At the abandoned village of Kuldhara approximately 13 KM from Jailsalmer in Rajasthan, India, this 85 Year old man played his flutes for us, note I say flutes as he played both at the same time. Although he spoke no English he was full of character and passion for what he did. The ruins of the village are very interesting and the Fort at Jailsalmer is spectacular.
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serp2000 (41016) 2011-04-17 9:25
My compliments! Superb quality! I like this portrait. Well done!
tusharkmandal (3171) 2011-04-17 9:27
A nice portrait. I like the light falling on the face and the background blur.
batalay (35879) 2011-04-17 9:30
Welcome to Trekearth. This is an incisive portrait of the old flutist with and engaging note. How wonderful it would be to hear a few minutes of his music. In the spirit of constructive criticism, I would like to offer a workshop. I cropped it a little tighter, sharpened and frame it, but kept one of his eyes on the vertical centerline. Take a look at the ws for the explanation of the Centerline Principle, discovered 13 years ago by the English born psychologist, Christopher Tyler.
Warm regards and again welcome,
yquem46 (38746) 2011-04-17 9:44
Nice to have a newcomer on TE. Welcome !
Good start with the portrait of this old musician from Jaisalmer
Nice harmony of his clothes with the warm colors of the background
Nice job from Bulent with his tight crop with which I fully agree
Have a nice sunday
stevesaba (8135) 2011-04-17 10:57
This is a fascinating portrait.....very catching. The man's expression is very wonderful, as is the lighting. A very classic photo! Wonderful notes. Fine work, regards,
Ber (8233) 2011-04-17 13:13
Good start with the portrait of this old musician. Wonderful portrait.
Wanda1 (14982) 2011-04-18 1:12
The warmth of the image I really like and your subject is just wonderful too, he has nice interesting features and the detail of the flutes is fabulous. Good use of DOF to bring him out from the background. Maybe I would have had a little less space on the top of the image.
tyro (21006) 2011-06-16 11:45
This is a wonderful photograph of a very interesting and weatherbeaten old man. Your note is most interesting and provides a fitting explanation to the picture.
I'm not so sure that Bulent's workshop really adds anything to your picture from my point of view: I like it as it is because the workshop has cropped out a fair bit of those two lovely flutes which, of course, form the main raison d'Ítre of the photograph.
Furthermore, although my eye is attrracted to the old man's face, it is more attracted to his bony wizened left hand - that hand and the flutes are probably more the key to this picture than his face.
A wonderful photograph and a very interesting and informative note too!