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Old Man (Baba)

By dotpix      
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.



Tags: Photo journalism Old man Landscape and travel Baba Portraits and people

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AlanBW 12 20 England
21 Feb 2007 6:47AM
Wonderful character study and fascinating background information

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Gecko 12 25 Australia
21 Feb 2007 7:08AM
Wonderful close up and thanks for the info. Pam
dotpix 14 5 Pakistan
21 Feb 2007 7:09AM
Thank you Alan and Pam.
21 Feb 2007 8:08AM
Expressions... that's all we have right?
You captured one. Good one.
dotpix 14 5 Pakistan
21 Feb 2007 9:05AM
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

LauraBeans 12 16 Scotland
21 Feb 2007 9:39AM
i like this shot. Full of character.

BertC 11 29 Malta
21 Feb 2007 12:16PM
Lovely portraiture.
loaded with charcter
User_Removed 15 39 6 Scotland
21 Feb 2007 1:20PM
Top shot and very contenplative pose
dotpix 14 5 Pakistan
22 Feb 2007 6:10AM
Thank you Laura and Bert for your lovely comments and Victor (ManInBlack) hmmm thanx budy glad to hear that TOP SHOT... Smile from you.

danbrann Plus
13 637 17
22 Feb 2007 4:09PM
What a wonderful face. So full of character which gives a lovely portrait.
yellowmunky 13 127 1 Wales
23 Feb 2007 3:20AM
Incredible detail on the skin and beard.. awesome..
TyChee 13 275 1 United States
24 Feb 2007 2:01AM
This really captures his character.

24 Feb 2007 3:59PM
I love the tones and textures of this old mans face and hair. Really good image.

24 Feb 2007 7:06PM
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!
KingArthur 11 8 Malta
24 Feb 2007 10:31PM
Marvellous portrait, has loads of character ... very expressive capture.

macdaniel Plus
12 16 3 Netherlands
25 Feb 2007 8:31AM
Kursheed, so nice this one with your previous one; it is slope down and slope up, old and young from the same perspective!
Ceciliat 13 6 Philippines
25 Feb 2007 1:51PM
Love your description, excellent close up capture.
Well done...
chodge987 11 20 Scotland
25 Feb 2007 7:00PM
Good close up and expression. Smile
interesting discription too

BigK 12 8
26 Feb 2007 12:20PM
A life time of stories in that face.

Maiwand 11 3 73 England
26 Feb 2007 1:31PM
Excellent portrait.
phototime 12 8 United Kingdom
26 Feb 2007 10:22PM
Wonderful portrait,superb detail and excellent character very well taken.

GeorgeRusky 12 1 4
27 Feb 2007 6:35PM
A very impressive portrait, nice cropping
Thank you for your comments,
trissie 11 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2007 7:58AM
A great character capture, well taken.

Trish x
shortski 12 3 1 England
28 Feb 2007 9:56AM
a stunning portrait and lovely description....jojo
daffydill56 14 190 United Kingdom
28 Feb 2007 10:42AM
A lovely portrayal of this mans character. Excellent work.

dotpix 14 5 Pakistan
28 Feb 2007 12:25PM
Thanx to all for your participation... I really appreciate to all your comments...

Hugeknot 13 1.2k 2 Iceland
28 Feb 2007 2:08PM
Lovely portrait. Superb work!
Mjhearne 11 432 4 Scotland
1 Mar 2007 1:32AM
Great portrait!
One to be proud of!

User_Removed 13 825 Lithuania
1 Mar 2007 5:43AM
nicely captured!.... an interesting looking face... maybe you should take some more of him!?!... Wink
bengsays 13 13
2 Mar 2007 3:58AM
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...
dotpix 14 5 Pakistan
2 Mar 2007 11:38AM
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.


KamranW 11
3 Mar 2007 6:03AM
Excellent expression ! Taken to capture the old man (BABA)
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.

vparmar 13 7 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2007 9:05AM
lovely shot - excellent details and good expression

pamelajean Plus
12 1.1k 2016 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2007 6:27PM
Excellent detailed close-up, wonderful expression.
limmy62 Plus
11 12 United Kingdom
27 May 2007 1:27AM
Terrific Khursheed...
the facial expression and detail exudes character.
dotpix 14 5 Pakistan
14 May 2009 9:00AM
Thanx everybudy....
29 May 2009 7:50PM
A spot-on capture. Wonderful character he looks!
dotpix 14 5 Pakistan
2 Jun 2009 4:43AM
Thanx Dave...
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
16 Jun 2009 3:27PM
superb portrait shot,, spot on ,,


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