Joy of Dance

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Portrait shot of a Folk Dancer at one of the performances in Delhi Haat in New Delhi. It was tough to shoot him because of his fast movement. Though, i got the right mood on his face but i wish he would have been looking in camera direction in this photo.
Post Processing : Contrast increase, Cropped



Blogger Woodsmoke said...

And I think I like the way his eyes are facing in this photo. But then again, you are a better judge.

9:21 PM  
Anonymous vasantika said...

I find this different from what all you have been doing before.. and yea, even i feel ,this is a better effect than him seeing directly into the camera.
and of course...a brilliant shot!

10:16 PM  
Blogger Kanu said...

The colors of India...

Nice snap...LOVED THE TITLE!!!!

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Rahul said...

A beautiful photograph.. especially with the perfect colors, focus and DOF.

11:17 PM  
Blogger Richa Bhardwaj said...

I LOVE this picture! It is truly joyous ...perfect title!
And somehow I feel that it's good that he's looking in another direction.
Really....SUCH a happy picture!!

Awesome! :-)

4:20 AM  
Blogger Rohit Talwar said...

Thank God he is not looking towards the camera.
This is a brilliant capture man. I love the colours, his expression.. a true delight.

4:22 AM  
Anonymous kalyan said...

Nice DOF...wonderful shot!

8:02 AM  
Anonymous navin said...

Brilliant colours. Awesome picture

4:12 AM  
Blogger mayuri said...

good one :)

9:06 AM  
Blogger ~ Deeps ~ said...

well even i have started liking the focus of his eyes in diff direction now :)

Welcome and thanx :)

@kanu, rahul, richa, rohit, navin sir, kalyan, mayuri
thanx :)

1:36 AM  
Blogger Butterfly said...

Very good picture. Even I feel that this pic is looking better with the man not looking at the camera. I imagine it makes him look more happy.

1:56 AM  
Anonymous Intern said...

Fantastic capture. very well done. excellent colors too!

5:56 PM  
Anonymous Anz said...

it looks truly natural and the way he is ignorant about someone clicking his pic...the smie indicative of the joy that music brings to him! really nice! Nice, colorful and naturally expressive pic!

9:37 PM  
Blogger Kishley said...

He seem to be so happy in his.. I feel like stealing some happiness :)

4:58 AM  
Blogger Product Queen said...

i am glad that he was not looking at you. I love this shot, am wondering what he is looking at so happily. The colors are great.....your pictures take me so many places ;)

9:53 PM  
Blogger ~ Deeps ~ said...

@intern, Anz, Kishley, Product Queen & Butterfly
thanx a lot :)

8:19 PM  
Blogger Amiya said...

Like so many other people, I'm glad he's not looking straight into the camera. It would've seemed like he's posing then... now his happy expression and his movement, they all seem so genuine.

And you know you've written that it was difficult to capture him cuz of his fast movements... well, you know what feeling I get? Since the people behind him are blurred, it seems like the rest of the world is so fast paced and walking here & there so swiftly & purposefully... and this one guy in the middle of the chaos finding a calming happiness in the music that he makes.

10:12 PM  

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