Captured this Baba Ė The Holy Man when he came to my street. He was begging some money or food. I gave him a cup of tea but I didít give him any money. Since in my opinion he is capable to earn himself.
Upon my enquiry how he become a Baba, he told that he was being offered by his mother & father to a Math (a group of Babas) who gave them blessing since the parents of this Baba was having No child. He was born as a first child to them that is why his parents handed over him to the Math. Later on the parents gave birth to another child also. He has no regular contact with his parents.
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jhm (130710) 2014-02-07 4:48
You took a very well portrait of these specially holy man.
Sharpness and colours make these picture beautiful.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Have a nice weekend,
williamcoombs1 (245) 2014-02-07 6:38
Your description of the context is fascinating.
This portrait is very strong: you do a fine job of managing the colours in the man's clothes, and the well-chosen DOF pulls all of our attention to his face and his hands. A great result!
SnapRJW (26188) 2014-02-26 6:00
Hello Joginder - Your note made fascinating reading and speaks of a cultural practice very far removed from my experience. I suppose that the Baba has known no other way of life and for him it is nothing strange. To an outsider like me, I find the story quite poignant and wonder how the parents felt when they had to hand over their firstborn son.
There is an attractive softness to this shot which suits the context very well.
Warm regards Rosemary