A sunny smile
ithu oru sinna kiramam inke intha katchi nalla irunthathu surian vanthele ellorukum magilchi
athilum irandu surian.
This old man was sitting in the shade enjoying the street view near to Madappuram, on the bakground there was already the publicity for coming elections of the Karnanadi party, I saw this sun enlightening him .
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gravatar (1586) 2006-02-08 6:19
Wow! Good catch. Compositionally you are right on track. If you sharpened the image in post (or with in camera sharpening settings) you should consider cranking it down a notch. If this is as captured, it might benefit frow a VERY SLIGHT softening. 10-20% opacity of a layer with this image anisotropic diffused on top of the sharp original. This is a very minor tweek and could be a matter of personal preference. The one thing that does need attention is the highlights on the shirt. They could use some burning. This is a great shot. Keep them coming.
Angshu (56666) 2006-02-08 6:20
Super capture of the sun rays behind the head. Very sharp features too.
sathiyan (206) 2006-02-08 7:11
Indha paddam miguvam pramadama irruku. malai avaradhu kundhal pola irruk matrum kadhirgal avaradhu gayanam pola irruk.
***** nan satrunaram Henk padathil nindruvittan. adharukthan thammadam.
Anand will DMK hold.
shangri-la (353) 2006-02-08 8:59
I don't know why but I like this portait?! this face touching me... beautiful capture
highman (1185) 2006-02-08 13:16
Great Idea!!! Composition is perfect.
nbj (2095) 2006-02-08 16:02
Good sharpness, good colors, and a great idea to put him right under the rays. Oh, and beautiful man!
yeskarthi (164) 2006-02-09 3:44
Ungal vote kalaingaruka ella Ammaka :-)
Luan (12971) 2006-02-10 11:59
romba alagaan, melakavana in this alagaan, tannii and kakuus ingee ;o).
Nanri, enekku passekudu !
Good one, keep shooting, I like his illuminated face.
Madurai, great city.
thaprem (2558) 2006-02-14 4:50
Kind of telling...The old order awaitingg still...The dawn which was never delivered...
Wonderful Framing with the light on the Eyes doing wonders!!!..
Colours:8; Compo:9; details:8; Note:8; POV:8; Claty:9;
Rated for maximum of 10.
AMZINCHIA (1082) 2006-03-29 12:40
This image is stunning. And much more than that: ENLIGHTING!
Congratulations for everything you captured here: the light in this man's unbelievable eyes, the crown of sun rays on his head, the wrinkles of life, the colors, the signs. A superb shot, one of the best of TE for my eyes, which I will keep in my favorites collection. Nice meeting you! Cheers, --amz
yanseiler (20) 2006-05-16 7:14
Waouh, nice hat... cool compo Anand. THe face is so sharp and his look so strong...
faubry (35405) 2006-07-30 7:00
great shot!!! very good composed with the sun rays on his head,behind, bravo, very nica colors and sharpness
eleparc (24063) 2006-07-30 8:19
you too have achieved a great king sun portrait, just alike Luan;-) His eyes are strikingly strong and profound... great portrait!
rhizomes (15343) 2006-07-30 16:32
Very impressive frame ! I like the sharpness on this man, his skin, and the wall on the background !
rui_seabra (205) 2006-10-16 10:18
Great sense of opportunity...
And I like the image with as much detail as it has, with no softening - unlike what gravatar sugested.
I would however try to reduce the birghtness in the man's shirt... this time, like gravatar sugested :-D