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Old Shaman in Thoughts, Palenque
22-OCT-2009

Old Shaman in Thoughts, Palenque

Temperature; +34C Wind; 2.8 m/sec Rain; None

THINGS THAT WENT WRONG;

a. Shot was taken from the hip as fella was too fearsome looking to point camera on
b. Sweat seriously compromised transparency of the glasses
c. Forgot to switch from "vivid" mode to "standard"
d. Went through the cloud of smoke coming out of his pipe, didn't help breathing at +34C

Pentax K100D
1/1500s f/8.0 at 40.0mm iso200 full exif

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Jose Paulo Andrade15-May-2010 15:31
My favorite image of this gallery!
Mattias Backström05-Apr-2010 13:39
Did you get his email address so that you could send him this photo? I've got him on Facebook, I'll send him this link :)
Ann Cleeves03-Feb-2010 20:51
Well you are a man......women sometimes see different things. As for his teeth, a bit irregular maybe, but pearly white, nothing to be scared of!
Eldar Kadymov03-Feb-2010 17:45
Not sure how you've arrived to such conclusion, to me he looks very fearsome. Look at his teeth !
Ann Cleeves31-Jan-2010 21:42
Mmmm....he's a nice hunk...bet he's a pussy cat really. Great shot too.
Dmitry Zamorin29-Nov-2009 17:11
He is simply darling!
Perfect portrait!
Eldar Kadymov27-Nov-2009 16:58
Oh yes, this fella has all kinda burritos underneath his clothes !
Michael Weinberg27-Nov-2009 16:26
Besides the obviously brilliant composition, one has to note the skull on the loin cloth which parallels the expression on your subject's face. I wonder what's the message here. Could your native be thinking "beneath this loin cloth is the ultimate evil and deadly weapon.... beware! Fantastic! Michael.
Eldar Kadymov25-Nov-2009 03:22
My personal experience was, unfortunately, limited to barely any underware at all, LOL ( no monetary issues here, OK ?)! Yet, this funky fella might score Parisien kinda things...naughty for sure !!!
Sabine Stetson25-Nov-2009 02:52
nice and fancy underwear :)
Eldar Kadymov21-Nov-2009 18:43
This time I meant the real thermos...
Hodero20-Nov-2009 20:57
Do you mean a real Thermos,or something as big as a Thermos ;-))))
Eldar Kadymov19-Nov-2009 20:06
Now , after you, amigo, mentioned this chair for the second time around, I feel that will need to be photoshopped off, we'll see. Shaman is certainly reflecting on opportunity to suck another bottle dry, but only after all sacrificial deeds are complete, see a thermos between his legs ?
Hodero19-Nov-2009 13:15
Why did you put your blue folding chair beside the Shaman?
Think that the only thoughts this Shaman has ,is when to score the next bottle of Tequila ;-))
Milan Vogrin16-Nov-2009 19:47
Great compo!V!
Eldar Kadymov15-Nov-2009 03:00
I agree 100%, but I am so lazy, you wouldn't believe it, LOL. Besides, I neither take my photography too serious nor making living out of it, LOL. Just snapshooter
Michael Martin14-Nov-2009 18:20
Excellent portrait, Eldar. If you don't mind me saying, next time move away items, if possible, that distract. In this case, the folding chair. I only bring that up, because I try and still leave things in my images.