An elderly Indian devotee is carried by two Kashmiri porters as she makes her way towards Amarnath Cave, to pay her respects to an ice shivling dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. The annual pilgrimage to the 12,800 feet high cave-shrine begins in June and thousands of Hindu devotees reach the shrine within a two month period.
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jmhullot (0) 2006-05-21 5:43
Great shot. very interesting composition.
nbj (2095) 2006-05-21 5:49
Fantastic shot! POV is really good, the composition is good, facial expressions are great, so, well, very well done!
moxon (78) 2006-05-21 6:05
Hello. Terrific picture--tightly framed, creative POV. I like her calm look compared to the struggling porters. Well done!
KevRyan (22952) 2006-05-21 6:15
This is great anjan all those converging lines and traingles occuring throughout the image - like a naturally occuring yantra!! - i very much like the expressions - i like to see the primary colours or their derivatives in images - here that little bit of red is so subtly present against the sky and the yellow of her top - it just gives the image a little extra life.
best wishes Kev
AbdullahCharsee (179) 2006-05-21 6:17
Indeed ! this here is great pic ! faces, gemotries, all excellent ! Thanks for sharing !
BrianGraney (1738) 2006-05-21 6:59
Really a great shot.
All the lines pointing to the woman's head, the different facial expressions, and the incidental detail of the tents on the left all combine to make a wonderful photo.
Curioso (9271) 2006-05-21 7:46
Great compo. People looks so small close to these huge mountains but really inspired and motivated at the same time.
We have a great feeling of peace which is incredible since the effort to walk in such a place must be really exhausting.
That's a great piece of photojournalism Anjan !
isa (1974) 2006-05-21 8:15
Excellent composition, wonderful perspective. Perfect luminosity and clearness.
Congratulations for the work.
Interesting explicative note,
fijiphil (1355) 2006-05-21 8:23
Fabulous shot, how far did they carry this lady? All the way from the plains? How much did she pay? Did they mind you taking the photo?
keithl (4) 2006-05-21 10:46
Great composition. Makes me wonder what position you were in to take it. You did very well, especially if you had to take it walking backwards.
anew (582) 2006-05-21 12:31
This is a classic point of view. Great job Anjan.
arnabchat (7233) 2006-05-22 0:55
a very nice shot, typical of the pilgrim places. Amarnath being a Hindu shrine, and the porters most often are muslims (the man on the left probably is!).
You can add a note on the "Chhari Mubarak" and also on the story of the Muslim shepherd, Adam Malik, discovered the cave four centuries ago. His descendants still receive a share of the cash and other offerings made by devotees to the Hindu god at the cave.
the Yatra season is coming up. Our beloved Claude Renault plans to make the Yatra this time. We will miss his shots in TE though.
very good POV, only that the sharpness could have been even better.
riclopes (35577) 2006-05-22 5:35
Excellent capture and aproach composition of these three, with the attracted mountains in the back. Very well balanced shot, taken from a very interesting and original POV. I love the expressions of the porters in contrast with the proud pose of the elderly. Very well done!
sayan (2617) 2006-05-22 11:25
It is an excellent capture! I like the framing! It is perfect! The expression of the porters are great!
CrinaCeyhun (21) 2006-05-25 10:26
we see rugged mountains in background and amazing scene in below..POV..affective..
partha (14020) 2006-05-28 0:58
Excellent angle. Suparb composition. Suparb.
gebala (0) 2006-05-29 10:40
hello, this photo is exellent Anjan, great point of view, I like how these men carry that woman, great work!
s10001in (0) 2006-06-04 10:59
Nice subject & really very well composed.
mishreyee (0) 2006-06-21 0:47
This is a nice shot from that holy place...I like the subject...and dream if I can go someday by road! So, you went last year? Will you please share some more photos to TE?
Thanks & Regards,
Budapestman (82620) 2006-06-23 18:01
Great moment and you captured very well. Talking faces composed very well also. Interesting note, thank you for sharing. Nice days,
Jeronimo (1382) 2006-07-02 11:38
I love this photo Anjan. Wide angle and POV are very strange and powerfull.
Very well done.
Paolo (41222) 2006-07-06 11:32
Hi Anjan, what a wonderufl image, with fantastic portraits and a really rare view!
excellent focus, light, contrast and composition, the POV is really brilliant.
alekpet (4663) 2006-07-07 11:35
I really like the POV here, incrdible, shows both the porters and the devotee, as well as the beautiful high mountain scenery. Her yeloow colour is really in the focus in the center of the image. Wonderful photo.
take care, Aleks
hugolef (4909) 2006-07-13 10:43
nice compo, i like the motion of this picture ... all the lines lead to the devotee ... and the yellow attracts the look
Nice attitude of the carriers
Well seen and done
vagabondtravels (6507) 2006-09-04 23:53
Great POV. Well captured. What a background.
tinamunk3 (6408) 2006-09-23 15:46
Absolutely amazing pov you have chosen - placing the two men in each side of the image with the woman in the middle and with the huge mountains as a beautiful background.
faubry (35405) 2007-03-11 11:15
hello Anjan, very beautiful and great shot!! i like proud expression from this woman, very good
- Copyright: Anjan Mitra (anjan) (1086)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-07-07
- Categories: Festivals
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): People of India, Porters of the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-21 5:39
- Favorites: 2 [view]