The man was just on the entrance of his cubicle waiting for the highly smoked chai prepared for us after our walk up from the village of Jageshwar below in the valley.
In this image I used a zoom lens settled on 120mm with sensitivity of 640ASA for the lack of light and because I didn't want to disturb the man approaching him too closer. I worked fastly as I didn't want to loose his pose and expression.
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gbarto (1275) 2005-10-12 15:43
Benvenuto in TE.
Una magnifica foto per il primo post.
Un bel movimento della facia e della mano
Je continue en francais parceque mon italien est trop limité !
Magnifique portrait. Le fond sombre met bien en évidence la beauté du visage et de la main.
Je te souhaite beaucoup d'autres photos aussi réussies.
MiKa2000 (2432) 2005-10-12 15:45
Nice, nice, nice !
Welcome on TE.
gebala (0) 2005-10-12 15:47
wellcome on TE:) great 1st post:) I like it and I will wait for more:) rgs
pady (4800) 2005-10-12 16:18
Very nice protrait of this old man.
Welcome on TE.
Wainting for others great shots.
adrost (2378) 2005-10-12 18:15
Skin like paper.
Welcome on TE.
joso (2417) 2005-10-12 18:30
Welcome to TE, Luca.
An impressive portrait you start with!
Keep them coming
mlopes (494) 2005-10-12 21:15
Welcome to Te, hope you enjoy your stay around and have fun :)
Very good first photo, amazing portrait with great colours and details. Would love to see more focus in the eyes... the mirror of the souls as someone once said.
lucbus (11) 2005-10-12 21:20
Welcome to TE.
This portrait is excellent and we can see this man expericience because the quality of details. The colors and claritry are excellent.
Paparmann (142) 2005-10-13 0:21
Beautiful picture Luca! I like your composition and the détails in it. Bravo and welcome to Trek Earth.
kinginexile (2598) 2005-10-13 1:15
A powerful portrait, composed to give great feeling to this image, with the ringed hand so expressively held, against the old-leathered face. Bravo, with just a little regret for the flash reflection on his front.
Haymotion (2753) 2005-10-13 5:13
Magnifique portrait !!
Tu as bien capturé l'expresion du visage et cette main avec toutes ces bagues donne beaucoup de magie a cette image !!
lollie (0) 2005-10-13 7:36
Magnifique portrait, BravO.
keribar (43841) 2005-10-14 0:13
One one best portraits I have seen on TE lately, the hand adds also a lot of strength but the light and the crispness are really from a top level. Doesn't look like an amateur shot at all. By the way Welcome on TE !
Keep well- Izzet Keribar
IanSewell (579) 2005-10-18 18:25
It's a good photo, but I feel that the JPEG quality is too low. I see many artifacts - especially around his right eye - that detract from the photo. Remember, TE photos can be up to 200k - so when resizing, make sure to optimize not only for 800 width/height but also to get as close to the 200k size limit as possible.
Burberry1 (6041) 2005-10-22 12:19
Wonderful, clear portrait...very moody.
You managed to catch the man melancholic expression and years of living!
Very well done!
have a nice weekend,
rich (1199) 2005-10-24 13:44
A great photo showing plenty of character. The way you've picked out this face and this pose (especially including the hand and its rings) is really excellent.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-10-26 15:22
I come back on this very great portrait. I like the regard, the sharp, the short frame, the light.
Very very beautifull.
Thanks for your message.
I done a mistake when i download the picture from Tanzania and i clik on thailand. Now i can't change. Well observed Luca.
everlasting (15224) 2005-10-30 7:16
His expression is lovely and the relaxed poise of his hand.
The slight glare on his forehead and rings is a shame but this is only nitpicking.
Nonetheless a powerful portrait.
simonekarl (404) 2005-11-04 19:35
This is a great portrait, I love the details that you have captured on this mans face, the wrinkles and the hairs of his pizzetto. But Luca, what really makes the impact here is the tight framing.
partha (14020) 2005-11-05 12:25
Nice portrait.The focussing and colour tone is perfect. Only the fingers are little distracting.
oochappan (16355) 2005-11-08 22:54
I missed this one, a very fine tight portrait with a perfect dreamy pose and pleasant to include his whole hand with these colorful rings, well seen and captured Luca.
VincentFavre (148) 2007-08-16 1:16
Très beau portrait, plein de sagesse.
- Copyright: Luca Belis (Mistral) (15402)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-06-14
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikon AF 75~300/4.5-5.6
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My portraits [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-12 15:31