Devotion

Michelle L. Belnap 3/3/2007 12:15:10 PM

awesome :) I am always intrigued by the rituals of other nationalities...thanks for sharing this :) #614859

Mitch Spence 3/3/2007 1:42:35 PM

Oh, a marvelous picture. He's so calm. Your framing here is absolutely right. #4018190

Steve M. Harrington 3/3/2007 2:28:56 PM

Thanks so much for your nice comments, Michelle and Mitch. I will never forget the experience of taking this image. I was about six feet away as the priest skewered his cheeks. A single tear rolled down his cheek right after I took this shot.
Steve #4018306

Norman P. Banks 3/7/2007 9:17:00 AM

Nat Geo... ALL THE WAY!!

Norm #4031109

Steve M. Harrington 3/7/2007 10:00:25 AM

Thank you, Norm. I always vaiue your comments, particularly when they are like this one! :)
Steve #4031252

Colleen Farrell 4/25/2007 8:41:16 AM

Going through the People finalists, and this one really stood out--you've captured an interesting subject but also his emotion/character as well. Beautifully done, and congratulations on your finalist! #4211514

Mitch Spence 4/25/2007 9:31:57 AM

Just had to be a finalist, Steve. This is such an extraordinary picture and handled so very well. #4211794

Mitch Spence 4/25/2007 9:31:57 AM

Just had to be a finalist, Steve. This is such an extraordinary picture and handled so very well. #4211795

Steve M. Harrington 4/25/2007 10:10:43 AM

Thank you very much, Colleen and Mitch. I resubmitted this after a rework with my improved PS skills. I owe a good deal of that improvement to you, Mitch.
Steve #4211963

Lisa J. Boulden 1/23/2008 11:09:27 AM

Really a fabulous capture, Steve!
A well-deserved finalist!
--Lisa #5382397

Steve M. Harrington 1/23/2008 11:15:09 AM

Thank you, Lisa. This was a memorable experience!
Steve #5382410

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Description

A young Hindu has his cheeks pierced during a ceremony at Katargama, southern Sri Lanka.

Uploaded on 3/3/2007 11:36:51 AM

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Camera: Pentax Spotmatic 35mm Camera


BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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