More India…

More India…

Much more my traditional stuff. But hey, it is me after all. click on the thumb to view larger.

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  1. Vanessa Jackman

    Matt, this is probably going to come across as completely ignorant but I’ll ask anyway: the gentleman with the teacup in his hand, his beard and ‘tash are orange- is this significant, for a festival or religious event?

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  2. Matt

    Neddy – That is henna and is used by many men and women in India to “hide” the gray. The whiter the hair the more orange the henna treatment is. Yes, it is an odd thing. Why would someone rather have bright orange hair rather than nice white hair? Cultural convention I guess.

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  3. Peter Pham

    It sure makes for some colorful photograph. I like the boy with slippers and green fence. Great depth-of-field and selective focus. Great pictures…

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  4. Ashley

    Wow – that’s interesting (regarding the henna treatment). I always wondered about that, but never found the right person to ask.

    LOVE the pictures – in particular, the 4th and 5th really stood out to me. I think on the 4th pictures the green wall jumps out to me, especially in contrast with the colors of her dress – and the movement in the picture, too. And the 5th picture with the portrait of the man, his eyes were the first thing I noticed.

    Great pictures!

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  5. Joel Todd

    I have to agree with Ashley. The eyes on the gentleman in the 5th shot are electric.

    I enjoy the feeling of the boy with the shoes.

    Well done on all accounts.

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  6. Dave T

    Great set of images again. I love the effects you get with the 85 1.2 lens – you certainly have mastered the narrow depth of field.

    I’d like to request a post on how you shoot with this lens, the techniques and thought process you use, to ensure that you get a good image with the critical points of focus. The narrow depth of field you use must take some considerable practice to get it right.

    Thanks for showing these great images.

    DT

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  7. Vanessa Jackman

    Ahh, Thanks Matt – I am glad I asked. I knew that women use henna in their hair but didn’t know that it was used to, um, “hide” the grey as well by the gents. I guess it is the cultural equivalent of women “of a certain age” in the western world dying their white hair that shade of violet or mauve!

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  8. Matt Brandon

    Dave,

    No real magic. Just point and shoot. But I will try to post a few thought on it, soon.

    Thanks everyone for the kind remarks.

    Matt

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  9. Matt

    Dave,

    No real magic. Just point and shoot. But I will try to post a few thought on it, soon.

    Thanks everyone for the kind remarks.

    Matt

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