by Vincenzo Di Somma
Sadhu Naga by Vincenzo Di Somma was photo of the day on Monday, 19th May 2008. It is tagged Festivals, People. You can leave a comment below.
Katherine Lee Strassburg
In the crush of men, I am drawn to the eyes.
Very nice composition of holy people and an interesting break from the usual sceneries.
I like the DOF and the orange color that appears at instances. Very nice capture I must say. It evokes an effect of motion
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.
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.
that is a really weird and kind of scary picture. what does ‘holy men’ mean?
Marie Dunphy Harding
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 !!
I can’t imagine (pre-bath) what walking through that crowd smells like. Must be the reason for the orange flowers.
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!
Very different indeed! Great shot in all!
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.
What an amazing photo. I love the expressions of their faces and their hair! Very unique!
Very interesting scene. I’d love to witness that for myself.
PS Perhaps you should have asked baldy to duck ;p
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.
Haunting beauty in this shot. Love the guy’s look on his face.
Pieter -sAner- van der Horst
Well taken I suppose, but this is not my cup of tea. Sorry.
There is so much concentration on all of the faces as though that is the only aim in life,
Very different scene.
A shot with lots of atmosphere.
This is a great shot in a good moment. A little bit longer story behind this festival would be nice.
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