Water from the Mandakini river is poured over the lingam during the Sita Ram fesitival
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stevesaba (8021) 2011-12-03 12:12
A great close in sort of portrait with some lovely light. Nicely done! Cheers,
adores (30817) 2011-12-03 12:19
I see you had the chance to see a very interesting festival! A very good scene here!The man pouring the water is just perfect, with a very nice light and good blurred background.
yquem46 (35320) 2011-12-03 12:35
Watering the lingam !
Mild light on this man and natural colors
Good use of the DOF to isolate him from the BG
Have a nice WE
Thanks for your visit in my gallery
grigand (18947) 2011-12-03 12:50
A great capture, all perfect !
annjackman (15529) 2011-12-03 13:52
The tight crop gives an imaginative potrait of this man. The timing of the pouring water was excellent. The soft light and colours are beautiful. Excellent.
Ninello52 (7065) 2011-12-03 14:06
Really beautiful light on! Beautiful composition with the curved character in the act of discharging water placed at the side of the stage! Perfect focus and sharpness, I love the colors!
Best regards, Nino.
axiotea (21647) 2011-12-03 23:00
Long time I did not have the pleasure to look at your pictures ;D
You've handled well the light conditions allowing to see perfectly the man pouring the water on the Shiva linga.
Have a nice day
Angshu (52890) 2011-12-04 0:03
The only feel of Manadakini I have is the rafting down the river in the Himalayas via River Alakananda which it joins down upto Devaprayag! So I wonder aloud is it the same river beause Madhya Pradesh is far to the South!
Bautiful sublime light as the priest pours water on the lingam
RhodieIke (9247) 2011-12-06 22:32
Hi Elaine, This is a super photo of this chap preforming his ritual. Fantastic light with the sun just catching his back and leg. Love it, Well done, Cheers Iain.
abmdsudi (32471) 2011-12-09 5:28
Splendid capture of a man doing the puja ritual and you have displayed how concentrated he is within the ambient. Excellent timing, freezing the water flow just right rendering a great sense of drama and power within this shot and the dapples of warm light is really gorgeous. The comp really directs the attention to the focul point plus lots of interesting detail and shallow dof really have brought out the figure tremendously. A delightful scene that really tells a story, Great capture and TFS
rhinos59 (610) 2011-12-14 5:03
Very beautiful pic Elaine,best compliments!!!
Juzo (4284) 2012-01-29 5:06
Very good framing and composition as well as good focus and depth of field. You present people shots so well, whether portrait, or as I like more, these candid daily life ones. His energy really is focussed on this ritual.
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14023)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D 200, Nikon 18-200mm VR, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/2
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: India 2011
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-03 12:02
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