This was taken enroute to uttaranchal from delhi...
He is a highway-mobile shopkeeper selling puffed rice with masala on it...called "Bhel Puri". It was a cold and foggy night.The smoke the colors and the fellow working hard at that time to make a meagre income striked me immediately...
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rigoletto (34279) 2007-03-30 15:25
Very effective and powerful shot with the touch of selective division into light and darkness. I have always admired the feeling that black color adds to photos, thus i hope you don't mind if i add this marvellous photo in my theme "Power of Black". Cheers,
noborders (1010) 2007-03-30 16:24
I like the smoke, but I would have avoided the lamp on the left and focused more on the man (NB : this is the comment of an "amateur"); nonetheless, I like this shot, I think it's a nice portrait...
batalay (40405) 2007-03-30 19:36
This is a mystical shot. To eke out a living in this manner is rather poignant, and you captured the atmosphere of his difficult life well. The composition and colors are excellent.
AROBN54 (11475) 2007-03-30 19:41
What an intriguing picture. I love the colors, the smoke rising and the strange night feel of it. What a hard life that must be. Well captured and a good view into the lives other lead on our planet. Thank you,
DarkoG (8) 2007-03-31 3:16
Excellent human study. Strong composition and well presented mood of man who have to struggled hard for his daily bread. Really like this photo.
Small suggestion : crop out lamp on left edge. Without it mood of this photo will be much stronger and whole attention will be put on a man.
partha (14023) 2007-03-31 5:07
The lihhtind condition and the smoke adds some nicve effect.Good use of lighting condition.
jslee (3988) 2007-04-20 19:07
Very nice photo with atmosphere.
I envy you so much that you are in India where there are lots of objects for photography.
fleopold (1375) 2007-05-27 14:57
Beautiful atmosphere. I can smell the "Bhel Puri".
Greetings from Austria.
waseemkhan (1099) 2007-06-01 12:50
I love the colors, the smoke rising and the strange night feel of it. What a hard life that must be. Well captured and a good view into the lives other lead on our planet....................
dilane (861) 2007-06-03 4:32
good night picture
the light is perfect
PierreMorel (1172) 2007-09-19 6:48
Beautiful portrait at night. It's sharp enough without noise.
Compositionis good but lightning a little bit too dark. Anyway, the result is very interesting.
angelheart (475) 2007-10-31 12:03
Uau..it,s so magic...
ngythanh (8456) 2007-11-14 2:57
Wonderful atmosphere and successful capture of the moment.
Thanks for sharing,Venkat!