This aged man was heading for Makar Sankranti Gangasagar fair and was halted at the make-shift camp near Babughat, Calcutta. The afternoon Sun after the meal was just fine to get lost in a fantasy once the "Indian-Khaki"(Indian version of cigarette-tobacco wrapped in special natural leafs) kisses the lips :)
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indraajeet (1910) 2008-01-23 10:31
nice mood captured ayan. i agree with isabela that smoke would have been better. but the POV has novelty, and that clinches you kudos
anducina (8407) 2008-01-23 10:38
Interesting portrait, picturesque look. Well captured. I like his expression and the traditional clothes.
I have made a WS too...
Silvio1953 (126962) 2008-01-23 12:06
Hi Ayan, splendid portrait of this old man, excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
shevchenko (18892) 2008-01-23 19:55
Good pov to shoot from above, detail to show characteristic of an old man with white hair and beard, thanks for sharing.
mehmetemin (7231) 2008-01-25 1:00
great perspective and beautiful colors and sharpness,wonderful light
TopGeo (38206) 2008-01-26 0:54
H Ayan! Interesting picture and a portrait that him you presented perfect because the corner of reception and the good management of lighting that is most excellent.
Charo (51210) 2008-01-27 12:47
Magnífico retrato, muy interesante la actitud del hombre. Excelentes detalles y colores.
scobert (5355) 2008-03-05 18:00
What first struck me when I opened up this photo is the outstanding sharpness. This gentleman looks like he is ready to walk right out of my monitor. You have created (I don't like the word "capture" (an image) it sounds too passive) a marvelous closeup view of everyday life in your country. Excellent!