Larry Crook  

A Primary School in Burma by Larry Crook

January 2020 - A Primary School in Burma

January 2020 - Larry Crook


About the Image(s)

I took this image with my Nikon D750 with the 28-300 lens at 36 mm, shutter priority 1/320 sec, f 4. It was taken this past November just inside Burma along the border with Thailand. While I was visiting a friend she took me to see the local primary school. The classes had just finished, and these kids were just waiting around.

Back home I opened the file with PS and cropped the image, then in SEP-2 I converted it to B&W, adjusted the brightness, contrast, and structure, and finally applied a small amount of sepia tint.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

David Halgrimson   David Halgrimson
A real photojournalism image. Very interesting, I like the lighting through the wood slats and overall lighting. The story could be anything from the end of class as mentioned to before and during class. There is a feeling of excitement from the kids but I think I would prefer the one girl not looking at the camera and joining her friends in the activities.   Posted: 01/08/2020 16:44:08

Vincent Cochain   Vincent Cochain
Picture of another culture, another way of live, … so all the ingrédients to have a good and nice picture, which is the case here… Uniform, no shoes, nos smartphone, no … what a quite life… at my opinion of course.
I like the sepia tint. At first look I thought it was a picture with "noise" and "grain", and i was disturbed.
Even if i agree with your crop on the right, i would prefer a little more space on the left.   Posted: 01/09/2020 06:35:28

Paul Hoffman   Paul Hoffman
It does show off the different standards that others live in but the children look just as happy if not more.
The quality is a touch off so you are fighting there but you have all the information to show us the viewer the conditions. I would have liked a touch more on the right so you did not crop that bench off.
Real shame we cannot take these sorts of images in our countries anymore.   Posted: 01/14/2020 08:47:20

Jerry Hug   Jerry Hug
Your B/W image is much more meaningful to me. Love the bear feet of the children. Great photo journalism shot.   Posted: 01/21/2020 07:43:55