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Good Day Friends,

Now Iím starting my traveling experience, hope EPZIANs will be enjoy and good to know about our 3rd world society living styles.

2 years ago, Iíve visited to our Pakistanís province Sindh, rural area to shot the valley... Traveling hours to find the valley is 8 hours, I stayed there 2 days to shot photos. I found the area where rest in piece, 9 Holy men Brothers Mausoleums (In Pakistan and India weíve calls Mausoleums ďMAZARĒ (this Mazar recognized name: Shah Yaqeeq and whole valley or located area also knows as Shah Yaqeeq), where peoples are come with their problems to find the solutions, and pray at the front of that Mausoleums. Soon or later God (Allah) help them and resolves their issues.

This old man (We call here BABA) came here for his solutions, during purchasing (Rose Petals) for One Holy men Mausoleum to tribute his mark of respect (this tradition found only in Muslims, Hindus and Buddhist). While taking the snaps of other Object, I realize and focus this old man who came to buy Rose Petals, he was standing besides me, and Iíve just saw this BABA, and ready to take this kinda photo.

Note: No cropping no Filters or no any Effects using for this portrait.

Valuable comments are welcome.

Regards,

dotPix

Title:Old Man (Baba)
Username:dotpix dotpix
Uploaded:21 Feb 2007 - 6:46 AM
Tags:Baba, Landscape / travel, Old man, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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AlanBW
AlanBW  8 England
21 Feb 2007 - 6:47 AM

Wonderful character study and fascinating background information

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Gecko
Gecko  825 forum posts Australia
21 Feb 2007 - 7:08 AM

Wonderful close up and thanks for the info. Pam

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dotpix
dotpix  10 Pakistan
21 Feb 2007 - 7:09 AM

Thank you Alan and Pam.

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kanupartha
21 Feb 2007 - 8:08 AM

Expressions... that's all we have right?
You captured one. Good one.

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dotpix
dotpix  10 Pakistan
21 Feb 2007 - 9:05 AM

Yes Kanu, you are right...

I saw your Clouds on Readers Gallery 2 days ago, I had some meeting thats why unable to give comments, but I forgot the name, but I remember some EPZ member said that Clouds and Airplane... and now I found you here .... Good... I'm agree with that Teat never seen the beautyful clouds from the plane...

Yes, I'm thinking like you the Good one... Smile

Thanx again Kanu for your valuable comments

dotPix

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LauraBeans
21 Feb 2007 - 9:39 AM

i like this shot. Full of character.

L

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BertC
BertC  829 forum posts Malta
21 Feb 2007 - 12:16 PM

Lovely portraiture.
loaded with charcter
Bert

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User_Removed
21 Feb 2007 - 1:20 PM

Top shot and very contenplative pose

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dotpix
dotpix  10 Pakistan
22 Feb 2007 - 6:10 AM

Thank you Laura and Bert for your lovely comments and Victor (ManInBlack) hmmm thanx budy glad to hear that TOP SHOT... Smile from you.

dotPix

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danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10474 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
22 Feb 2007 - 4:09 PM

What a wonderful face. So full of character which gives a lovely portrait.

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yellowmunky
23 Feb 2007 - 3:20 AM

Incredible detail on the skin and beard.. awesome..

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Feb 2007 - 2:01 AM

This really captures his character.

Ty

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scouseterrier
24 Feb 2007 - 3:59 PM

I love the tones and textures of this old mans face and hair. Really good image.

Dee

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Simplesculler
24 Feb 2007 - 7:06 PM

Beautiful thoughtfulness in this portrait. You are very good at capturing moods and emotions in all of your portraits, and this one epitomizes them. I know this one hit +30 votes eventually!
Click!
Sarah

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KingArthur
24 Feb 2007 - 10:31 PM

Marvellous portrait, has loads of character ... very expressive capture.

Joe

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macdaniel
macdaniel  8 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
25 Feb 2007 - 8:31 AM

Kursheed, so nice this one with your previous one; it is slope down and slope up, old and young from the same perspective!
alfred

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Ceciliat  9 Philippines
25 Feb 2007 - 1:51 PM

Love your description, excellent close up capture.
Well done...
Cesie

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chodge987
chodge987  7 Scotland
25 Feb 2007 - 7:00 PM

Good close up and expression. Smile
interesting discription too

Chris

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BigK  9
26 Feb 2007 - 12:20 PM

A life time of stories in that face.

Kirk

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2007 - 1:31 PM

Excellent portrait.
Ron

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phototime
phototime  8 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2007 - 10:22 PM

Wonderful portrait,superb detail and excellent character very well taken.


Mo.

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GeorgeRusky
27 Feb 2007 - 6:35 PM

Alan,
A very impressive portrait, nice cropping
Thank you for your comments,
George

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trissie
trissie  8 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2007 - 7:58 AM

A great character capture, well taken.

Trish x

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shortski  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2007 - 9:56 AM

a stunning portrait and lovely description....jojo

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daffydill56
28 Feb 2007 - 10:42 AM

A lovely portrayal of this mans character. Excellent work.

Fran

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dotpix
dotpix  10 Pakistan
28 Feb 2007 - 12:25 PM

Thanx to all for your participation... I really appreciate to all your comments...

dotPix

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Hugeknot  91212 forum posts Iceland2 Constructive Critique Points
28 Feb 2007 - 2:08 PM

Lovely portrait. Superb work!

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Mjhearne
Mjhearne  7432 forum posts Scotland4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Mar 2007 - 1:32 AM

Great portrait!
One to be proud of!

Matthew.

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User_Removed
1 Mar 2007 - 5:43 AM

nicely captured!.... an interesting looking face... maybe you should take some more of him!?!... Wink

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bengsays
bengsays  9
2 Mar 2007 - 3:58 AM

like this portrait, esspecially how it is non-traditional, as you cannot see his eyes or much of his mouth.

But, you've still captured the character of this mans face. well done.

Only down side is that it looks a bit digital...

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dotpix  10 Pakistan
2 Mar 2007 - 11:38 AM

Thank you all, for such a wonderful comments...

But Ben I didn't use any PS effect for this portrait... most of my works are original, if I used any PS Filter(s) I mentioned it... I was also very shocked when I saw this after downloading from the Camera... I caught 4 Shot of this Old Man, only 2 Shots I got the best result and this one is yes off course looks like a PS effects.

I'll upload his next Portrait and as well other portraits actual what I was shoting at that moment, when this OLD Man arrived to tribute his faith at Shah Yaqeeq. I just turned my angle and shot him... (Not with Gun, used my Camera Smile )

Anyway, come again, soon I'll upload his next portrait, right now busy with home decoration... Smile Its a family matter... hope you'll understand.... Smile

Anyways, thanx to all of you for participating to take this picture on Reader's Choice.

Regards,

dotPix

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KamranW  7
3 Mar 2007 - 6:03 AM

Excellent expression ! Taken to capture the old man (BABA)

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taufekshariff

Mr Khursheed Alam, what a nice shot you have here.
I'm sure this Baba must have stood the test of time and tide as the facial expression suggested.
Voted!

Cheers.
taufekshariff

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vparmar  9 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2007 - 9:05 AM

lovely shot - excellent details and good expression

vinny

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12 Apr 2007 - 6:27 PM

Excellent detailed close-up, wonderful expression.

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limmy62  7 United Kingdom
27 May 2007 - 1:27 AM

Terrific Khursheed...
the facial expression and detail exudes character.
click!!!
RogWink

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dotpix
dotpix  10 Pakistan
14 May 2009 - 9:00 AM

Thanx everybudy....
dotPix

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HobbitDave
29 May 2009 - 7:50 PM

A spot-on capture. Wonderful character he looks!
Dave

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dotpix  10 Pakistan
2 Jun 2009 - 4:43 AM

Thanx Dave...
dotPix

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Ridgeway
Ridgeway  7222 forum posts Ireland2 Constructive Critique Points
16 Jun 2009 - 3:27 PM

superb portrait shot,, spot on ,,

Aidan,,

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