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focal length:70 mm
focal length:70 mm
aperture:f 8
shutter:1/125 sec
Capture data:2008-05-12 12:46:40

Posted in: Category: [Kyoto]  

A monk picking up trash in front of a temple using only chopstick. This kind of monk usually travel all around Japan and live lives of mendicancy. The local people give food for them to eat, though the monks are not permitted to positively ask for anything.

Comments on "Redemption"

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  • ROB // 2008-05-18 15:32:27

    Seriously earthy image. This one really sucks you into his world, makes you want to know more. I like.
  • Jeff T // 2008-05-18 15:59:44

    A very telling photo, although like Rob - I want to know more too. Great job here Ruben.
  • Jim // 2008-05-18 19:34:26

    I have to agree with the other two comments. It's a picture that tells the slice of a story but leads the viewer to want to know more. Very good capture.
  • Marie // 2008-05-18 21:08:32

    belle image, d'une scène de quotidien ! J'aime les couleurs.
  • Jonas // 2008-05-18 22:55:23

    When we think about Japan, "homeless" is not what comes at once. This shot helps us remember that, despite the prosperity of the country, there are many ones, almost hidden. Great job, Ruben.
  • jelb // 2008-05-19 01:24:02

    well done shot..good treatment..Bravo!
  • yiannis krikis // 2008-05-19 02:17:02

    nice contrast and colors - great street work
  • Andy // 2008-05-19 03:41:58

    Awesome shot! Great contrast in this image.
  • Shay // 2008-05-19 11:35:37

    Amazing textures, colors, and composition. ^^ Nice job
  • Mirco // 2008-05-19 15:21:54

    Love it!!
    I like the perspective and the tones
  • eric kim // 2008-05-19 15:39:26

    Powerful image.
  • derLitograph // 2008-05-19 16:10:28

    Nice cold colors and interesting scene you've captured.
  • Alejandra // 2008-05-19 18:42:18

    I like how the monk stands out over the textured background. Beautiful shot and interesting story. Nice!
  • dillonpic // 2008-05-19 23:09:44

    really great picture. i love the toning and sharpness you acheive in your pictures. very captivating.
  • d e s o l a t e | m e t r o p // 2008-05-19 23:26:17

    I really like the gritty feel of this.
  • Oswegan // 2008-05-20 04:27:24

    That's awesome. He will definitely find nirvana for that.
  • lasiate // 2008-05-20 07:05:01

    les couleurs froides et le traitement excellent pour une image de la misère dans ce pays. Tu commences une série bien noire
  • Valérie // 2008-05-21 04:55:31

    Une image qui interpelle par sa force et l'émotion qu'elle dégage. J'aime beaucoup! Bravo!
  • Sean // 2008-05-23 13:58:52

    Wow. Now I feel like a jerk. I suppose it wouldn't hurt me to pick up the occasional piece of trash I see on the ground. Great capture.

    @Sean: Yeah, however with chopsticks it's a little tricky - Ruben RJ
  • flo // 2008-05-29 17:09:12

    a hard life, like this metallic and glitter textures ; even his clothes seems metal made
  • Reggie // 2011-11-05 16:11:05

    What's it take to become a sublime expoudner of prose like yourself?