Well to start with this was one of my toughest images and subjects which I am sharing with you. I had to push me a bit more than my comfort zone to get these results(although your decision will be prove it worth or worthless).
I had taken this shot in Jama Masjd in Old Delhi. From technical point of view the light was not very favorable for me and my lens. I was in the zone where people were offering their evening prayers and I had to act like a furniture kept in a corner making no noise and movement. Although I was dumb not to turn my camera in Quite Mode. I was observing this man with his rosary murmuring and swaying continuously for a long time. He was so much in his thoughts and prayer that it seemed he was hallucinating. I had only one chance to find him constant for a fraction of seconds and in which I had to trip the shutter.
I had also included the colored version for your review Mesmerized
I hope you will enjoy the efforts
Regards and Thanks for Visiting
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yquem46 (38746) 2010-04-15 2:34
I'm surprised that so far nobody left any crtics on this one
It is a very expressive portrait and to me it was well worth waiting the right instant
I definitely prefer the b&w version because of the armchair, very disturbing in your compo when in colors
have a nice day
xramm (1831) 2010-04-20 7:51
great B&W composition,good catch.
rikko77 (10861) 2010-04-24 11:38
an intense shot, like many of yours, dear Tushar. Keep going on like this, I like the way to photograph people, there are many good portraits in your gallery and some gems like this one, which is really intense for subject and realization.
Have a good day!
kiks (11749) 2010-06-11 12:22
Hello Tushar, i'm glad you did so much effort because the result is superb. There is something dramatic and strange about the eyes of this man. It seems indeed that he is in another world. I found the B&W version much stronger than the color one.
- Copyright: Tushar Kanti Mandal (tusharkmandal) (3171)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2010-04-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5000, Nikon 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 VR, 52 mm Marumi UV Filter
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/25 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Some of My Works in Black & White [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-04-15 0:55