An enigmatic Shaivite meditates near Dashwashwamedh ghat along the banks the Ganges... a wink of secular advertising on high: but this one had a strange, and perhaps not altogether enlightened aura about him: he caught me as I left - and his words were of those of the darkened saddhus.
ISO at 100 ASA; focal at 30.00mm.
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InasiaJones (31566) 2008-09-10 0:51
How are you sadhu chaser?... :-P) That's a nice one, with a nice low angle and your subject in extreme corner. I like the different shades of oranges and feeling of intimacy. Artefacts of indians gods amplify the "exotic" factor.
Tight framing but it works perfectly on this set-up.
When I see this one, I'm sure he's not a con artist - looks like the real McCoy.
patdeph (35748) 2008-09-10 2:07
you said to Andre that you are burnt out Te,but I can't understand why such pictures don't have more success!I think that portraits and dailylife scene are a difficult job,there is only a few second to do the adjustements and to frame,and for this,you are a king!The pictures are always nice,interesting,percussive!I like very much what you do!Here ,the colours and the saddhu's devotion are a great subject!Superb!
bantonbuju (51815) 2008-09-10 2:47
another state-of-the-art work...
love the set-up of this image: the model takes his most important place but also the wall full of different "gadgets" plays important role in this image...
patshoo (952) 2008-09-10 4:30
Attractive and interesting light cotrol,well relation of element and subject,like your idea of POV too.Good work,TFS.
daddo (27304) 2008-09-10 4:53
Hi Caleb. As soon as I saw the thumbnail image, I knew whose it was- no need to read the name. it's all in the POV, the colour, light and richness of details. As usual, you know how to make your people speak without needing to say a word. Regards. Klaudio.
Atousa (7131) 2008-09-10 5:04
I agree with Klaudio !..I like everything in this shot..impressive..congratulations
parbo (11092) 2008-09-10 18:01
Your galleries are full with enviable shoots as I visited few times before. Tones on his costume are eye still eye catching after its blanched color. Your lower POV is a good choose. Excellent usage of lights. Congratulations.
leo61 (0) 2008-09-10 22:13
Good low POV and a nice perspective,An interestin background and the mostly blue pictures contrast very well with the yellow/orange tones.Great light,too.
my last critique for a while,tonight I`m leaving to Turkey for 3 weeks.....
rigoletto (34279) 2008-09-15 3:08
This is a striking POV, you present this Shaivite meditator as if he were a giant marble statue. Beautiful, lively colors as usual, and the rich surrounding tells much about him.
osh (402) 2008-10-04 14:37
very nice image....i like all of the sadhus accessories which you have included in the shot which give us a bit more insight on the person. also nice POV and great colours
AgaA (2636) 2008-10-17 8:39
I just went through your gallery and think that I've hardly ever seen so excellent street photos and portraits. You are able to show people in their environment and make very attractive pictures. Great work.
- Copyright: Caleb Colman (scalerman) (26900)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-11-14
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L US, RAW, B+W UV
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/200 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-09-10 0:28