Black and White Photography Portrait Photography Street Photography Travel Photography Burdened February 7, 2015 Old man carrying a big load | Trivandrum, Kerala, India 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 #India#Kerala#Old Man#Thiruvananthapuram Post navigation ← Rajasthani blacksmith Transfixed → 92 thoughts on “Burdened” This picture is telling about his pain Good work Reply ↓ Great photo, beautiful conversion into B&W! Greetz, Ron Reply ↓ It is heartrending to see such aged people doing hard labour. The pain is so palpable! Reply ↓ Oh my heart sunk at the sight of this. What a powerful capture Joshi. Reply ↓ Truly is burdened! Reply ↓ Oh! ‘burdened’ is the apt title…. his eyes reflect the pain which he is bearing…. :-( Reply ↓ My neck hurts with sympathy pains but a beautiful photo nonetheless, Joshi. Reply ↓ Great message through great capture…… Nice work Joshi…….. Thanks for the share….. Reply ↓ Burdened but with a smile, nothing ever trumps hardwork :) Reply ↓ Tremendous burden, and work ethic. Reply ↓ The baggage Reply ↓ Beautiful shot. What a burden this man carries. Reply ↓ Expressions well captured! Reply ↓ Stunning :) Reply ↓ Wow – amazing that he can carry that much. Great shot. Reply ↓ Candid Reply ↓ wow, that image tells a life story! Reply ↓ A great capture Joshi, MM 🍀 Reply ↓ intéressant les yeux et cette force aussi Reply ↓ nice click Reply ↓ A really great photo Joshi ! Reply ↓ Superb Reply ↓ His responsibilities and pain are beautifully captured. Reply ↓ A great b&w photo! Reply ↓ A great b&w portrait! Reply ↓ Nicely done. Reply ↓ Why did I automatically assume this man is poor? Because he carries this heavy load? I notice he is wearing a lovely wedding ring. That’s what I marveled at most. Is he poor or just carrying his weight? (no pun intended) Reply ↓ Great pause in time Joshi. Here’s to hoping he’s working at the down factory, or those are just empty aluminum cans in there :) Reply ↓ one can feel the intensity Reply ↓ Superb! Reply ↓ Oh, yes … burdened. His face showcases the signs of years of hard work and discipline. Great photo, Joshi. Thought provoking and open to dialog. Well done, as always. : ) Reply ↓ The face shows more burden than the weight on the head…… Lovely click. Reply ↓ oh! Tough life. Reply ↓ A portrait of the life. Much intensive! Reply ↓ Very expressive. Reply ↓ I see a strong man Reply ↓ As always expressive. Your photos speak more than words. :) Reply ↓ Courage, force…and so many facets, all in one shot. Congratulations! Reply ↓ A great portrait…….I could feel the pain…. Reply ↓ Great shot. The eyes tell a story. I imagine his discs compressed after so many years of carrying heavy burdens, but that he carries on because he must. Thanks for sharing. Reply ↓ Reblogged this on VIEWS from the EDGE and commented: This blog is a favorite. Great shot. The eyes tell a story. I imagine his discs compressed after so many years of carry heavy burdens, but he carries on because he must. Reply ↓ Great <3 Reply ↓ Powerful shot Joshi. Reply ↓ Very nice! Reply ↓ beautiful Daniel! Complimenti!:) Reply ↓ Another great capture, joshi! Reply ↓ I have to say it; North Americans are too soft. There are many in this man’s age range who could not do what he’s still able to do all because of their cushy lifestyles. Reply ↓ This old man is still going strong. Excellent capture and portrait! Reply ↓ Great expression… Reply ↓ Now that’s a burden I wish I could share with that man. His pain is visible. A great capture though. Reply ↓ Rich b/w photo. As you often capture – a story. Reply ↓ You always capture the moment with your photography. I just want to help him carry that sack. He shouldn’t have to be carrying that at his age. Reply ↓ You captured his expression very well. There is sadness in his eyes. Great image, Joshi. Reply ↓ A great portrait ! Reply ↓ Beautiful capture in the effort! excellent portrait Reply ↓ Ah, this is such a sorry state for an old man. A great portrait though. Reply ↓ Wonderful reflection shot! Have a nice week end! Photographer Gil Zetbase Reply ↓ Excellent work Joshi! Reply ↓ great portrait Reply ↓ What am amazing picture! Reply ↓ whoaaa Reply ↓ Hard life very well captured Reply ↓ I’m an “old woman” by most standards (70) and wonder what would happen to me if I carried a load like that on my head???? Reply ↓ A great capture Reply ↓ Oh! My head! Reply ↓ Heavy. Reply ↓ Such spirit is conveyed in this capture – amazing! :) Reply ↓ What an amazing shot. The look in his eyes is so striking, so sad, and you seemed to capture it perfectly. You are so incredibly talented! – rachel Reply ↓ and quite the burden that is, Joshi. Love the shot! Reply ↓ Beautiful photo. Was he happy or struggling with this burden? Reply ↓ Wonderful capture. Reply ↓ Awesome click; great caption! Reply ↓ Reblogged this on nurstips. Reply ↓ Interesting and most suggestive portrait in mono,dear Joshi !!! Reply ↓ Haunting… the need/majboori to be so overburdened at this age. Reply ↓ Great shot, as usual. You have captured his soul. hugs Reply ↓ Brilliant shot. Reply ↓ Powerful shot Joshi ~ like the expression of this gentleman. Reply ↓ Wonderful, amazing!! Reply ↓ you ‘ve captured his suffering ! Reply ↓ I am choked up by the clear messages in this photo. Vivid capture. Reply ↓ What a burden! How comfortable our life in comparison is. Reply ↓ Excellent composition. Intense expression. Very nice. Reply ↓ Nice! Reply ↓ Hard life! Reply ↓ The burden balanced by the buoyant force from within…. Strived! Reply ↓ Reblogged this on Our beautiful life in this beautiful world. Reply ↓ I so enjoy your India photos. Inspiring. Dream of going there. Reply ↓ Such Social Photography stirs you up from your comfort zone and iterates your responsibility towards the society. gr8 Stuff Reply ↓ Joshichaayo! This pic is so expressive. Look at the eyes of the old man. My heart sinks. Why is there so much inequality? Reply ↓ just came across ur blog…wonderful clicks..now started following !!!!…well done and keep shootinnn Reply ↓ thanks a lot :) 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. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. 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