A sick, tired and lonely old man I met along the way to JZG.
Intrigued that a Hui chinese was living among the predominantly Tibetan Buddhists, I spoke to him. He had came down the road to pick up rocks to rebuild a stonewall that had collapsed during an accident. He lamented that his children had moved out together with a sizable portion of his clan, seeking better opportunities in the city and leaving him alone to tend to the ancestral house. We spoke for a while more before I requested for a photo to be taken. Unfortunately I was able to come off with this one shot only.
1/80sec, iso100, F9, 1410hrs, overcast sky
Pic was converted from a colored image. Some dodging and burning done during pp.
Was his sick, melancholic and tired states reflected in the image? Somehow, with the exception of the eyes, I feel that it’s not strong in the emotion department.
Your critiques and comments are appreciated.