Though the ladies were some 100 meters away from me they covered their face to see me since I was a unknown man for them. They thought that I am from the same village. This is a regular custom in Haryana.
I took this pic without their knwoledge. If they come to know that I am taking their pic, they would have raised an alarm.
They were coming back to get grass for their domestic animals from fields near the canal.
Hope you enjoy it.
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COSTANTINO (70270) 2014-03-13 23:34
impressive capture showing the difficulties
of earning money I am sure that you took this
photo without their knowledge
but you did it in the best and symbolic way
Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-13 23:38
Yes, Joginder, I have been to these places, not very 'men friendly'. :) You did the right thing by masking your emotions.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-03-14 4:36
a nice daily life shot here. The ladies with such a custom to cover there faces to any unknown man is very common in that part of India. I am happy that it is not like that in my state, as you know I like to capture human emotion and portray them. Anyway I like your off-centred presentation of the main subject with such an attractive background covered with morning fog. Nice one. Tfs.
mirosu (16273) 2014-03-14 5:32
Much, much better than the previous two. Superb perspective and well balanced arrangement.
The framing is spot on - you have positioned the walking persons nicely on the right side side, in this way you have created excellent harmony. The left side is well filled with natural walkway and tree alley. In this way all the elements in this photo are very well balanced.
Very well done.
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-16 2:47
Nice perspective created by the length of the canal and the road. I like the placement of the ladies in the frame as well. Good natural colours and light.
Tough conditions not only because of the physical work, but also because of the fact these village women have to cover their face if they see a stranger. Thanks for sharing a fine picture from rural India.
Angshu (56760) 2014-03-17 22:42
The perspective is nice. Given the circumstances & I believe it was a hurried shot, the result is fair, though I might have liked more sharpness. Your note is interesting!
abmdsudi (58322) 2014-05-23 22:15
Enjoy the orientation and timely rural capture, watching them is always rewarding and the body lingo is essential part of this daily life shot. It's the slight haze that makes them standout nicely, a fine depiction of their activity that tells a story. Reduce bit of the exposure then increase a slight contrast will make lots of diff to this, this is only my opinion and taste. Your personal preference is always respected. I love the mood and atmosphere of this shot Congrats.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-05-29 21:32
tough it is alright...but the people are grateful for all what they have and they continue to do their best to live under the most difficult circumstances!!
a nice dedication and a fine picture!!
jhm (161051) 2014-06-05 3:39
I see that you not places new pictures, than I look in your gallery.
You chose a very well angle this cares for depth and perspective.
The narrow canal and trees with stroll path, are a nice addition for these nice picture.
But also a nice panoramic view about these area.
Very well picture, nice composition, excellent captured.
Nice done, TFS.
fabbs99 (17179) 2014-06-06 22:15
Wonderful image of the ladies carrying loads of grass for fodder.Excellent image quality with great clarity and sharpness. TFS.
pajaran (66396) 2014-07-27 6:05
Dobar dan, popodne.
Lep pogled i trenuta ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa zenama koje nose teret na glavi.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Nice view and currently ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place and moment shown with women who bear the brunt of the head.
Good work, nice captured moment, beautiful colors.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
danos (103216) 2016-04-11 12:06
nice the rural snapshot with the returning women to adds life and interest in the image.The well chosen POV adds depth and perspective in the scene.
lousat (98379) 2016-12-14 2:13
Hi Joginder,a perspective that reminds me the canals of Jhm...ehehe...truly beautiful with the colorful ladies walking with the big bag on he head,great deep of composition and excellente quality too! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano