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Clothes Oozing Saffron Spirituality

Clothes Oozing Saffron Spirituality
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Copyright: Nishant David (nishantdavid) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 210 W: 58 N: 295] (1262)
Género: Gente
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2008-05-23
Categorías: Mood
Cámara: Fuji FinePix S6000fd
Exposición: f/3.7, 1/150 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Tema(s): Friday Theme 2008/06/13 "Clothes,Clothing" [view contributor(s)]
Fecha enviada: 2008-06-12 0:40
Vista: 3082
Puntos: 74
[Normas para las notas] Notas del fotógrafo

Down Trodden Souls of Saffron Wings

Ancient dwellings
Beyond boundary
Beyond restriction

Here I lie at peace with myself
Forever happy in my pace.
Content I am with my faith still
I know that all is never to be known.
Revealed at least by one hand alone.
Fey fair of combly hair bear flowers blue,
They parade by my bedside as rainbows
Encircle the moon. The void beckons
Towards a reckoning that all is fine,
The midnight sun is shining.
Liberty flies and we are free.

David Lacey

Hello Dear TL Friends,

I saw this sadhu on my way back home one evening.

Spiritual adventurers, ascetic warriors, devout mystics, occult rebels or philosophic monks,
the sadhus are revered by Hindus as representatives of the gods, sometimes even worshipped as gods themselves.
The colour saffron is deeply associated with spirituality in India. Saffron finds its place even in our national flag due to the deeply spiritual flavour India has. Sadhus are mostly seen sporting saffron coloured robes, turbans, waistbands and shawls etc. Wearing saffron for them is like making a statement to others, announcing to the carnal world that they have denounced it and all it's carnal desires. Saffron also represents their strong relationship with thei creator, "Bhakti" as it is known in India. These sadhus clothed in saffron hues wander all around the country surrendering themselves totally in the hands of their creator.They are not worried about what they will eat or what they will wear or where they will find shelter. Their God is their provider.
Hope you like it.

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hello Nishant
so this time you have shown us the oldest Indian clothing.
wonderful colours rather rich. good action catch of this sadhu. Spritual mood.

MAnuj Mehta

Great costume Nishant. I like how you photograph the man with his colorful cloth. Well done my friend.

the very familiar clothes of holy man.. i still don't know how to do something like this.. you did well, Nishant.. a lovely posting to this week theme.. well done.

regards, terry

hello Nishant
you have also shown us a traditional and old Indian spritual outfits.
Saffron is the colour of our flag because of its richness and its history. as we know it was a common colour worm by our Rishi Munis in earlier period.
thanks for sharing an ethenic outfil on an old sadhu.

Hello David.
Very nice and colourfup 'portrait' of this guy in Saffron.
He sure would not mislooked as a footbal fan, for our team from Holland.
Holland is coloured 'Orange' these days.
(Orange is the name of our royal family)
Regards from Jan

Salaam Nishant,

Very nice shot! Amazing saffron color you captured. Good idea to outstand this color against environment colors. Well done! TFS!


Hi dear Ninshant
Yes I like it very much. I like very much all East philosophy, especealy because it's spirituality.
Your photo is excellent. Nice compo and I like very much because all background is B&W
Best wishes

Hello Nishant,
Thanks for informative notes and good presentat,ion of a culture. Amazing warm color of saffron.
Well suited theme of week.
Selahattin E

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2008-06-12 6:05]

Hello Nishant:)
Interesting photo - just unusual with nice separation of subject and BG for colour.

hello dear nishant

good saffron caught
nice rich colors
good sharpness and clarity
nice framing
good for theme


*you have missed something in my gallery....

Hi Nishant

Great capture here. Love what you have done with the BG, really drives home the saffron and the feeling you are wanting to portray. Great work,

Well done and TFS,


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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2008-06-12 8:55]

Hello Nishant
So colorful and against the B&W is even more outstanding.
Great job on the photo and the pp

Hello Nishant

An excellent shot here, good sharp detail and wonderful colour saturation. INteresting notes too

TFS and for joining in the theme

kind regards Helen

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2008-06-12 10:36]

Merhaba Myfriend Nishant..
Excellent job with beautiful photo, wonderful colors and a very beautiful old man.....

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  • puffy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1631 W: 114 N: 2985] (16653)
  • [2008-06-12 14:23]

Hello Nishant,

Excellent shot my friend, the colours is so strong and bright, great contrast and sharpness, nice captured.

Have a nice day,


Good PP work David. A well composed image even with the missing extremities. As always your notes convey some interest from your homeland. TFS,

Hi Nishant
Excellent theme and excellent details.
Beautiful colours.well done.TFS.

Hello Nishant!
Wonderful Indian clothung! Beautiful colors! Nice BG! Good addition to friday theme!
TFS, Best regards, Zorica

ciao Nishant..
the capture is so real.. and vivid.. and great!! striking colours.. wonderful subject!! bravo
ciao Marco

Hi Nishant,

For me this is something I have only seen on television - that colour sure is attractive.
Do those beads also have a religious meaning?

Lovely contribution.


Hi Nishant,
excellent choice for friday theme,
colourful and beautiful,
perfect clarity and sharpnes,
welldone my dear friend and tfs,
:) tomorrow

Hello Nishant,
A really wonderful image,stunning colors and sharpness.Like the combination of black and white for the background.Nice treatment my friend.Good contribution to the theme.


Thanks for the nice critique on my "WEDDING S2".

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9631] (55122)
  • [2008-06-13 6:28]

Namaste Nishant

Good entry in the Friday 'clothing' theme, and superb sharpness & partial desaturation. Tfs!

Hello my friend Nishant

Beautiful visual and captures!
shined, the posture and quality
of forces and humanity in this post!
This old man's expression, his beauty in the color
of your skin, in the clothes of strong color identifying
the true Indian people. Great habit!
I like all the details, so much in the man
the in the Indian women.
Great compo, could not be better than that!


Hi Nishant, nice shot and choice of selective saturationm nice choice of square format as well


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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2008-06-13 21:20]

Good capture and presentation.
The colors and light are right on and the notes are very informative and interesting.
Good timing on the capture and nice sharp image.
Well done,

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-06-14 5:04]

hi nishant

Very interesting capture of this traditional costume and such vibrant color

tfs, bill

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  • eosnut Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 647 W: 285 N: 2085] (13374)
  • [2008-06-15 2:16]

Hi Nishant,
The old gentleman in his colourful clothes stands out from his black and white background, well done for the theme.

Bom dia Nishant

I was looking yesterday and today for this Photo. I have seen it but I have no points and I thought I would be back next day. Sorry but I forget whom was the owner.

So I find it. I was looking for.

The composition it´s great but the colour, the live i s superb. I really like it.Thanks.

My regards


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  • Romeu Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 306 W: 0 N: 220] (1859)
  • [2008-06-17 6:06]

Hi Nishanasrt,

beautiful shot. Love the color contrast!


Hi Nishant,
Good use of mixed format ... quite effective to make your subject really standout. Well captured and processed. Well done! tfs

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2008-06-18 4:16]

Hello Nishant,
Wonderful photo with great colours, amazing detail and a superb composition. Fantastic work, very humen and poetic. Congrats, mb

Hi Nishant bahai,
Wonderful portrait vith great PP work.Well compo.TFS.


Hello Nishant David,
It´s really very nice photo of sadhu, nice composition and very beautiful colour of clothes and beautiful colour of beard...nice work
My Regards

Hi dear friend,
interesting contrasts in this shot.
Nicely seen and presented. TFS
Best wishes,
:) soon

Incredible colorful outfit this man has on!! Love the natural pose! Really a very nice portrait!

Very good colour and excellent composition showing the traditional saffron wear. Excellent for the theme and thanks for the very interesting and informative note too. Welldone!


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