Photo of the Day Contest
Sadhu Naga by Vincenzo Di Somma
Monday, 19th May 2008

Sadhu Naga

by Vincenzo Di Somma

This photo was taken during the Khumb Mela 2007 in Allahbad. Hundreds of holy men run to the water to take the holy bath.
Equipment: Canon 5D
Vincenzo Di Somma
Website: Website

Sadhu Naga by Vincenzo Di Somma was photo of the day on Monday, 19th May 2008. It is tagged , . You can leave a comment below.


Katherine Lee Strassburg

19th May 2008 at 1:23 am

In the crush of men, I am drawn to the eyes.

19th May 2008 at 4:08 am

Very nice composition of holy people and an interesting break from the usual sceneries. :)

19th May 2008 at 6:18 am

I like the DOF and the orange color that appears at instances. Very nice capture I must say. It evokes an effect of motion


19th May 2008 at 7:07 am

Splendid facial expressions. The bald head in the lower right corner is a distraction. An image depicting tremendous atmosphere. The ash covered face as the only high value subject, placed at the thirds is working very well.

19th May 2008 at 9:07 am

Nice composition, unusual subject and I agree that the bald head is a little distracting but it fits with the crowded atmosphere of the picture and helps to tell the story.

19th May 2008 at 10:43 am



19th May 2008 at 1:41 pm

that is a really weird and kind of scary picture. what does ‘holy men’ mean?

19th May 2008 at 4:05 pm

There are many other bald men in the scene!
I find that more interesting than distracting.
I’m wondering the distinction between the bald men & those with hair !!

Billy B

19th May 2008 at 8:03 pm

I can’t imagine (pre-bath) what walking through that crowd smells like. Must be the reason for the orange flowers.


19th May 2008 at 8:53 pm

yea, i agree with Anurag, the bald-headed man in the botton righ-hand corner is a bit of a distraction to the photo composition, but other than that, excellent shot and very equisite atmosphere!


19th May 2008 at 10:30 pm

Very different indeed! Great shot in all!

19th May 2008 at 11:33 pm

I love shots like this. Right outside our daily experience – wish I had been there too. A photographers dream – being among that fabulous wash of people. Some handsome warriers too.


19th May 2008 at 11:54 pm

What an amazing photo. I love the expressions of their faces and their hair! Very unique!


20th May 2008 at 8:34 pm

Very interesting scene. I’d love to witness that for myself.

PS Perhaps you should have asked baldy to duck ;p


21st May 2008 at 5:06 am

I was so taken with the regality and almost un-earthy beauty of the row of men in the forefront that I didn’t see the bald head. Its a beautifully composed picture. The photographer works interlligently with the light and I wonder if it’s the power and majesty of the men’s faces that gives the sense of ‘weird’ness and and scariness in one comment.


23rd May 2008 at 5:12 pm



26th May 2008 at 11:05 am

Haunting beauty in this shot. Love the guy’s look on his face.

31st May 2008 at 12:31 pm

Well taken I suppose, but this is not my cup of tea. Sorry.


19th May 2009 at 7:38 am

There is so much concentration on all of the faces as though that is the only aim in life,

27th September 2009 at 2:21 am

Very different scene.

19th May 2010 at 1:31 pm

A shot with lots of atmosphere.


10th June 2010 at 3:47 pm

This is a great shot in a good moment. A little bit longer story behind this festival would be nice.

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