I post now a B/W version of the shot of the Rabari man.
In the color version I wasn't able to move away the bluish tone on his face...
The word "Rabari" basically means the "outsiders". This is because of the traditional trade they used to do in times past. The Rabari's main business used to be raising cattle, camels and goats; for some traditional-minded families this is still the case. However, the new generation is slowly moving away from this way of life.
These animals needed lots of space for grazing and pasturing. Due to this reason, the Rabari couldn't live in town houses and have room for their animals also. They started living on the outskirts of towns and beyond for this reason. This community was given a name by the general populace -"Dhani". Dhani means the Basti-community,because they were outside the main community, so the name became Rabari for these wandering and herding people.
The actual Rabari are hun rajput. They invaded India in 507 AD. and ruled from 509 to 511 AD. Their king was Mihrikula, the leader of hun rajput. If we go to the early history their head was ATTILLA THE HUN. Attilla the hun was born in southern part of Russia. Some people also believed that Rabari or Huns Rajput, came to India from the Roman side because Attila the Hun was king of the region at the time.
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rigoletto (34279) 2012-04-22 18:28
the time i saw the colored one, i had rushed in for appraisal, but the blue (tungsten?) tint stopped me. your photo ıs very nice and really deserves much interest. b&w rendering and a wider crop does well here, yet i still prefer a color version with nice tones. isnt this a raw photo? or you may try partial desaturation for blue?
mirosu (16003) 2012-04-22 21:51
Perfect BW portrait.
sevy (58) 2012-04-23 0:06
Difficult to chose. I previously saw your color version and I was liking the red color of the advise in background. But it is also working in B&W. In fact, here, whatever is the treatment, the portrait, the face is making this shot.
faubry (35447) 2012-04-23 1:01
Hello Luca, i prefer this in bw, no m-blue color, wonderful smile from this man like we can see often in India;
have a good day
BennyV (15907) 2012-04-23 4:47
Another plus: the bl/w removes the rather aggressive coca-cola red and puts more emphasis on the man's face. The coca-cola machine becomes an almost abstract part of the backdrop. I like it better that way!
patdeph (35748) 2012-04-23 5:10
I prefer this B&W version, that is also a slightly wider view.The blue tones of the color version was something that disturbed me too much, but here, we can really profit of this splendid smile, and this kind glance.The man has the incredible charm of the traditional people, that I hope to see still a long time.Superb!
- Copyright: Luca Belis (Mistral) (15402)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-03-17
- Categories: Daily Life, Food
- Camera: Nikon D700, AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-04-22 14:22