Black and White Photography Portrait Photography Street Photography Filling the emptiness August 23, 2011 Old man smoking beedi | Trivandrum, Kerala, 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 #Old Man#Smoking#Spectacles Post navigation ← Hopeful Master of the house → 102 thoughts on “Filling the emptiness” Comment navigation Newer Comments → I felt the cigarette tip could’ve been in its red shade…!!! Reply ↓ Sure does it fill the voids…! gr8 click again … rock on Reply ↓ Nice picture… Reply ↓ बहुत उत्तम छायाचित्र कमाल का .. बधाई Reply ↓ Great title, Loved the shot brilliant.. Reply ↓ Hi Joshi,,, These is great shoot,,, you capture all human very well…. lovely!!! Reply ↓ An intense portrait. Terrific lighting. I have no hesitations in saying it is monochrome photography of the finest kind. Reply ↓ Wonderful portrait. There is something melancholy about his eyes… Reply ↓ spelndid in b/w, wonderful and intense Reply ↓ I like the eyes and the reflection in the glasses.. its like he’s worried of something and you can see it in his eyes and glasses :) Brilliant perspective, Josh!! :) Reply ↓ Awesome….love the look in his eyes. what a timely capture! Reply ↓ yes, so aptly named. i can see that in his face. Reply ↓ the tones are great. looks like film. Reply ↓ A great shot! It looks as if he realy love his ciggarette…… Reply ↓ He’s enjoying his smoke, deep into thoughts only he would know and that’s what reflects in his eyes… Great capture Joshi :) Reply ↓ reminds me of the typical malayali grandpas’ smoking and sipping tea at the local tea shop!!! nice one! Reply ↓ Your portraits are always out of this world, the way you handel black and white is just amazing. Reply ↓ wonderful framing and excellent details. Superb portrait. Reply ↓ A B&W, but full of light ! Reply ↓ A portrait full of sense and emotion , great ! Phil Reply ↓ Les lunettes mettent bien en valeur la zone des yeux. Un n&b bien contrasté comme j’aime. Reply ↓ Your B/Ws are quite the best I see. very intense. the bidi smoke could have made it more suiting to the emotion in the pic. Reply ↓ I can see even the wrinkles in great detail, wow… Reply ↓ Excellent, impressive portrait. I like your B&W conversion. Reply ↓ I like the caption and nice portrait mr. Daniel :) Reply ↓ Excellent portrait, love the detail. Reply ↓ magnifique des détails jusqu’au bout des ongles Reply ↓ Nice work and well detailed! Reply ↓ Joshi, you do a really great job with your portraits. You are able to capture some evocative moments and expressions. It’s always interesting to wonder what the lives of these people are like especially when their faces have so much written on them. Very nice work. Reply ↓ Beautiful bw, lovely details. Reply ↓ Such an intense and intriguing portrait. Love the reflection in his glasses of what lies beyond his vision. Reply ↓ The black&white portraits that you do and always outstanding. Beautiful. I also loved the last b/w portrait you did, the way eyes pop out in the image. nice. Reply ↓ awesome and unique portrait! Reply ↓ A face that speaks a thousand words, Joshi! Reply ↓ Again a nice photo.. Reply ↓ brilliant portrait! Reply ↓ You are master in capturing skin texture and the facial expression! Reply ↓ Stunning. I’m jealous :) Reply ↓ Oh boyyyy!!! What an amazing capture!! And considering the most recent poem I wrote, this one has even more significance than normal… Brilliant!! The beedi’s crackle is sooo real, and so is the glint in the man’s eyes.. Reply ↓ So much emotion in this photo Joshi! And what a perfect title for it. Reply ↓ Brilliant work Daniel, the reflections work so well in this case. Also, thanks for dropping by on my post and leaving your feedback. I’d really appreciate if you could advice how I could have got it better – http://3rdeyelens.blogspot.com/2011/08/dark-side-of-dude-black-and-white.html. Reply ↓ brilliant capture. Even the minute details are visible. Good use of lighting. Reply ↓ Lost in his thoughts… A very beautiful portrait ! I like the contrasts and the details. Have a lovely day :) Reply ↓ truly captivating image :) Reply ↓ What a meaningful title! Love the portrait too. I’m off to Malaysia for my summer holiday. Hope you’ll have a good one. Reply ↓ Superb shot. Very intense. Reply ↓ Stunning portrait. Superb, brilliant, mind-blowing. Can’t find anymore positive adjectives, Joshi. :P Please read & promote my post- The Tablet Revolutionary Reply ↓ Wow! Another amazing portrait that speaks so much. Reply ↓ Wow. Lost in thought. http://www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.com Reply ↓ You lovely b&w and portraits …. always a delight ! Reply ↓ Incredible depth of character written into this portrait–wonderful shot Joshi! Reply ↓ great portrait shot.. i really like the processing.. :) Reply ↓ perfect :) Reply ↓ Brilliant shot, love the way you captured his eyes… Reply ↓ as usual, am speechless JD :) <3 Reply ↓ what a gorgeous portrait! Reply ↓ That’s life! Wonderful portrait and tones! Reply ↓ Wonderful pic Joshi. Please can you provide strobist info. Reply ↓ This is simply awesome.brilliant I should say!!!! Reply ↓ wonderfull ! Reply ↓ Awesome… Reply ↓ Just too awesome one.. loved it :) Reply ↓ Those 2 last portraits have the same depth of feeling, exxxcellent. Reply ↓ A wonderful capture of this thoughtful attitude. Reply ↓ how can u achieve such art in a photo? Reply ↓ The lighting, contrasts and details are magnificent, excellent work as usual! Reply ↓ love the details but seems a bit too dark. Also, I’m not so sure about the angle… I would have loved to focus on his eyes… but this works well too.. Rishi Reply ↓ Stunning image, full of emotions Reply ↓ Una toma genial como la anterior, los tonos en B&W son excelentes. Saludos Reply ↓ Behad khuubsurat ….Udaasi Reply ↓ Even the intricate details in the man’s face is made ‘clear-cut’. :) Reply ↓ i specially like the self portrait with the hand in foreground – now , i m in Paris for few days Reply ↓ Future is dark and bleak. And waiting to be burned out fully…. Reply ↓ U picture almost shows that what runs thru his MindU did a perfect Click Joshi. Reply ↓ i cant see something in the his spectacles, but cant guess what exactly it is….nice capture :) Reply ↓ amazing pix, i am really going to vote for this!! Reply ↓ nice composition…loved the reflection in his glasses… I had tried a similar thing few months back…of course the result was no where close to this. Here they are: Pic 1: http://bit.ly/pejCmA Pic 2: http://bit.ly/qXnIF7 Reply ↓ great man…perfect click Reply ↓ Excellent portrait Daniel. Reply ↓ i love the detailing in the lines on his fingers and the sharpness of the left eye. good one:) Reply ↓ simply stunning effect Reply ↓ Heartbreaking, I have a tear in my eye…its amazing how you can convey such emotion through your portraits. Reply ↓ Lovely title too! Reply ↓ awesome …equally best like the old lady prtrait previous 1 Reply ↓ Exceptional portrait. So honest and true. Reply ↓ ao stunning, first of all the reflections in the glasses .. great job!! Reply ↓ I don’t see emptiness…but i see full of questions on his mind…. so beautifully taken… Reply ↓ Great portrait! Reply ↓ amazing.. as usual !!! Reply ↓ Really nice portrait Reply ↓ Such a great title to go with this portrait! Reply ↓ Great expression, a bit sad but very beautiful. Reply ↓ Another great expressive portrait great work Reply ↓ superbes détails dans ce portrait, jusqu’aux reflets dans les lunettes. Reply ↓ face so hard on his cigarette Reply ↓ Wonderful shot. Perfect as it is. One doesn’t tend to linger on at the cigarette. Butt not in red helps. Soon you get captured by the eyes. Reply ↓ Wonderful and expressive. Have a nice day. Reply ↓ It is a beautiful picture. Inspires me to write something on it. If you allow me to take this picture. Reply ↓ Here you go: http://nivuuuuu.blogspot.com/2011/10/innocence.html Reply ↓ The wrinkles on his hand is very obvious . . . But, the lack of the same on his face, other than forehead is remarkable. He must have been a hard working manual labourer. Reply ↓ Comment navigation Newer Comments → Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... 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