The Holymen : On way back from Muzaffarpur to Calcutta,I visited the capital of Bihar state - Patna also.During my stroll through the busy lanes of the town, I came across these two Sadhus(holymen) sitting outside a tea-stall and waiting for their delivery of tea in earthen pots.They had a gaze of suspicion as well as interest aimed at my lens.Later ,while having their tea,the holymen shared a few jokes with me about my zeal for photography.Hope you like this one too.
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mesutilgim (89166) 2013-12-30 13:31
Nice capture of those two sadu's with good pov and layout.
TFS and have a happy new year !
pajaran (55113) 2013-12-30 13:32
Interesantan tekst i trenutak ...
Dobar snimak, lepo pokazani Sadhus u svojoj narodnoj nosnji.
Oni imaju svoje mesto i provode dan u druzenju.
Interesting text and moment ...
Good shot, nice Sadhus displayed in their folk costumes.
They have their place and spend the day socializing.
All the best.
ourania (36486) 2013-12-30 14:32
I like very much the perspective and tight framing of this double portrait. It's great how the background is filled with the walking lady who also contributes to the stunning chromatic harmony of the photo. You captured the Sadhus' expressions of interest and suspicion so well. Your interaction with them is superb. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, a very happy new year for you and all your dear ones!
carlo62 (38805) 2013-12-30 14:33
bel ritratto, questi due santoni, nelle loro vesti classiche e molto colorate, sono proprio espressivi.
Miguel82 (26543) 2013-12-30 16:17
Very funny shot Fabbs, two holy men saddhu baba, they look both surprised and anxious "why does this guy take our picture?!!" a brillant picture of these respectable guys belonging to Indian culture, I like of course the girl's silouhette in the bg, Felicitari, urari bune!
aliabazari (16053) 2013-12-30 18:05
Hello dear friend, Farhat
Portrait of a great investment into the show, I love them.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-12-30 23:07
fascinating street photo!
The way you composed and close-up it and the timing are perfect to capture and bring out the whole essence of the scene.
First class composition!
Wish You a Happy New Year!
mohammad_H (9754) 2013-12-30 23:50
زندگی روزمره مردم شهر شما
دو مرد مسن با لباسهای محلی
سنت و اداب و رسوم هندی ها جذاب است
بهترین ارزوها برای شما
mirosu (15302) 2013-12-31 1:16
Excellent snapshot, superb light, perfect tight crop. Well done my friend.
Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-31 2:03
Wish you a very Happy and prosperous 2014!
Very good portrait of these sadhus. I like the selective focusing and their curious and amused look. I think they are wondering why on earth should anyone take their photo :-). Thanks for sharing.
subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2013-12-31 3:31
nice double portrait here. I like the direct gaze of them towards your lens. Good facial expression. Nice colour and depth. Superb work. Tfs.
kato (11630) 2013-12-31 5:16
You're capturing well these two holymen by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the hollyman who wears yellow stall, paints the color on forehead and sits on the ground. It's an interesting spectacle, although I do't know that they live in any job.
photoray (13691) 2013-12-31 6:11
Fine candid up close portrait of the classical and colorful garbed Holy Men, all in accurate resolution.
I wish I could sit with my legs folded but have to compromise with just one leg folded.
Have a great New Year,
Silvio1953 (130518) 2013-12-31 7:02
Ciao Farhat, great portrait of lovely couple, nice daily life scene, wonderful colors, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, Happy New Year, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (63039) 2013-12-31 8:06
A well collected double portrait, on the street view, Farhat.
Looking directly to you, with some astonishment I'd say - yet, an impressive face expression. Nicely spotted and collected.
Happy new year, my friend,
adramad (40710) 2013-12-31 8:20
Superb portrait of these two men, watching with great attention to your camera, your clothes with a nice colorful, their beards, all of them creates an atmosphere of peace and calm.
Beautiful color range in these soft colors.
Good management of light and good sharpness.
My wishes for you and also for your family, a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2014.
Noel_Byrne (27448) 2013-12-31 8:29
Another wonderful portrait, and you have captured their gaze so well in this shot! A beautiful note to go with it too, how nice to know you shared a joke with these men. Masterful control on the depth of field.
The best of everything to you and yours in the new year!
aleXundar (1256) 2013-12-31 8:52
A very lively colorful shot of the holymen. Light handling is superb. Excellent daily life shot to end 2013.
With Best wishes for 2014,
ChrisJ (104429) 2013-12-31 11:49
The previous upload of the tobacco seller had a more intense look of suspicion imho. Still a nice dual portrait of these elderly holy men with good color, sharpness and saturation. The shallow dof works really well here. Good warm cold color contrasts between the orange and blue. Tfs & a happy New Year to you!
delpeoples (55094) 2013-12-31 18:54
Namaskar dear Farhat
And happy New Year to you and your family!
I love your note where you mention that the holy men joked with you about your zealous photography, ahh if they could only meet the rest of us mad men and women from TE :) A beautiful shot, which certainly depicts their curiosity and suspicion. Your rapport with the men is what makes this photo for me. congratulations and I hope 2014 brings you everything you wish for.
SnapRJW (31627) 2013-12-31 22:23
Hello Farhat - Warm greetings on this the first day of 2014, may it bring good fortune to you and your loved ones. What a fine double portrait with a warm and harmonious colour palette. A shot that expresses exactly what you speak about in your note... there's definitely an interaction between them and you! Warm regards Rosemary
Cricri (111515) 2014-01-01 7:21
Superbe portraits, bien cadrer, plein de détails et de couleurs, beaux regard vers vous, très belle image
marina7 (8055) 2014-01-01 7:34
really nice portrait work. Their gaze is indeed both suspicion and interest. Lovely bright colors too.
Thanks and Happy New Year!
fds (8848) 2014-01-01 13:46
ciao farhat another very beautiful image and great portrait for this two human with very nice colors and great scharpnees
happy new year 2014 dear friend
Fis2 (90131) 2014-01-02 23:43
Good reportage photo.
I like frame, colors and depth.
Have a nice day
UlfE (14641) 2014-01-03 7:19
Superb shot of the two holy men. The composition is perfect with the face of the closed man face in focus. Very attactive colours. One of the best photos in your gallery. TFS and have a nice day!
Waylim (25368) 2014-01-03 10:39
Another Really good daily life and a cultural image of your country. The portrait paint a way of life and the important of religion believe as well as the dedication of the people.
Good quality with bright colors and well managed light.
clic (16092) 2014-01-03 11:10
You've been lucky to know their language for a direct communication with holiness living not only on spirituality, but has to eat and drink!
Much colourful exotism seen here and I wonder whom of those two wise men are closer to holiness because the one at left wears a longer beard!
fanni (14381) 2014-01-05 13:23
I like very much this double portrait :) We can clearly see their curiosity and interest! Very good DOF, too. That blurred lady in the background makes it an excellent composition.
mcmtanyel (16741) 2014-01-05 16:11
This is nice people-photography. I like your tight and just-right framing.
Here are a few questions on your note: Actually, the first is just a guess, is Muzaffarpur roughly equivalent to Victorton (Victortown)? The other is about these men, what religion are they and what are they holy to?
mkamionka (32521) 2014-01-06 13:29
great street portrait. The men have indeed something special about them they seem experienced and wise indeed. You have captured them with nice poses and plenty of color around them as well.
Very well done!
berek (43727) 2014-01-09 0:27
very interesting portrait my friend. i like colorful tradationel cloads and your good framing.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-11 9:48
una bella cattura di un aspetto particolare della grande regione indiana.
La messa a fuoco selettiva ti ha permesso di mettere in particolare evidenza i due Holymen lascaindo però che lo sfondo ne permettesse un perfetto inserimento nella vita quotidiana.
Ottima la nitidezza del personaggio in primo piano e molto buoni anche i colori.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
josepmarin (57953) 2014-01-12 5:55
these Holy men watching the photographer are caught well in your shot, and give a vital atmosphere into the composition.
They seem to question you for your interest in photographing them, but it seem they are not angry, as well.
The real daily life in the city, and its traditions, in a good photo.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (16817)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-26
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, 18 mm - 55 mm - f/3.5 - 5.6G Nikkor AF-S, Hoya HD Protector 58 mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-30 13:22