I took this snap of Sadhu Baba (Monk) in Gangasagar Fair,West Bengal which is very famous religious fair in India.
the painted portrait behind the sadhu actually belongs to Lord Shiva who is the Supreme God.Shiva is a major Hindu deity, and is the destroyer god or transformer among the Trimurti, the Hindu Trinity of the primary aspects of the divine. God Shiva is a yogi who has notice of everything that happens in the world and is the main aspect of life. Yet one with great power lives a life of a sage at Mount Kailash.
Sagar Island (Bengali: সাগর দ্বীপ) lies on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km south of Kolkata. It belongs to the Republic of India and is governed by the State government of West Bengal. The island is large — with an area of around 300 km˛. It has 43 villages and a population of over 160,000.
This island is a famous Hindu pilgrim place. Every year on the day of Makar Sankranti (mid of January), thousands of Hindus gather to take a holy dip in the Ganges and offer puja in the Kapil Muni Temple.
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Yiannis84 (2824) 2012-01-07 5:22
Amazing image with a lot of atmosphere..very dynamic image
Very well done
jester5 (1988) 2012-01-07 5:22
What a great character to meet and photograph.He is wonderful and a lovely capture Prasun.
I think i would crop this, so he fills the frame, and clone out what was left of the picture on the right thus placing all the attention on him.
UlfE (14641) 2012-01-07 6:29
Marellous portrait. Really great idea to postion him to the left and include part of the painting in the background. The colours of the monk and the background is really matching each other. TFS and have a nice day!
m00n (2259) 2012-01-07 6:43
Showing the nature of the subject
I like the idea
gunbud (34066) 2012-01-07 7:37
The monk is wonderfully made up for this festive occassion.
Strong charachter is seen in is craggy features.
Strong colors and sharp details.
agulberk (3794) 2012-01-07 7:45
Extraordinary and interesting portrait. Wonderful colors. Excellent light management to get good sharpness and clarity.
Have happy 2012
SWEETFREEDOM (22286) 2012-01-07 10:40
interesting portrait, good details and colors
williewhistler (13541) 2012-01-07 13:22
a very well composed shot,I like the position of the monk in front of the picture in the BG.
An interesting and colourful photo.
Charo (51210) 2012-01-07 14:30
Very good portrait of this saint, which contrasts with the image of the painting at his side.
Excellent composition, color and definition.
Feliz Ańo 2012!
vrabieionut (2189) 2012-01-08 0:46
This is a wonderful portrait of this old man....I like natural colors. Good job
Have a nice day,
Nicou (119507) 2012-01-08 1:12
Fantastique double portrait, quelle compo et image quel bel homme avec le cadre en fond, ces couleur superbe compo et iamge quelle expression, grandisoe.
Bravo et amitié
Budapestman (82620) 2012-01-08 2:20
a fantastic portrait with superb details the composition is very well balanced, excellent colours and sharpness, great shot, Tfs! Have a nice Sunday! Kellemes vasárnapot Kívánok!
gmg (4202) 2012-01-08 3:50
Nice environmental portrait; the portrait of a God on the right side gives much more sense to the whole scene
vasilpro (40917) 2012-01-08 8:51
Wonderful and interesting religious portrait of that monk, excellent light management, vivid colors, very good contrast, clarity and sharpness, very nice POV and framework, TfS!
Have a nice week, Vasilis.
patdeph (35748) 2012-01-08 9:03
superb and interesting portrait showing how the saddhus can be during the fairs.I like the colors very much,and the painting behind him is a beautiful bonus.
papagolf21 (84772) 2012-01-09 0:58
Voilŕ une photographie qui a toute sa place sur le site.
Apprendre par l'image et par le texte.
Excellent portrait de ce personnage haut en couleur.
Meilleurs voeux 2012.
danos (85187) 2012-01-09 1:10
nice the portrait from this Sadhu Baba with the God of the right to complete perfect the image.I like his presentation there in the most famous religious fair in Sagar island.
CLODO (29914) 2012-01-09 1:54
Good colorfull sadhu portrait with the picture at right, both looking straight at me.
ChrisJ (95866) 2012-01-10 1:13
King of his own Empire? Whatever, I like the Christmas decorations intertwined with his turban. The sadu contrasts superbly against the portrait of the attractive woman in the stylised painting at right. Good sharpness & colour. Tfs!
josepmarin (57693) 2012-01-11 4:12
a really impressive portrait.
I like the composition, in a framing that places the man lightly off-centre, in order to leave space to the painting at the right side.
The light and the colors are perfectly handled, creating a very powerful and very graphical image.
An excellent work.
sevy (15359) 2012-01-12 4:51
I like the way you composed this shot with the man and the painting in behind opposed by the diagonale. Moreover the look of the portrait is pushing the reader to go back to the man.
Nice uniformity of orange tones.
Silvio1953 (119639) 2012-01-14 0:38
Ciao Prasun, fantastic portrait of amazing man, great expression, excellent clarity, splendid light and colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-01-14 10:00
Happy Sankranti to you. A nice portrait of this sadhu taken on this festive day. He is dressed for the occasion . Nice colors, sharpness and light management. He is well placed in the frame.
adores (35693) 2012-01-14 10:52
This is really India! A nice portrait! I like the way you framed him, with Shiva's postrait in background.Very good colours and details!
andywo (4723) 2012-02-02 5:39
Very interesting (and exotic) portrait, good composition with the picture on right.
All the best,
asival (5305) 2012-02-14 21:28
you have got some great portraits here... i really like this one with that goddess picking on the BG
very colorful man
specialist (1173) 2012-02-17 10:09
an image that complies with the motto of TE "discover the world through photography" huh Prasun...
wellseen and presented,
ebingul (1898) 2012-03-31 11:08
Nice capture of Sadhu Baba with the portrait of Lord Shiva.Great colours and sharpness.
TFS and best regards.