It was a short drive from Reckong Peo to Kalpa & Salim, our driver suggested that we visit Roghi village first. The road stretch between Kalpa & Roghi is considered to be one of the most dangerous roads in the world & definitely not for people who have vertigo. We stopped at a place called ‘Suicide Point’, from where the Sutlej was visible like a thick rope almost 1,500-meters down a steep, almost 70 degrees plunge. The road was narrow & single lane & I was praying we should not have a crossing with another car in this stretch.
We found Roghi village uninspiring, as it was a village mostly urbanized now. Interesting was this ‘backpack’ which I noticed on the lady’s back, as she stopped in one of the village’s provision shops. The lady wore a traditional "Kinnaur Topi" or cap with the green front lining, The kid, with his exposed bottoms, was simply not interested at us (my wife & me) trying to take his picture...he refused to look towards the camera...camera shy kid in this camera savvy era? :-)
Please click here if you want to see a Close-up of his face.
Praying while returning on the same stretch, that we don't have a crossing with another car, we reached Kalpa, merely 5 Km down by 3 in the afternoon.
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jasmis (57906) 2010-09-01 1:17
Superb daily life photo full of exotic elements.
Regards my dear friend.
Morac (27719) 2010-09-01 1:41
C'est une superbe scène de vie à la montagne comme on pourrait en faire dans beaucoup de pays du monde
La simplicité de ces hommes et de ces femmes se voit dans la photo
c'est simple et beau : excellent travail !
papagolf21 (88259) 2010-09-01 2:04
Bonjour, cher ami Angshu,
Note très intéressante, bravo pour la photo présentée en bonus (excellent !).
Un lieu éminemment inquiétant (environnement, etc.).
Très bonne prise de vue, une fois de plus.
CLODO (31206) 2010-09-01 2:05
So you're safe. Iit was worth going to visit this village, and you show us an every day life situation, not so common for us. Good job!
dip (23768) 2010-09-01 2:36
excellent capture of the daily life scene,
I like the view into the window the sales man and the shelf behind looks like a painting!
thanks for sharing,
macondo (18623) 2010-09-01 4:58
A really good daily life shot, with a lovely balance between the lady-with-boy and the shop-keeper. The angle of the wall is very pleasing, leading to a hint of the open forested area behind. Nice touches of colour, and of course the peeking eyes and backside of the little one. She seems to be 'praying', maybe to get a special deal. The whole well composed/cropped scene is a great little 'story' of daily life in this far away part of the world. I don't fancy going on that high road. Great note.
papon (1487) 2010-09-01 5:18
Well seen...godd color and composition...
pierrefonds (58824) 2010-09-01 5:29
You have captured well the request between the client and the shop owner. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the clothing of the woman and of her child. The afternoon light is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
Longroute (19396) 2010-09-01 8:10
A fine and interesting capture, one of those who show well habits and features of the people living in that area. And you framed the scene with your usual mastery showing both seller and buyer. The clarity and the colours are quite good considering the whole scene was in the shade and also the definition of the darker parts is outstanding. A good photographer can always take a good chance even in an unispiring place!
Quite an interesting note too.
samratrayc (438) 2010-09-01 8:18
nice daily life with perfect focus and DOF
Bluejeans (64249) 2010-09-01 10:27
Ola Angshuman ,
Beleza de composição vertical com esta mulher e o filho nas costas a comprarem mercadoria nesta mercearia , achei lindos os detalhes da balança e dos produtos dentro da loja , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Didi (58098) 2010-09-01 11:06
Well it's a very interesting local scene.
The subjects have a natural attitude without looking at the camera and that is good.
nirajsinha (857) 2010-09-01 11:09
Lovely shot Angshu.. What made the shot is the eyes of the kid constantly looking at you... Great shot dada
Gerrit (50756) 2010-09-01 11:39
excellent capture of this little scene with all the players clearly visible - so excellent lightmanagement.
Great daily life photo.
berek (41213) 2010-09-01 12:45
nice daily life view. good light control and clearness.
Fis2 (88103) 2010-09-01 13:33
Good reportorial photo.
A very interesting scene.
I like frame, colors and sharpness.
adores (39286) 2010-09-01 16:04
This must be a great region to visit!A good daily scene, with very good details! I like the store inside and the man resting there. Also the pose of the woman carrying the baby is great!
PS: "Will leave on 29th :))!!!"
TopGeo (38206) 2010-09-01 23:54
Hi Angshu!Excellent captured with and interesting point of earth, one of those who show well habits and features of the people living in that area. A good photographer can always take a good chance in road !I like diagonal frame, colors and sharpness and colours details! WSs fine!an interesting note too.
josepmarin (57839) 2010-09-02 0:04
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
In this capture you have caught a delicious daily scene in this remote place, in which this mother with her son to the back, chats with the seller.
The image is illuminated well and has a high chromatic quality.
The child seems not to be interested in your camera, and he looks towards another side.
Good WS, the image of the dizzy road is really impressive.
A good work.
Graal (99180) 2010-09-02 0:07
an interesting reportage, good 3 images. Really road is dangerous. Well presentation and note. Funny a bit child with the damaged plaid.
Have a nice day.
jhm (142085) 2010-09-02 4:10
Splendid how the little boy looks to the camera during the mother speaking to the man in the shop.
Nice daily life picture.
Colors and sharpness are wonderful.
Composition and presentation are very nice. TFS.
ciakgiak (30421) 2010-09-02 9:51
Hello dear Angshuman,
Superb daily life scene, a capture of an exciting moment, photo full of light and a perfect sharpness.
I like the vertical format and how you composed the image. Congratulations, TFS.
pajaran (53757) 2010-09-02 12:12
Vrlo interesantno mesto i trenutak ...
Zena sa nosiljkom na ledjima i detetom,radnja sa otvorenom tezgom, dobra kompozicija, lepa fotografija.
Dobar trenutak snimka i boje.
Sve najbolje, srecno, zeli vam Paja.
Very interesting place and time ...
Woman with a chair on his back and the child, the action with an open counter, good composition, beautiful photo.
A good time recording and color.
All the best, happy, wish you Paja.
lacroux (4562) 2010-09-02 23:57
A picture full of life as demonstrated by the comment.
I like the seller in the shade and the child who lets glimpse this two faces!
John_F_Kennedy (43299) 2010-09-03 1:29
Nice daily life image with a lady that want buy somethign here. Also perfect colours and clarity
tusharkmandal (3171) 2010-09-03 4:21
A brilliant shot brother. Not only you have splendid landscapes and mountains as well as ghats but you have a nice eye for daily eye.
The picture is presented very gracefully and all the elements fit well perfectly where it has to be.
Have a nice time
jafadabret (56501) 2010-09-03 10:44
J'aime beaucoup ces deux photos sur la mère et l'enfant. C'est une excellente photo-reportage bien dans l'esprit de TE et la note est très instructive.
Beau travail dans un parcours à risque !
ymrk (14955) 2010-09-04 2:34
certainly interesting moment you testified..a different portrait of people!
Leconte (5795) 2010-09-05 5:23
superb portrait of this child and his mother, a beautiful scene of daily life, beautiful colors, a place scary as it is breathtaking (WAS), also very beautiful portrait of the man shopping
marietom (34609) 2010-09-06 12:58
cette scène de vie quotidienne est magnifique ! Joli décor.
subhendu_bagchi (25935) 2010-09-08 9:44
Dear Angshu Da,
nice to see the man with his backpack and the traditional topi, just like to see some part of his face in vision. Like the face of the cute boy. Like also the composition with the shopkeeper. Your light management is superb here which gives a nice balance between inside and outside of the shop. Excellent capture. Tfs.
Best wishes to you.
npecanhuk (68280) 2010-09-08 20:20
Here, a lovely moment of those local people!
Well seen and done!
It really puts me right into the scene as if I were there with you!
TFS - congrats!
Waylim (25368) 2010-09-09 18:23
A nice daily life shot from such a rare place. I know sometimes what seems like an uninspiring place to us, but peoples live go on and continue to modernize and its loose its charm in our perspective. I too feel that people show live the way they used to be, it is more interesting for us, but I guess time changes, things change for better or worst.
emilbo (22616) 2010-09-19 16:06
Très intéressante photo de la vie quotidienne. J'aime bien la dame penchée au comptoir et le garçon qui semble avoir vu le photographe. Une scène bien composée et colorée.
Tous mes compliments et bonne semaine,
Atousa (7131) 2010-10-19 7:22
A nice daily life shot.. good choice of vertical framing n worth seeing details throughout the image.. your interesting note reveals well how adventurous this short drive has been!.. very well captured.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
kordinator (19616) 2010-10-25 2:30
Superb daily life composition,perfect framed as usual.
Excellent choice of vertical format.
Well it's a very interesting local scene.
I like atmosphere, colors and sharpness.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56406)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-26
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO, RAW, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: At Heaven's Door - Kinnaur & Spiti
- Date Submitted: 2010-09-01 0:39