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Portrait of a Naga

I visited Allahabad to photograph the nagas at Kumbh mela - the largest gathering of humans on the planet. It was a surreal experience and also difficult than i anticipated. Naga sadhus are knows to be very violent and so getting closer to photograph them was a challenge. I was shoved away overtime i tried getting closer or tried chatting up. Amidst all the chaos, i saw a glimpse of light falling on this nagas face and knew i wanted to take a photograph since his face had character. I tried getting as close to him as possible and shouted and made a gesture. Fortunately it caught his attention, he looked at me and i took this photograph.

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London, United Kingdom
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© Sahil Lodha.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2013
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2015, 4:43 p.m.
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Camera Model: Canon EOS 50D
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/50
Aperture: f5.6
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