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temple priest

By sawsengee  
Portrait of a hindu temple priest captured at the Ranganathaswamy Temple in SriRangam in Tamil Nadu state of India. What caught my attention was his frail & thin body frame clad only with a white cotton loin cloth & a white string across his bone-protruding shoulders. Here is a link to the Ranganathaswamy temple, reputedly the largest place of worship in the world that is still in practice:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranganathaswamy_Temple,_Srirangam

THANK YOU to everyone who commented, voted & to Jasper87 (Dave) for the GEA, to Mike_Smith, mogobiker, dale for the UAs..........very much appreciated. GrinGrinGrin

Tags: Photo journalism Street portrait Natural light portrait Photo journalism people Indian Man Hindu Priest Sri Rangam Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple

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Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
3 Jul 2017 1:15PM
Seeing eye glasses on such a venerable face always surprises me. Thank you for the link, it was fascinating.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2017 1:19PM
Compelling portrait... Powerful photography Sawsengee, He surely doesn't eat much...
Isabel GrinGrin
3 Jul 2017 1:37PM
he get all his nutrients from the cosmos, no doubt
the glasses add expression, love the frail look of him
RobboB Plus
14 133 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2017 1:37PM
Those glasses make this
3 Jul 2017 2:17PM
Superb portrait
wow. Interesting shot. Ellen
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
3 Jul 2017 4:45PM
The glasses and reflections add that bit extra to your fine portraits.....
vivdy 10 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2017 7:39PM
Incongruous glasses on this wonderful , frail gentleman . Stunning portrait . Viv
Daisymaye Plus
13 23 19 Canada
3 Jul 2017 8:34PM
I think I see a boat in his glasses. Such a thin and frail man but with a good head of hair. Excellent portrait.
Mike_Smith Plus
14 816 2 United Kingdom
3 Jul 2017 11:37PM
Top quality photography again, very immpresive portrait sharp and detailed too
3 Jul 2017 11:46PM
A Mark Knopfler song came to mind called Broken bones.
``Those broken bones you pick em up and carry em,
broken bones you carry em home``

When we get old we do this everyday don`t we all....
Stellar portrait sawesengee,
cheers walt
Bantu 8 7 1 India
4 Jul 2017 4:40AM
A great capture.

Vikram
4 Jul 2017 9:55AM
A very good capture of this flail be no doubt influential man ee. The temple looks amazing and I'm sure it will be featured tomorrow night on a new series about India on TV over here.
Another fine portrait from you ee, and I wonder just how much he can see through those glasses which are more than likely second hand.

JohnSmile
dimalexa 4 5 Greece
5 Jul 2017 9:38AM
A serene form, with the universe reflected in his eyes. A great portrait, a top class photo, Sawsengee!
Dimitris
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
5 Jul 2017 11:07AM
Excellent Sawsengee. I like the way the temple is reflected in his glasses.

Phil.
dales Plus
5 13 Australia
5 Jul 2017 11:24AM
Stunning detailed capture with wonderful reflections in the glasses , excellent image
Ian

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