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Old Apr 6, 2007, 8:51 AM   #1
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Dear folks,

Our company's photo club organized a photo outing to Soctrang province, Mekong Delta last week. We went to a Khmer ethnic village where people there were Khmer or in other words, Cambodian. The people here are very friendly. I came across this lady knitting the basket with bamboo strings. The shot was found original without any human intervention in setting up. I shot a lot of frames of this lady. All were in RAW format and just now converted into JPG using Canon's DPP software.

Your comments and critiques are welcomed.

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Old Apr 6, 2007, 9:37 AM   #2
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It is CLASSIC,EXCEPTIONAL .Thanks for sharing
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Old Apr 6, 2007, 6:02 PM   #3
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This is an excellent photo. It works on many levels. I love the B&W treatment. The bamboo poles work to break the photo up into thirds with the bottom third conveying the busy hands of the weaver. The upper third is dark and empty so it draws the eye back down to the subject. Finally, the blurred straw conveys the motion of weaving.
This is a delight to behold. Very well done.
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Old Apr 6, 2007, 7:50 PM   #4
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Dear Mcliu and Smac,

Thanks for your comments.

The photo should have been touched in PS to hide the BG I thought. However, my PS is still not good yet so didn't dare to try to spoil it.

All BW was done by Canon's DPP.

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Old Apr 8, 2007, 1:12 AM   #5
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No need for PS work at least for this picture.It is just perfect.
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Old Apr 8, 2007, 6:08 PM   #6
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excellent shot

i love the mono coversion. really enhances the mood of the shot. the motion bluring captured is great. adds a much greater sense of life to the shot

nice job

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Old Apr 10, 2007, 1:07 AM   #7
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I disagree with the background... I think it looks great the way it is... very nice photo!

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Old Apr 10, 2007, 1:08 AM   #8
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I disagree with your thought thatthe background should be blurred... I think it looks great the way it is... very nice photo!

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Old Apr 10, 2007, 3:38 AM   #9
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yes really nice image.
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Old Apr 13, 2007, 8:17 PM   #10
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Quan,

your photo of the Khmer lady warms the heart of an old Ansel Adams zone system aficionado. It is beautifully done.

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