This young man is not a priest, he's a religious person of the Hindu religion, so the title of my photo is a little misleading. But I'm sure you undertand what I'm trying to say here. For those of you who share my interest, may I recommend the Vatican Calendar (called the Calendario Romano at http://www.calendarioromano.org/06.html).
Yeah I know, 4 Hail Marys and an Ave ;)
This was the New Year's Hindu religious festival held at the Batu Caves just outside Kuala Lumpur.
97mm using 24-105mm lens
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tyro (21632) 2013-02-11 1:41
Ciao cara Lisa,
An interesting picture of this young holy Hindu man, presumably offering some sort of blessing upon the man stooped on the left. Not quite sure what he's offering him - I guess it's not bread and wine. Perhaps the man has to repent his sins by devouring some frightfully hot chilli concoction?
Good "connection" between the holy man and his subject and lovely true colours although the picture is not quite as sharp as your others. And what's that in the background - it looks like some sort of electricity sub-station with the word "Danger" and the jaggy lines suggesting high voltage?
Now I must go off and try to hunt down some "hot nuns" for my own gallery!
snunney (88421) 2013-02-11 2:21
Oh, you naughty girl! Beefcake, they called it in my young days. Excellent presentation. Have a good week.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-02-11 4:47
something different from what we used to see in your pictures.But I have to say you have equally good eye for portraits as architecture or landscape photos.The way you framed the scene is excellent-we can clearly see the holy Hindu man(I don´t know how I should call him) and partially the other man who´s taking part in this ceremony.Great presentation of this scene.Beautiful,vivid colors help to animate the scene.
Sergiom (65323) 2013-02-11 6:17
So you are now turning into religion. Good for you.When you are doing sightseeing you sight see.He..he..
Regardind Masterchef.I really love cooking and what I like the most in Masterchef Australia is how much the contestants are nice to each other contrary to the american one where everybody is so bitchy.
Have a nice day
ACL1978 (7511) 2013-02-11 8:08
An interesting day to discuss the Vatican Calendar, Lisa, as Benedict announced retirement today. I don't believe we'll be seeing anyone quite like the man pictured filling that vacancy, however.
Anyway, I thought TE was a family site?!
Silvio1953 (128479) 2013-02-11 9:58
Ciao Lisa, invoco la par condicio e lea volta prossima voglio una "Hot monaca", bella ed interessante foto, ottima nitidezza, ma il soggetto a me non piace mica:), brava, un abbraccio Silvio
zipekci (343) 2013-02-11 10:55
I remember this smool temple in Kuala Lumpur and their rituels. All hindu rituels are very impressive and you've presented very beautiful.
Thanks for sharing
Noel_Byrne (26635) 2013-02-11 12:23
Tis is a very interesting shot,and I what John says is in my mind too. Is almost as if the sign saying danger is pointing at the tray he is carrying, to warn the worshipper of the contests of the tray. Am I seeing things or is there flames coming from one of the receptacles? Interesting. I can see why you named your shot as such, the guy looks more like a surfer than a Hindu holy man.
Like John, I am now on a mission to find a sexy nun to include in my gallery. To the Magdelene laundry!!! Oh, wait, maybe not. :)
All the best
weetrees (15) 2013-02-11 14:34
This caught my eye as i scanned past not sure what it is about it but it is a good image capturing a moment. The hint of the man in the left helps the story.
Cracking colours and well spotted
Best regards as ever
bayno (18344) 2013-02-11 19:19
Ciao Cara Lisa,
sono un pò dietro con i post e i commenti...ma ho da fare mille cose e inoltre la mia connessione è òlentissima, a volte solo per aprire una foto impiego qualche minuto e alla fine rinuncio...solo la notte e la mattina presto riesco a fare qualcosa,
ottimo il tuo ritratto, il tipo sembra un bramino...la casta pià alta, quella che si occupa delle funzioni religiose, bella scena ottimamente ripresa e con bei colori naturali...dovresti cimentarti di più in questo tipo di scatti...
gus72 (3719) 2013-02-11 20:23
Ciao Bambina !!
I do not normally read the other members critiques but today I could not help myself, there is a double meaning in your note and I think that you got the ball rolling .... I do not blame you ..... I started to check the other religions more than 45 years ago and is time for you to do the same.
Nice photo showing two people in a special moment in life.
Vague (307) 2013-02-12 7:10
Hello again dear Lisa,
The title of the photo made me curious but I certainly loved the four hail marys and the ave!!!!!
I guess sometimes the great sense of humour in a title or a comment can be half the value of the photo!....
Apart from that, and getting back to the photography (which is our subject), somehow I like very much the cadre and the "cut" of the believer to the left of our view. Lately I start to realise how much I admire cut-offs that somehow create "strong points" that the viewer of the photo can focus! The gaze of the priest thus remains lingering in the edges of the cadre... Perhaps somewhere there, in people's gazes, people's beliefs, in natural elements is where divinity (if it exists... who knows... certainly not me...) can be found...
Great job! Well done. Greetings from Greece... Ciao!
abmdsudi (45706) 2013-02-12 22:34
I like the point of focus glued to his intense eyes as the pulling power there with the vision which is so authentic and his concentration!. A beautifully caught moment, the colouring, exposure and your description adds to the picture well. However sincerely imho, there is a slight distraction, the red seems to pull attention away from main interest. Well done.
mirosu (15126) 2013-02-14 3:32
You have submitted a difficult subject (at least for me) for critique and comments.
Generally I like the idea and image composition, but I also like to give my honest comment (what I was fighting without success on the other side).
What I like in this photo? Mainly the composition with the religious person (RP), his face posing the believer, the very well placed tray at the bottom of the frame and the cut of believer head. Very good. For this I'd give you 3+ points.
What I don't like? The messy BG with Tenaga green power box and part of red chair, the dark area around RP eyes and rather not the best focus. For this I have to deduct at least one point (not angry with me?).
Wish you a very nice evening.
fabbs99 (16813) 2013-02-14 23:17
This looks more like India.Indeed the priest looks hot with bare chest.If you come to India you ll get to see most of the priests look hot.Thats pretty obvious cuz India is hot country else how can you be one fifth of the world populations.Just a joke pls dont mind.Good shot and TFS.
ourania (35120) 2013-02-15 15:02
Ciao cara Lisa,
un prete che piu' diverso di quelli greci ortodossi non si puo' immaginare. La luce fu gestita benissimo e gli ha datto un calore molto piacevole. Oltre che il prete e la sua espressione cosi concentrata ed intensa mi piace tanto la spontaneita' del momento e la composizione che ha estratto questa scena interessante da un contesto piu' grande. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buon fine settimana,
Sonata11 (33526) 2013-02-15 20:17
very beautiful shot of daily life and the same time very interesting note. Like it a lot. Wonderful photo work.Tfs. Dear Lisa, I'm ready to leave this site, because the administrator removing my pictures very often and I'm tired of it. I didn't do anything wrong. Whatever I posted. Today they removed "Slodowa Island" you can see this pic in another site. Sorry, I'm very disappointed of this TE.
All the best and have a wonderful weekend Lisa,
ikeharel (61523) 2013-02-17 1:55
Well you know Lisa - the title would made a whole different idea if the priest would not be holdng the cups with the hot stuff...
Not your regular's, but as you always do - a fine taken shot.
Some danger sign behind - maybe a coincidence with the title...
mkamionka (32017) 2013-02-26 6:15
I am not sure if you are also trying to refer to the conclave? They have a minimum age limit of 70 or so :) so it is hard to find a hot guy of that age. I cannot really judge if the guy is hot or not. But then again I am a strong advocate of women having the possibility to become priests as well :)
jusninasirun (17162) 2013-03-05 17:10
I understand perfectly what you are trying to say from the title, Lisa :-)
Nicely captured portrait depicting the mood of the Hindu Festival in Batu Caves and he is one hot young shirtless guy.
Thanks and have a great week ahead.
fritzi007 (8114) 2013-04-24 15:17
really interesting photo and comment!