Sometimes, you’ll hear a photographer say, “I wish I had taken that”. It’s not meant as a negative comment but as a genuine sign of respect to another photographer for the quality of picture they have taken. I had one of those moments today whilst perusing the winners (so far) of the POYi 2011 contest. The image above was taken during anti-government protests in Bangkok in 2010.
It’s a really beautiful shot. The colours are wonderful. Immaculate timing. And the reflection reminds me of a certain iconic photograph. I’m not sure who took it, as POYi do not release the names of winners until all are announced, but I haven’t seen it previously. Perhaps a Thai photographer? Wherever they are from, hats off. This is my favourite image…so far.