I took this picture of a guy whose job was to clean the big pools with lotus flowers in the premises of Sigiriya Rock. He was waiting patiently for me while I was walking around the pools to hang this gorgeous lotus on my neck and get his tip. I caught a moment when he wasn't looking at me and seemed to be deep in his thoughts and got a snapshot of him. I found him to be in perfect harmony with the setting:)
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macjake (51418) 2013-08-03 7:23
What a great snapshot. Just look at all thise greens!! The green moss is even on the ground every where. So many neat elements, including his blue hat and funny looking facial expression,and how he's holding the lotus flower. Fine shot for TE
krzychu30 (15260) 2013-08-03 7:38
magnificent portrait shot!But I must say I´m glad you did not close-up the scene eniterly and let so much from the beautiful surrounding.I agree with Craig,these different green shades are amazing and bring us in pleasant,kind of pensive mood.Also the timing seems to be perfect to capture the essence of the scene.
Maybe he´s lost in his thoughts,but still has very expressive facial expression.
Have a nice weekend
Noel_Byrne (20105) 2013-08-03 7:43
Beautiful portrait, everything about this is class. The pose of the man is excellent, especially how he is holding the lotus, but the background is really superb. I love how everything has a coating of green, making this seem almost otherworldly. Beautiful composition, and capture. Thanks for sharing.
All the best
Miguel82 (19405) 2013-08-03 7:52
Excellent portrait of this guy,
Nice travel story in your note, I like the moss on the stones, a humid place
siudzi (31789) 2013-08-03 8:11
I found your post very interesting due to a perfectly executed moment! The man was captured very natural and without any stress. He looks calm and nice especially surrounded by such a lovely nature. Well spotted! TFS.
lousat (71435) 2013-08-03 8:46
Hi Marina,a great memory for me after my visit 19 years ago,beautiful idea to dedicate a pic of this working man in the historical place of Sigiryia,he's in pose for you like a movie star....ehehe..great details,colors and background.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
abmdsudi (38862) 2013-08-03 11:07
How well the contrast is created by his attire, the blue steals the eye and together blends into the earthy colours so soothingly. The eyes make for me and is very good so it has the effect of connecting strongly with viewers, this a good environmental portrait about this proud man and his occupation. The lighting makes this looks so natural and cool!! I think you achieved what you intend to show
satisfactorily. Well done and good effort, Congrats
carlo62 (26884) 2013-08-03 14:55
un ritratto molto bello, mi piace l'ambientazione e i colori che circondano l'uomo.
bukitgolfb301 (34252) 2013-08-03 16:08
Hi dear Marina
Great portrait in perfect framework via so tasteful and deep color touch as your signitured style. His face and rotus are so nice combination and glad to see.
This image stimulate my nostalgy that makes me want to go abroad.
Thanks a lot and have a good Sunday! Takero
rigoletto (34109) 2013-08-03 17:04
the setting with the old, mossy bricks and old trees, the greenness of everything, the contrast of his pink slippers and blue hat with the greenery, his resting broom as a diagonal element and oh yes, that lotus... plus the clarity and composition, warm white balance... this is a class A full size portrait. just splendid.
fabbs99 (15675) 2013-08-03 22:41
Superb presentation of the Lotus Man, very sharp shot with an excellent light and POV. Very pleasant greenish tinge .Superb brightness and sharpness. Well done.TFS.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-08-04 14:49
Very nice capture of this lotus man.Nice colors and contrasts.Great saturation and lightning usage.Splendid POV and atmosphere.Well done.
All the best
maloutim (9623) 2013-08-04 14:53
Indeed in perfect harmony with the setting ! I love the green color of the surroundings, and the attitude of the "lotus man" lost in his thoughts.
Looking at your intro photo, it must have been quite a special moment for you !
limielski (0) 2013-08-14 14:56
fantastic green colouring and portrait. I must add this pic to my favourite photos!
I looked at this picture long time. I like it very much!
Warm regards, Les
ourania (25532) 2013-08-19 12:50
this looks like a candid capture and a well considered portrait at the same time. The setting is strange and unique, complicated and intriguing. The colours are unusual but combined in eerie harmony. The gentleman is very mysterious. He's looking elsewhere but I think is very conscious of your attention and camera, he has a Mona Lisa smile too. The cool light has a great effect on the colours and the scene creating maybe an intriguing distance. Marvellous work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a good night,
bayno (18342) 2013-08-20 3:14
i love portrait and this one is well made...and in a good graphic contrast, excellent details and tones, good vertical framing and an enigmatic expression, perhaps fascinated by your presence...
have a good day...
danos (82673) 2013-08-28 6:52
nice the view as the portrait of the man with the lotus in his hand as clean with it the big pools.I wonder te way that the man and everyone else clean a pool with ths way.