Ganja,one of the favourites of Indian sadhu. I found the sadhu in gangasagar fair,India
About ganja: Cannabis, (also known as marijuana,"pot," "weed," "grass," or ganja in its herbal form and hashish in its resinous form) is a psychoactive product of the plant Cannabis sativa L. subsp. indica (= C. indica Lam.). The herbal form of the drug consists of dried mature inflorescences and subtending leaves of pistillate ("female") plants. The resinous form consists primarily of glandular trichomes collected from the same plant material.
A dried flowered bud of the Cannabis sativa plant.
A dried flowered bud of the Cannabis sativa plant.
The major biologically active chemical compound in cannabis is Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol, commonly referred to as THC. It has psychoactive and physiological effects when consumed, usually by smoking or ingestion. The minimum amount of THC required to have a perceptible psychoactive effect is about 10 micrograms per kilogram of body weight (which, in practical terms, is a varying amount, dependent upon potency). A related compound, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabivarin, also known as THCV, is produced in appreciable amounts by certain drug strains. This cannabinoid has been described in the popular literature as having shorter-acting, flashier effects than THC, but recent studies suggest that it may actually inhibit the effects of THC. Relatively high levels of THCV are common in African dagga (marijuana), and in hashish from the northwest Himalayas. Humans have been consuming cannabis since prehistory, although in the 20th century there was a rise in its use for recreational, religious or spiritual, and medicinal purposes. It is estimated that cannabis is now regularly used by four percent of the world's adult population.The possession, use, or sale of psychoactive cannabis products became illegal in most parts of the world in the early 20th century. Since then, some countries have intensified the enforcement of cannabis prohibition while others have reduced the priority of enforcement, almost to the point of legalization, as is the case in the Netherlands. The production of cannabis for drug use remains illegal throughout most of the world through the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs, the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and the 1988 United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, while simple possession of small quantities is either legal, or treated as an addiction rather than a criminal offense in a few countries. The laws in the United States vary from state to state, some having decriminalized the possession of small amounts of marijuana, although it is still a federal crime.
It has been reported that commercial hashish is often no more potent than high quality seedless marijuana. However, carefully produced and screened hashish is up to three times as potent as the highest quality herbal varieties.
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xavshot (69835) 2007-08-01 0:40
c'est une très belle photo avec un excellent choix de cadrage. La photo est originale et d'une qualité remarquable. Bravo
everlasting (14504) 2007-08-01 0:52
misty, stoned eyes behind the chillum, good DOF and choice of focal point.
RGatward (20060) 2007-08-01 1:05
Great contiuning series of portraits here Partha. Inventive use of a touch of bokeh here.
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-08-01 1:28
excellent job!, great DOF and composition.
nirajsinha (857) 2007-08-01 1:33
Hi Partha Da,
Great work. A masterpiece. The DoF and PoV is simply great. Chilum in middle of foreground is perfect. A great learning for me.
kagemusha (1288) 2007-08-01 2:49
Wonderful shot, The DoF and PoV is great but i wish it would be bigger :(
syd1946 (18663) 2007-08-01 3:22
Great portrait for sure!Very different from the portraits posted everyday in TE.A big bravo for this and for the note of course!
indoka28 (5237) 2007-08-01 3:24
this is a mindblowing shot..odbhut clarity..chobi taar.>!! daarun legechey..!!The focus on the chillam is very well taken and the colours and clarity are of the highest standards..
rbassin (16901) 2007-08-01 4:09
Magnifique cadrage, j'aime bien ce gros plan sur le cigar avec le visage en flou à l'arrière.
C'est très bien fait.
bhardwajkapil78 (486) 2007-08-01 4:11
its just awesome....
japiey (10163) 2007-08-01 4:16
PERFECT, AND WHAT A FANTASTIC DIMENSION YOU HAVE HERE....
Mindblowing shot (from Indro)... !!!
hatti52 (12786) 2007-08-01 5:30
very impressive eyes behinde smoke.
designsoul (21492) 2007-08-01 5:51
Excellent portrait of the ganja ;-), Partha! What a strong shot! You chose the perfect depth of field no doubt, the man's face is still decipherable behind the joint.
LeToun (0) 2007-08-01 7:15
very nice POV. your focus choice is very good.
I like this picture a lot.
Manash (499) 2007-08-01 10:15
Dudharshooo!...Kolke ta ebong tar effect..kichu bolar nei..
jrj (34841) 2007-08-01 12:15
Good work partha, a strong compo, perfect setting and crop, good dof - just the way to balance a photo and info. Very good
zeca (19762) 2007-08-01 17:58
Wow! Its a nice picture! One of your best works capturing people, in my opinion. I like the smoke detail and you caught also the expression of his eyes! Well done!
evarol (196) 2007-08-01 22:33
This is such a great shot both in terms of technique and also because it's very informative. Your shallow depth of focus makes us able to focus on the ganja, while leaving the smoking to blur, alluding to his state of mind at the time of smoking. =). On the informative side, this kind of photo is a great way to share a story of culture with us trekkers. Thanks a lot for it.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-08-02 3:21
Hi Partha, i like a lot this portrait..
really original and well composed!
PierreMorel (1172) 2007-08-02 7:53
WOW!!! a fantastic shot! Composition is perfect and i like the slightly blurry background with the eyes. It's an impressive and very powerful image.
bruce_wayne (1507) 2007-08-02 16:51
great portrait...this macro is very good, clearness and details are great!
happypoppeye (4817) 2007-08-03 20:05
Great use of DOF to create a really dynamic photo with the man's face as the background. Color and composition are perfect.
bhorerpakhi (559) 2007-08-04 0:33
Hello Partha Da,
I am liking a lot of your recent faces, as if you are concentrating more on portraits. And I see the shadow of Sabyasachi Da in many of your recent uploads, so sad he is not posting these days. Here the point of focus is so well done on the smking stick and not the face.
MarcT (20964) 2007-08-05 3:15
Excellent picture but haschich is dangerous and you're right to explain a little bit more
dilane (861) 2007-08-08 2:01
S U P E R B E !!!!Fantastique portrait - Très très belle prise de vue - J'adore !
Angshu (55035) 2007-08-08 9:13
Fantastic Partha! The focus on the chillum is a revelation & a big learning for me. Original, wonderful & exceptional.
PS : Have a great twin trip :-)
tehanu_f (6896) 2007-08-16 14:29
This is maybe the best shot I've seen today. The idea is simply great and the use of wide angle lens apparently creates wonders in such a close-up. Despite the blur, the despair in the man's eyes can clearly be seen. Congrats.
foibles3 (1399) 2007-08-20 20:00
I can smell the cigar smoke. The focus starts at the burning cigar and the smoke leads to the face. Wonderful work!
prumod (8300) 2007-08-21 5:56
his expression and positioning of the ganja like this are really excellent! posiion of the fingers tells how cool is he... sharp look at the tip also interesting!
king (2905) 2007-08-26 1:55
What a nice shot is this. Wonderful DOF in combination with the composition. Sharpness on the forground 100% ok. Really great!
krakus (1581) 2007-08-29 12:59
perfect DOF = blurry vision
alagarcia (252) 2007-09-02 6:34
so many people arleady have written that picture is great,but it is indeed:)
EmEeEliiessessa (51) 2010-12-21 17:19
This is great! It's gritty and bold... I love the composition. Congrats!
juliettecorvett (1182) 2012-04-24 6:49
great shot, wonderful DOF and POV! well done!
- Copyright: Partha Pal (partha) (14020)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-13
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 30D, 17-40 f/4 L USM Canon
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: GANGASAGAR
- Theme(s): GANGASAR- SAB THIRTHA BAR BAR GANGASAGAR EKBAR, Portraits, treasure chest [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-08-01 0:39
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