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I was struck by his eyes – they seemed so berefit of hope. Almost lifeless. All this while he was laughing and joking with his companion and asking me to take a pic of him.View this large to see what I had seen.
Nikon D8018-135mm @135f/5.6; 1/13 secISO 100
Another frame I’d taken in colour:
india people man portrait bw sadness men poverty walkabout vffeat
Your right Vikram, the eyes lack life whenyou view larger. The emotion of the image is strong and the quality excellent
Thanks Nic – didn’t know what to do or say. He sounded happy, was joking – but just ‘dead’ eyes. Stopped shooting after I zoomed in to check focus on the back of the camera and saw that.
This is a really great B&W capture Vikram.Nice lighting,contrast and composition.Well done.
Thanks Jeremy. Wasn’t sure if the contrast was a bit low here and if the area behind his head got too washed out. Chose this to keep the texture in his hair and beard.
OH Vikram…..what you have captured here is incredibly poignant. This poor soul….hard to stop staring at him….he holds you in his gaze. Love the B&W ….the various textures happening here….the background, the blanket and even his hair and moustache and beard…. all make an extremely interesting shot.
Thank you Wendi – so glad you saw exactly what I tried to capture.
you’re abs right, viewed large is great – i love it – fantastic capture – lots of emotion – and it’s like he’s glowing – is that an effect you’ve used or the light
Thanks Francesca – the glow is eggagerated on the smaller size, it’s not that apparent on a large size – not sure why. I add a little vignette either post or during exposure (via stacking filters)
My goodness what a capture. He obviously has had a very hard life, it shows in his eyes and it seems his nose is broken in a couple of places.. So sad but an excellent capture on your part!
Thanks Charlotte – yes, seems to show every bump in his life on his face. Glad you liked the capture.
Thank you Russel – glad you liked what you saw. Thanks for dropping by.
instant fav, i think your perception is accurate, and its an incredible beautiful image
Thank you so much Judith!
viewed large and you are right, his eyes have no emotion at all, outstanding work as is all of your gallery.
Thank you so much Ingrid. Not sure what he’s been through in life – but it couldn’t have been an easy one.
This is what you are SO good at Vikram…..capturing the true soul of an individual. I always find your people work extremely moving. I envy your ability to capture these moments in time in such a raw form. This is yet another image of yours that has made me really look, and think and FEEL.
Thanks Shelly. You comments and support always give me so much encouragement. This particular comment made my day!
Beautifull portrait…….so get closer next time……great face and mimics
Thanks Robert – yes, should have got in real close – this was at the max zoom on my lens, should have changed lenses (wasn’t possible to move closer physically).
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