Shimla is one of the most sought out tourist destination in the North India. It takes just 8 hours from the national capital Delhi to reach Shimla.
Shimla is a hill city at the height of 2300m.
In the city and on the peaks no vehicle is allowed. So how shall you carry your loads to your homes?
Khans are the coolie folks in Shimla.
As I see them carry on their back loads of four crates of milk or two full LPG cylinders or even a few sheets of plywood twice their height, I think Khnas in Shimla seem to have taken their childhood lessons on the dignity of labour seriously. They almost effortlessly carry such a load on their back and plod ahead.
They are one of the most trustworthy folks I have ever met.
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subhendu_bagchi (20976) 2013-09-01 9:57
hi, a nice daily life scene from Shimla. Great catch of this 'Khan' with the nicely colourful buildings as backdrop. Great to see him in motion, no posing for you. A candid one with apt light and fine depth. Very good one... The note is also very informative, I can remember them when I met them in Shimla... Tfs.
Nicou (105679) 2013-09-01 11:26
Très beau portrait de cet homme avec ce rouge d'ensemble ce fond rouge et il est habillée en rouge et son parapluie quelle vue et captage.
Bravo et amitié
jcpix (6504) 2013-09-01 11:57
You see, this is the kind of imagery and information that helps make this site so much fun for me. Learning something new about cultures and local customs while wrapped up in a fins display of the every day life. I particularly like the woman in the background sweeping the street, emphasizing that aspect. Sure, there are some technical details that make for a strong photo, but it's a capture and note such as this that I find to be some of the most intriguing. It's a great peek into the locale and its inhabitants. All very natural and well presented. Enjoy the week ahead. Take good care.
All the best,
jurek1951 (37040) 2013-09-01 12:56
great view with spectacular composition, the colours and lights are very nice, the POV is splendid,
bukitgolfb301 (32600) 2013-09-01 20:31
Hi NNAMASTE dear Rajeev
Very straight and natural semi-portrait image!
Nice exposure setting makes very good sharp focusing on the main subject and also nice background!
Sharp and clear image as usual as perfect.
Thanks a lot and have a good new week! Takero
fabbs99 (11030) 2013-09-01 22:27
Splendid photograph from Shimla.Excellent sharpness and clarity .The man has a big presence in the frame.Very appealing and attractive composition.Keep sharing.Very well done.
jhm (127907) 2013-09-02 3:16
This would also in Belgium, have to are no cars in the cities.
In Ghent centre is forbidden for cars alone taxi and trams.
You shows a very nice picture with the man nice in the focus.
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
PS: I have read your reply, thanks!
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
annjackman (15487) 2013-09-03 2:40
Your note is very informative and helps interpret this excellent picture. Your view point has captured this man against the interesting architecture of Shimla. I like the way that the man is on the third that allows us to see the lady sweeping further back. Excellent quality photo.
Kind Regards, Ann
snunney (72604) 2013-09-04 3:39
An interesting daily life composition with lots to see. The man walking purposefully toward the camera is well placed in the frame and makes a connection with the one in the background offering an imaginary lead-line. I like the strong graphical lines provided by the architecture. A well presented image with good colours and clarity.
Graal (92118) 2013-09-05 23:29
nice reportage about the daily life and portrait in one. Interesting style of architecture in BG. Good shot from low POV. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
ourania (18532) 2013-09-06 14:06
both your picture and your note are very interesting. I like very much the way you placed the walking man in the frame, the direct confrontation from an upward point of view that gives him stature and invites us to make associations between him and the intricate urban scenery that fills the whole of the frame. I don't know how easy or difficult this task should be, he looks too lonely and maybe worried too. You've managed depth, clarity and colours superbly. The quiet setting and its atmosphere look very moody. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
bayno (18334) 2013-09-14 5:31
Namaste Bay..deep note...i know Shimla...i been there many years before....i love Himachal Pradesh and the people living there....there is many movie with your title....i been one time in Amarnath so....i know what mind Khan ;)...nice shot, clean with depth and nice tones...enjoy a lot!!!
kato (9500) 2013-10-01 16:19
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the beautiful architecture with white wall and red roof/frame in back, a Khans with good uniform and a gentle face engaged in the work which carries a load. It's also interesting in the signboard written in English and Hindu language. And, benches placed along the loose slope draw out a good effect in this image.
deepratima (51) 2013-10-08 1:13
Hi Rajeev, Beautiful capture during early morning hours!!
and nice description about khans!! I still remember during my stay at sanjauli their shoulder loaded with gas cylinders`s!!!
- Copyright: Rajeev Moudgil (goodwill) (4879)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-14
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: SONY DSC H-50, Carl Zesis 2.7(W)-4.5(T)/ f 5.2-78mm
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-01 9:06