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Mantra
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Published: March 7, 2007
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Another confirmation of the fact that India is the home of some of the most amazing sights in the world... :)
I happened to come across this Pandit on the streets.

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Image size
1694x1994px 718.7 KB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
NIKON
Model
E4600
Shutter Speed
10/756 second
Aperture
F/5.2
Focal Length
7 mm
ISO Speed
50
Date Taken
Feb 18, 2007, 1:27:24 PM
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RaizaNoelia's avatar
RaizaNoelia|Professional Digital Artist
Stunning! The colors are magnificent. :D
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Ashesh|Hobbyist Photographer
:bow:
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innocencezack|Professional Photographer
:heart: Featured --> [link] :love:
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dakoo's avatar
Love this portrait, the stark contrast looks very good for this portrait.
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Ashesh|Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!
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arjunphlox|Professional General Artist
This is so pure!! Awesome photography! :)
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Ashesh|Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks man
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RayWiggles's avatar
There's something indescribable about this shot. I love it.
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Ashesh|Hobbyist Photographer
:thanks:
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ooOkonomiyaki's avatar
WOW! Only that!
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Ashesh|Hobbyist Photographer
;) Thanks
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hydrogenpops's avatar
Stunning portrait !
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Ashesh|Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. :)
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kirunathira's avatar
I've just been through your gallery and I really like this one a lot. if you dont mind me asking, how do you produce such a glow? besides the charm of the man himself, of course :D
and can you tell me what the sign on his forehead mean?
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Ashesh|Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you. To produce this glow, you need to do something that'll make the person being photographed a little awkward - you need a flashlight. ;P
I used the flashlight to brighten up only a circle while shooting, and then enhanced the contrast using PS.
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wow, so you used a flashlight???
cool. yes, I noticed your photos are all incredibly high-contrasted.
Btw, what does the sign on his forehead mean?
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Ashesh|Hobbyist Photographer
Hmmm... well the aryan symbol denotes peace, calm, spirituality, knowledge... it denotes all of these in one go. This symbol is worn by the ';pandits' these days. The pandits usually live in temples, and spend most of their lives in prayer.
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i really like this photo
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Ashesh|Hobbyist Photographer
I'm glad.
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i really enjoy Hinduism. i like their beliefs about animals being on the same level as humans.
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Ashesh|Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
Which is true, otherwise we wouldn't have ended up screwing the entire ecosystem and risking our own future.
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the philosophy of hinduism and buddhism both help the environment, which is awesome. being vegan makes me feel like i am helping the environment.
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Ashesh|Hobbyist Photographer
I've turned into a vegan too. Its nice, you know. This is our home, and it's sad to see that not many of us care about it.
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THis is pretty :)
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