Faded Glory

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    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.

    Vít Hassan, Brandt Hughes, and 9 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. entrelec 109 months ago | reply

      Nice portrait in warm light.

    2. pixability 107 months ago | reply

      powerful portrait. I appreciate the backstory provided in the description. from apex

    3. justonemore! [deleted] 106 months ago | reply

      very nice!

    4. Ana Valéria 106 months ago | reply

      Excelent and touching portrait!
      TWTME group

    5. Anikó 106 months ago | reply

      Excelent photo, nice lights!

    6. Jirrupin 106 months ago | reply

      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.

    7. fusaka 106 months ago | reply

      Very nice portrait. Speaks for itself.

    8. Viacreativa 106 months ago | reply

      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.)

    9. curlytale 104 months ago | reply

      Excellent portrait and description; they work well together.
      I have enjoyed my trip through your photo stream

    10. jason.s [deleted] 104 months ago | reply

      Fantastic portrait aided immensely by the descriptive text!

      (The Cave)

    11. Andrew Hefter 104 months ago | reply

      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.

    12. Anirban Brahma 99 months ago | reply

      Beautiful Potrait

    13. j_jyarbrough 98 months ago | reply

      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 !

    14. Rohan Phillips 98 months ago | reply

      Nice portrait, the colours work really well here.

      I saw this in : True Colors Thread !

    15. Kim Denise 98 months ago | reply

      incredible portrait! what a great idea to seat him next to that stained glass panel!
      Seen in a discussion of Karma (comment one per post) Limit 3 per Day *Vote*. (?)

    16. monkeymouse 98 months ago | reply

      wonderful portrait. Thanks for the text, too
      I saw this in : True Colors Thread !

    17. Soumya Bandyopadhyay 98 months ago | reply

      like the turban! it's very colorful. rajasthan ppl alwayz use colored turbans unlike sikhs.

    18. pickup_stix 96 months ago | reply

      Incredible portrait.

    19. thegreatwhitetiger 73 months ago | reply

      thats my rajput right there. a fierce some warrior people.

    20. badpainter [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

      A very fine portrait--truly beautiful.

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