ELATION

ELATION

Happy, jovial, giddy, lucky, fortuitous, blissful, delighted and joyful are words that all of us have at one time or another used to describe our good mood or the good mood of others, but the only word that I feel that could best describe this Sadhu, (who I caught ‘releasing’ his hair, as if to sweep up and attract positive ions from the surrounding air) is ELATION! 

A freezing action exposure to be sure that not only captures his hair in exacting sharpness but also the ELATED expression on his white-bearded face.

Nikon D500, Nikkor 18-300mm at 224mm, Manual Exposure Mode, 1/1000 sec. at F/11 with 400 ISO, as he stood outside in front of a wide yet dark hallway, while basking in the light of early morning. And since my exposure is set for the bright sunlight, that long darkened hallway behind him records as a severe, thus black, under-exposure, providing the welcomed contrast.

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