this pic is taken in RAKCHHAM , a tiny beautiful village in the KINNAUR district of HIMACHAL PRADESH.people of this region are called KINNAURIS.most of them wear a traditional woolen cap with a green bamd like this sheep owner,who was on his way to graze his sheep.
The Kinners speak a dialect of the Tibeto-Burman family known as Kinnauri or Kanauri. The distinctive feature of Kinnarui dialect is the use of Hindi elements. The Tibetan Jangram dialect is spoken by the Kinners living in Pooh and Sangla. Two thousand speakers of the old Zhang Zhung dialect in the Sutlej valley still remain today.
Another theory is that Kinnars are not the Indo Aryans but the extension of Darads who were spread on the high mountains of western Himalayas, who belong to the Iranian stock. Darads speak a language which is related to Persian language. Speculation is that in ancient times the Kinnars may have spoken a language close to the language of the Darads. later when Tibet annexed the Himalayan region and captured the areas of Kinnour, Spiti and Ladakh, they may have had to adopt the language of the new rulers and abandon the their old language. Otherwise why would an ethnically Indo European tribe speak a language from the Tibeto-Burman family?
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subhendu_bagchi (21140) 2013-10-29 2:10
nice portrait of the local man with his sheeps. Great use of shallow DOF. Like the blurred background. Some extra area with those sheeps in front would be bettered the composition. Though overall the end result is very good. Tfs.
holmertz (31380) 2013-10-29 4:09
A nice portrait of this man with his characteristic looks. The light is very good and the blurred background is nice.
timecapturer (37200) 2013-10-29 6:01
a superb study this. So much character and a glimpse of another way of life that is both intriguing and compelling. Execution is perfect here as is the presentation. Wonderful!
Regards - Brian
williewhistler (9887) 2013-10-29 9:10
it`s a nicely framed portrait of the shepherd at work,the glimpse of sheep in the FG sets the scene very nicely.
Your focus is spot on,well done.
serp2000 (33225) 2013-10-29 10:07
I like this reporter work, excellent portrait, Man At Work. Glad to know something new from your note.
You want to say if I come here we can't understand with the local citizen?
Greetings from Russia!
trevormoffiet (1358) 2013-10-30 3:21
A nicely framed portrait of this shepherd going about his daily work. Well seen and perfectly captured. The solar panel in the background indicates that modern changes are occurring in his environment.
mrichat (1375) 2013-10-30 3:38
Great potrait,strong DOF,nice moment captured.an original shot.
fabbs99 (11218) 2013-10-31 13:02
Great portrait of the gentleman from Rakchham. Nice colors and sharpness.Superb pov and exposure .Amazing sharpness and perfect light.Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
kato (9572) 2013-10-31 23:33
You're capturing well this portrait by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the Kinnauri Man who wears a unique hat and manages the sheep. It looks like a traditional life style from old times, and he has a good expression. And, the light is managed well through the whole.
Cricri (92267) 2013-11-01 11:31
Un très joli portrait de ce monsieur berger, l'aperçu des moutons sur le coin de l'image est une bonne idée, la lumière et le fond flouté est excellent
willperrett (4099) 2013-11-01 15:38
Good informal environmental portrait. We know what the man does by looking at the picture, as you have included all the necessary clues: sheep, crook, and so on. Do the Kinnauris use dogs to herd the flocks as they do in this country? Good work.
UlfE (14142) 2013-11-04 10:51
Excellent photo with perfect focus on the man. The inclusion of sheep in the foreground is an extra bonus a tells us what he is doing here. TFS and have nice day!
jmdias (48391) 2013-11-22 0:27
excellent portrait of this shepherd I liked the precious light and the sense of daily life in movement we have here. TFS.