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a beedi a day keeps my blues away.......

By sawsengee  
Portrait of a farmer in the Gopa Chowk in Jaiselmer Rajasthan. He was in the process of lighting up a beedi (a local tobacco rolled mini cigar) when I asked him for his photo. Though I do not encourage or promote smoking, I thought he looked his element in the harsh desert environment with exotic turban, rugged white beard & weather-worn facial skin textures.

Thank you youmightlikethis, mudge, daisymaye, greyheron, terryxc, ukgubbi & pranav for the UAs........very much appreciated. GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

Tags: Photo journalism General Landscape and travel Portraits and people

Voters: PranavMishra, retroman, Philip_H and 44 more

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PranavMishra 8 52 18 India
26 Dec 2015 11:07AM
I used to once in a while.. there were these fragrant ones as well.. cardamom, clove etc.. really nice.. the same like a cigarette called Gudang Garam.. perhaps an Indonesian brand.. or close by..

but that's one heck of an image.. images like these have the capacity of catapulting the turban into the arena of world fashion..
barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2015 11:07AM
yes..another excellent portrait from you
so photogenic
viscostatic 14 49 10 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2015 11:23AM
The beedi enhances that face. What a character he looks.

ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
26 Dec 2015 11:53AM
Wait until he sees the David Beckham 'Products'.
There'll be no stopping him.

Another wonderful portrait, Ee.
You really must mount an exhibition soon.
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
26 Dec 2015 11:54AM
A fantastic portrait, superbly captured.
Bantu 7 7 1 India
26 Dec 2015 12:00PM
Superb Portrait capture,in a class of its own,too good.

Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
26 Dec 2015 2:27PM
An excellent portrait. Love the look of the cigarette in his mouth, 3D look.
Greyheron 19 282 7 England
26 Dec 2015 2:41PM
Rugged, down to earth character - superb camera work...

sebartley 5 141
26 Dec 2015 3:13PM
Amazing Wink
26 Dec 2015 3:19PM
A fascinating character shot ee and One that shows that with all the Miles of Ocean and Land between us, we're not that much different really.Smile

terryxc 8 7 England
26 Dec 2015 3:27PM
A stunning portrait...

ukgubbi 9 5 India
27 Dec 2015 2:13AM
Love the mood. Excellent clarity. Agree with pranav

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