Novice Monk_The Bayon_Cambodia
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