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Copyright: Manuj Mehta (manujmehta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1147 W: 79 N: 2778] (12360)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2009-02-19
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Lica 35mm-420mm
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-05 0:40
Viewed: 1579
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Points: 90
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
God guard me from those thoughts men think
In the mind alone;
He that sings a lasting song
Thinks in a marrow-bone;

From all that makes a wise old man
That can be praised of all;
O what am I that I should not seem
For the song's sake a fool?

I pray -- for word is out
And prayer comes round again --
That I may seem, though I die old,
A foolish, passionate man.

William Butler Yeats - A Prayer For Old Age

I have clicked this man on the street of famous Delhi-6 (Chandani Chowk). this poor old man was sitting near a small tea shop and looking for someone who may buy a cup of tea for him.

Me and Deepak Khurana (Deepakk) accompanied him on this early morning tea.

Manuj MEhta

Manuj MEhta

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Hello Manuj! Magic face. Wonderful portrait. Good light and bright. Original black and white work. Well done!

Nice B&W portrait Manuj, well positioned in the frame..

You've lost a little sharpness on his face - maybe during resize, but a good take showing his character.


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2009-03-05 0:45]
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Avec sa couverture qui le protège, cet homme est merveilleusement capté, une toute belle image, le NB est fantastique, une toute belle réussite.

Bravo et amitié


Salam Manuj Bhaijaan,
A wonderful B&W portrait of this old mançSharpness, light and details are perfect.TFS.


Amazing photo and a very nice perspective...
Nice composition, colors, Saturation...
Thanks for sharing


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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2009-03-05 0:54]
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Hi Manuj
How r u friend?
Good expressions u've captured here. B&W worked out very well.
Very good portrait as always :)


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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2009-03-05 0:56]
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nice shot
good portrait
nice one my friend
I am Lavan from Bangalore

Bom dia Manuj
Beautiful B/W...and a great choice to wisdom of this face.
Beautiful poem. I am sure Yeats will like this photo. I do.
Have a good day.
My regards

Hello Manauj,
Today we choice BW together.
Nice portrait, well captured facial expression
Selahattin E

Hi Manuj
Really wonderful portrait
Amazing details and lines
Great note
Take care

nice one

i like this manuj..

beautiful photo..

another job well done


plutot magique ce portrait,quel regard

Hi my friend....
Again, beautiful portrait...
Beautiful [email protected] shot...
Great expresion...

Olá Manuj,
Wonderful BW portrait. Soul and life is on this portrait.

Perfect portrait picture, Manuj.
His expression is looking sad.

Hi Manuj,
Wonderful b&w portrait,very good contrast and very sharp.
Best regards,

Hi my friend!

Another perfect portrait of, again, so interesting person. You're doing this great man!

Have a nice day!

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  • suzy Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 420 W: 36 N: 1214] (4355)
  • [2009-03-05 3:05]
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superbe portrait with great details and facial expression! very sad look though! love the sharpness and the frame and the b/w!

great composition

tfs Manuj

Hi Manuj

Another superb head & shoulders b&w portrait, with very good sharpness & dof. I like the tonal range & textured light on the old mans face. Tfs!

Namstey manuj,
So you are again with a great portrait,
We have a great diversity in our country many faces to capture in our camera and our heart that what you do,
The clarity is very good I can see the wrinkles and the wet eyes clearly..
The black and white tone really great it express a different feel,
So how was the chai..??


Hi Manuj
this is wonderful portrait of this old man
good light on his face and wonderful details

Hi Manuj..this is a very nice shot...wonderful light and details..great subject.

Olá Manuj.
magic B/W shot. The soul is captured...Great portrait.
Have a nice day

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2009-03-05 11:12]
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Hi Manuj,
The B&W is the perfect way for this portrait. Nothing disturbs oour attention to this face! Impressive capture of his expression. Beautifully done! Annie

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  • maecy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 252] (1653)
  • [2009-03-05 13:39]
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Hi Manuj!

Another great portrait shot...You always amazed us by your work, well done!



Helo Manuj
Excellent portrait of this old men
Thanks for sharing

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  • glint Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 593 W: 3 N: 545] (3785)
  • [2009-03-06 0:16]

hello Manuj,
this is a wondeful portrait. yet the old man's eyes hold a certain sadness. peraps life has ot given him what he had wished. Your choice of b & w was a good one. Thanks for the poem of your note. I like it.

hello Manuj,

great potrait shot again.. excellent work.. well composed and presented.. tfs..

regards, terry

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-03-06 0:52]

Greetings Manuj ;)
Very nice soft B&W portrait, TFS
J ;)

Hello Manuj!
Wonderful portrait,amazing pose and expression,very artistic image!fine black and white work.
Compliments and TFS

Hi Manuj,
The eyes... always the eyes.
Another pearl Manuj.


Ciao Manuj

The quality and all your presentations
are fantastic with the theme, we humans.
Photos are so classic and rich in details.
The composition works well, directing our attention to the wise!
The scene is well framed, showing the details and expression
of your face well, and b/w are very well played ...
Greetings my friend ...



Another lovely portrait in your gallery. You really have a talent for portrait photography. I enjoy them very much.

I like the black and white of this photo. It really accentuates the details. Lisa

Hi ManuJ,
Great B & W Portrait with wandeful sharpness and contrast, Excellent POV. and details, lovely light and great expression on her face,
Excellent done.

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  • gnada Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2538 W: 70 N: 4788] (22221)
  • [2009-03-06 21:17]

Hi Manuj...

It's really a beautiful shot and lovely portrait in B&W version...
How this old man face make perfect composition, bravo.
Grate natural posse - well done...
Congrats my friend,

Hi Manuj, an excellent and nostalgic portrait capture of this old man in BW version.
TFS and have a nice WE!

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  • cbcs Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 115] (1139)
  • [2009-03-07 6:10]

Amazing capture!

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  • Koala Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 370 W: 32 N: 77] (4031)
  • [2009-03-07 11:09]

Hi there Manuj!
How are you ,my friend?
very nice portrait as usual :D
very good choice for b&w.

Have a nice sunday!


Namaste Manuj,
this shot is again so impressive, so clear and crisp, so many details - your work is realy fantastic my friend and I like it very much.
Thanks for showing us so interesting people of your country, bye
Sabine - wishnugaruda

  • colvert Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 847 W: 281 N: 1941] (10354)
  • [2009-03-08 0:21]

Hi again
Very nice portrait, another one.B&W is so good , here

Hi Manuj,
Again an expressive socio-portrait from India, this time with perfect black and white tones. Great focus on the old man's face, the amount of light is excellent. Good job again, congratulations on this one! TFS.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-03-10 1:54]

Hi Manuj,
what a story from you....when some people just pour out a kettle of tea into the drain...there are people who waited for a cup.
May you be filled with beauty and kindness, my friend.


hi manuj,
beautiful portrait
excellent sharpness & bw photo work

A lifelike image that tells of a long life, well photographed Manuj

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2009-03-16 9:01]

Hi Manuj,
what a perfect portrait..Great details and so beautiful poem.TFS.Necla.

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  • cycle Gold Star Critiquer [C: 190 W: 0 N: 3] (1873)
  • [2009-03-20 2:04]

Very beautiful B/W portrait.
Perfect composition with great details.

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