The old people's home just below Ki Monastery is home to about 35 praying elderly people....they spend the day in a small room with their prayer wheels.
A small child is loaned to them for the day by the villagers...keeps them amused.
Here the old lady obviously said something that was funny, but maybe inappropriate for the prayer room, for she clapped her hand over her mouth while her companions smiled quietly..:-)
And all the time the prayer wheel in her hand kept turning...turning..!
Poor light conditions make it technically flawed...but I liked the mood!
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jcandeli (40) 2005-03-19 11:31
beautiful portrait! Really nice expressions on their faces. The composition and lighting are very nice. Nice job. JP
soulie (419) 2005-03-19 11:31
great colours, sharpness and shadows
DaveMacPhee (1140) 2005-03-19 13:19
This a fantastic shot. Such great character of the ladies brought out. I think the low lighting worked well here, you still got a clear shot and great color, and as an added bonus, the shutter speed caught the prayer wheel in motion quite well.
bboss (3578) 2005-03-19 18:03
Hi Vijay, another wonderful shot here, we can really something about their characters from their expressions. The longer shutter speed makes the shot interesting with the motion, especially the prayer wheel, and it makes the scene come alive. I can feel the mood.
eleparc (24063) 2005-03-20 13:26
you really captured a very tender moment between these older women.. a photo full of emotions and complicity.. The colors are also very subtle. Good shot Vijay!
Lakhwant (58) 2005-03-21 0:29
Your Photographs are not only among the best technically , but are 'The Best' when it comes to describing them.
After all Photography is not only about light n shade ... but its a lot more ...
because its also about
The feelings , the Mood , the Atmosphere ,
, about sharing ... and still a lot more .
I always feel that we must all add a more descriptive note about the Photograph that we publish.Where we can talk about not only the tecnique used to capture the scene , but more importantly ... we should also talk about the other things regarding our SUBJECT of the Photograph ,which might not be visible in the photograph.
to add a few examples it could be useful notes about the exact location ,
and also how One feels while being at that Place ... Charming , Tranqualising ,Sacred or even uneasy ... and also the Importance that this Place holds for the locals .Like what the Locals have the say about it.
After all the Objective of Publishing on this Site is ...Learning about the world through photography.
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-03-22 6:11
Great capture of the women here. Looks great with their expressions and the beads and the prayer wheel.
bfly (5775) 2005-03-24 12:07
this is such a warm picture...
I loved them all smiling, looking at different directions...(one at the right has the looks of my aunt:)..prayer wheel is placed very good on the frame..would be excellant if we could see its motion blur more..(I don't know how though)
faubry (35373) 2005-04-06 18:14
very great shot with sharpness and colorful,
expression faces are very nice and funny, a lot emotion