Next stop Orchha, a samll town with its palaces and temples located by the side of the Betwa river.
The word Orchha means 'hidden'. When the Tughlaqs, who were ruling Delhi in the 15th century, pushed the Bundelkhand rajas out of Garkhundar, they retreated to distant Orchha.
We were lucky to coincide our few days with a festival, so shared the town with many pilgrims and sadhus.
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grigand (20003) 2007-03-19 17:10
A very full this bus ! The shot in very interesting and the light is very good. Well done
Koopman (1247) 2007-03-19 17:24
Very funny photo. The bus and the persons are good in focus, as if they are flying over the bridge. The funny thing is that it seems that a lot of the people independantly of eachother are amused and are winking to the photographer,
leo61 (0) 2007-03-19 17:33
A Great shot,which shows not only the busy public transpot in India,it`s also well composed with the empty space in front of the bus.Light and sharpness are great,too.A great shot,impossible to see in Europe.
teutza (10590) 2007-03-19 17:46
that's an impresing way of living...
good catch..nice of u to share it
gemlik (983) 2007-03-19 17:53
Beautiful transpotration photo from daily life in India,what about the passenger capacity of this bus!I thik it's overload!!!
The light and colors are buautiful vith nice sharpness.TFS and
tcht (7565) 2007-03-19 17:57
that light is wonderful here, soft n warm, seems to be giving the side of bus a nice clean 'wash'. and it always amazes me whenever i see these buses, in china or some other places, that the suspension could coop so well especially on those rough roads. another excellent piece of documentary.
Furachan (0) 2007-03-19 18:16
Splendid shot, ELaine, perhaps my favorite from your Indian trip - I love old buses and golden light, and you're paying homage to both here in royal style! An evocative shot that makes one want to go...
lasscor (7640) 2007-03-19 18:24
Nice scene, incredible the number of the persons on the bus.
Lovely old bus and nice warm light.
nisko (2642) 2007-03-19 18:30
Thats a strange interesting special foto!!
Greg1949 (9011) 2007-03-19 18:52
What a great photo, really tess a complete story in one frame. Nice color and detail, good capture.
jonathan_hart (21276) 2007-03-19 19:18
interesting scene, impressive to see that so many people can be on that bus, dangerous... nice photo, excellent composition and framing, well done
Andrzej_HHH (2480) 2007-03-19 20:07
Hi! Very interesting picture of a buses in India. I heard a lot about traveling by bus in India and Nepal from my father who was there a few years ago. Thanks for nice ilustration to his stories. ;) Very good work! Andrzej
stiginthedump (1823) 2007-03-19 20:20
This is a great pic Elaine oozing with detail and good colours. I like how you've left us with a lot od space on the left hand side (gives the bus some space to move into), but i'd like to have seen a little ,ore space at the end of the bus on the right hand side.
ksvijayb (385) 2007-03-20 0:10
A nice rusty daily-life shot from you. The colurs are pleasing and gives us a vivid feel of the moment.
Some seem to acknowledge you by waving their hands...
arnabchat (7233) 2007-03-20 0:39
this is a nice shot with a good crop. nice bit of interaction is captured as well-- the waving back of hands!
flory (4848) 2007-03-20 1:48
can see that bus have still space in the frontal side..:)..really,incredible capture,never seen something like this before..they are so happy,like this!
jjcordier (79297) 2007-03-20 2:57
Excellent and very funny photo!
aadilj (18102) 2007-03-20 3:12
Thats indeed a classic India shot with more people around the bus than actually inside it! The old bridge, the etxtures, the stone masonry on the bridge, the hues are all lovely and the spirit of joy has also beenn well captured. nice image indeed. very quintessentially Indian.
ktanska (27328) 2007-03-20 3:22
Impressive load. Scary too. Well chosen location, the bridge gives extra excitement. Warm late afternoon light. Good framing leaving room toward direction of movement.
To the favourites.
mishreyee (0) 2007-03-20 4:44
GREAT shot...I have seen similar picture in Television, most probably in the advertisement of FEVICOL...really very nice subject..Thanks for posting it in TE.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-03-20 5:21
Amazing view, I've travelled by bus in not so comfortable countries such as Bolivia where I had to share my seat with my neighbour's chickens, but I have never seen such conditions with such masses of people having to travel on the roof, I guess this has to do with the festival you mention. This photo has a great LATW value which is actually the purpose of TE, and benefits from a good light on the subject as well as a framing that leaves some space for the bus to move forward.
Have a nice day,
vincz (19113) 2007-03-20 5:25
Very typical, very livily and with such a beautiful light. The composition is very good as well. A very good one.
faubry (35447) 2007-03-20 5:37
bonjour elaine, very impressionnant picture, i am afraid what the bus go down....superb light.
vagabondtravels (6511) 2007-03-20 5:43
Nice capture of this over crowded bus. Very sharp with good color. A very crowded scene from daily life. Good work.
delkoo (68) 2007-03-20 11:06
it is incredible to see such bus full of people even on the roof, the bus seems very old,
however you caught a nice light and perfect composition.
axiotea (21651) 2007-03-20 11:14
A well composed image showing a fine daily life scene. The light is very special, illuminating nicely the overloaded bus and bridge. Sharp details too. A nice docu photo about travel conditions in India.
eleparc (24063) 2007-03-20 14:59
i love this type of shot with a bus overflowing with passengers and this morning ( or sunset?)soft light.. great compo too!
partha (14020) 2007-03-20 21:48
Yes this is India. Loaded with a huge population. NIce documentary shot.
isabela_sor (47748) 2007-03-21 8:18
My God,how many people are in and od this bus???:)Incredible capture,Elaine
Still I'm amazed :)
A nice week
lucasdasilva (557) 2007-03-22 12:14
India photo excellence, light and POV veri good.
kevinos (7517) 2007-03-22 13:15
A great, happy, cheeky shot Elaine. The bus is perfectly placed, charging onto the little bridge. The heap of humanity on top is lovely.
I'm not sure about the tilt, though, is it fun or is it distracting? The colour looks a bit muddy though, I feel that a touch more contrast would bring to life. regards Kevin
DonGusti (942) 2007-03-22 13:49
Very meaningful , like how you positioned the bus & how some of them are waving to you with their hands. TFS
devimeuxbe (58557) 2007-03-22 17:54
Do you know how many people was there ?
Incredible really !
dilane (861) 2007-03-23 17:12
a picture as I like
simple to read, in more very beautiful, this picture is very original, good shot
oochappan (16355) 2007-03-24 4:49
This one is really an incredible India shot, all those people on the bus, on top you enhanced the photo with an excellent edition, fine soft detailed wwith a pleasing warm colortone and perfect contrast within this setting.
benkrut (2407) 2007-03-24 19:24
It probably couldn't be more crowded. Yoy showed it very well on the bridge, however, I'd prefer a little wider view, at least to show the whole bridge.Take care
sabyasachi1212 (19779) 2007-03-25 14:32
It is a pleasure visiting your gallery. Excellent composition of the crowded bus, wonderful light giving this superb yellwish tone. Hope you had a great time here.
With Greetings from India
japiey (10163) 2007-03-28 22:17
Hi Elaine, Magnificient frame.
Mistral (15402) 2007-04-11 18:29
nice and moody Indian image... I arrived in Orchha on a bus too and at night...
Love the light here and the framing.
It's the first image I see that I noticed with this interesting lens... it must be a very good lens: are you satisfied?
AmiBe (6042) 2007-04-20 15:33
it's really impressive how this bus is loaded.
One more person isn't possible.
Great light as well.
patdeph (35748) 2007-04-24 11:29
very nice and funny photo.It's what I like in India:everything is incredible!And even in this position,they are in a good mood!
Really good photo with a nice light.Thanks for sharing.
scalerman (26900) 2007-05-18 10:57
Elaine: of course I'll pile another brick on the heaps of praise. A fine image, well framed and luckily captured - quintessential India... best, c
luisafonso (862) 2007-07-17 8:40
One year on TE and how come I haven't stop on your gallery before? This is indeed a gigantic place... Guess I have to correct that... You have a great gallery with superb pictures. I love this one. Transportation is one of my favorite categories but you brought an whole different life to it with this picture of yours. The tight composition is very good and so is the light reflecting in the bus shiny torso. Colors are very nice - love the grays - but what captures my attention is the amount of people it carries. Amazing country. Thanks for this.
carlab (2095) 2007-11-23 2:28
really incredible! no more words...
manojtnair (435) 2008-05-13 3:29
excellent composition. very good daily life shot. wonder for what capacity the bus was built. tfs.
batalay (38591) 2008-11-29 5:49
I happened to come across this image resonating with India. The image here is of a routine and ubiquitous scene characterizing mass transportation in the country, and the key words are "mass transportation." How sad it is about the tragedy that took place this past week in India. Insanity will never cease!
I see that your background is Dutch, and you have visited India, and Washington, DC, and finally, graduated from a film camera, to a small digital, to a Nikon D70, then a Nikon D200. The common factors might end there, but that is a remarkable series of coincidences: my closest friends from university days at Georgetown (in Washington, DC), were my soccer playing buddies: Jan van Houten (son of a Dutch diplomat, subsequently an economist), Anil Nehru (son of the Indian Ambassador, now a chemist in India), then a German and an Ecuadorian. Recently, we made contact on line, and look forward to a reunion. My wife and I visited India in 1997 (and stayed at one of the sites of the recent tragedy, Oberoi Hilton). I had always used Nikon film cameras until I graduated to a Nikon D70, then last year a Nikon D200.
Yves-triga (5149) 2009-02-02 3:32
belle composition,ce soleil couchant donne un bel aspect rougeatre sur ce vieux bus,merci pour le pov.
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- Date Taken: 2007-01-13
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation
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