This picture was taken somewhere in a narrow alley in Agra old quarter near Kuttra Omurkhan Gate. There is so much life and the frenetic energy going on here and the inevitable push to keep my eyes ahead searching for the next wonderful thing to shoot. This place somewhat gives the feeling of bygone era. I never get bored, everywhere is full of photo possibility, truly vivid and always there is something to discover to look at, to feast the eyes and it seems never stop.
I couldn't help stopping by this rustic appealing weather beaten walls dated back to 16th century, when Agra was the capital of India , revealing its age old maturity as old as the Taj itself. It's so photogenic full of detail grittiness, obviously this wall possesses a certain charm and character that I found so enchanting.
The off-duty rickshaw was padlocked and secured resting after hard days work, I thought was a perfect combination there.....
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ikeharel (78249) 2014-08-15 8:23
An interesting combination of a rikshaw and old town walls, mingle in harmony.
The driver put his green parasol on side, and that's added a nice color to the whole, along with the blue element on the rikshaw.
Nicely spotted and applied.
Have a nice weekend,
dta (82328) 2014-08-15 8:29
Hello Abmdsudi ,
A simple subject , but so attrractive . Perfect framing of this typical rikshaw , and a splendid old wall in the BG , with superb textures and tonalities .
annjackman (21903) 2014-08-15 10:01
What a fabulous subject. The rickshaw bike is perfectly shown against the fading colours of the wall. India really is an amazing place to walk around and photograph as you show us.
Very well done - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
stego (24132) 2014-08-15 10:40
I shouldn't have read your notes because I don't know what to write that can add anything about the wonderful mood of the image. Saying that it is nicely framed, that it has beautiful colours and textures, etc., seems almost redundant. It's an inspired image.
Regards, TFS, José.
lousat (97531) 2014-08-15 10:59
Truly beautiful this pic,and your note are perfect for this pic,the atmosphere of this old alley in Agra and this riscio',very old too,in a magic pic.Magnificent composition that let me understand your love for the photographies,and obviously made in the usual best quality.Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
boa (7663) 2014-08-15 12:47
a perfect note for this charming picture. I have only been to India once but i still remember how much it was to see and explore. And still today i regret that i was not more active with my camera. This is a good shot of this rickshaw and the old wall in the background. A sharp and clear shot with attractive colors, Tfs!
Have a nice weekend/
nikkitta (17068) 2014-08-15 14:27
Just add your capture at my theme rickshaw
Quite agree with your way to stroll in cities, avoiding touristic places
Good mix and contrast between rustic wall and vehicle, resting after very hard work
Well spotted, regards
rychem (42584) 2014-08-15 20:57
What an interesting vehicle, such a ingenious rickshaw you can find only in India, very well captured
jjcordier (79297) 2014-08-15 23:09
Tu as raison, composition parfaite associant ce rickshaw et le mur coloré et un peu défraîchi. Belle photo!
aliabazari (16278) 2014-08-16 0:44
Hi abmdsudi dear
A very beautiful shot of the carriage. I love it. Exposure and color are well performed. Thanks for recording this nice picture
Nicou (151000) 2014-08-16 2:16
quelle compo et image ce vélo avec la poussette à l'arrière pour une personne et pour le transport quelle captage génial superbe très intéressant.
Bravo et amitié
ourania (51079) 2014-08-16 3:45
I like this quite picture very much, it's a very fine combination of two themes and I would add "if rickshaws could talk" as well. The gritty textures and the strong or fading tones on the wall are very interesting and seem to be hiding secrets of a long period of daily life there. The rickshaw must have travelled a lot, it would have countless stories to share too. I like very much the warm colours and the shadows, the peaceful and intimate atmosphere. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
maria-v1981 (10932) 2014-08-16 5:06
Wow and amazing composition. Right here, I like the contrast between the textures of the walls.
Also, the earth colours in the background by the walls in combination with this intresting bycicle. Perfect shot!
holmertz (59060) 2014-08-16 7:59
In these humble surroundings the rickshaw looks as impressive as a limousine. Maybe it's your way of cropping the composition tightly that makes it look so great. It nearly entirely fills the frame. The rough walls with its several different colours have resemblances with at work of modernistic art.
Fis2 (106322) 2014-08-16 8:49
I love it.
Good frame and colors.
Very impressive wall.
pajaran (65714) 2014-08-16 8:56
Interesantan tekst o starom zidu sa opisom, lep pogled na modernu riksu i stari zid ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazana riksa i zid, lepe boje.
Sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article on the old wall with a description, a nice view of the modern riksu old wall ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated riksa and the wall, beautiful colors.
All the best for the weekend, good luck.
Bartleby (13552) 2014-08-16 9:32
I understand from the shots you've shown us this looks like a very photogenic place indeed. All those textures and colors and things that have seen the passing of time. The light here again is beautiful, with almost a three-dimensional feel to it. Love it.
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-08-16 12:27
Another fine capture of the old town. The charming old times feel is well conveyed and the old cycle rickshaw makes a great subject that is in complete harmony with its surroundings. The tight framing is precisely done with very nice balance.
Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.
marabu61 (11279) 2014-08-16 14:26
Simple but beautiful little detail that has a charming sense of calm and tranquillity, seldom seen in a busy place like Agra.
Have a great weekend
mayjayne (6914) 2014-08-16 20:23
There is always something to photograph when one walks through the streets in India, I feel. What is interesting here is not just the old rickshaw, which we see less and less these days in others parts of the world, but also the way the colour accents of the rickshaw seem to blend so perfectly with the worn, textured walls behind it. Perfectly composed!
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-08-17 7:22
Very telling image and I like the symbolism. Indeed if the walls can talk but knowing me I don't think I would want to hear the miseries that those people have suffered not because I'm callous but I'd rather hear the happy times of people. I like the subdued lighting. Sharp details and wonderful natural colors. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (125832) 2014-08-17 11:29
Magnifique la décoration de ce rickshaw, comme une œuvre d'art, j'aime l'association avec les couleurs et détails du mur
adramad (49504) 2014-08-19 10:04
Fantastic composition, an image that is sensational for the originality of the rickshaw, which highlights great on those walls in various colors and awesome textures.
An image to enjoy, as it carries a bit of the essence and charm of India.
Beautiful colorful, high brightness and perfect sharpness.
Very well done. I love it.
Have a happy day.
adores (46363) 2014-08-21 15:52
Seems you got a very good series there, this is another one. I like the old rickshaw and the colours and textures of the old walls. You also managed light very well in this probably difficult place.
claudeD (41556) 2014-08-21 23:35
wow! what a wonderful composition showing this very interesting bycicle. I have never seen such a construction. Your shot here is well balanced with an excellent light managment and perfect sharpness. The colors of the background matches perfectly here to realize a very good shot.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
macjake (72535) 2014-08-23 12:49
you were right about this being a perfect subject to photograph.
it took me awhile to find the lock too.
really like how you composed the scene so that the rickshaw covers the entire length of the frame.
and that wall is fantastic!
wicked cool seat too.
great post my friend
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-08-23 17:58
delpeoples (59774) 2014-08-26 5:52
Great title. The colours of the wall and the subtle play of light and shade are very compelling. Apart from the fact that the subject is unusual, it is very beautiful. I love the textures on the walls too.
Superb quality photo, as usual.
mcmtanyel (28980) 2014-08-26 22:04
You thought right... That old rickshaw in predominant blue in front of the brick colored wall makes fro a very attractive photo. The texture of the wall is so rich that I can see many more imaginary figures on the wall.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (57672)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70s, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Rickshaws in the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-15 7:44