I have known this old man since my childhood. On my last visit to India I saw him again sitting in the late afternoon sun trying to get warm. He was blind and talking to me about his life. I promised him to visit him again. He passed away a few months after I took this picture.
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jpinkham (870) 2005-10-23 18:29
Interesting subject, Pranab, but it lacks some clarity. Suggestions:
* Crop the top inch or so above his head, since we really don't see any background detail, anyway. I think this would add to the impact.
* Adjust the exposure and contrast on the left side of the image. Detail on the face and beard there are somewhat washed out.
Hope this helps,
coco (30437) 2005-11-02 9:38
This one has a little problem with the sharpness and also is a little overexposed. If not, would be a great and splendid photo.
mugush (2098) 2006-01-23 15:32
It is the best way to remember him and tribute him..
I am glad you still remember him...
very nice note,it touched me..
thank you so much for sharing..
sufi (9588) 2006-05-11 1:19
It's a very impressive and perfect portrait photograph, my friend... His look and pose are very affective... Of course wonderful point of view and shot...
berek (33375) 2006-10-26 3:49
Very good portrait my friend. I can see all his life on his face. good details. have a nice day
my overall evaluation -> ***
plimrn (21344) 2007-06-18 7:53
I had just read your profile note about a trip to India in October asnd this photo popped up in random, serendipity!! This is a wonderful portrait with its excellent framing. I especially like his peaceful expression. Detail is great; such as those individual hairs against the darkness and the veins in his hand. I don't find the variation of light on his face to give any sense of being wash-out. Do you have a long list of places you want to revisit? HLJ, Pat
- Copyright: Pranab Banik (pranab) (5354)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-01-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Minolta 7Xi
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): ATribute To Old Folks, People in the city, Faces of India, People and Places, Old Men [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-23 17:54