This man is a Tibetan priest, resident over the Yamuna River from the Taj Mahal.

Such a gentle and enchanting soul – he has a tiny temple that he built himself, by hand.

This was one of those little by-chance encounters, that left me feeling inspired.

ISO 200, 80mm, f/5, 1/640 sec

Pretty much straight out of the camera. The only post was a very slight crop and sharpening.

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Comments

  • Vickie Burt
    Vickie Burtover 3 years ago

    Oh wow Clive, what a great shot!! Love it!!

  • Thanks Vickie. I am quite pleased with the way it came out.

    – Clive S

  • vigor
    vigorover 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture!

  • Thanks very much Viv, for all your comments :)

    – Clive S

  • Xandru
    Xandruover 3 years ago

    Beautiful portrait! The fine detail is amazing!

  • Thanks Xandru. It was a special day!

    – Clive S

  • Lea Valley Photographic
    Lea Valley Pho...over 3 years ago

  • Gee Richard – I am so chuffed with this. Thank you.

    – Clive S

  • patcheah
    patcheahover 3 years ago

    WOW,Stunning portrait.Love the glow.Congrats on your feature!

  • Thank you so much patcheah. It was an amazing start to the day.

    – Clive S

  • rocamiadesign
    rocamiadesignover 3 years ago

  • Thanks so much for accepting it.

    – Clive S

  • Christopher Cullen
    Christopher Cu...over 3 years ago

    love it! Didn’t spot it at first but I love the barely visible soft form of the Taj in the background

  • Thanks Christopher. That’s exactly what I was aiming at and was not sure I had it until I saw it on the computer! Thanks for stopping by.

    – Clive S

  • Daidalos
    Daidalosover 3 years ago

    Stunning image and portrait Clive! The soft Taj in the background adds magic and makes the image perfect

  • Thanks Alex. I am really glad that you like it :)

    – Clive S

  • SUMIT TANDON
    SUMIT TANDONover 3 years ago

    outstanding Shot !

  • Thanks Sumit

    – Clive S

  • Dawn Eshelman
    Dawn Eshelmanover 3 years ago

    Lovely shot, Clive!

  • Thanks very much Dawn. I am so pleased with the way this one came out!

    – Clive S

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