrast and effect of motion. Well done.


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February 12, 2004

 

Nancy Grace Chen
  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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March 19, 2004

 

Susana Matos
  Congratulations, great photo!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su


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March 19, 2004

 
PickYourShots.com - Carolyn M. Fletcher

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  Congrats on the win!!


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March 20, 2004

 
StoneHorseStudios.com

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  Congratulations, Garvin!


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March 20, 2004

 

Gianfranco Rindone
  Big congratulations!
Beautiful shot.

Gianfranco


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March 20, 2004

 

Kristen McKain
  congrats!!


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March 20, 2004

 
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  Congratulations, Garvin. This is an amazing image.


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March 21, 2004

 

Ellen Peach
  Congratulations, Garvin, excellent shot!


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March 21, 2004

 

Heather L. Jacks
  Congratulations! This is a fabulous shot!


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March 21, 2004

 

Bernard B. Travers
  Great work Garvin. Great camera too. Congratulations.


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March 21, 2004

 

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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March 22, 2004

 

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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March 22, 2004

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


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March 23, 2004

 

Donna R. Moratelli
  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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March 23, 2004

 

Donna R. Moratelli
  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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March 23, 2004

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


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March 24, 2004

 

Patrick Campbell
  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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March 27, 2004

 

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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April 19, 2004

 

Garvin T. Snell
 
 
  Monks in Luange Phrabang 1
Monks in Luange Phrabang 1

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  Monks in Luang Phrabang 2
Monks in Luang Phrabang 2

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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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April 23, 2004

 
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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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April 23, 2004

 
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