An old man gone for prayer at the Star mosque in the old part of Dhaka. The Star mosque, also known as Tara Masjid, was built in the first half of the 19th century and is one of the most famous mosques in Dhaka.
Scanned from a Kodachrome slide.
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horatiuTT (4570) 2008-02-22 1:49
great capture,the photo is beautiful framed by the building
from the background.Very interesting appearance ,expressive and
striking that man.A worth seeing photo Gert,well done.
skoogmi (39) 2008-02-22 7:32
Bra och intressant bild och ett fint porträtt på denne gamle man.
saxo042 (37966) 2008-02-22 8:40
This old man looks very troubled, maybe he didn´t like having his picture taken. But is is anyhow a good picture, the man in his white clothes is standing out and making a good contrast against the black opening of the mosque.
molla (7129) 2008-02-22 11:14
he has a special gesture this man, well framed of the portal behind him, it's again like 35 years is nothing.
nirvana73 (0) 2008-02-22 11:17
Star mosque in the old part of Dhaka
There is beautiful texture
interestibg old man BAREFOOT
thanks for sharing
have a good weekend to you
Fis2 (105074) 2008-02-22 12:50
Very handsome man ;). Good frame and composition. Curious colors. Very impressive picture. Well done.
Asiulus (1184) 2008-02-25 0:14
When I look at this frame, I'd like to see it shot so that the whole arch would be visible, possibly you'd have to shoot from lower perspective to achieve it and I suppose you didn't have much time to compose. On the other hand, darker line of concrete at the bottom nicely closes the composition, acting as the sort of the frame here. Anyway, it's a good shot!
Waylim (25436) 2010-10-10 10:56
As always, I love your old photos from years pass. 1972, I was just 7 years old, and you have already been around the world. That is so wonderful. I wish I have seen as many place and learned about its culture. This is another really wonderful depiction of life. I like the film texture and appreciate that classic film quality, for the newer generation, it is harder for them to even understand the art of photography the way it used to be.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-03-27 8:33
A lovely image of this old man standing in front of the Mosque. I like his facial expressions, shows some kind of sadness. The image is good showing the local costume(the lungis). Nice artwork on the pillars at the entry.