Taking a break from the Bengali wedding series, mainly because of laziness, need to scan...:(
Meanwhile here a few that I took in Khajuraho, famous 9th century temples in Madhya Pradesh. Boasting of some exquisite carvings, these temples have a wide range of sculptures that depict love, passion, dance, war but most of all, eroticism.
We will follow these ladies and of course some more as they go about admiring Khajuraho in the next few uploads...
Thanks for stopping by...
I am not so sure about the 'category' though :)
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ribeiroantonio (22637) 2007-01-29 11:36
I like your picture even if the colours look a bit saturated. It is very curious to see the ladies covering their faces but at the same time lifting the veils to allow them to look the steps. It would be interesting to know what they were about to do. Well done.
wolf38 (30138) 2007-01-29 11:46
Hello Durba. Culture, color, Exotik. In the center multicolored dressed women. It harms that one does not see the faces clearer. With the next uploads we more are experienced over the women. The photo is beautiful and dynamic. Good screen window. It pleases me very well. Best regards, Wolfgang.
jernej (1113) 2007-01-29 12:06
Great moment. I like the colors and composition.
ak47apache (217) 2007-01-29 12:56
intresting light metering and good colors and contrast.
well done and TFS!
all the best,dany
bwiti (402) 2007-01-29 15:40
Tres belle composition...
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2007-01-30 4:09
Excellent combination of colours, the sarees really stand out against the stone works. I wonder if they are hiding their face from the eroticsm on display....nah...its just out of habit, thats my guess. Looking forward to your series to see how they react :)
sunilshukla (844) 2007-01-30 7:16
Nice one Durba, very unusual to see these traditional ladies in Khajuraho more filled with foreign tourists.
gemlik (983) 2007-01-31 7:05
Dear Durba Gupta,
Beautiful composition,light and colors are very good with sharpness. TFS with TE
silvia_zenova (1332) 2007-01-31 15:48
I like the way that is presented here the indian culture...Beautiful bright colours, good composed well seen and taken!
Dragonheart (8414) 2007-01-31 23:01
Nicely captured these ladies with covered faces stepping down from the temple. The sturated colours of their sarees and good light falling from left make it a very good shot.
Thanks for sharing
sanalytis (1634) 2007-02-01 1:45
Nice composition here. I like the fact that the womens faces are covered, makes the image more mysterous.
Angshu (54475) 2007-02-02 3:56
The colours of their sarees gives this picture a lot of life. Placed in a diagonal as they climb down the steps theri ghungat covered faces mask their expressions...Guess what they would be reacting as Sabyasachi stated...we'll wait for your future posts..kromosho prokashyo
photographer123 (6246) 2007-02-07 11:45
Those color ladies made a wonderful form..were they hiding face for the sculptures?:-)Ok..I was joking..very unusual shot of khajuraho..best wishes..SUBIR
coco (30437) 2007-02-22 14:12
Strange scene but powerful. Is really good and is plenty of little details (even colours) and they make of this one not only a daily life scene, also a decisive moment.
Thanks for share.
Furachan (0) 2007-02-28 0:28
Namaste, Durba! There is a genuinely painterly quality about this Bengali wedding scene (like Monsoon Wedding?) A liquidity about the way these veiled ladies come down the steps, a sensuality if you will, and on top of that the mix of textures - the silky sari and the ancient stone...
pinakie_slg (861) 2007-03-08 7:04
i find this best in the series of Khajuraho.
indian women brigade in "ghomta" in Khajuraho, thats great. wish if there face could be seen, a very good photo in terms of thoughts. i always like ur pics due to their intelligence.
continue with the good work.