I know it is posed...And for that reason I held this shot so long...That and the fact, I was awaiting to see Henk`s shot of the gentleman in the middle who we found to be very hospitable... Even here you can see him gently calmingg his wife, a very warm & affectionate Lady to pose for my shot.. Some day I would like to send them this photo as my gift to them to do the leastt for pleasantness they gave us.
But then, I could overcome my reluctance to bring a shot I loved much... There are so much I loved & lost in this shot... The "Thaazhvaaram" & "Thittu Vaasal" So much the part of south Indian houses - The central open portico with elevated platform all around to chat, to socilize, to enjoy a siesta - practically every thing of daily life happens there...The rooms are all around, but the central "vaasal". The "Vizhakku Maadam" on the wall - to place the oil lamp.. So much a journey to my child hood. I can see my self couched on one of those pillars in our ancestoral country house, reading my childhood stories & day dreaming or simply playing around with my friends-all part of my childhood etched green in my heart.
This gentle man in the middle - a retired librarian with his wife & elder brother who is also a retired headMaster, all the remaining pillars holding on to their roots while the Younger generation has moved to greener pastures.. They remind me so much of my folks...My gone days...Those simpler elegent days.
Just for those memories....
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anjan (1086) 2007-04-10 12:25
A nice family picture with good colours an characters.
venslens (448) 2007-04-10 13:25
i dont mind it is posed or not...but it is stunning and the note moving.
Evlavoe thonuthu manasulae...some times enna pozhappu ithu...ellathayum vittuttu nu thoenum..appuram palayapdi office, client nnu odum...
P.S : went through your Themes...good work
prumod (8300) 2007-04-11 9:13
a very good indoor shot where the depth and eposure are at high levels... its sharpness is excellent, i can see it in their dress... i don't think they have 'posed!'
rakeshgupta (2672) 2007-04-14 0:11
This is wonderful shot. I like these wonderful feelings about our respected ones. The inside atmosphere of the house seems very pleasant and you have captured and presented it very well.
rajiv_077 (1412) 2007-04-17 2:05
Very good picture of this remebering moment. Lovely colours, sharpness and lights with great expression.
rajhema (1903) 2007-07-06 5:23
You took me through the memory lane Prem. Very touching narration to this attractive picture
noborders (1010) 2007-09-07 3:46
I can understand why you feel so attached to this kind of photos if it reminds you so much of the past, there is much dignity in the attitude of that family and I would have liked to know them better, certainly they must have plenty of interesting things to tell... A photo with warm feelings and with plenty of little details to observe, so thank you to have posted it here !
apache (1426) 2009-03-21 14:03
A touching photo...every indian who leave their parents to earn in the cities will have a similar story to tell...a loving dad and a caring mom. You have brought out the emotions in the photo in your notes.
- Copyright: Premanand Thangavelu (thaprem) (2554)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-05
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 350 D, Canon EF 18-55mm, UV filter 58 mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2007-04-10 8:39