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During important festival sadhus(Hindu holy men) cover their bodies with paint,sandal wood ash,and even sequins.

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon Powershot SX30 IS
Lens:4.3-150.5 mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:7 Jan 2013 - 9:34 AM
Focal Length:10.1mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.0
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/400sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Sadhu with ash painting...
Username:debu debu
Uploaded:15 Mar 2013 - 11:53 AM
Tags:Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 11:59 AM

a beautiful capture well done.

billy

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phil99
phil99 e2 Member 744 forum postsphil99 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 12:06 PM

A very fascinating subject . Very well captured.....Phil

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 12:20 PM

Your customs are fascinating, Debu, and you show us them with such wonderful photos, another interesting image. Carol

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AnneWorner
AnneWorner e2 Member 6602 forum postsAnneWorner vcard United States41 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 12:31 PM

A look into a different culture - interesting shot. I'm interested to know what is the significance of the body paint?

Anne

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johnke
johnke  154 forum posts South Africa9 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 12:32 PM

Stunning PJ work Debu, a wonderful image with a wonderful story....John

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chrissie3
chrissie3  6 England
15 Mar 2013 - 12:56 PM

Wonderful, sensitive image. Lovely colours too.

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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom97 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 1:11 PM

Another fascinating documentary shot.

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nonur
nonur e2 Member 5nonur vcard Turkey8 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 2:59 PM

Fabulous colour shot!

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 3:09 PM

An amazing capture
Ju

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32885 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 3:18 PM

An interesting and notable composition

Nathan

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 4:32 PM

Well captured, Debu. We met several Sadhus in Nepal but it was difficult to tell the genuine ones from the tourist touts.

Dave

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 7:26 PM

My learning curve continues thanks to you and your excellent photography.
Joan.

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canonfan
canonfan  4 United Kingdom
15 Mar 2013 - 8:23 PM

Excellent image Debu
Jim

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
15 Mar 2013 - 9:31 PM

Superb journalism and great image..
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
16 Mar 2013 - 1:11 AM

Beautiful shot!
IB

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JohnChambersPhotography

Amazing clours and a joy to see excellent journalism very well captured.

John

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
16 Mar 2013 - 2:11 PM

It is a Mystery why they coat with ash.

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1nikongirl
1nikongirl e2 Member 31nikongirl vcard Canada
17 Mar 2013 - 1:16 AM

wonderful image and informative. Great capture Debu!
SmileBrenda

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