Kandy market in Sri Lanka. I was always attracted with the betel leaves shape, the betel leaves seller was happy to let me shoot him at work in the back of his shop, where he and his helper were folding and storing the betel leaves in big bunches.
Thought the man had something Victorian in his stature, looked like Richard Burton in a cinema adaptation of a Kipling novel.
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AdrianW (2274) 2003-06-02 18:46
Yet another excellent shot! If I were to have a little spotlight, I might have liked the bearded gentleman to have a bit more light behind his head, but... No, sorry, it's perfect :-D
Darren (6823) 2003-06-02 19:28
This is excellent. The black and white looks perfect here, as does your use of quite dramatic lighting. Just one minor thought, and that is the man on the right perhaps looks a little stiff in his pose, but it does not really take away from a very appealing shot. Pretty much perfect exposure I think.
gringofil (0) 2003-06-02 22:21
This is a Luko shot, no doubt. I think you should stick to these kinds of shots: B&W with interesting characters, great light and a story. This is excellent. A perfect shot. Wonderful!
whkee (114) 2003-06-03 0:01
Nice B&W shot, Well composed & exposed with good lighting & good expression with eye contact. Well done!
Porteplume (3325) 2003-06-03 4:10
The first thing I noticed is the incredible light and excellent use of contrast! Composition and framing are perfect. Very good work...
greg (2835) 2003-06-03 5:27
great lighting - see questions in discussion!
TheDunno (1030) 2003-06-03 5:28
As the others iagree the exposure and composition are really excellent. The only small bit of criticism i have is that it looks a tad like a posed shot. I know this is often very hard to avoid. At least we have a clear view of their faces.
The overal athmosphere of the shot is fantastic.
ornis (1271) 2003-06-03 7:34
I can only be admirative with this one. Every detail works perfectly and the overall atmosphere is superb. The pose is exactly in accordance with the theme. Congratulations Luko!
olli (2091) 2003-06-03 7:44
Your B&W shot did it again...
Bayleaf (1478) 2003-06-03 20:13
This is a beautiful portrait. Well done indeed.
The lighting and DOF is excellent, just enough to blur the objects along the backwall to make the two men stand out.
Skorj (581) 2003-06-04 8:22
Amazing. Posed? Yes, but you have somehow managed to capture the feel of an earlier era.
mcreider (673) 2003-06-06 4:54
Wonderfully old-fashioned! I somehow feel that you've dropped into major art museums a few times in your life :-)
kooki (554) 2003-07-19 18:57
Tres belle foto B/W . Contraste tres bon..
claudiaf (4428) 2003-12-01 19:05
Amazing shot. Excellent mood.
eleparc (24063) 2004-02-22 14:30
words are missing! I am just starting to unveil your talent.. I am amazed and thrilled! if you are still in apris let's ghet together for a drink. I want to learn some of your techniques. earnest! please reply and we exchange tel. REALLY IMPRESSED! Eric
- Copyright: Luko G R (Luko) (13978)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2002-02-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Leica M6, Leitz Summicron M 50mm/2, Kodak TRI-X 400
- Exposure: f/2.8
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Portraits of Sri Lanka [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-06-02 18:28
- Favorites: 6 [view]