The vague line that you see behind the lady was a line for bhog (lunch served during Durga Puja). The waiting time was way over half an hour.
The lady was tired of carrying her sleeping baby and decided to put the baby down and sit for a bit, leaving her elder son (not more than 5-6 yrs old) in the line to avoid loosing her place.
Tech: Resized image and croped a bit on the left.
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clodreno (0) 2004-11-11 6:35
I like this image Smrithi. very much. I think I'll try a WS, as I think a crop could be welcome.
The position, the colors, nice shot overall.
RGatward (20086) 2004-11-11 6:46
It's a good subject but Claude's WS is a great improvement, not just the crop, but the OE has also been corrected. Interesting note, is the lunch provided here some subsidised offereing for the poor, seems like a long wait, though when McDonalds first set up in Moscow they achieved similar results.
ChrisJ (111746) 2004-11-11 6:47
A little bit o.e. I may try a ws. Composition is superb, however. I like the vacant, faraway lokk in the womans eyes. A great daily life shot from India. Well done.
GrahamB (939) 2004-11-11 6:51
Nice composition that draws your eye into the scene- from the baby to the mother watching over and then over her shoulder to see what is going on behind.
I think the image is a bit over exposed and with a slightly pink colour cast - I think Claude's workshop improves this a lot.
ollymonster (639) 2004-11-11 7:34
Fanstastic image compostionally shame about the overexposure I like ChrisJ's workshop.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-11-11 10:07
Interesting and evocative daily life moment, Smrithi. The impact is increased by your shooting angle, and the woman's look seems to speak volumes about her fatigue. Strong capture as is, can be optimized as in the workshops the folks did for you. Well done.
Aegean (2571) 2004-11-11 10:21
Great perspective and PoV here Smrithi. DOF is excellent too....
I did try a WS...I hope you like it:-)
elihesamian (26149) 2004-11-11 10:30
It's a fine shot in daily life/food categories,effective and very real,I like it,and I must say in fact it touched me,with her pose and her look and specially the chid in FG,very strong work,very well captured and composed,good note,too.
Thanks for this "TE" shot,Smrithi.
everlasting (15188) 2004-11-11 11:26
A bit over exposed, Smrithi, but I dont care, your photos are always real, natural and take me back.
mpb001 (4602) 2004-11-11 12:35
Another super photo that is filled with emotion, Smrithi. Perhaps it could use just a bit more contrast, but it conveys the feelings of the moment very well.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-11-11 15:56
Oh a fine composition and situation you captured here Smrithi - I agree with the workshops which adds more the picture quality - but the motif great even.
Now how about your place in line :-)
hojper (2832) 2004-11-11 17:23
You shot this from an interesting angle and it is very good that she is not looking at you. She definitely looks tired and the sleeping child just under your camera is a great extra to this special photo. The colours are a little funny, don't know why.
phi729 (2101) 2004-11-11 20:20
Hi Smrithi :)
Indeed, a little overexposed. But here, with the detail of the child's soaked hairs, that renders an hot day feeling. The empty look of the mother well-translates its tiredness. The off centre framing is good to show the whole scene and the waiting line. Instant well-captured, Smrithi.
cgrindahl (6113) 2004-11-11 21:20
You are getting so much excellent help with your images Smrithi that I have nothing to add. Your instincts are sound and once you have the new camera you will no doubt dazzle us with your images. This is a fine capture made better by the judicious cropping Claude does in his workshop.
Oh drats! I changed my mind and added another workshop to your collection. I played with the image a bit and liked what came out, so I'll share it with you!
pulezan (841) 2004-11-12 7:48
maybe overexposed but wondrful composition. Great picture of real daily life. Good work.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-11-12 8:54
i was hoping for another monkey pic, really good work, it is overexposed, but it sends a strong story out, well done
Myriam (273) 2004-11-12 15:19
Indeed , may be a little bit over exposed, but a very good composition, from the 4 workshops,my preference goes to cgrindahl's, the 3 others are too brownish
waskahegan (0) 2004-11-12 15:44
It sends a very strong point, as some of your other pictures it touches a little bit of sadness about the real situation, looking beyond the picture itself.
christina (2040) 2004-11-12 19:13
Good composition and interesting subject, Smrithi!Her look is almost vacant. It is a very different shot of a mother/ child. Well done! Thanks for sharing your own uniqur=e point of view!
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2004-11-14 16:08
Hi Smrithi, very good capture of what life is like during a festival. I think you captured the scene very well. Too bad the lightning isn't so good, but you got a lot of help and ws on that point as well.
retesh_gondal (173) 2004-11-15 10:47
i wished her wait got over early...nice daily like picture...
rabani (9645) 2004-11-16 3:21
I hope this is not a daily thing for her Smrithi. I would called this reasonable composition Smrithi. And guiding as well. From the sleeping baby, it leads you to the mother, looking a bit impatient and exasperated and we could see why, with the foodlines behind her.
archanabhimasen (270) 2004-11-16 21:21
I like the natural look and the compositions that you capture!!
joseelias (0) 2005-02-13 8:08
Interesting portraying of this daily life scene. The POV is good, although the image is a bit too bright and drains strength from it. Reducing the brightness could help a lot. Also a BW version with hard contrast would work very well. In fact this have been made in the WS’s presented.
faubry (35447) 2005-06-30 4:05
a pitty! but very nice image, it's India!! with these colors, i like this street scene it"s true...