As the day breaks a Kashmiri man rows his 'Shikhara' ( a wooden boat very unique to Jammu and Kashmir used for varied purposes) towards the shore of the famous Dal Lake in Srinagar the capital of J&K.
He will be competing with many other fellow boatmen to ferry tourists around the Dal Lake. For an hours ride around the lake they charge 300-400 Indian rupees (around $5-7). Decades of insurgency and terrorism had kept the tourists away and had made life miserable for them. Few years of recent calm has ensured the return of the tourists and has given back these men their livelihood. I hope the good sense prevails and full fledged normalcy returns to the state without the presence of the Indian Army.
Thanks for having a look.
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Nicou (124129) 2014-03-28 2:27
quelle vue e tiamge sueprbe quel bâteau splendide vue et iamge avec le reflet et cette personne sur le bâteaux.
Bravo et amitié
mesutilgim (86006) 2014-03-28 2:48
Very nice capture from Srinagar with perfect pov and layout. Nce reflections and many interesting and good notes.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Fis2 (86723) 2014-03-28 2:52
A very curious boat!
Excellent composition and colors.
Reflection add savor of composition.
Have a nice afternoon
Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-28 3:31
Lovely capture of the shikara in Srinagar. The boats in the bg provide ample company.
Loved this picture.
photographer_sg (4408) 2014-03-28 4:04
lovely capture of the early morning shikara. i liked the vast expanse of the lake that you have framed with the rippling reflections and the other shikaras and beautiful trees in the background. excellent exposure considering the difficult light. thanks for sharing and have a nice weekend.
pajaran (52952) 2014-03-28 4:05
Dobar dan, popodne.
Dobar tekst o mestu i taksi camcu sa opisom ...
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrinam, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lep drveni taksi camac.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
A good article about the place and taxi boat with a description ...
Nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording, sharpness, contrast and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Good composition, well captured moment, a beautiful wooden boat taxi.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend, good luck.
snunney (85543) 2014-03-28 4:23
A pleasant well presented image with a most agreeable atmosphere. I like the composition and the warm/cool tonal contrasts. Some nice reflections as well.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-03-28 5:29
this boat has very pretty shape and the light on it ans some of the buildings in the background add very much charm to your picture. Good composition with strong foreground and interesting background.
Well given colors and sharpness.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy your day
Cricri (107991) 2014-03-28 7:11
Belle lumière de fin de journée, j'aime les reflets et la couleur chaude de ce bateau très original et magnifique pour ce balader sur le fleuve, très jolie scène et composition
ecmel (1209) 2014-03-28 8:35
Excellent daily life shot at this pretty town taken from a very good angle. The light and the sharpness are also perfect.
Silvio1953 (124525) 2014-03-28 9:23
Ciao Subho, lovely composition with nice boat, fascinating reflections, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
rychem (24534) 2014-03-28 9:44
This boat looks like an Indian gondola, beautiful capture, perfect composition and fantastic morning light
saxo042 (37588) 2014-03-28 9:46
A very peaceful and attractive picture! This boat looks indeed very comfortable and inviting. A nicely composed picture.
Noel_Byrne (25222) 2014-03-28 11:22
That boat looks so delicate as it sits on the water, and its a beautifully detailed craft too. how excellent that you got this wonderful reflection in the scene too. This is a fine portrait not only of the man but of the boat too.
The view behind is fantastic too, and a great placement of the boat in the frame.
Have a great weekend
holmertz (42235) 2014-03-28 12:10
I do hope peace and safety will return to Kashmir for good so that more tourists will be able to enjoy these rides with the shikaras. I have found in my archives a handful of shots from Dal Lake which I plan to show here later. This is no doubt one of the most beautiful parts of India, and your photo gives us a fairly good idea of that. The light falls very nicely on the shikara, the houseboats and the calm surface.
marina7 (8055) 2014-03-28 12:27
This beautiful boat must be very comfortable as its seats look pretty much like a cozy plush sofa:) And it's vacant! Jeez...It should have been me there:))
Excellent capture, and I like the first golden light of the morning on the pier. Well done, Subho!
Royaldevon (30739) 2014-03-28 14:33
I'm so glad that the tourists have returned so that this wonderfully peaceful way of travelling around the lake persists.
You have given us a fine view of this method of transport, with its canopied roof, comfy seats and attentive rower. I love how it is given extra depth with its slightly shimmering reflection.
The boat would have made an interesting shot close-up but I am pleased that you have given us a wider view, giving us a glimpse of the context in which this boatman works.
My warm regards,
nikkitta (14992) 2014-03-28 18:47
Informative note, have read about it, hope peace and safety as well as tourist will return to Kashmir, so enjoy to ride in this colorful boats
Great composition because the use of matching golden light, on the boat and at the back
Well done, regards
Thanks for saying me where the plants were, I change the title
subhendu_bagchi (25869) 2014-03-28 19:56
a nice daily life shot from the Daal lake. Great view with the sikara-man in work with a nice background. Those house boats are really enchanting. Would like to see a shot with a flower seller if you have in your archive. But at this moment we can enjoy a nice view of kashmir. Tfs.
fabbs99 (16739) 2014-03-28 22:38
Fabulous shot of the boat in the Dal Lake.Truly exclusive.Excellent pov and sharpness. Very well done ,TFS.
jhm (140585) 2014-03-29 2:32
Congratulations at your 100th picture on TE.
These picture is made in high quality with the man and boat in foreground.
Great nature picture, with a lot nice details.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
timecapturer (49288) 2014-03-29 3:49
a wonderful early morning image this. Full of that subtle light that pervades the start of the day as it caresses the house boats here. Love this little Indian gondolier as he goes off to work, so glad he is able to earn a living again. Irresistible tranquillity.
Enjoy your weekend - B.
mcmtanyel (14217) 2014-03-29 8:58
What a serene and pleasant photo! The reflections are wonderful and the colors are soothing. I would not mind having a ride in a shikhara.
Graal (98267) 2014-03-29 11:26
nice and interesting construction of boat. Good shot. Nice reflections on the water. Well done photo and presentation.
Have a nice evening.
williewhistler (14697) 2014-03-29 13:13
you have captured the warm, magical light perfectly as it strikes the boat on the lake as well the boats moored on the distant shore.
The reflections are also a nice feature of this well composed shot.
Best wishes Les.
mirosu (14954) 2014-03-29 18:41
Superb photo arrangement. The small boat is an excellent focal point of this photo. There is a great use of depth of field to hold the viewer in the foreground boat as well as the larger houseboats in BG, and the excellent lighting conditions have allowed for very good color saturation. The overall impact is very strong. The reflections are perfect.
Very well done.
Wish you a nice Sunday.
shreya2000 (1238) 2014-03-30 2:26
Nice view of the lone Shikara in the lake. The composition is superb. I like the pic.
SWEETFREEDOM (22878) 2014-03-30 4:44
characteristic boat, fine light and colors.
adramad (38830) 2014-03-31 12:06
A truly wonderful composition of this magical place, and I say this advisedly, because your picture brings back happy memories of past few days in this city, staying in one of the houseboats that we see at the bottom , but it makes a lot of years, the photos from this trip I conducted in the slides, was a trip to wonderful places, but ... Srinagar was special, with its lake, floating market, its gardens ...
An image to enjoy, with its beautiful colorful, good lighting and perfect sharpness.
Very well done. I love really.
Have a great start to the week.
Corry (4508) 2014-03-31 20:42
Belle prise de vue de cette embarcation qui se reflète dans l'eau. J'aime bien la lumière qui attire le regard vers les deux bateaux au fond. Belle composition. Note intéressante. Bien fait.
Didi (57482) 2014-04-03 9:56
Very interesting scene with a very good evening lights
Nice deep foreground
It's possible to correct the tilt in the horizon :)
Angshu (56050) 2014-04-08 23:47
While the single shikhara looks beautiful, I liked a lot the early light which sines on the wooden boats in the BG. The reflection of the boat in the FG definitely adds to the beauty as well
pierrefonds (57915) 2014-04-16 17:59
The distance betwee tne boat and the opposite shore is giving depth to the scene. The reflections on the water are assets to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and the colors of the boat. Have a nice day.
npecanhuk (66814) 2014-04-16 19:12
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
tenretin (2436) 2014-04-19 9:40
You made a beautiful picture bathed by a well-operated light.
delpeoples (53415) 2014-04-27 1:18
Namaskar dear Subho
I really like the silvery and grey tones here. The reflections are lovely and crisp and the yellow of the boat has been contrasted superbly. There is a little tilt to the image which is easily fixable in Photoshop or post processing. Nice work, you bring the character of your country to life in this photo.