Durbar Square, Kathmandu.
In Nepal, visitors of main touristic areas often notice interesting personalities like this gentleman, unmistakenly in colourful local dresses, complemented by dots on the forehead and/or flowers. They walk around in the main temple-concentrated squares, called Durbar Squares. They pose for photograph-lovers in return for symbolic amounts. This is how they earn their lives.
This gentleman was probably a beggar disguised as a sadhu. A sadhu is a term used for wandering monks in Hinduism, who renounce the benefits of material life to reach the spritual liberation thru meditation.
For previous faces of Nepal:
Faces of Nepal - I
Faces of Nepal - II
Cropped, increased sharpness, applied a tiny retouche.
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FlyPrm (391) 2011-06-16 1:46
Bu etkileyici yuz ifadesini ve anlamli bakislari en guzel sekliyle bize sunmussun. Netlik de cok basarili. Cok cok guzel. Emegine saglik.
prasun984 (5590) 2011-06-16 11:34
nice portrait shot of sadhu baba...good close up shot with nice exposoure controlled,dof & sharpness...love the colour contrast also...like his bold eyes & the wrinkles on his face...very good shot...
tusharkmandal (3171) 2011-06-16 11:42
Nice colors sharpness. But I am very sorry to say that its like its the murder of a very nice portrait by cropping it. It could have been very nice and could have won many acclaims on TE. May be you can post it once more if you have original pic without the crop.
batalay (36519) 2011-06-18 1:48
Merhaba Sevgili Erdem Bey,
Your closeup of the man, whether a beggar or a sadhu, is equally powerful. His piercing gaze is somewhat unnerving, as if he can see right through you. Of course, the face is presented almost symmetrically ("almost" in that the mouth is not entirely level, but have a positive slope). I wonder how it would be to apply the prost processing technique empoyed by Sabyasachi1212? In any event, it is a superb piece of portraiture, worthy of the National Geographic.
Selam ve sevgilerimle,
- Copyright: Erdem Kutukoglu (Suppiluliuma) (3889)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-05
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-16 0:27