(=> next view from Mah’bad =>typical crowd : 31 nice young men smiling at me !! (:-))))
Not a great photo I know but just for laughs, I wanted to share this with you... => a foreign visitor, when venturing out of the beaten track, will attract the attention of everyone in India ; I fully enjoyed the exposure, me being as curious of the crowd as they were of me…
Here, with no less than 13 or 14 persons looking at me (2 from inside the bus), I was at a good vantage point to observe the crowd (on top of a small shop with the permit of the owner) ...... Back in Belgium, of course I don’t any more enjoy this celebrity status (like a movie star or a rock singer) : nobody is paying attention any more, it takes a while to get used to being anonymous again !
+ even more people watching : 19 of them !,
.... + typical crowd : 31 nice young men smiling at me !! (:-))),
(+ view towards the other side, same balcony,
+ the Nehru statue at another crossroads + a goat in the traffic).
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Polonaise (5802) 2008-03-24 11:02
Ohhh... I hate that status, Cathy...
Hardly anyone is dropping on their knees and kissing my hand... Hardly...!!
I try to get use to it, but it's, girl... You know that, right ?
Yet another little marvel of your boldness...
Of your ability to face the crowd... To look into the people's eyes...
From the 'people photography' point of view - the ones in WS have no chances against the one as a main feature...
This site is full of photos from above...The streets, the roofs...(mostly roofs (:-))).
But - the one with faces up - that's a completely different story...
rigoletto (32768) 2008-03-24 11:05
You were the queen of Mahboobabad for some minutes, and i see you enjoyed it a lot.
Don't say "not a great photo". Why not great?
While most of the photographers are deeply drawn into the spiritual aura of the place, you manage to show the reality as it is, funny, humble and colorful. This is what keeps your photos mostly distictive from the others.
scalerman (26900) 2008-03-24 13:11
Catherine: yep, that's India - full tilt. There's a little bit of everything in this interesting tableau. Fine work from you - again. c
Davidwh (3662) 2008-03-24 13:20
I liked your complimentary note...it brought a smile to my face...a short taste of fame eh? It seems that the need to catch your presence was quite infective. Difficult to get a clean cut of crowds and people on the move but you did a decent job. I took a bit of a look at your latest "people watching"....a very nice selection....TFS.
MarianneS (15338) 2008-03-24 13:33
;) Et bien Catherine, je ne sais pas ce que tu as fait pour qu'ils te regardent tous ainsi... mais on peut dire que tu as réussi à capter leur attention.
Bravo pour ta célébrité, fusse-t-elle passagère. Et merci pour le sourire :)
okahraman (4591) 2008-03-24 13:49
Merhaba Catherine ;
çok canlı cıvıl cıvıl harika renkleri olna bir kare karede herşey var :) süper bir kardaj elinize sağlık
nirvana73 (0) 2008-03-24 14:45
çok güzel günlük yaşam karesi
renkler ve sunum harika
paylaşım için teşekkürler
lestans (16896) 2008-03-24 15:10
una buona idea di fotografare la gente che ti sta osservando!!
Come se tu fossi una diva sul palcoscenico.
La foto è bella, con tante informazioni e il bus in diagonale, gente che passa e non guarda, il cane, le banane, la bicicletta...Insomma, è l'India in un piccolo compendio!
mesutilgim (73062) 2008-03-24 15:19
Selam dear Cath !
Wonderfull ! Very nice pov and great compo with great story.
Nize colors and as allways very nice notes.
dvlazar (6644) 2008-03-24 17:31
Great shot - I love their almost blank expressions as they stare in a crowd up at you (especially the main 2 who take the focus straight away). Nice colors!
ChrisJ (91292) 2008-03-25 3:17
I like the downward pov, on this superb, chaotic daily life scene, & the upward glances of some of the men. I've read that it can be difficult for a woman, travelling alone in India. Good sharpness, & the contrasting motion blur of the fg man hurrying by, is well captured. Bon travail!
Vasa (16612) 2008-03-25 5:54
Si, elle est bien interessante ta photo, Catherine, avec un POV tres original et efficace. Tout ces details me chatouillent. J'imagine que tu as aussi pris le bus en integrale, car il semble tres amusant aussi. Je comprends, on ne peut pas tout mettre dans une photo. Grand amitie,
lousat (64243) 2008-03-25 14:59
Ne dire jamais que c'est pas une grande photo,je la trouve tres interessante et parfaictement encadre'.Et puis il y a les notes toujours tres interessantes,merci de partager cet autre temoignage,bonne journee',Luciano
crckt (7216) 2008-03-25 16:07
A typical Indian photo, lots of people and all wanting to be a part of a photo :) Great stuff.
giorgimer (34658) 2008-04-30 13:36
great! It's a long time I do't hear from you and it's always a surprise :). Nice daily life scene, great quality!
DannyJ (292) 2008-07-04 11:38
Love it! And you are right...it's hard for a foreigner to get a candid picture when he/she is off the beaten path. I once walked past a school in a village in Andhra Pradesh with my camera around my neck....withing a few seconds I was completely surrounded by a crowd of boys who found me much more interesting than their studies!