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Tea drinkers in a mountainside cafe in Kyoto. :D
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This is one of my favorites from your recent deviations. You captured an intimate moment between friends. The colors are great with the red and green contrast, the soothing browns and blue hues. I liked how you used the aperture to focus past the curtains, stepping us into the room without entering it. The girl's(?) face is excellent, and I enjoy both their body posture and hands. The woodwork behind them connects as well as defines the space between the two friends. The giant pillar behind the girl also is very rooting. The repetition of rectangles is nice as well.

A very minor itch? (for lack of a better word) is how the red curtain on the left mixes with the maroon cushion below it. The beige sign(?) is also mixing with the tatami. Again, it's not a flaw, it just catches my eye. In a way, it also draws you into the scene.
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Finf Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
This is amazing, something about it is just so powerful!
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burningmonk Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Professional Photographer
I'm glad you like it! :D
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Finf Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
Mm! :iconhappygrinneplz:
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ferwt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
hi! nice pic!!! which lens did you use?? could you please share with us the exif info?? ^_^
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! You can see the EXIF right here on DA. Just look to the right side. I used Nikon 85mm 1.8G for this one, shot at f/2. :D
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ferwt Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Thanks, and congrats for your work!!
 
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DanielH24 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
WOWWW it looks like it was taken from a movie♥♥♥
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
Movies are a great inspiration for me! So consciously or not I'm often imitating them! :D
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Omizu99 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
Very nice one!
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! :D
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HaPpYmInA Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
i like the composition of this photography, you captured a casual talk beautifully
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it! :D
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absinthFenix Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Photographer
It looks like you have peeked and captured the moment. Just great.
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks! It was a very spontaneous sort of shot. :D
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Ayane-neko Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
The sense of intimacy is amazing on this one !!! I remember this place, we wanted to seat but had no time. I really feel like those two ARE taking this time -^^-
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Sometimes it's nice to just slow down and take it really easy for a while! :D
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MrProsser42 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
I am not sure what to say about this photo, I am having a hard time figuring out what I like about it even though I do like it a lot. I like the nature look that the image has, due to the lighting and that it appears to be peeking in at them, catching them in a very natural moment.

The tea room also looks very nice, and I love the view through the window.
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you for the in depth comment. I was actually unsure of posting this one, thinking that it was not such an interesting shot. But I like the little details that you point out, such as the light and the sense of natural calm. I'm glad you like! :D
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MrProsser42 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I wish I could describe why I like it a bit more. Thinking about it again, it also makes me think of a scene in a movie more than a photo. I have no idea why I have this impression though!
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Photographer
I can't put my finger either, but I often hear that about my photos. I admit that my biggest inspiration is film, particularly the works of Kubrick and sci-fi like Blade Runner. :D So somehow, subconsciously, it comes across. In this case it might be the soft lighting and shallow DOF. :D
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MrProsser42 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
When you mentioned Kubrick my mind immediately went to the scene of Dave Bowman and Frank Poole talking in the pod in 2001. Maybe it is just because that movie has such a small cast and often it is just the two of them, or Dave and HAL talking.

I am also a Kubrick fan and Blade Runner is one of my favourite films.
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Photographer
Damn, it is a tiny bit like the scene in the capsule! :D
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Gregos Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great colors, dof, and that natural light on the man's face is perfect. :)
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burningmonk Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks!! :D That's what makes the photo for me too! :D
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