A strange man prowling the streets of Chapora, living on alms but his eyes are friendly, the place where he is drinking his chai (tea blend and milk) is the sacred tree, a old Ficus where the locals around there have built the temple, you can sit down but definitely not to put your shoes.
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Janusz1974 (2824) 2012-05-08 23:50
Very god view that is not only well composed and technically well done with the men sharp in focus against a fuzzy background, but also informative and an entry into Indian daily life.
delpeoples (58356) 2012-05-09 1:26
Heheheheh sembra che sono tanti degli uomini strani in India :) Come dici tu, i suoi occhi sembrano gentili. Bellissima línquadratura, i colori ed il suo sguardo. Una foto molto candide con ottimi risolti.
Passa una bella jurnata
PS: La mia nostalgia e' una nostalgia felice :)
Silvio1953 (144514) 2012-05-09 1:53
Ciao Valter, più strano di così difficile trovarlo, gran bel ritratto, ottima nitidezza, fantastico il copricapo rosso che schizza, bravo, ciao Silvio
dta (78612) 2012-05-09 3:11
Ciao Valter ,
A strange man , with a vey curious hat ! This is also an excellent composition with the good use of the DOF .
krzychu30 (15512) 2012-05-09 4:00
indeed,quite a strange man with extraordinary red hat,which becomes to me a "main attraction" of this portrait.Looks really funny.And one other thing I mention in all your pictures from India,namely these brilliant,vivid colors,which make they appear almost "fairytale" to me.Fantastic portrait.
Have a nice day
Miguel82 (27646) 2012-05-09 4:04
A very good portrait of this old man drinking his chaï
Good pov and colors
A well sharpened picture
Have a nice day
golus (2893) 2012-05-09 11:42
This is an outstanding portrait of a quite interesting man that can only be witnessed in India. Technically a perfect work with the sharp main object and blurry background. The colors are fantastic too. I also very much liked your treatment of this shot. Another great work, thanks and best wishes,
holmertz (53590) 2012-05-09 11:53
India is full of strange characters that blend well with society and may only look srange in the eyes of an outsider. This is a remarkably photogenique strange man with his bright red clothes, especially thet woolen cap in the indian heat. And yes, he has friendly eyes.
Royaldevon (39344) 2012-05-09 13:24
A strange man indeed but also a fascinating one in his vividly coloured shirt and woollen hat! I particularly like your fine positioning of the main focal elements and the excellent use of narrow dof.
My warm regards,
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-05-09 13:39
Hello dear Valter,
May be he is craving for attention and the only way he gets noticed is to wear this funny hat and bright clothes. He looks like he is really ejoying the desi masala chai. I like the way he is looking with that subtle smile. A nice portrait with good quality and bright colors.
tyro (25338) 2012-05-09 14:08
A strange man indeed but what a fantastic red hat he has - I want one of those!
But he seems a happy man and you have captured him perfectly in a good composition with him leaning against this sacred tree.
Beautiful vibrant colours, good lighting, perfect exposure and wonderful sharpness.
abmdsudi (54619) 2012-05-10 3:49
You came across some really funny looking but humble man! I like the way you've caught this chap. Well, what have we here? Yes - it's a man with his attire in stunning red and his head cover - all in the name of light entertainment maybe! Wonderful detail and some great expressions, eye contact and well spotted. Good crisp candid. Well done, TFS
mesutilgim (95400) 2012-05-10 12:28
Interestin capture with strong bright colors !
He is seemingly proud with his outfit.
TFS and best regards
marcan44 (6307) 2012-05-10 14:42
che tenerezza questo vecchietto che beve il suo te, contento della attenzione che gli hai dedicato fotografandolo.
Ottima scelta di sfuocare lo sfondo evidenziando solo il vecchio e il fusto del ficus con una messa fuoco perfetta e nitida.
RhodieIke (11744) 2012-05-15 22:12
Hi Valter, Super capture of this shy man, splendid colours and light, great Dof, and Pov, only one thing I would have cropped where the tree ends to the right as I find my eyes wandering to the right side. Have a great day, Cheers Iain.
- Copyright: Valter Palone (bayno) (18344)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-03-20
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon Eos5D MarkII, Canon 24-70mm f/2,8 L
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-08 23:42