'A Hindoo fakir'... This is a close up of the second man in my earlier picture 'Thugee'....normally a team of two worked the caravan routes...this one's honest face would convince the trader that he was trustworthy and could be allowed to accompany the caravan...what transpired later would be another story!!
Anyway that was another story...from another era
This is the face of India..warm, friendly, full of character.....definitely celebrating life in full colour!!
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Burnham (2428) 2004-07-01 10:02
lovely portrait, if this is India, I'm going :o) the tight crop works, though I would like to have seen his entire beard in the frame. Colours are great and so is DOF and sharpness.
Vagabond (5848) 2004-07-01 10:07
A superb portrait full of life and strength. Descriptive notes full of humour and insights ..
DanTe (575) 2004-07-01 10:12
Sierb portrait, very good details and definition of the human figure. Congrats.
eleparc (24063) 2004-07-01 10:30
wow extraordinary shot vinjay:-) ! the focus on this man's head is spot on and your tight crop very effective;-) I love it;-))
fapmap (250) 2004-07-01 10:35
Great portrait (one of my favorite on TE) with beautiful colors, details and texture. One can tell that you got close and communicated with him while taking the picture.. that is an art!
elena (1054) 2004-07-01 10:40
amazing top quality portrait. You have managed to capture his personality, his direct eye contact, his easy smile... colours are perfectly saturated, definition is great, and i like the tight crop. congratulations!!
carper (96) 2004-07-01 10:54
Great portrait Vijay,
This is really a good one, my compliments for this good composition, this wonderful colours, and your good note. Yes this is realy good , thank you
Cool-ice (5289) 2004-07-01 10:58
You have all, in this portrait !
The captivating eye, the perfect composition, the unicity in the colors, the extreme sharpness.
All is well thought, all is well done.
And this photo gave me the occasion to discover a really interesting and nice gallery, congratulations, Vijay !
richtersl (3546) 2004-07-01 11:43
A terrific portrait! I really enjoy the abundance of red, black, and white in your composition. The man's expression is just wonderful.
cmartos (242) 2004-07-01 13:34
Very nice portrait. Sharp, well contrasted, good colours. The expression is simply amazing. So friendly and warm. Excellent catch.
lirb (23) 2004-07-01 15:11
beatiful, great colors, great sharp :)
jrzufferey (7305) 2004-07-01 16:30
Portrait absolument parfait par sa parfaite netteté et des couleurs splendides. Amicalement/jr
pridel (233) 2004-07-02 4:04
Superbe portrait, la définition est incroyable et l'éclat des couleurs est resplendissant. Très beau portrait. Merci
bfly (5775) 2004-07-04 16:40
I am back :) and this is a very very beautiful portrait Vijay...
and, I like your non-orientalist approach in your notes with naturally orientalist pictures :)...thanks..
kaychambers (1198) 2004-07-12 21:39
Great shot Vijay. Nothing else to add to what's been said already. Congrats.
Vic, Singapore. 13th July 2004.
oochappan (16171) 2004-07-18 21:30
I had already added this photo to my favourites, time to say why: good composition, all in function of the main thing here, the piercing eyes in a wrinkle of his laugh and sharp face and beard surrounded by a clear velvet red bright color. Yes this is definitly India as I like.
Darren (6823) 2004-07-19 10:25
This is a great, closely cropped photo. Excellent expression, very nice exposure and everything is really nice and sharp. Perhaps the sharpening is a little high, but not terribly so. I could tell this was taken with a Sony camera without even looking at the details, there is something about the way Sony does red that I recognize. Good one.
kingfisher (129) 2004-07-23 4:55
2 Thumbs up here !
- Copyright: Vijay Parmar (ttmountainman) (2279)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-06-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: SONY DSC-S75
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Unforgettable Expressions, RED COLOUR 2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-07-01 9:59
- Favorites: 3 [view]