Got him at the yard of the temple at Dahapara Dham, near Ajimganj, Murshidabad, West Bengal. The old temple (named Jagatbondhu Dham) is now a days re-built with marble stone decoration. You can see it at background. This man was busy in cleaning the yard with singing some song regarding god. I captured some shots without his concent from distance and slowly reached near him to capture some portraits. He suddenly closed his hands with the posture of namaskar just after seeing camera (but not in this shot). He is the believer of God Krishna and so, wearing the chain of Tulsi (osimam sativam). He is a simple man living a very simple life (he showed us the room where he used to stay with another man, and it is too simple), but he keeps him smiling always. Now I am sharing this shot with you. Hope you'll like it.
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mauro61 (52857) 2011-06-15 0:36
una immagine di buon impatto con il viso dell'uomo a riempire metà dell'inquadratura.
Ben collocata l'architettura a fare da sfondo alla scena,
Nicou (146688) 2011-06-15 2:22
Très beua portrait et image une bien bel homme avec ces coliers et ce fond graphsique blanc, superbe effet.
bravo et amitié
peppe59 (14555) 2011-06-15 9:49
very nice expression of the old man, excellent quality
danos (100786) 2011-06-16 0:27
strange the portrait of this man in the yard of Dahapara Dham's temple.I like the light and the colour management, as the clarity of the image.
quillo (11856) 2011-06-16 1:19
Hi Subhendu ......
A good frame undoubtedly, with three levels ... man,
tree, temple, well contrasted,
with good light and definition,
I like the result.
Saludos y feliz día.
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-06-16 11:09
Ola Subhendu ,
Belo retrato deste homem , bons detalhes , gostei da expressão dele para ti , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
tusharkmandal (3173) 2011-06-16 12:04
A nice portrait and well framed. The presentation is good. I know that in a point and shoot its very difficult to achieve depth of field specially the shallow depth of field. So what you can do is keep the f as low as possible. And selectively blur the background while PP for the portrait to come out of the screen.
haha.. I just saw that I have no more points to give.. Sorry.. I owe you one now.
leo61 (0) 2011-06-16 12:08
A good portrait!!!
I like his facial expression,his position in the frame and the interesting background.
bema (26425) 2011-06-16 12:16
a really impressive portrait, shows a lot of the life of him in his face..
truly fascinating, thanks for sharing,
see you around, regards Bernd
foozi (7101) 2011-06-16 18:44
Hello Subhendu ,
very well composed shot of a this very expressive gesture. the white so hormony of the building and the shirt.
Nicely presented simple shot but attractive and effective.
Atousa (7131) 2011-06-18 3:01
A nice portrait of the man; great details!.. I like the inclusion of the temple -where he works- in the BG.. very well composed.. good presentation.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
Graal (103036) 2011-06-20 0:04
an interesting portrait and nice architecture in BG. Good composition. Amazing face of old man. Good photowork.
Have a nice day.
- Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (subhendu_bagchi) (26089)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-12
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5600
- Exposure: f/5.4
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-15 0:34