A jump on my treking at the Hymalaias. This is the village of Pana, reachable only by foot. We took about 6h of treking from Kuari Pass, after passing trough a thick forest. There's no running water and electricity.
A simple daily life, showing the house and its front yard, where adults work and children play. After a moment of curiosity, the adults returned to their affairs, but not the kids. This was an exciting moment for them, although not like in the village of Ramni , where children ran to us, asking for photos. This was a more remote place and children were shyer.
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leo61 (0) 2007-01-30 13:44
Good shot of daylife.It shows well the circumstances how people live there.Good composition with the diagonal of the house with It`s nice blue and white balconies.Nice to see some family members at diferent positions in different poses.
sothy81 (9582) 2007-01-30 13:56
Hi Ricardo, this is an excellent photo. I love this daily life scene and the village like one. Very natural and very pleasant one. Life looks so relax and peaceful here. Well done. Sothy
paura (47166) 2007-01-30 14:14
Gosto do seu estilo de fotografar. Penso que você, como mostra nessa fotografia, consegue não apenas captar lindos lugares e POVs como também comumente coloca a relação existente com o que você fotografa e as pessoas. essa foto é uma de suas melhores.
xuaxo (6846) 2007-01-30 14:20
Ora aqui está uma interessante cena de daily life.
Essa casa longa faz lembar umas das selvas de Borneo.
Esse pedaço de colmo em primeiro plano não fica bem, mas já vi que se cortarmos a parte de baixo da foto ficamos sem o balde e os pés do menino.
Vato_Law (12720) 2007-01-30 14:47
Não menos interessante esta foto com o quotidiano destas pequenas aldeias que povoam as montanhas por onde andaste. Como diz a Isabelle no comentario dela, é uma boa foto reportagem da vida destas pequenas aldeias completamente desconhecidas de praticamente toda a gente. Gosto muito da presença dos miudos neste pátio dando imensa vida à foto, assim como os detalhes destas construções pitorescas.
scalerman (26900) 2007-01-30 15:16
Ricardo: a busy shot for sure. If everything weren't so tack sharp, I would have said it was too busy. But, as it stands, a fine piece. regards, c
gilou530 (34) 2007-01-30 16:21
belle scéne de vie bien capturée pleine de simplicité mais trés efficace, splendide
sarju (5324) 2007-01-31 0:25
good work Ricardo
you have captured , the very quintessential elements of the village in the himalayas.
Front yard, bucket, ppl working, clothes on the balcony (which is always wooden and goes around the house. even a cow and some curious stares.
a job very well done ... cheers ... Sarju
PS: usually the houses in the villages have animals living on the ground floor ... i am surprised to see that this is not the case over here .. .maybe it does'nt snow that much in this part. (they have animals on the ground floor bcoz it snows a lot, so it makes opening the doors a hard task ... it is usually like a house on pillars with animals on the ground floor. . this happens in some part of himalayas only.
PS: Hey, today I got the DVD that you had sent ... thanks a lot man .... wow ... you had quite a trip .... you got some great gems in there
luisafonso (862) 2007-01-31 5:07
Ah se tu tivesses uma grande angular... Se fosse eu teria chagado mais perto das crianças com a minha 10mm e teria-as enquadrado na arquitectura tal como tu fizeste aqui. A minhas principais reticências aqui prendem-se acima de tudo com a distância. Tinhas de ir mais perto... De resto está linda, bem composta e com um ambiente que me agrada muito. Eu gosto desta cenas do quotidiano e de todo o contexto que emprestaste à cena. Aquela varanda é fantástica, lembra-me umas aldeias que vi no País Basco. Há muito que ver por aqui e só por isso te agradeço. Gosto!
gemlik (983) 2007-01-31 5:13
Dear Ricardo Lopes!
Wonderful picture.your colors and dept are beautiful.very simple view form daily life in village.
Congratulations.and TFS with TE
Have nice Treking in future.
Best regards from Turkey,
ChrisJ (102743) 2007-01-31 5:24
A fantastic daily life scene with excellent sharpness & lighting contrasts. Lots of interesting details to look at such as the firewood & cyan coloured balcony. Tfs!
Gerrit (50768) 2007-01-31 5:32
great daily life picture with all the elements you want it to have. Perfect colours and quality.
papagolf21 (89063) 2007-01-31 6:08
Bonjour, mon ami Ricardo,
J'aime beaucoup cette composition, sans afféterie, présentant les lieux tels qu'ils sont.
Nous sommes immergés dans ce village et comprenons davantage la vie quotidienne et l'architecture très particulière.
Très intéressante prise de vue parfaitement réalisée.
cbrman (21645) 2007-01-31 6:54
Avec cette image, on a l'impression d'avoir une fenêtre sur une autre époque ! Le cadrage est intéressant avec cette ligne bleue sur le batiment qui nous emporte vers les enfants postés au centre ! La photographie recelle une foule de petits détails !
Bien vu !
coco (30439) 2007-01-31 7:34
From your last pictures, one the best for me.
Good photo and good daily life.
Is a good and nice combination.
chrisnet (21482) 2007-01-31 7:38
It's a good shot of daily life in India. Very interesting reportage and note, well done and thanks for sharing!
Tue (28264) 2007-01-31 8:55
A very interesting view of the daily life in this village. The children look really nice as they are standing there looking at you. The composition is good too with a good balance between the houses and trees on the both sides of the picture. Well done!
carper (96) 2007-01-31 12:28
very nice shot Ricardo
a very good light in the photo, good point of view, good details and sharpnes, very nice photo job, well done.
Graal (99462) 2007-01-31 13:27
unusual travel and reportage. Interesting note. Poor village without running water and electricity. Really life, good captured. Fine composition and colours. Well done.
john_c (24666) 2007-01-31 21:15
The viewer has the impression of obtaining a rather intimate glimpse of village life here. There is much for the eye to absorb, and each time I sweep the scene I find some new object. The children are certainly curious. You chose your POV well. A nice capture, Ricardo.
jinju (14265) 2007-01-31 21:46
being stuck in one city makes one really jealous looking at photos like this. I mean for me, the himalayas are a dream.
The shot is a very nice situational reportage showing people in their nattive nvironment, with no western influence to be see, hich is a bit weird for me, I was looking for a staelite dish somewhere on the house:)
keribar (43841) 2007-01-31 23:43
Many thanks for taking us to the H,imalayas again, and you managed a very good shot starting with the details you packed in this one. Vegetation, trees, types of houses, children, animals, daily life.
Excellent really - A good caress to the cats - and hugs for you Izzet
siolaw (38292) 2007-01-31 23:59
A good view of a typical Indian mountain village daily life scene, the woman keeps on doing her chores, but you ve been spotted by the kids!
Natural colors and good sharpness.. maybe the lower left corner part could have been cropped but that is a minor thing.. good docu shot
axiotea (21649) 2007-02-01 3:07
Was worth it to walk 6 hours and showing us a typical house with the wooden balcony and the children/mother in the yard. I can feel the Himalayan atmosphere and the gentleness of the local people :) A nice daily life photo!
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-02-01 3:17
Simples mas fantastica esta imagem do dia a dia das pessoas na India. Uma nota explicativa muito boa que é muito importante para podermos enquadrar o que a foto nos apresenta. Excelentes cores e definicao
Um abraço Amigo
ninaL (21348) 2007-02-01 3:53
Is one the best photo about the daily life I saw in TE since some weeks.
Very very good one.
It shows a broad environment of life of these childred. The colors of their life. It is very well tallied, and one wants to enter inside.
Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes. Grazyna.
Paolo (41222) 2007-02-01 4:19
Hi Ricardo, amazing image, well built with a good perspective along the facade and with the children at the end.
excellent POV and quality.
entrelec (8328) 2007-02-01 4:51
Nice scenery very informative about these people's life.
mesutilgim (88154) 2007-02-01 6:57
Great capture, I liked it very much.
A real TE shot.
Thanks for sharing
Angshu (56454) 2007-02-01 22:45
A totally different one from your Himalayan portfolio..well composed keeping the wooden houses on the left & the open courtyard in front. The tress & vegetation in the BG also adds contrast. I like the small things which makes this picture so beautiful, the small flowers in the FG, the bucket, the inverted utensil, black with soot & of course the three kids posing for you. A small crop of the straw roof in the bottom? Life here is so far from modernity, that's most intriguing of our country
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-02-02 3:00
Very interesting scene with thoso children. Many interesting details and nice light at the image.
PixelTerror (0) 2007-02-02 5:35
At first glance it seemd a bit dark, but the final impression is quite luminous thanks to these whites and blues on the left, a nice village scene with good depth thanks to the balcony perspective.
have a nice week end,
UnTrained (0) 2007-02-03 9:28
thanks for this daily scene from your trip. The distance is explained by your note but also makes their way of shyness tangible.
Emile (20350) 2007-02-03 10:21
An excellent daily life picture very well captured, very good composition with the children playing in the front yard while the mother is working. Good colors and sharpness. Very well done.
sergio1 (12152) 2007-02-05 18:10
De todas las fotos de India creo esta es mi favorita. La escena del dia a dia es fantastica y la reflejas muy bien. Mucho detalles y sentido.
berek (42182) 2007-02-08 3:13
you explain to us life is so hard. I can see hard life condition on your picture. thanks for this powerful message.
everlasting (14698) 2007-02-18 9:55
Great compostion of village life with many fine details to look at and the diagonal of the house draws the eye in.
Standa (1877) 2007-02-28 3:54
this is very fine picture. You captured daily life using very realistic way. I like colour sharpeness and depth.
cepekdong (3676) 2007-03-23 2:50
wow the picture of this family living in such a remote area is fantastic ! what makes it so interesting to me is the fact that this family are people who wont oftenbe on pictures. i like the balcony on the left and its colours - furthermore it creates depth as well >!
a nice pic
p.s. could you tell me how to reach this place ?
noborders (1010) 2007-05-25 11:31
The architecture and all the daily life details are fascinating, the subject too (never was in that part of the Himalayas and dream to go there one day), you seem to have enjoyed your travel there a lot, I am only wondering how you are so certain about the exact altitude (did you have a special device to measure it ?)
Bravo, (and another photo for my theme, if you don't mind...)
pablominto (53744) 2007-06-28 2:06
Happy daily life scenery, and all the colourful elements are there!
Well composed presentation, I think the point of view works well here in creating a fine perspective...
Always nice to see smiling kids!
jmdias (58133) 2008-12-20 5:59
na miniatura não parecia tão legal como aqui, gostei das linhas das edificações e das crianças bem posicionadas. O caos nos estábulos me lembra a mesma cena nas aldeias da beira baixa no velhos tempos.
- Copyright: Ricardo Lopes (riclopes) (35577)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Samsung Pro815
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Curzon Trail - Kuaripass Trek
- Theme(s): Curzon Trail - Kuaripass Trek, "INDIA photos that I wants to remember (I) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-30 13:15