Black and White Photography Portrait Photography Street Photography Travel Photography Glimpse of a mysterious smile September 27, 2009 Smiling old man | McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India 19.129686 72.815331 Advertisements Share thisClick to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related #Dharamsala#Himachal Pradesh#India#McLeod Ganj Post navigation ← It’s all about the perspective Art Nude → 85 thoughts on “Glimpse of a mysterious smile” years of experience taking its toll…. yet a smile … huh?? gud work :D Reply ↓ Amazing. Every wrinkle tells a story. Fantastic work. Reply ↓ What a beautiful face, and what a fabulous capture of it. Stunning Portrait. love it. Reply ↓ Smashing contrast! Really helps with the ‘lived’ face – superb! Reply ↓ Excellent shot, great portrait! Reply ↓ i love love your RICH textures in your black and whites… how on earth do you do it?? most beautiful portrait!! Reply ↓ What a beautiful old man, great portrait in this really fantastic B&W! Reply ↓ His face is a land, precious one, with all these wrinkles/roads that are SO beautiful. Another one of your wondrous portrait, Joshi** Reply ↓ Good One. Reply ↓ I love this portrait! The tones and the tonal contrast is great and the facial textures and details are perfect! Reply ↓ asian old age man full of past experiances need a partner to talk Reply ↓ Superbe portrait avec ce visage usée. Reply ↓ another masterpiece of portrait! a very charismatic face. Reply ↓ Thats really an innocent smile. Appears like he is trying to pose for the shot with a lot of assumptions and questions in his mind. The number of wrinkles may not predict the age in numbers but his way of posing depicts the period he was born. I will not say this is a very amazing photography but yes it is a good shot. Reply ↓ Wow, I’m deeply impressed by your b/w portraits. The contrast is genius and the mood is breathtaking. Are there some more coming? Reply ↓ oh simply amazing.. Reply ↓ nice caption Reply ↓ I love how you do this. From showing some beautiful girls to bringing us back to reality with such black and white portraits. I really admire the balance you keep. Reply ↓ interesting blog! Reply ↓ another classic b/w pic………..simply superb Reply ↓ 18 Till I Die…!!!! Reply ↓ love the light in his eyes! Even though he must be very old, you have captured the youth of his spirit. Reply ↓ another brilliant shot…..bea expressions….n of course d textures…..too gd pic bro Reply ↓ a great b/w photo, fantastic gray tones… … a very beautiful portrait! Reply ↓ wow … what a great portrait in superb b&w Reply ↓ Amazing what does it takes to be that old? Reply ↓ Great portrait as the one below! It shows very wonderful elements which have to be included in portrait capture!!! Reply ↓ Another impressive portrait, very well done! Reply ↓ A marvellous portrait, very expressive Reply ↓ Another stunning portrait ! Reply ↓ Stunning Portrait ! Reply ↓ We can read all his life in this portrait. Beautiful!! Reply ↓ Great portrait… the life lived has left its tracks, but he still looks like he is in great spirit and full of life. Reply ↓ That is the image of lived life… sharpness and contrast is great. very nicely converted to black and white. Great work! Reply ↓ Very nice portrait, the black and white is perfect too Reply ↓ WOW! You can see the age (and wisdom) on his face. Incredible work. Reply ↓ Another wonderful portrait. Reply ↓ Splendid work again! Reply ↓ Good portrait! And the great black and white convert Reply ↓ amazing, so good!!! You are the master!! Reply ↓ Las fracciones de la cara, junto a esas arrugas de años pasados tan bien marcadas, hacen de si un gran retrato lleno de sentimientos. Buen trabajo, saludos. Reply ↓ Wonderful portrait! :-) Reply ↓ maaaaannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn Reply ↓ The detail, the emotion, and so much capture of soul…excellent portrait, Joshi. Reply ↓ Fantastic contrasts in this portrait. Fantastic expression. Reply ↓ A very nice shot! I do like both the expression in the mans face and the excellent contrast by useing b/w! Reply ↓ Really brilliant shot Joshi, great contrast! Bravo Reply ↓ Really nice portrait. A wonderful expression. Reply ↓ First I will say, wonderful portrait. Second I will ask, is his name really McLeod? Reply ↓ What can I say? Everything is said, but: the feelings you transport are the true art of your work. Thanks a lot! Reply ↓ I love your series of old faces that you have done so far :) Reply ↓ ..that beautiful face! Fantastic!! Reply ↓ realy a perfect job you do here Reply ↓ Great portrait, I like the depth of the skin and the play of darks and whites (shirt and “hat”) Reply ↓ Spectacular portrait shot Joshi. Reply ↓ Impresionante retrato. Me encanta la expresividad de su cara . Saludos. Reply ↓ Experience of life has left its marks on his face, clearly! Photos from Kas Plateau: http://infobybvc.blogspot.com/2009/09/photos-from-kas-plateau.html Reply ↓ Buen retrato! Para mi le sobra un poco de aire por arriba, le cortaria un trozo de la parte de arriba. Espero que se traduzca bien. Saludos. Reply ↓ Brilliant portrait! The contrast is just perfect. Reply ↓ ce portrait, comme les précédents, est magnifique. Reply ↓ It would be fascinating to read a biography that went along with the face to see how the features evolved in relationship to his everyday life. Reply ↓ Black and white was an excellent choice. Reply ↓ Great image – amazing detail of the facial features and expression! Awesome! Reply ↓ I love this pictures..so expresive..indeed is an art..Gratz!..smiles Reply ↓ Amazing photo! Such expression and character…beautiful capture! Reply ↓ I think a smile like that, means he’s found out the secret of life………it’s all about love. Reply ↓ Superbe portrait Reply ↓ wow..this is awesome Reply ↓ Very beautiful portrait Daniel, his face is very expressive and concerning at the same time, I adore this photography… Reply ↓ Great composition! So much character in that face. Reply ↓ wooo super coool pic joshi…:-) Reply ↓ Somehow you really have managed to bring out the beauty of wrinkles here. :-) Reply ↓ Timely shot. Reply ↓ Glorious Reply ↓ :) how the hell do you capture someone’s whole life in a photo :) Reply ↓ Handsome portrait. I like the way his wisdom has been captured through his expression and a rangoli of wrinkles. Reply ↓ Gorgeous! I love the contrast of the neatly pleated turban with the furrowed face – the things we control and the things we can’t… Besides, his face and eyes speak a thousand stories. Great work! Reply ↓ One of those smiles, when you cant smile back. there is probably more pain behind those smiles that happiness. Reply ↓ Good one. Like it Reply ↓ Age, whims, smile, memories and that undiluted image of hope. Reply ↓ Perfect! Reply ↓ Truly an artistic work…. a picture speaking thousands of words.. Reply ↓ What a face! Really fine portrait, Joshi! Reply ↓ Very interesting face. Each line bespeaks a world lived through, and much experience. Facial lines contrast and complement lines in turban. Excellent shot! Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. 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