December 7, 2009

Candid Photos from India #6

Today’s photo comes from Orchha which is a relatively small town in India. We had stopped in Orchha to have lunch and visit a museum and an old fort. We were crossing a bridge to the fort (I was occupied with photographing monkeys that were running around on the bridge) when we almost ran into this Sadhus.

The Sadhus was totally occupied with feeding the cow some flowers. I do not even think he saw us.

I wanted the photo to show the Sadhus’ gentle nature.


Camera settings: Nikon D200, Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 at 60mm shot at ISO 100, f/8 and 1/50th of a second.

Post Processing:

Lightroom—Set white and black points, added mid-tone contrast, added clarity.

Photoshop—used nik Color Efex tonal contrast filter to add contrast to highlight, mi-tones and shadows to Sadhus’ clothes and the cow.


  1. Great shot Larry. This is my favorite of the India series so far. Really great moment and the warm tones and light in the shot are great.

  2. Love the color on the man and the gentle nature of the photo. I also like the angle of the shadows on the columns.

  3. The earth tones throughout this scene makes the photo very easy on the eyes. the bright yellow flowers makes the act of the Sadhus jump out. Good work.

    The Professor

  4. Beautiful photo. The colors and the gesture are great.

  5. After looking at your India photos, I am wanting to pack a suite case and head there. Another fine photo that shows how different things are in other parts of the world.

  6. Top notch photo. Shows a lot about the culture of India. Have enjoyed all of your photos of India.