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Novice Monk_The Bayon_Cambodia

 

Hasselblad 500C camera and Hasselblad Sonnar 150mm f4 lens with Kodak Professional Portra 160VC film

Hasselblad 500C camera and Hasselblad Sonnar 150mm f4 lens with Kodak Professional Portra 160VC film

This image features a novice monk at the Bayon in Angkor Wat, Cambodia. I was fascinated by the way the warm sunset, illuminating the top of the structure, was compositionally balanced by the young monk at the bottom right of the image.

I utilised a Hasselblad 500C camera and Hasselblad 150mm f4 Sonnar lens with Kodak Professional Portra 160VC film. The telephoto nature of the 150mm lens, with its ability to diminish the sense of 3 dimensional space, concentrates attention on the structural elements of the scene. However, as most of the Bayon was in shade, I utilised Adobe Photoshop CS3 to ensure brightness and contrast were sufficient to hold shape, texture and color throughout the structure.

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Glenn Guy, Blue Sky Photography  

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