Tharamangalam[ThA-ra-Mangalam - தாரமங்கலம்] Kailasa Nathar Temple, Near Salem. An ancient temple, little known to outside world & very much on local people list....
Like the temple, this man, a fortune teller seemed to be a full of personality...
I tried capturing his personality... But not sure if the B&W is right... I some how feel the depth is not there, as in the case of the colour... The more I think, I concur with Henk`s advice of going in colour!... Is this a detail without depth because of the BG as I think?..Let me know what is your say on this.
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tico_tic (395) 2007-03-06 20:29
wow, very interesting. the fact that you transform it into BnW is a wise choice. except i was hoping for more sharpness and clarity in this shot. the skin pigment, i mean the whole scene could be intensified if the subject is more contrasting to its surroundings. in my view, what actually captures my eye is the contrasting dark side at the far right of your picture. there should be more contrast between the subject and its surroundings. but anyway, i think this shot is still something worth posting=)
mfonda (891) 2007-03-06 23:54
I like this shot, it captures the man well; however, I would love to see more of the scene around him. I agree with your choice of B & W, it works well here. Thanks for sharing!
vincz (19113) 2007-03-07 5:31
Excelent shot with so many details. Skin texture is exccellent. Great choice of black and white. Congratulations.
indoka28 (5261) 2007-03-07 5:58
This pic has got details of old age very FEW pics in TE has...a very good pic but I liked the coloured version more as in this one the face is almost getting camoflauged with same textured wall and also the details of the old man are more prominent in the coloured one..!!
But a great shot..!!
anandselvi (1590) 2007-03-08 2:51
intha aal ana penna eppothum terriillai, color patam enakku romba nallargue. unnai paarthathil magilci.
oochappan (16981) 2007-03-09 22:57
No Prem, I didn't catch her portrait so close, well done ... I tried another B&W conversion in duotone in the WS.
prumod (8300) 2007-03-13 9:53
the details you provided here is very nice... his mood also well captured... but the background is not giving a contrast to you...
prezntime (3946) 2007-03-20 23:03
Well, I'm torn here...the color doesn't work for me, a little to havy in the PS work. Henks workshop is nice, but just too glassy for me. Glassy in that the skin looks as if it is artificial. I think you have hit on the right grey scale with your original post, it just needs more contrast. Quite a distinctive looking person and an excellent oppurtunity...just a little more punch is needed.
- Copyright: Premanand Thangavelu (thaprem) (2554)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-03-05
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 350 D, Canon EF 18-55mm, UV filter 58 mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Portraits, India [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-06 20:07