Maciek is back in India now. So Saurabh and I joined him for a couple of days of busy shooting, first in Paharganj area of Delhi and then Mathura, Agra and Fatehpur Sikri.
Starting with this one (shot in Paharganj), I will be posting some of the pictures that we shot together in these places over the next few days. Hope you like them.
It was a great experience shooting with you Maciek. Thanks! :)
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bibiweb (8) 2004-09-13 23:12
Great porttrait. Excellent DOF. You really captured the man's expression! Good job.
mimi (2325) 2004-09-13 23:18
I love this guy's expression . . . kind of mischevious, kind of flirty. The cigarette butt and dirty bandage are nice little touches. I can't make up my mind, though, on the crop on the top of his head. I'm not too bothered by it, but I don't think it adds anything. I'm curious how this shot would have looked in portrait orientation. Still, the sharpness on his face, especially the wrinkles and the beard and even the hair on his ear, is great, as is the DOF. Nice shot!
kaychambers (1198) 2004-09-14 0:37
Great DOF demonstrated here. Fabulous facial expression portrayed. WEll done Avishek.
jstewart (1150) 2004-09-14 0:58
Nice portrait. Very sharp, and his expression is delightful, exactly as described by Mimi.
orme (7219) 2004-09-14 1:28
An excellent portrait shot, Avishek. The detail and 'texture' of the man's face is fantastic. You captured a wonderful expression here - it's all in the eyes. Good DOF. Very well done.
olli (2091) 2004-09-14 1:53
Very interesting face and a great capture of it. Great DOF, beautiful simple background. Well cropped, too. Excellent work.
I just want to try all smoking shots in B&W posted a WS...
saurabh (104) 2004-09-14 2:16
The wrinkles are etched so deep and you caught them sharply. Am glad that there's no smoke as it would distract from his expression. have tried a WS with a crop on right as too much black on top right contrasts with the white shirt and distracts (to me) from the eyes.
And taking pix together was a great learning experience for me. thank you :)
oochappan (16355) 2004-09-14 2:52
What a naughty young playfull look this man has and how deep you could mannage the warm color range of his skin ! Outstanding isolated from the background.
rich (1199) 2004-09-14 2:52
Good choice for a horizontal shot - the crop allows the viewer to concentrate on eyes, smile, beard, hand and bidi. Nice one!
danielswalsh (13599) 2004-09-14 3:01
Great shot Avishek!
You've done a great job of cropping this shot nice and tight.
Fantastic detail in the face has really brought out his expression. Well done!
doreeneden (1022) 2004-09-14 3:23
Excellent portrait Avishek. The deatil is great and what a very pleasant expression the man has.
eleparc (24063) 2004-09-14 4:41
avishek this is spot on! nice crop, greta close up on his hand and his face, and you even got a smile;-)) nice DOF!
so what did you learn during that shooting session with Maciek? tell us all...
mismet (1320) 2004-09-14 5:56
Excellent portrait,you caught a real expression.Very well done
sn00zie (2384) 2004-09-14 6:03
this is superb Avishek...details are great, dof excellent. hey, didja try smoking a bidi with him? ;) i like the expression on his face.
pridel (233) 2004-09-14 8:09
Very good compo. i like the smile and the glance of the man. very good dof, we can see all details of his hand.
maciekda (19895) 2004-09-14 8:55
very nice shot Avisek, great character and great expression.
and good to see a picture from our shooting days. and again thanks a lot to you and to Saurabh for being such great hosts! I am looking forward to seeing you guys again ;)
and I am now in Jaipur, i am staying in a nice hotel finally. and in Shanti Lodge I met 4 Polish guys, 2 of them stayed in room no30, they paid 150 rupees for the room ;)
flydragon (0) 2004-09-15 3:22
and great composition , from the hand to his eyes
a really good portrait
sohrab (7439) 2004-09-15 8:40
you've caught a great moment here, he has ana amazing smile. i might go off to meet maciej somewhere in rajasthan one of these days if i get free from my exams
ChrisJ (112403) 2004-09-18 3:08
Good dof, sharp & well composed.
Endy (1025) 2004-09-19 22:38
I like very much the expression of this guy. You captured it so well. The sharpness is perfect so that permits to see all the details of this wonderful face.
Well done Avishek!
rabani (9645) 2004-09-23 5:17
Very tight and close Avi. The detail as well as the expression. I see you have improved so much now. Your lighting,and composition.
clodreno (0) 2004-10-09 3:43
I love this face, a nice portrait I missed..
Ps: I agree with you about yesterday's posting. Still I believe it's a documentary shot worth posting.. We are talking about trekking the earth..aren't we?
xadnadjev (508) 2004-10-20 1:52
- Copyright: Avishek Chakravarty (avis2avis) (4264)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-10
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF 50mm/1.4D
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/40 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Smokin', Faces of India, Thank you for smoking.... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-09-13 22:55
- Favorites: 1 [view]