~ Is There Any Hope Left? ~
Today I am going with a completely different kind of facial story.
A helpless and hopeless man... A face who, somehow, lost his game... A Sadhu stays in a layer of life where he stays alone.
They came here after completing a tour from Gangasagar. Got him inside a tent. A different type of reddish light reflected from somewhere from tent material and illuminate a part of his face, which, I think, made this expressive face more interesting. Low light, hand held with 1/30sec of shutter speed with 220mm (effectively with 330mm)... Hope you can bear with the not-so-sharp hand held result...
~ Feel His Silent Expressions ~
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Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-28 1:05
His glistening eyes tell me that your interpretation is spot on. I can see the reflections of a lifetime on his face. Great details captured on the face aided by the beautiful light. Excellent portrait. Thanks for sharing.
macjake (54934) 2014-01-28 1:18
for obvious reasons this photo and this man really stand out. for me, its his eyes that tell a story. the eyes are so glossy and are very captivating.
Nicou (119507) 2014-01-28 1:19
quel regard et vue quel homme grandisoe portrait ces yeux cette barbre ce traits du visage emrvielleuse iamge.
Bravo et amitié
krzychu30 (15442) 2014-01-28 1:20
expressive and also very touching picture,especially after reading your note.His face and his eyes seem to tell us everything.All his worries,his feelings are here perfectly captured and conveyd.
Have a nice day
besnard (52869) 2014-01-28 1:53
Un superbe portrait de cet homme au regard très expressif et tourmenté.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
nagual2 (1448) 2014-01-28 1:56
They say thoughts are invisible.,but you have captured one here.TFS
Apurba20 (984) 2014-01-28 3:26
Subhendu, the face is telling so many things at the same time. And yes, the red is tantalizing. Great!
Sergiom (57821) 2014-01-28 3:31
J'admire cette grande qualité que tu possèdes de pouvoir approcher les gens d'aussi près pour les prendre en photos et l'habileté que tu as de les faire regarder dans la lentille comme dans ton âme.
snunney (81849) 2014-01-28 4:15
A fine close-up on this Sadhu with a most expressive face. You have captured the very essence of him through the sparkle in his eyes. Very nicely lit and with excellent tones and sharpness.
timecapturer (47486) 2014-01-28 4:33
an evocative title to a compelling study. A beautiful image and so amazing when considering hand held too. The eyes are haunting and the expression gets right inside your soul. A remarkable presentation.
mirosu (13174) 2014-01-28 5:29
An excellent portrait. Smart choice of tight crop (close-up) to accentuate the man with splendid sharpness, great color contrast, superb light and very good POV choice.
Wish you a very nice rest of the week.
KristinsCamera (2373) 2014-01-28 17:26
he seems to have given you a direct look into his soul through his eyes ~ their liquid depths are hard to look away from.
and the blur of a hand on the right adds further intrigue, nice job.
mrichat (1683) 2014-01-28 18:02
The most attractive part of this photo to me is his eyes.Usually the eyes of sadhu types men are red due to excessive consumption of "ganja".
Excellent DOF achieved,and the lights on rhs over the man's head is very nice. well sharpped to get details of the lines on man's face.
AN IMPRESSIVE SHOT.
jjcordier (75174) 2014-01-28 22:46
Impressionnant gros plan sur ce visage marqué par les ans. J'aurais peut-être coupé l'image pour supprimer la chevelure surexposée?
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-29 7:38
What a portrait!
Light is magical. Those cool eyes, those wrinkles and the tight lips tell many things about the man, but those features are so meticulously captured!
Shot of a master...that's all.
Graal (96450) 2014-01-29 11:14
another nice portrait. Interesting face. Fine details of skin, glance and contrast. Also good DOF.
Have a nice evening.
josepmarin (57693) 2014-01-30 0:46
this gorgeous portrait says all about the life of this man, about his lack of hope, because of his tearful look and his sad attitude.
The reddish light and the shades, gives a wonderful play on this face.
We can see clearly all the details of the face, of the hair and of the beard.
A great work, my friend.
ourania (29417) 2014-02-01 13:17
"facial story" is a lovely description for this captivating photo and for your other interesting portraits. I would never be able to decipher the Sadhu's glance and expression but I would never quit trying either. A very strong and expressive portrait, albeit spontaneous and quick. I like the dramatic contrast of the Sadhu's hand on the right. The glint in his eyes is marvelous, the textures, the light and the shadows work in a mesmerizing way. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
- Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (subhendu_bagchi) (25509)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-23
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S VR-NIKKOR70-300 f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED
- Exposure: f/5.3, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-28 0:55