one of the intense characters i've met in Bikaner, Rajasthan.
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pascal13 (2100) 2008-02-08 22:57
A very strong portrait and a very tight framing. The image is so nice in quality.
Thanks for sharing.
pcp (3396) 2008-02-08 22:59
I'm glad to see your picture after a very long time. Beautiful shots with perfect light and wonderful skin tone and he sight through a smoke.. great. well done.
cknara (556) 2008-02-08 23:03
contrast,sharpness are really great
ryno (6865) 2008-02-08 23:05
Hi Manuel, this is an excellent portrait shot. Great sharpness - every crease of the green turban and on his face is clearly visible - and good colour in the green turban and blue clothing. The joys of smoking... Well done!
AROBN54 (11475) 2008-02-08 23:13
My word, Manny,
what IS he smoking? Whatever it is you have caught it, and him, perfectly. I cannot believe the details I see in this shot. The veins in his eye, the wear in the fabric of his turban, the stains on his fingernails. Absolutely flawless. My greatest respect and warm wishes,
Viera (948) 2008-02-09 0:05
manada (6239) 2008-02-09 0:07
My compliments Manuel
you strike towards 300 pts, if I understand something.
Excellent sharpness and global quality, really a great portrait wit its thousand details!
InasiaJones (31566) 2008-02-09 0:25
A compelling portrait like only you have the secret. You know how to find a good subject and to enter in its intimacy without disturbing the moment.
Colours are rich and deep, details are fabulous and the composition is brilliant.
wolf38 (31296) 2008-02-09 0:31
Hello Manuel. An impressing photo. It explains itself automatically. Technically protruding, ideal composition. A photographic maximum performance. Best regards, Wolfgang.
indoka28 (5261) 2008-02-09 1:27
Yes this is really intense..wonderful focus on the man and his expressions are grea with very good contrast..I loved the smoke coming out of his "beedi"(made out of tobacco rolled in a leaf)..
thanks for sharing this one
vagabondtravels (6511) 2008-02-09 3:42
Another amazing portrait. Very sharp. Good work capturing the smoke, it really adds to the feel. Really nice color. Well done.
Burberry1 (6041) 2008-02-09 4:28
Fantastic effect, great touch of his mood and perfect quality:)
Thanks for sharing and all the best,
Evolution (91) 2008-02-09 4:42
Another fine portrait ! The color, the saturation and the multitude of lines in every direction really make this an interesting foto.
smarcell (19965) 2008-02-09 5:05
The sharpness and the details of this portrait are amazing. The soft light is perfect.
Sharee (312) 2008-02-09 6:54
Absolutly first class portrait and proffessional quality!!!!!!
Nadeemkhawar (780) 2008-02-09 6:59
Nice portrait, Specialy green amd texture are very powerful and attracts to others towards him. Detail and framing are great.with best regards. Nadeem Khawar.
BLO (180) 2008-02-09 8:36
great portrait. really fills the frame with what important. Good job.
maglex (1980) 2008-02-09 9:43
Hi Manuel, what a stunning portrait! The details of the wrinkles are just incredible, almost surreal. Thanks for sharing...
Glint (6171) 2008-02-09 12:46
jerjer (50) 2008-02-10 5:19
been a long time since the last. nice to see you posting again. how can you get so close, and yet capturing the emotion? galing sir! thanks for sharing.
azleader (6) 2008-02-10 15:06
Technically perfect. Tonality, color and mood are incredible. This environmental portraiture is exceptionally well composed and framed.
Amazing and strong image.
edytungkal (4551) 2008-02-10 22:33
Excellent macro shot with perfect details...
arnabchat (7233) 2008-02-11 0:13
The coming days are going to be very exciting for sure. I can figure out that you have travlled to india this season, and picked up some exclusive pictures.
This one is just a curtain raiser, with the brilliance of color and light, and drop dead sharpness.
Greetings from Trieste.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2008-02-13 3:55
Very intense portrait
both his expression, as well as teh marked feautures of his face have been captured to perfection,
Mistral (15402) 2008-02-17 13:18
excellent close portrait with stunning sharpness.
Love the wrinkles on his face and turban.
burGu (4840) 2008-03-16 6:33
I am deeply impressed by this shot, maybe because of his eyes, maybe smoke, maybe deep lines on his face ( I don't know exact translation of this word-I hope you can understand me )...
A wonderful portrait,
Morac (27723) 2008-03-22 14:18
A very strong portrait and a very tight framing.
Colours are rich and deep, details are fabulous and the composition is brilliant.
alford (3989) 2008-03-24 20:24
Hello Manny! The 1st time I saw your Rajasthan series was in DPP. Very crisp and sharp portrait here...you can look at it for several minutes and still be stunned with its beauty. rgds.
kyzer (341) 2008-04-07 1:52
Very sharp and nice portrait of Man from India...
The eyes tells the rest ...
For all those who are not from India the man is smoking Beedi..
Some information about the Tobacco usage in India:
"Tobacco is extremely important and relevant in India as almost 30 million people depend on tobacco for their livelihood. Tobacco harvesting and curing, beedi rolling and tendu leaf trade provide employment and livelihood to the poorest of the poor. Tobacco is
grown on about 0.3% of arable land in India, mostly in rainfed areas where returns to farmers from other crops are much lower. India is the third largest producer of tobacco in the world.
Beedi smoking is the most prevalent form of tobacco use among smokers in India whereas cigarettes account for almost 90% of all tobacco use worldwide. In India, Beedis account for 54% and cigarettes, 19% only. The balance 27% is used by chewing tobacco
DragonAngel (280) 2008-04-21 2:27
... can someone tell me, how to get this kinda photo?? I'm so amazed with the details...
xavis (3180) 2008-05-02 1:51
nice portrait, intense and very well composed, with a good job with lights and colours. I like specialy how you have composed with the smoke and focusing on the cigaret, burned until the end.
Hasta la vista,
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veronika (6058) 2008-05-18 3:33
what a capture!
I can almost fell that smoke, really very realistic detailed image, i like it.
axiotea (21651) 2008-06-09 7:17
A good choice of vertical format for this man smoking a beedie and it seems he is looking in two direction. Love the tight framing which gives more impact to the beautiful model with its green turban. Nice colors and textures too!
bucanas (2218) 2008-11-12 11:58
Wonderful.Very good portrait,congratulation.
saylan-cb (12738) 2008-11-28 2:33
Superb portrait whit sharpness and the details of this amazing image.The soft light is perfect.
balmikib (251) 2009-03-31 2:28
very good sharpness and composition.
filidor (56) 2009-04-03 5:19
Halo Manuel! Congratulation. at least, this time You have achieved 1st place in POTY 2008! I think that You really deserved on it! Looking through Your folio is big pleasure! When we can see on TE again with new shots? Regards. Mac
vkemal7 (226) 2009-05-31 6:03
martin_b (362) 2009-06-13 10:55
what a character- great!!
jorbe (319) 2009-08-06 11:43
IrenaHarrison (18) 2009-08-08 4:55
Absolutely wonderful photo! I adore Rajasthan!
hardyuno (4650) 2009-08-11 12:00
i'm very, very impressed from your gallery.
The details of your portraits are so manifold. I will spend much time in this splendid gallery
Thanks for sharing
bimo (645) 2009-08-25 23:57
Wowww the details , expresion and the sharpness is superb !!!
CLODO (35384) 2009-09-27 10:50
What a living portrait mainly due to the smoke of the cigarette, the incredible sharpness of the hand and face, and the smooth light.
Amirrezapakroo (453) 2010-02-07 0:15
excellent work with good detail and sharpness
also your edit was so pro in all of your photo
you are one of my favorite list
thanks for sharing your nice shot!
kmangwani (338) 2010-04-02 20:25
Lovely... full of aged textures and brilliant light.
somkiat (1104) 2010-04-24 0:46
like this.i still follow your ouputs continuely
tuzz (448) 2010-07-06 22:06
wow!what a texture....
amazing color combination!
kabel (1930) 2010-09-06 13:31
Hello, Excellent composition,with tight cropping to emphasize his face. Really deep, rich colors. Excellent use of DOF, concentrating on the face and the background blurred. There was a time when the smoking was in fashion. You captured the human element in the addiction well.
fotka (4665) 2010-09-18 4:11
It's am amazing close up portrait of an old man smoking his cigarette. The framing is perfect which shows all details on his face. Superb colors, light and sharpness.
An excellent job!
Thanks for sharing.
chandrapranil (1087) 2010-10-24 14:13
This is a wonderful portrait. The tight framing, sharpness and colour management are spot on.
Well done and thank you for sharing
samson (1836) 2010-11-29 2:55
My search for the Manny Librodo technique has brought me to your photo gallery. You are simply amazing.
Lots to learn on your sharpening skills.
And hey, his right eye is looking at you...
batalay (39967) 2010-12-28 4:53
A spectacular, incisive portrait of the man, with deeply furrowed leathery face and hands. A photograph that belongs in the National Geographic Magazine. I wish you a New Year, marked by health, happiness and prosperity.
jrdueso (192) 2011-02-10 10:35
Maravillosa. Poco más puedo decir. Solo que me encantan esas texturas tanto de las manos como del rostro y la intensidad de los colores
Wonderful. I can say little more. I just love those textures both hands and the face and the color intensity
monte_krisa (4) 2011-02-21 16:52
AMAZING! The skin and cloth are almost the same texture....what life this man must of have...would of loved to talk to him.
sittipong (251) 2011-02-23 6:28
Very cool portrait.
DonGusti (942) 2011-03-25 0:43
yet again a breath-taking moment image, may i ask what kind of camera & lens you used for this one? Regards,
ziejewski (440) 2011-04-07 5:41
Impressive portrait. Great light and nicely composed. You have so many good photos in your gallery that it difficult to comment. I'm a fun of your work.
All the best.
asival (5307) 2011-08-15 22:31
Realy liked the colors here...
great compo and sharpness as well
Yiannis84 (2824) 2011-12-25 4:36
it's my favorite photo
thank you for sharing
NuriGiray (4) 2012-03-01 5:52
Perfect detail and clarity,
a very beautiful frame.
vj4000 (90) 2012-03-01 7:57
What a magnificent portrait. Simply remarkable ! very powerful with superb colors and intensity.
photographydoc (92) 2012-04-26 22:18
Hello Manny, wonderful portrait, I love everything about this image. His expression is amazing. I love seeing your photos they all tell a story behind each of your portraits and creates emotion. The quality of your images are just the most amazing they are so SHARP!!! and detailed. The detailed smoke coming of the cigarette and that it's not over-exposed and blends in with the old man's face is just amazing detail.
I been to Rajasthan it's an amazing place with many interesting locals they are very traditional.
I think I came across a site of yours before that had all these wonderful portraits.
I hope I can get good enough photos like yours one day. Your photos are an inspiration to me, thank you for sharing..
aliabazari (16252) 2012-10-01 18:22
Hello dear friend
This portrait is very beautiful and powerful. Exposure and color, well done.
Thanks for a beautiful record.
livermore (1631) 2012-10-08 8:12
Très beau portrait pour cet homme au visage marqué par la vie.
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/4.8, 1/125 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2008-02-08 22:43
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