The Shinbyu is a colourful but solemn ceremony passing the young boy through the rites of passage to novicehood, This young boy was waiting in turn to have his head shaved, a ritual performed by the head monk with a sharp razor, (no soap), a ritual where the boys are not suppose to cry, a ritual where only the parents can be present, therefore I cannot say whether this young boy with the mischievous eyes stood the test of courage or not.
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emka (79992) 2014-07-15 23:50
Fantastic portrait of this young novice to be. it seems to me he can be a bit scared before this ritual, on the verge of crying. But we can only imagine the stories. Very impressive eyes. Have you made also photos of him after? Amazing how he is dressed for this occasion.
Have a great day
Wanda1 (14982) 2014-07-16 2:29
A great portrait of a moment in time of this young boys life that I am sure he will never forget. I like your close cropping and the lighting is perfect almost with a studio like feel about it. Nice to see all the traditional decorations on the outfit to set the ceremonial mood.
CLODO (30597) 2014-07-16 3:12
She is so cute with her wide eyes open on the world and the make-up. I think she is a girl due to the pearled hat and pink cloth.
Congratulations for this portrait
Angshu (55936) 2014-07-16 4:15
She looks so very Indian...and what eyes! Large and mischievous...highly intelligent!
A close portrait who seems to be awe at you!
Cricri (107330) 2014-07-16 11:18
Magnifique portrait, j'aime l'expression de son regard, de grand yeux étonner, surpris qui fait un peu sourire, bon cadrage et couleurs
eldancer1 (28529) 2014-07-17 6:49
This young lady is very well decorated and I like her expression. Good tight cropping and good lighting with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
jemaflor (85536) 2014-07-17 23:36
Very well managed portrait, excellent sharpness and tones, great glance well captured, tfs.
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14686)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-05
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Nikon D7100, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/80 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-15 23:31