Faded Glory

This guy is caught between two worlds. He really wanted to smile for me, but he didn't. He was perhaps reminded that he stood for the ultra brave Rajput kings and warriors during the glory days of India. Days that were of opulence, the colored glass in the window would have matched the jewels on the walls and the bodies of the people. The colors of his turban may be faded, but his lively eyes and the peeking sunglasses in his pocket hint that this proud soldier is here and now.


    Nice portrait in warm light.
  • Brandon Goldman PRO 9y

    powerful portrait. I appreciate the backstory provided in the description. from apex
  • justonemore! 9y

    very nice!
  • Ana Valéria PRO 9y

    Excelent and touching portrait!
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  • Anikó 9y

    Excelent photo, nice lights!
  • Andrew PRO 9y

    great portrait, love the coloured glass alongside - but think i'd prefer to see you tweak this a bit, take out some of the brightness and intensify the colour a bit rahter than the sun drenched, faded look. Great catch.
  • François Angers PRO 9y

    Very nice portrait. Speaks for itself.
  • Viacreativa 9y

    Return from Pay It Forward
    A couple of your pictures echo for me with the good choice of colour matches.
    I really like the bright combinations here and on your biker with the yellow orange and red. (I also enjoy the text too.)
  • Andy Heap 9y

    Excellent portrait and description; they work well together.
    I have enjoyed my trip through your photo stream
  • jason.s 9y

    Fantastic portrait aided immensely by the descriptive text!

    (The Cave)
  • Andrew Hefter 9y

    This is great! I love the light and I think the exposure is fitting. A very rigid expression, but it helps the photo in this case. Nicely done.

    From the Cave.
  • Anirban Brahma 9y

    Beautiful Potrait
  • John & Julie Yarbrough 9y

    not only is this a very good portrait but your explanition just adds so much to this shot and the gorgeous background just adds so much interest to it !
    Thank you very much for sharing with us
    here at Karma! We appreciate your partcipation!!!
    I saw this in : True Colors Thread !
  • Rohan Phillips PRO 9y

    Nice portrait, the colours work really well here.

    I saw this in : True Colors Thread !
  • Kim Denise PRO 9y

    incredible portrait! what a great idea to seat him next to that stained glass panel!
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  • monkeymouse 9y

    wonderful portrait. Thanks for the text, too
    I saw this in : True Colors Thread !
  • Soumya Bandyopadhyay 8y

    like the turban! it's very colorful. rajasthan ppl alwayz use colored turbans unlike sikhs.
  • Jody PRO 8y

    Incredible portrait.
  • thegreatwhitetiger 6y

    thats my rajput right there. a fierce some warrior people.
  • badpainter 6y

    A very fine portrait--truly beautiful.
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