(corrected the scan and posted a larger image.)
A portrait of a man chewing betelnut
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everlasting (14512) 2005-08-05 3:51
I thought i recognised this man. Reposted or not, it remains a beautiful portrait Sohrab.
Zepi (22848) 2005-08-05 3:51
Lol, c’est surprenant de te voir en couleur !
J’adore ce portrait, très belles couleurs et bonne mise au point.
Le cadrage est impeccable
Merci pour le partage
Furachan (0) 2005-08-05 3:57
WHy not stray from B/W every once in a while, especially if you're going to serve up SUPERB portraits like this one. The intelligence in the eyes is striking, as is the subtle use of DOF and lighting. I would call this an archetypal portrait, a proud Burmese moment. Wonderful work! Francis
ps. I'm in B/W today as it happens, ironic, huh?
arnabchat (7233) 2005-08-05 4:05
superb! color tone at its best for a portrait. DOF perfect and expression captured nicely. the details of the betel juice in his lips are really nice.
a rare color post from you, but simply outstanding!
jinju (14265) 2005-08-05 4:16
Very sharp and very revealing photo. All his lines, wrinkles, etc are coming through, and those eyes strike us with great intensity. This a great photo to go color with, I think it would lose the power if it was in b/w.
nygus (8178) 2005-08-05 4:45
I thought I already saw this on and I even think I had same comment in mind : Steve Mc Curry ( thats the way u spell his name ? )
Just little bit of sharpening would do, his face is kind of soft
gringofil (0) 2005-08-05 6:58
I could very well venture and say that this has got to be one of your best portraits in both color and black & white. If you ever saw any of McCurry's portraits (and I'm sure you did), they have the same quality about them. I really like how his eyes seem to shine and sparkle and really put forward his character. The easy smile (I would call it lazy) is a great addition as well. Anyway, excellent image, Sohrab, one of your best and the color you got out of the Kodak film is just stunning. But I do agree that a bit more sharpness would be in order...just to have to face POP out a bit more. Good work, mate!
cmarino (2486) 2005-08-05 7:34
Marvelous portrait, Sohrab.
I particularly like the illumination here. Superb !
Homerhomer (4080) 2005-08-05 8:18
Agree with all the complements you already got, this portrait is very McCurryish, I however mostly like the fact that this isn't your typical picture, the variety is good and I know that with few surprises (like this one) here and there and you regular and excellent Sohrabish images you will keep me entertained for a long time to come.
MKING (3054) 2005-08-05 9:08
I like how much larger and sharper this reposted version is though. But, strangely, I actually like the colour palette of the original-- it's not accurate but it just seems closer to the real tanned/brown skin tones of these beautiful people (and is closer to the balance on my Kodak EBX slides).
But I'm just nitpicking-- you quickly gained his trust and curiosity and it has rewarded you with the ingredients for this excellent portrait.
ndb1958 (9289) 2005-08-05 10:53
Great portrait. Nice colours.
eleparc (24063) 2005-08-05 11:16
great use of DOF and light Sohrab! this tight crop is incredibly powerful!!
i love it!
AnimeshRay (9087) 2005-08-06 1:34
I must run now, leaving tomorrow for ~10 days, but I could not but stop to applaud this absolutely wonderful portrait. I did not realize that your talent extends equally to portraiture. Absolutely wonderful use of selective focusing, brilliantly saturated color, and his expression is memorable.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-08-06 4:31
Yesssss, colors ! Well I guess if you begin to post color shots I'll have to try B&W some day ;-)
This portrait is superb, the expression, DoF, colors and skin details are excellent, the foreground shirt brings a nice lightening color touch. Knowing this has been scanned adds to appreciation as the quality is outstanding.
Have a nice day,
RandomCameraGuy (3069) 2005-08-06 18:57
it's a good shot Sohrab. very McCurry.
Perhaps too McCurry though.
As much as I think he does very good work, I always thought his portraits were just a little boring. I prefer to see a bit more attitude, or a more original framing than the traditional sort, or more of his environment.
It's good, but it aint close to your best.
SoupDragon (652) 2005-08-07 3:23
It's Ok, it's not bad, I like it, but it isn't your usual level (which I struggle in vain to get close to). Even reading the note with the original, it didn't do for me, what it says you want it to do. Something (and I can't explain what) is missing.
bnallama (3763) 2005-08-07 13:43
Sohrab this is simply lovely. I love the colors and the look of this man that you have captured. His smile hidden behind the betelnut is just wonderful.
avis2avis (4264) 2005-08-12 5:26
Good to see this repost. Fabulous portrait. Probably the best on TE IMO.
babul (612) 2005-08-18 13:19
nice portrait sohrab ,super colours are you going to the colour ,somthimes pictures look difrent in colour than black and white in this shoot is good choise
Rushabh (389) 2005-08-21 13:32
Very nice portrait taken here. In the workshop I only changed to image to sepia tone. Hope you approve it. I just darkened it a bit.
BAKO (1689) 2005-08-24 16:18
great portrait with nice colorz
How is it in BW?
faubry (35405) 2005-09-22 4:02
beau portrait rempli de contrast, belle texture de la peau: superbe contraste, beau travail j'aime beaucoup
Shanky (96) 2012-12-19 6:24
- Copyright: sohrab hura (sohrab) (7439)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-05-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon F-80, Kodak E100VS
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): MY COLOURS [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-08-05 3:47
- Favorites: 4 [view]