great shot -- this easily got my highest rating.
available light in the rules? I was going to submit a studio photo as well, but saw the available light rule at the end and changed it. I guess I didn't think of studio light as available light.
You don't even know -- I almost threw up observing this from about 3 meters away before retreating back to take a picture of the whole thing. But it's fascinating how different cultures handle loss and burial. This ceremony is truly unique.
Why is this all cockeyed? You realize that those aren't actual policemen and you can't get in trouble for photographing them right? Especially not in Shanghai (it's on the arm patch).
Thank you for the comments, they're sincerely appreciated. This was a fun challenge with lots of great entrants! This was shot in a tibetan area of Sichuan Province as I was motorbiking through -- sat down and talked with him for 10 minutes or so before shooting.
I think the point, Trish, that Parnava was making is not that the portraits are bad in any way, just that they don't match the theme of this challenge (photojournalism). The portraits and the more photojournalistic shots are all very good in this challenge -- I've really enjoyed both.