Bali People in Copper Monotone (21 images)

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by siftu, Aug 23, 2015.

  1. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    The following images are of the people I met from a recent trip to Bali, Indonesia. I made an effort to ask people if I could get a portrait and never once got knocked back. A couple of times I did tip them for their effort.

    After returning from my trip I played with these a few times but finally decided to convert to monotone to give them a consistent feel. This is my first attempt at such photography and I must say I enjoyed it so much and look forward to doing it again.

    20206037863_b399bc9d4b_b.jpg Rice Farmer by Siftu, on Flickr

    20638969380_3044368318_b.jpg Broom Salesman by Siftu, on Flickr

    20640267189_d7c6da1312_b.jpg Cecak Blessing by Siftu, on Flickr

    20638966700_0e21f61a8e_b.jpg Riding in the Fields by Siftu, on Flickr

    20827005595_90e465ba69_b.jpg Walking in the Fields by Siftu, on Flickr

    20639031528_42c66b1e6d_b.jpg Beach Seller by Siftu, on Flickr

    20640267789_9e61c22f86_b.jpg Market Seller by Siftu, on Flickr

    20640268369_27a37f90d9_b.jpg Fabric Seller by Siftu, on Flickr

    20827004975_861cee1477_b.jpg Waitress by Siftu, on Flickr

    20834101921_287c8e6eb2_b.jpg Fabric Seller by Siftu, on Flickr

    20204395354_07c2b8a4f0_b.jpg Rice Farmer by Siftu, on Flickr

    20827006635_84a62e3670_b.jpg Chicken Chopper by Siftu, on Flickr

    20204396194_c6aafb175b_b.jpg Fish Market by Siftu, on Flickr

    20834104551_6fa23ff4d5_b.jpg Offerings by Siftu, on Flickr

    20206039933_5ff190da76_b.jpg Ketut by Siftu, on Flickr

    20204397184_235c7123ae_b.jpg Ticket Man by Siftu, on Flickr

    20638971060_cf31cec1de_b.jpg Seirra by Siftu, on Flickr

    20817503502_2294eed523_b.jpg Nyoman by Siftu, on Flickr

    20800723016_64c4b18fef_b.jpg Debbie by Siftu, on Flickr

    20817508962_8402bd6662_b.jpg Ilu - Markets by Siftu, on Flickr
    Last edited: Aug 24, 2015
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  2. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    20206040123_599b03c0fc_b.jpg Fisher Person by Siftu, on Flickr
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  3. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Fabulous set of portraits! There are some great captures. Thank you for sharing.

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  4. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    Thanks, I appreciate the comment.
  5. tkbslc

    tkbslc Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    I enjoyed this series very much. Nice work.
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  6. agentlossing

    agentlossing Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jun 26, 2013
    Andrew Lossing
    I really enjoyed this series! Great variety of environmental and closer portraits.
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  7. 50orsohours

    50orsohours Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 13, 2013
    Portland Oregon
    I agree, very solid set.
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  8. BLX

    BLX Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 24, 2012
    Brilliant portraits here - your mono works really good :2thumbs:
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  9. gengh

    gengh Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 9, 2010
    Very nice portraits. I especially like the photo of the rice farmer
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  10. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    Yes I feel like that was THE photo of my trip. The moment was very special. This is him a minute before.


    I was taking pictures of him working with a hoe and he saw me and stood up and posed. I reached into my camera bag to give him a tip and he couldn't believe it. He came over and was more than happy to pose for this portrait. He was visibly appreciative of the tip and thanked me many times, not with words but just the look of appreciation you could see on his face and in his eyes.
  11. biomed

    biomed Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 22, 2013
    Seattle area
    Very nice series!
  12. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    What is copper monotone?
  13. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    They aren't pure B&W, it has a slight copper color tint applied in silver efex
  14. Replytoken

    Replytoken Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 7, 2012
    Puget Sound
    "Your camera takes great pictures! What kind is it?" :rolleyes: Sorry, just could not resist.

    In all seriousness, this is a great series of images, and I like how you processed them. And the last image is really outstanding. I suspect that four of these hung in a square arrangement on a wall would look great.


  15. siftu

    siftu Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 26, 2015
    Bay Area, CA
    hehe, people still ask me what camera I take my pics with.. "Is this with your olympus?"

    Thanks for the compliments. I still have a long way to go. Onward and upward.
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