Namaste is a traditional gesture of greeting amongst Hindu people and so it seems an appropriate choice for my first post of 2015.
I took a number of portraits whilst on our tour of India last October, of which the shot of the little old lady below (who looked after the small Hindu temple in the village of Ramathra in rural Rajasthan) is the first of a series that I am planning on posting.
© Mark Simms Photography (2015)
21 Responses to “Namaste”
Super portrait Mark!
Fantastic portrait, so full of characterful detail and so beautifully lit.
Thanks…I like the light too, but I did have to bring that out a bit in post processing 😊
Great shot Mark.
amazing portrait!! Such a story in her face!
Thanks Cyb…..I know, there’s a lot of wisdom in that face.
Great shot Mark.
I’ll look forward to these portraits (particularly as I never get to do any myself)
Love this! I went on a North Indian tour with my parents back in 2008 and it’s rich with history. Namaste, the sacred in me honors the sacred in you. 🙏
Thanks msmaliha……and I love that description of Namaste – thanks for sharing 😊
Great photo, Mark, all the best wishes for you!
Cheers Ron…..have a great 2015
A wonderful portrait!
Thanks Sarah 😊
This is amazing Mark!
Thanks Laura 😊
Thanks…..glad you like.
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Lovely portrait Mark with beautiful light and complimentary colours – a face with a thousand stories.
This will probably sound picky and I’m sorry for that but I wonder, did you consider cloning out that dark line to the left – I find it a little distracting ….
This is a stunner. The colors, light, her expression…. the textures and the years on her beautiful face. This must have been a wonderful creative moment in your travels, Mark.
Thanks Jane…..its one of my favourite images from the trip. One of those spur of the moment shots that just worked 😊