popala means grand father.this grandfather lives in a small tibetan refugee village in the eastern himalayas of inida.he fled to india in 1959 during the first wave of tibetan refugees after the tibetan uprising.he was arrested and was prisoned for being a religious man.somehow escaped the shackles and fled.when he came here,he started off as a coolie.later bought 1 horse.then slowly became owner of 10s of horses.slowly brought up his family.now 4 of his 5 children live abroad and are really well off.1 son lives with him and runs a small little home stay stuff in the village.they are well off too.his grandchild goes to an english medium school.but this man has remained the same.still largely speaks tibetan or broken nepali.no english or hindi.at 82 wakes up 5 in the morning,drives his cows for grazing with the help of his loyal dog.carries home made butter on his back for sale,does almost entire daily work on his own. he is a real hero in my eyes.
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CLODO (30256) 2012-08-28 8:39
I like the mood of your picture and the available light management focusing on the main articles and on the man.
mrichat (1721) 2012-08-28 9:23
i like the contrast and the mood of your photo.well controlled light.nice shot.
anupam06 (769) 2012-08-28 9:48
Interesting composition and I enjoyed reading your note. You have managed to capture and portray the feel of the place & time. Love the mood of the photo.
TFS & WR,
GREGG (7888) 2012-08-28 10:03
very good composition,
good light and shadows
marabu61 (8385) 2012-08-28 13:41
Very pleasing portrait and interesting note. Good contrast between light and shadowy areas, this photo has a lot of atmosphere in it.
Greetings from Switzerland
Cricri (106327) 2012-08-28 23:12
Jolie note sur la vie du grand père, en pleine action du repas sur l'image, un intérieur bien a lui, une atmosphère agréable avec un jeu ombre et de lumière
bayno (18342) 2012-08-29 0:51
difficult light but good result, i like the atmosphera and the tones of your shot...the Camera was well setted...
InasiaJones (31448) 2012-08-31 21:28
I have missed this one, which I found very good and interesting.
Intimate shot like this are precious, as we feel privilege to see how people lives, the simple stuff that is actually the least exposed.
It complement your highly interesting note perfectly.
Excellent work my friend!