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Tea at the Corner

Tea at the Corner
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Copyright: Manuj Mehta (manujmehta) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1147 W: 79 N: 2778] (12360)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-04-08
Categories: Daily Life, Mood, Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 7D, Lica 35mm-420mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/30 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-04-13 0:50
Viewed: 2278
Points: 56
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Hello Friends
this is again a shot from Old delhi. this old man was having his morning tea at the corner. i never wanted him to know that i am clicking him. so i clicked few shots and suddenly he caught me and that moment i released my shutter and got his natural expression with an eye contact.
i just resized the shot and worked on contrast and little sharpness.
i hope you'll like it

Manuj Mehta

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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To KBE: wish to click...manujmehta 3 04-13 08:09
To hay_kes: Ustadmanujmehta 1 04-13 02:03
To Sharpshooter: thanks Scottmanujmehta 1 04-13 01:16
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Hi Manuj,
How are you mate? It's been a while since I've been on here. I see that your photos are still very impressive. I adore the high definition clarity of this shot, it really couldn't get any better. Fantastic exposure and composition too, the natural expression on his face is priceless. Top class work as always my friend.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-04-13 1:31]

Hi Manuj,
This time a relaxing shot of this man enjoying his tea in a corner, while suddenly he noticed you and with this great expression in his face, you were able to change his mood!
Excellent timing, perhaps, a little bit lucky!
Good color tones on the skin and marvellous lighting on his face.
Very natural colors.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

j'aime le pose de cet homme et en arrière plan la fleur de bois qui répond à celles des tissus...

et puis Mehta me donne envie d'un tchai,

thanks Mehta,

dd, ile de la Réunion

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2010-04-13 1:46]

Hi my friend...
Beautiful portrait with so great expression...
Beautiful timing...

Salam Manuj Üstad,
Very beautiful portrait again.Good lighting and eye contact.TFS.


Hello Manuj,

The expression is incomparable!
Is it the drink or the thought of having his photograph taken?
A well chosen aperture setting which has grabbed all the details of this scene with excelleny clarity.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Namaste Manuj bhai,

You have nicely captured the natural expressions from this old man having his tea before begining his day. I don't know whether he is happy with your shot or hmmm... :)

An immense mood, the razor-sharp capture with perfect natural colors, nice POV and very well clarity, all make this work a great composition.

You do have amyn wonderful portraits in your profile!

Best regards,

Hi Manuj,
Nice to see you again. How re u?
Wrell captured dily life scene with impressive facial expression og your model.
Selahattin E

Hello, Manuj -
I hope that all is well with you. This is a great candid shot, full of interesting energy. You have captured the man in mid-sip, and his expression seems to indicate that the drink is hot; you show the fine and pleasing characteristics of his face, and the textures of his clothing and the fabric in the background are very nice elements. Excellent work.

Bom dia Manuj,
The look of astonishment on your model is very funny, as if saying why drinking tea is important to deserve a shot.
Great portrait,

Another magnificent shot!
Excellent POV, great color tones.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2010-04-13 4:04]

Hello Manuj,
A new splendid portrait.
This wonderful composition with some great details and colors.
Wait and other such wonders.
Have a good day,

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  • Juliet Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1250 W: 106 N: 2911] (22323)
  • [2010-04-13 4:38]

Hi Manuj,
Excellent portrait. Well seen and composed. Wonderful clarity and details. TFS Julie

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  • KBE Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 571 W: 132 N: 805] (3839)
  • [2010-04-13 4:43]
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Hello Manuj
How r u brother? nice to see u r posting after quite a gap :)
U hold a very good command on street shots.

The expression of this man is superb which u've frozen right at the spot!


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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-04-13 6:05]


très beua portrait de cet homme buvant du thé, avec sa tqache rouge sur le font, sa position, ce fond qui le fait très bien ressortire, merveilleux.

Bravo et amitié


Boa tarde manuj
A precious moment with a good expression and lovely tones in the details-. A great soft harmony in the colors-
Um abraço

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  • Fons Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1165 W: 2 N: 215] (16615)
  • [2010-04-13 8:47]

beautiful photograph but the tea is not this way nice!

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2010-04-13 9:00]

Long time not see Manuj,I see you are still in good form,peole like you are what we need on TL,quality!.


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  • bupga Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 323 W: 6 N: 406] (2982)
  • [2010-04-13 9:19]

Hi Manuj,

Its been a while and glad to see your work again. Very nice potrait with great expression. The sharpness and details are superv really, I like the way you delivered the shot. Great work.



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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-04-13 9:57]

Hi Manuj,
great portrait.Beautiful naturel colors and perfect clarity.TFS.Necla.

Well ... it's not the most flattering expression you could catch of this fellow, but natural I guess.

The shot is very sharp, especially considering the slow shutter - you did a great job with that.


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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2010-04-13 18:21]

dear Manuj Mehta,
his expression of unique face is more tasteful than his tea, maybe,
a splendid moment of him is captured well,
colors and composition are very settled and beautiful,
thank you for your excellent shot,

Hi ManuJ,
Beautiful portrait of this man,
great colors and light,
nice action pose of morning tea,
very well done.

Hello Manuj! Amazing man, wonderful scene, very fine background. Superb light and bright. Good composition. Original portrait. Well done!

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2010-04-14 3:01]

Hi Manuj,
Fantastically detailed shot with some exceptional colour and tones, this guy has a load of character in his face, superb posting. Best wishes

Hello Manuj,
Good position of the man in the composition. Expressive attitude and nice eye contact. You're really good at capturing street scenes ! Nice work !
Kind regards

Perfect composition and great expression of the subject.
Very beautiful shot.

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2010-04-27 4:19]

Hi Manuj,
nice expression of the guy with very contorted nose for the taste of tea.
Excellent facial expression and
very well detailed especially on the forehead.


NB: My previous post - the light is natural sunlight hitting the white flowers.

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