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Face from Vrindavan

Face from Vrindavan
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Direitos de Autor: Manuj Mehta (manujmehta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1147 W: 79 N: 2778] (12360)
Género: Pessoas
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2009-01-26
Categorias: Portrait
Câmara: Canon EOS 7D, Lica 35mm-420mm
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Tema(s): A Portrait, World Portraits [view contributor(s)]
Data de Submissão: 2009-01-26 22:29
Visto: 1775
Favoritos: 1 [ver]
Pontos: 101
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
On those mornings
When the heart weighs heavy on the soul
Remember to rejoice
Give thanks for the clouds bringing the rain
That revives and nourishes the new and unexpected
Growing inside us

On those mornings
When tears fall like the rain
Allow them to wash away the past
Bringing us back to the present
Where life can be lived, and
The heart swims deeply in the soul’s still waters.

two days back I visited vrindavan which is 130 kilometers away from Delhi (capital of India), yesterday i went to the Yamuna ghat (one of the Holy rivers of India)early in the morning, it was all covered with dense fog( you can see the fog in the background) so could not collect much from the place but there were few faces which my camera captured as a memory of this two days trip.
This is a Sadhu at the bank of Yamuna after his early prayers.

Processed with Photoshop CS
adjusted levels and curves
resized for Treklens

Manuj Mehta

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Critiques [Translate]

Very intense. Thanks.

Good morning Manuj,

I like your note, it makes the portrait more interesting. The man's expression is very interesting and it makes me wonder what he's thinking of.

You caught his expression perfectly. Very nice tones and excellent etails.

Dear friend, I think that portraits are your special thing, because you seem to know how to take excellent shots of people.

Best regards,


Good morning dear friend,

this is excellent shot. Very nice moment captured and very good photo. The elegance and feelings you put in every single photo is amazing!

Great note.

Have a nice day,


Bom dia Manuj
Great portrait! Very strong expression. Nicely composed and presented. Wonderful colours and contrast.
Thanks for the note.
Greetings from Portugal.
Jose Diogo

another great potrait shot, Manuj.. the eyes are so sharp... well taken and frame.. tfs..

regards, terry

finally a good photo :)

Hi Manuj!

Another great work! Deep and perfect!
My best regards,


excellent job, my compliments
ciao Marco

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2009-01-27 0:25]
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hello Manuj,
excellent portrait of the Sadhu with faraway eyes. What does he dream about, what are his hopes and fears? Perfectly captured.

Hello Manuj! Amazing face, mysterious eyes. Wonderful capture. Splendid portrait. Good luck!

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-01-27 0:34]
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Greetings Manuj my friend ;)
Wonderful expressio, details, light...TFS
All the best,
J ;)

Hello Manuj,
Creative portrait again, dear friend. He has impressive eyes. I lıked blurred daily life.
Selahattin E

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-01-27 1:05]
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Excellent portrait !

ps.Not sure about the light frame

Hi my friend...
Beautiful portrait...
Great expression...

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-01-27 4:00]
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quel superb protrait, , avec son turban, une mangigique réalisation, une très belle attitude, un regard sérieux et grave, mangigique ensmeble.

Bravoe t amitié


Hello Manuj,

A remarkable portrait, sharply focussed and capturing wonderful facial features and textural details. A strong expression, and yet, I am not sure that I can interpret it!
You have used a good dof to isolate the man from his b/g.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)
Many thanks for your warm comments on '2 Years on TL'.

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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2009-01-27 5:37]
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THis is an excellent portrait Manuj. Just an idea, perhaps you can darken the bg


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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-01-27 6:06]
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Excellent portrait...sharpness and feelings is great.
Well done!!


Hi Manuj
wonderful portrait and espression on his face
great details of the eyes
a special work

Hello, Manuj,
marvelous portrait! Stunning soft color, beautiful textures, very well composed and the man has totally compelling eyes. He stands out wonderfully from the blurred BG, too. This is a fantastic shot! Many thanks and kindest wishes,

powerful portrait, full of stories of life.

i a n

Hello Manuj Mehta,
to read your note is a living of fellings
that we all have.
Fantastic job.
Friendly greetings

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  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2009-01-27 8:57]
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Hi Manuj,

very strong image! Great capture!



Hy Manuj,

another so interesting portrait shot of so interesting model. Really intriguing!

Have a nice day!

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  • KrL Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 504 W: 135 N: 502] (7619)
  • [2009-01-27 11:02]
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Bonjour Manuj,
Un portrait puissant comme à ton habitude. J'aime tout particulièrement cette opposition entre la couleur du visage et le reste des nuances. Cela donne un aspect naturel.
Bonne journée


Merhaba Manuj Bhaijaan,
A won derful portrait again vith great colours, lighting and sharp details.TFS.


Just love these Portraits!!It must be wonderful to travel and see so many faces and places Well done Regards Val

Such interesting faces and/or images along with thought provoking captions.

thanks Manju!


Great shot! Powerful look in those eyes, even though he doesn't seem to be looking into the camera, his eyes are compelling and challenging - his expression is very hard to gauge. Is it dangerous? Is it a smile? I can't quite tell.

Great background light and ambience.


HI Manujmehta,

Very intense look in his eyes. The fog adds a nice mysterious background to the portrait. Many interesting colors and textures for us to enjoy. Nice placement of subject in the frame. Well done. Lisa

Hi Manuj

What a great portrait !
Very expressive and intense. Good composition and DOF.


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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-01-27 22:03]

Hi Manuj,
Another strong portrait!
This one is particularly succesful!
Intensity in his glance and excellent tight crop! Bravo and thanks for the beautiful note, too!! Annie

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2009-01-28 1:28]

Hi Manuj

Another superb portrait. Good use of a shallow dof, on this turbanned man, with the misty eyes. Well composed, with wonderful pastel colours. Tfs!

Bom dia dear Manuj
Each portrait of you is a masterpiece of expressions and life.
Sadhu is so appealing, the face ,his clothes ...is like an iman to my eyes.
Thank you.
My regards dear Manuj

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2009-01-28 3:18]

nice sharp portrait
good framing
good composition
well done

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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2009-01-28 4:10]

Yet another strong portrait Manuj. Nicely captured of his personality and emotions. The blurred background complimented well. Nice work.



This is another wonderful portrait. Wonderful
Best wishes,

Hi Manuj,
Beautiful Portrait and great expressive eyes,
Excellent POV. and details,
good contrast and beautiful colours,
Well taken and done.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-01-28 13:09]

Hi Manuj, Another fine-looking portrait. The slightly off-centre alignment is excellent. It is interesting to see the variety of characters in your gallery. He'd be good as a Bollywood extra i think. TFS. Murray.

Hi Manuj,
That's an impressive portrait, my firend! Great focus on his eyes, excellent sharpness, depth of field and details. Great job, TFS!

Hi Manuj, another excelent portait shot of an Indian person.
Wonderful in all around.
TFS and cheers,

Hi Manuj!
Excellent work my friend!Nice portrait.

Hola amigo.
Un magnífico primer plano,
bello retrato con perfecta nitidez.
Gran exposición.
Saludos, JL.

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-01-29 8:28]

Hi Manuj
As usual very well done, the blood shot eyes giving an intense look.

Bonjour Manuj
A very strong portrait and your gallery shows you are a master in this art.Very well done and great

hi manuj!
that's really amazing portrait!!!
the colours are perfect as well as your pov!!!
his eyes are very expressive but look so tired :(
have a nice we!

Ciao Manuj

Excellent visual of this exotic nation.
A wonderful portrait of this beautiful boy,
The expression of your face is tender and has eyes
strong set in the world.
Very strong expression.
Nicely composed and presented.
I loved your post Manuj!


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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2009-01-30 23:17]
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Another stunningly beautiful portrait Manuj, you should think seriously about publishing them.
Cheers my friend,

Hi Manuj
Unbelivable portrait Manuj

Extrem good



Really eye catching portrait - superb focus in on the eyes and good tones to the skin. A well presented picture of an interesting looking face.
Thanks for sharing

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  • linus Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
  • [2009-01-31 14:24]

Hi Manju
A great portrait you have here. It is a face full of stories. Excellent work here.

An other great portrait
Just super

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  • juyona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 2585 W: 1 N: 425] (10173)
  • [2009-02-20 0:19]

Hola Manuj
Buen retrato y expresiva cara,
selecto bg. y encuadre.

Hi Manuj,

This is another quality portrait you have composed, awesome colours and details. Very impressive work Manuj. Well done!

Tfs and best wishes,


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