Young, brightly painted devotees of the Hindu triad ramble around the backstreets of Pushkar during its annual camel mela and desert carnival...
ISO at 250 and focal at 200.00mm.
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delnaja (2052) 2009-05-06 13:36
superb ... all this blue and this glance... Perfect as usual.
smarcell (19875) 2009-05-06 13:53
Interesting, beautiful, unusual, I do not know what to say !
yquem46 (32271) 2009-05-06 13:55
He sure looks like he's having the blues, Caleb !!
Not very appealing this one! well I wonder how I'd feel if I had to stay painted like this under the sun for the whole day! what do you think my friend ??!!
pauloog (11735) 2009-05-06 15:20
I thought I had seen a lot when it comes to Indian traditions but this eye-catching view is new to me.
An astonishing view with a fuzzy background that fits well with the blue painting of the boy. A look of curiosity, surprise and maybe a little suspicion towards you. Rendered very clear and sharp and well composed.
ViktorVaughn (1521) 2009-05-06 15:56
Another beautiful shot here Caleb. I like the bluish background as it doesn´t distract the eye from the main subject. I wish you hadnt cut off her hair on the top, but a small gripe.
cebe (1139) 2009-05-06 16:59
A little weird and very colorful. Nice. You cut off the hair but you probably gained a nicer background. Cheers, Claude.
disturbia73 (373) 2009-05-06 22:04
The eye contact with the boy and the nice colours that are everywhere in the photo makes this photo one of a kind.
Really good job,
mattharvey1 (1030) 2009-05-07 2:32
This is a fantastic portrait Caleb!
On first glance it looks like it has been taken with a tilt and shift lense.
vincz (19099) 2009-05-07 2:57
Strong, very strong. I love the compsotion, the glance. And this blue painted over the body... fantastic.
I commented the blue one from Subir yesterday, then yout popped up. A blue theme for the day :)
patdeph (35738) 2009-05-07 9:13
with this painting on his body,this boy looks like a puppet!It must be a fantastic feast!There is a great harmony of colours with the blurred blue and pink background reminding the colours of this little boy!And this is superbly framed!Very nice!
BurhanettinMasa (641) 2009-05-07 10:26
DOF is excellent, but tones of blue is the most remarkable point, with this young man's eyes ...
sayeed_rahman (5985) 2009-05-07 10:50
Dozen of them around always..i dont know..the blue saree is it in the BG is distracting the colour theme..blue is the element that is projected..or is it working here....naah not for me...but still a well captured shot !
ku-fotak-chtik (1136) 2009-05-08 0:34
I agree that the eye contact with the boy and the nice colours makes this photo one of a kind.
Kind regards Jiri
pcp (3392) 2009-05-08 2:22
Just awesome.. simply superb details and light. well done.
photographer123 (6246) 2009-05-08 10:10
What should I say about this shot? just wonderful!!!goes to my favorite...best wishes..subir
ajayrawat (533) 2009-05-08 22:01
Brilliant photo, this is an award winner for sure. Beautiful environment with optimum DOF along with great composition, I like the way you have placed the kid off center. And we all know that you would not have manipulated the drying cloths in the background but they are complimenting the overall blue and matching with the wooden(Rudraksh) ornaments of the kid. too good.
ndb1958 (9289) 2009-05-14 12:53
I love all your portraits. Would love to see them in a fotobook. This one is outstanding. Amazing. Wonderful. Great colours and wonderful expression. One of my very favorits. You should get 1000 points.
InasiaJones (29343) 2009-05-18 2:42
Next time you meet one of these Smurfs, beam me up Scotty...
Of course for you Caleb, it wasn't enough to catch one of these guys I was so deeply seeking to meet, but you were in the right spot as well to create an interesting palette of blue shades with these background sheets, perfectly in line with what I appreciate very much in a scene, with minimal amount of colours and an overall dominant one.
Even the texture in the textile is a recall of the lips and other small pinkish details.
Shiva would be proud of your work.
juliettecorvett (1069) 2009-05-21 10:00
wow, this is a perfect shot! i saw a child like this in the film "slumdog millionaire". very interesting motif, beautiful colours,perfect blurred background! a real eye-catcher!
Signal-Womb (13048) 2009-05-21 14:53
Hi Caleb, your gallery always fascinates me with these unusual images and informative footnotes. I like how you caught the subject with this similar palette of colour as a backdrop. Excellent work..
eversmile (11624) 2009-06-11 2:20
Shiva looks tired of all this masquerade but your shot does not lack of eye-appeal! The colors are strong, the composition is excellent and the depth of field makes this young celebrity stands out very well. Congratulations!
YukonMarty (39) 2009-10-25 22:34
Good DOF. Fascinating subject this liitle one. Wow.
- Copyright: Caleb Colman (scalerman) (26884)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-21
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS US, RAW, B+W UV
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-05-06 13:29
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