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sadhu with a smile........

By sawsengee  
Street capture of a sadhu with grey/honey blonde hair in Haridwar........twice I tried asking him for a snapshot & twice I was declined until the third time when he was having chai with some local friends some of whom I knew & they coaxed him for this snapshot. Thank you sadhu & the unnamed friends. Smile
p.s. most sadhus do not like their photos is the material world that they shun & some feel that taking their photos is like capturing their souls which they try a lifetime to purify!
THANK YOU John, Leo, Techno, MAK2, DaveNewbury, JuBarney, PhilT2 for the UAs & to those who voted, commented, my deep appreciation for your continual support. ee GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Photo journalism Street portrait Natural light portrait Haridwar Photo journalism people Indian Man hindu sadhu prayer beads turban man forehead paint long white hair

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hobbo Plus
8 1.3k 2 England
14 Apr 2019 7:12AM
He still retains a very questioning look ee..... but beneath all of his inner beliefs there is an ordinary man who likes to be admired.

You have caught that beautifully here.


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14 Apr 2019 7:15AM
A wonderful capture, ee.

14 Apr 2019 8:09AM
Another excellent addition to your fine portraits, ee.
A very interesting narrative, too.

14 Apr 2019 8:12AM
love how he's putting on a half-smile to camouflage uneasiness
a great shot
14 Apr 2019 10:39AM
Well worth the perceverance an excellent portrait.

Techno Plus
11 4.1k 8 England
14 Apr 2019 11:02AM
For me, one of your best....Smile
14 Apr 2019 11:58AM
Excellent portrait of this elusive character ee
ColleenA Plus
7 420 6 Australia
14 Apr 2019 1:31PM
Excellent shot...glad to make it 30
14 Apr 2019 4:46PM
You have so many wonderful images ee.
viscostatic 13 45 5 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2019 5:06PM
You have a way with these characters Sawsengee. So many wonderful images.

JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2019 7:32PM
A terrific portrait with his half amused expression
This is a superb image and having read your description very lucky to obtain.
One to treasure I think

Grand capture wonderful smile in this portrait. Well done Sawsengee.
15 Apr 2019 2:46PM
Well taken & processed

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