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Posted by E.J. Peiker on Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:12 pm

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Monk Chef - Ladakh, India
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I spent several hours yesterday in a Buddhist Monastery located at 12,000 feet above sea level in the Western Himalayas.  Here is a monastic cook, preparing lunch for the monks...

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by Carol Clarke on Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:33 am
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He's probably got the warmest job in the monastery, and in that location it must be a bonus. What a wonderful image, warming his hands in the heat from the stove, I really love this!

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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:50 am
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So evocative, so ancient. I can imagine this scene hasn't changed for many years (except for the monk). Love the contrasting reds and his raised hand. To me it seems as though he is blessing the food.
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by Gary Gulash on Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:12 pm
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Brilliant composition E.J., love the photo. It looks like you applied some artistic license to adjust the image, high pass or something, that adds a bit of character to the scene. The colors are superb and there is something about the gleam of light from the old metal pots and pans that is sublime.
(Hey, looking forward to your impressions of the Sony longs lens gear workout in the Himalayas)
 

by david fletcher on Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:40 pm
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Gary Gulash wrote:
Brilliant composition E.J., love the photo. It looks like you applied some artistic license to adjust the image, high pass or something, that adds a bit of character to the scene. The colors are superb and there is something about the gleam of light from the old metal pots and pans that is sublime. 


Plus one.  Nicely done.  Pleasing to the eye and a pleasure to see into their world.  The word, serenity comes to mind.  
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by Ron Day on Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:53 pm
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Love this!!!
 

by John Labrenz on Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:50 am
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david fletcher wrote:
Gary Gulash wrote:
Brilliant composition E.J., love the photo. It looks like you applied some artistic license to adjust the image, high pass or something, that adds a bit of character to the scene. The colors are superb and there is something about the gleam of light from the old metal pots and pans that is sublime. 


Plus one.  Nicely done.  Pleasing to the eye and a pleasure to see into their world.  The word, serenity comes to mind.  




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by E.J. Peiker on Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:54 am
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Gary Gulash wrote:
Brilliant composition E.J., love the photo. It looks like you applied some artistic license to adjust the image, high pass or something, that adds a bit of character to the scene. The colors are superb and there is something about the gleam of light from the old metal pots and pans that is sublime.
(Hey, looking forward to your impressions of the Sony longs lens gear workout in the Himalayas)


Actually not, it is essentially untouched except for adjustments required from a relatively flat RAW file...
 

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