In India one can see a lot of men wearing turbans but especially in Rajasthan.
I have decided to do a small series of portraits of men with turbans.
In some areas the various colours have different significance and meanings.
I came accross this man whilst I was wandering down the road. He said I should take a shot of some people grinding corn with a traditional grinding stone in a dark little hut, but it was far too dark, so I asked if I could get his portrait instead.
Once again here I tried a shallow depth of field, I quite like the result.
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sayeed_rahman (6459) 2009-04-28 21:45
Love the way the sunlight is wrapped around his face..playing with different shadows and defining the character of the face even more..
good work..i like it
dareco (17134) 2009-04-28 22:52
An excellent portrait and I look forward to seeing more of them. Interesting lighting and shadows. Good detail. TFS
Dpbours (222) 2009-04-29 0:49
Ah, what a nice portrait!
I don't really understand the fall-off on sharpness on the shoulders. That's a bit too shallow for me. But I do like the portrait. Very nice.
vincz (19113) 2009-04-29 5:24
Great to see how the light is dispatched on his face and clothes. Great unity of tones.
albertojr (738) 2009-04-29 7:03
I enjoyed your portraits of India and this one stands out as well., well focused and well framed. Congrats.
Floydian (30970) 2009-04-29 15:02
Schieten op 1.8 is heel tricky, maar ik zie dat je precies daar de scherpte hebt waar je het graag wilde. De rest loopt meteen onscherp weg maar dat kan de foto wel hebben.
Het neitrale kleurbereik ziet er trouwens ook goed uit, net als het licht wat over zijn gezicht valt....prima werk.
ben4321 (9875) 2009-05-01 4:10
What I like here is how almost the entire photo is made up of shades of brown. I like the expression on his face too.
I think it would have been a good idea to shoot at something like f/2.2 to 2.8, just to sharpen up the eyes a bit - your camera's AF has focused on the glasses rather than the eyes, so closing down the aperture a bit would have given you slightly more margin for error.
It's a good portrait though Wanda - good work.
manojtnair (435) 2009-05-02 7:05
excellent composition. very good lighting and dof. i liked your turban series. you had earlier shown one more turban shot in Rajasthan, title 'spontaneous'. tfs.
BennyV (20297) 2009-05-02 11:56
Interesting series of Turbans, all the shots in it so far are pretty good, but this one is my favourite. It stands out because of its lack of bold and bright colours - something which seems to be rather rare in India. The dof is excellent, I like the blurred colours in the background, they match those on the man.
everlasting (15374) 2009-05-06 3:58
oh I have a couple that we could add to your theme, Wanda. While his turban seems to big for his head:) its a fine portrait and IMO the DOF works well.
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (15142)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-01-28
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon EF 85mm f/1,8 USM, RAW
- Exposure: f/1.8, 1/4000 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Turbans [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-28 20:58