Rainy Days and Mon(k)days Always Get Me Down. [124 Landscapes & Travel]

© Garvin T. Snell

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

Uploaded: February 10, 2004 16:15:03


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.


Pascal Lamarre February 12, 2004

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. #96865

Jason N. Kantner February 12, 2004

Very nice color contrast and effect of motion. Well done. #373716

Nancy Grace Chen March 19, 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. #434039

Susana Matos March 19, 2004

Congratulations, great photo!!
Cheers from Portugal, Su #434598

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe March 20, 2004

Congrats on the win!! #437165

Eric Highfield level-deluxe March 20, 2004

Congratulations, Garvin! #437235

Gianfranco Rindone March 20, 2004

Big congratulations!
Beautiful shot.

Gianfranco #437241

Kristen McKain March 20, 2004

congrats!! #437350

Ronald Balthazor level-addict March 21, 2004

Congratulations, Garvin. This is an amazing image. #439180

Ellen Peach level-classic March 21, 2004

Congratulations, Garvin, excellent shot! #439425

Heather L. Jacks March 21, 2004

Congratulations! This is a fabulous shot! #439465

Bernard B. Travers March 21, 2004

Great work Garvin. Great camera too. Congratulations. #439730

Garvin T. Snell March 22, 2004

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 #440737

Jared Stillwell March 22, 2004

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. #440989

Gabriela Cunha level-classic March 23, 2004

I love the photo and specially the motion in it!
:) gy #441697

Donna R. Moratelli March 23, 2004

Excellent image Garvin, I wish that I shot this image. It is very motivating! I can't wait for the rains agin! #442035

Donna R. Moratelli March 23, 2004

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 #442044

Wanda Judd level-addict March 24, 2004

This is outstanding...I love the mood,light and color....great job. #443899

Patrick Campbell March 27, 2004

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! #450251

Richard H. Hahn April 19, 2004

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! #491484

Garvin T. Snell April 23, 2004


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 #498734

Eric Highfield level-deluxe April 23, 2004

I like the "Monks in Luange Phrabang 1", too! That's really well done. Great feel to it! #498756

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