Still taken from my photo collection of "Puppet maker".
I took the photo while the puppet maker were taking a break.. he was sitting in a corner of his house and enjoying his kretek (cigarette)..
Maybe he's looking for inspiration for his next creation..
I took the photo with backlight (from the door behind him) in order to add rim light around his hair and his skin and also to highlight the smoke..
"Life would be beautiful if we can accept life as it is"
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halilguven (417) 2011-02-23 0:40
Işık kompozisyon ve duygu harika.
Juzo (4363) 2011-02-23 0:50
Texture, light, expression. This has all the elements. I really think this is superb quality, not only photographically, but as an expressive portrait.
siudzi (34141) 2011-02-23 0:52
Excellent shot, great composed in b&w. Amazing light management! Congrats!
Angshu (56592) 2011-02-23 0:56
Incredible handling of light, dear Yoga. The backlight, the hanging smoke, the light through his banyan...superb in duotones as well
Om swastiastu & Best Regards
prasun984 (5590) 2011-02-23 0:58
excellent picture...the lighting effect is very good...the old man with cigarate's smoke create a great atmosphere.....superb capture @Yoga
InasiaJones (31562) 2011-02-23 1:01
Of course, the smoke volutes are beautiful against the dark background, but what I like the most is the subtle outline that underline your subject silhouette.
The man's hand position and facial expression suggest a state of relaxation that is very tangible.
ymrk (15015) 2011-02-23 1:01
beautiful portrait,and fantastic light i've never seen..congratulations,
sevy (15367) 2011-02-23 1:25
I like the mood of this shot, very quietful. You played nicely against the light, putting in evidence the smoke of the cigarette.
A nice portrait,
totoamoto (2519) 2011-02-23 2:41
Vraiment une très belle image, très bonne utilisation de la lumière et quel personnage, la fumée.. bref tout est réuni pour faire une photo magnifique
LOOOK13 (19046) 2011-02-23 3:06
A true little marvel!!!
Superb photograph, with a black and perfect white, the excellent format and framing.
ne made extraordinary.
macondo (18623) 2011-02-23 3:27
An excellent portrait of this older citizen, wreathed in smoke, but somehow seeming to have transcended reality for a moment. Wonderful, the way you have captured the light in the curling smoke and in his hair. He seems almost translucent. Great conversion to monochrome; the image has a timeless quality in more ways than one - it's almost as if time has stood still.
BennyV (14401) 2011-02-23 4:06
Superb atmosphere here, Yoga, and a great choice of title. Like a still from a movie I'd love to see...
Really great shot, tfs.
JFS (32459) 2011-02-23 4:08
Excellent portrait, lovely light and superb quality.
annjackman (20931) 2011-02-23 4:23
This shows how effective back lighting can be. A fabulous pose of the man in this portrait and the smoke from the cigarette adds a great feeling of mood. Congratulations for this very competent take,
SnapRJW (31627) 2011-02-23 5:50
Hello Yoga - Nicely composed portrait with superb light capture. I love the drift of smoke and the puppetmakers look of total satisfaction. Best regards Rosemary
CLODO (32204) 2011-02-23 6:21
Superb capture in B&W, with the backlight illuminating the smoke of the cigarette on the dark background.
I put it in my selection (TE pictures I would have liked to take).
SUNILKAT (186) 2011-02-23 6:40
Great Capture. Perfect B&W choice. Like the light effects very much.
foibles3 (1399) 2011-02-23 9:06
This is a photograph I wish I'd taken. The use of Black & White, the motion of the smoke, and the backlight...WOW!
avene (12675) 2011-02-23 19:41
excellent portrait, the backlight has worked perfectly to emphasise the patterns of the smoke, which seems to live a life separate from the old man. also, B&W is just the right choice, the colours would distract from the textures and play of light and shadow. really great shot, my compliments.
macjake (61514) 2011-02-23 20:35
i think this is my first time visiting your gallery, and i'm impressed with what i see.
a black and white photo with this type of backlighting and subject matter is so enjoyable for viewing.
even without the smoke, its an elegant and inspiring scene.
i like how the man is in his moment here.
zanzi (13670) 2011-02-27 12:11
Simply Awesome !
david_P (512) 2011-06-10 4:55
Such a beautifull portrait of this man, light is great,
adidas5nb (5685) 2012-08-16 9:24
WOW!!! what a shot.b/w is chosen perfectly.the expression of the man,his body language are perfect.
what completes the pic for me is the smoke and the light falling on it.
- Copyright: Yoga Raharja (simplyoga) (6494)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2011-02-15
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon DSLR D700, Nikkor AF 80-200mm/2.8 D ED "new", Transcend 16 Gb
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): reference book, Thank you for smoking...., CLODO's SELECTION X, Manamo's 2011 daily faves, Old but Bold [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-02-23 0:37
- Favorites: 5 [view]