A small town just 8 km southeast of Bhuj, Bhujodi is a major textile center of Kutch, with the vast majority of the 1200 inhabitants involved in textile handicraft production. Here one can meet weavers, tie-dye artists and block printers, most of whom belong to the Vankar community. Living in a time preset on fast-forward, to move slowly and steadily is to be left behind. In the craft cluster of Bhujodi, home to 200 weavers, it’s as though time stands still.
But no, this picture is not about the weavers or their houses adorned by nice paintings on the outer wall. It is about the boy who stood watching us, maybe a bit surprised, curious or maybe baffled...till I noticed his pants :-).
He seemed to say, silently "Don't look at me like that"..!!!
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lousat (83544) 2013-10-23 1:50
The colorful facade in background is the best to create a magic composition whit the boy and its bycicle,original pic whit very bright details and colors despite the shadow location,the door design is really magnificent,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
SnapRJW (31627) 2013-10-23 1:50
Hello Angshu - A poignant shot of this little boy, he looks so uncomfortable and I would love to pick him up and say it's OK. Beautifully composed shot with excellent local colours and designs which make a fine backcloth for the child. Warm regards Rosemary
Highmountains (2672) 2013-10-23 1:56
This is a Beauty... Excellent Composition...The coyness of the child is well expressed. The backdrop is amazing. The wall paintings of rural Gujrat is uniquely brought out. The sharpness and clarity enhances the mood of the photograph. The shadow of the corrugated roof adds to the composition of the picture. And let me add - "Wet Pants" as a title to the picture is perhaps an expression of the childlike innocence that is so very pervading in this picture.
Thanks for sharing, Angshuman.
danos (91112) 2013-10-23 2:36
excellent the snapshot with the little boy to pose in front of your lens so charmy and unique.I like the beautiful scenery with the blue painting of the walls as the other colours to decorate perfect the whole scene.
papagolf21 (91440) 2013-10-23 2:44
Bonjour, cher Angshu,
La note et la composition sont parfaites. Je comprends le sentiment éprouvé par ce jeune enfant.
La réussite est totale.
Très bonne journée.
pierrefonds (61046) 2013-10-23 4:35
The presence of the child is adding life to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the door and of the window. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (68674) 2013-10-23 4:36
Il y a quelque chose de très attendrissant dans cette composition ou le jeune garçon prend la pose près de sa bicyclette devant ce mur très décoré. Il semble tout de même avoir une tache suspecte sur le devant de son pantalon.
Kielia (24073) 2013-10-23 5:04
the poor boy doesn't seem comfortable - and how could he with wet trousers? You have captured the situation very well thus presenting a soul touching daily life shot. Like Rosemary I would like to pick him up and change trousers.
The natural colors and the beautiful light make the image very attractive. My compliments!
yquem46 (38750) 2013-10-23 5:09
haven't been to this village
A nice candid daily life street scene, colorful and luminous
very pleasant picture
have a nice day, all the best
SNOOP_Chan (4363) 2013-10-23 6:38
Hello my friend, i just love your image here. The level of details is just amazing, good quality on the shot. Amazing colors as well. The boy seems to be painted on the wall too. Good take.
holmertz (45934) 2013-10-23 10:22
Poor kid, no doubt he looks uncomfortable. I haven't been in his situation for very many years but I still have some memories of the discomfort and embarrassement. So I would tell him not to worry, it could happen to anyone. Besides, he should be pleased at living in such a beautifully painted house. It's really adorable and your composition is superb. The inclusion of the boy and the bike makes us understand that this is not a museum but a very ordinary place where people live.
I don't know if Gujarat nowadays has become part of the great tourist track. When I toured the state in 1985 it was remarkably overlooked. It had so much to offer and so few visitors.
Bartleby (13552) 2013-10-23 11:06
this has everything: colors, lines, a human character, all placed harmoniously within the frame. A total hit for me!
PaulVDV (24745) 2013-10-23 18:55
A very beautiful daily life-picture.
Excellent sharp capture of the well decorated door and the murals.
Best regards, Paul
hidibyendu (875) 2013-10-23 19:25
Very interesting capture. and you captured this at the right moment. :):).
Very nice details of the walls and everything is captured here. Like the composition.
tatadalou (7305) 2013-10-23 19:32
You do well to specify in your notes because I had not noticed any reason why this boy seemed a little grumpy. Very nice photo with well saturated colors. Framing and sharpness are excellent. Congratulations and thank you for sharing.
jjcordier (79275) 2013-10-23 22:58
Très jolie composition associant le petit garçon et le vélo trop grand pour lui avec le bel arrière plan constitué par la façade peinte. Il a l'air tout penaud de son "méfait".
Kamilutka (8105) 2013-10-24 0:35
this is charming image and my congratulations on this beautiful composition. The background is so colorful and interesting in itself, but the little boy and his facial expression are priceless. Great colors and contrast. Well given sharpness.
Thanks for sharing
dkmurphys (53539) 2013-10-24 0:39
Charming detail, a fine everyday moment taken with a splendid traditional background. Well done.
Graal (100526) 2013-10-24 2:42
nice composition and portrait of boy. Interesting colorful facade in BG. Fine note and photo-work.
Have a nice day.
Fis2 (90829) 2013-10-24 6:11
Good frame and super colors.
I like door and window.
Have a nice evening
John_F_Kennedy (43505) 2013-10-24 6:11
I like so much this splendid portrait. Nice snapshot with the young boy to be surrounded by the colourful fassade of the house.
adidas5nb (5685) 2013-10-24 6:13
fantastic shot , love the connect with the kid.great light and frame division.love the cool colors.
Nicou (131446) 2013-10-24 7:00
quelle image de ce jeune homme sueprbe avec la belle façade de la maison le vélo la porte quel tons et ensemble parfaite.
Bravo et amitié
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-24 7:22
una bella foto, assai semplice nella composizione ma nello stesso tempo assai efficace sia per il soggetto che per quando fa da contorno ad esso, il tutto in una fantasmagorica serie di colori, vivaci ma nello stesso tempo assai delicati nella loro disposizione.
Complimenti sia per la bella ripresa che per il gradevole soggetto.
Ciao e buona giornata
pajaran (55581) 2013-10-24 10:28
Interesantan tekst o mesti i trenutku ...
Lep pogled na dete sa biciklom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i lepa vrata.
An interesting text about the place and time ...
Nice view of the child with the bike ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place indicated, and beautiful doors.
All the best.
nikkitta (17018) 2013-10-24 16:10
Good title for a charming capture plenty of color ( superb blue one)and the little boy looking at you in so nice and uncomfortable way
Hope you talk to him after the photo
abmdsudi (47604) 2013-10-24 23:32
You have found interesting subjects composed so well in the frame; the aged looking doors, rustic wall and its design and the lovely vintage bike are in good balance carry enough interest to make it an effective photograph as it conveys the local falvour and mix of cultures very subtly. The curious boy intensifes the composition. Good details and an interesting piece of work in vibrant colours. The clarity under shade is second to none. A superbly capture and thks for sharing, Congrats
gervaso (12330) 2013-10-25 3:19
Very nice capture of the architectural details of the house, with the plus of the curious look of the boy with the bike! Very good light and colors! Excellent composition! Beautiful job!
InasiaJones (31562) 2013-10-25 12:59
Hello Hang Shoe!
I just saw your new photo on your intro page; were you having a mustache when I have met you in Delhi??? You, you, my fearless Rajput warrior... :-p))
I have a personal attraction for this kind of composition, with a subject in its environment with many details to look at, while remaining simple and with limited layers, ideally only one plan. There's a nice harmony in terms of colours and richness in the numerous textures.
An embarrassing moment that would have made me uncomfortable to photograph, as a foreigner and because it is a children. But your photo inspires me to publish my own version of a taxi driver from Kolkata pissing in public... Soon to be posted... :-p))
Have a nice weekend my friend!!!
subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2013-10-29 3:24
dear dada, another very well composed shot here in your galley. Nice details obtained from the shadowed portion but which I like most in this frame is the boy's expression wearing wet pant. Nice artwork in the wall with the cycle on it are complimenting a nice frame. Excellent moment captured. Tfs.
ChrisJ (105511) 2013-10-29 8:33
The blue and white colors go well together here and I like the stylised tree drawn on the back wall. Yes the boys facial expression is less than friendly! Good sharpness and excellent density and saturation. Tfs!
baclama (18579) 2013-10-29 8:40
un tres beau cadrage avec de douces couleurs....
une photo apaisante
Waylim (25432) 2013-10-30 16:32
You must have scare him so much he pee his pants :) Just kidding. He seem to be at that age of transitioning. Or maybe that is just an accident. Anyway. A good combination showing the houses and the colorful painting adorned the wall and a daily life image. Good control of the light and shadow. Not an easy shot with such strong contrast. You manage the detail very nicely in the shadow. I love it.
It is so real and full of nostalgic quality.
npecanhuk (70836) 2013-10-31 4:40
I specially enjoyed the composition and colors, but sharpness, exposure, horizontal format and black & white borders are all excellent photo qualities here too!
TFS - congrats,
adores (41654) 2013-11-01 15:44
Surely not the best moment for the boy, but it's a nice photo - I like the way he holds the big bike as he looks at you and also the decoration of the house. I like Kutch a lot! A very good composition!
rigoletto (34279) 2013-11-02 12:43
lovely "wall-front" photography. how charming details in there! i like your luminocity settings, showing all the architectural beauties which would be hidden in shades otherwise. looks like such a different place, not the usual stuff we came to see here on TE. sorry for the boy's pants but he seems to be posing proudly to you, saying "look what i've done" instead of a blushy body language.
josepmarin (58031) 2013-11-03 3:59
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
I have lost this one.
The traditional simple architecture of this house, with its splendid paintings, do not hide the real topic of your composition, this boy watching the photographer, with a huge bike at his side and the small problema on his pants.
A vital and beautiful composition.
fabbs99 (16819) 2013-11-09 23:04
Beautiful shot with lovely colors.You have a great gallery and it is great that you have reached the first page of most popular members on TE.Very well done and congrats.
COSTANTINO (60613) 2013-11-09 23:14
interesting capture with interesting
painting on this wall I really liked
this colorful wall and the little
boy looking at the photographer
nice capure the right timing
the backdrop is amazing
macjake (62346) 2013-11-26 23:06
Oh man...i just couldn't resist this photo my friend!
its a doozy!
oh no...poor little guy! he peed his pants? what did you do to him!? lol maybe it was like that before? maybe its something else?
anyways...as for the photo itself, there are SO many interesting elements. Just look at that door on the left with its amazing handcrafted workmanship.
and of course the colors are outstanding.
So real, so memorable.
emka (87492) 2013-11-28 23:06
Hi dear Angshu,
Traveling from time to time, I missed this wonderful photo. Haha,I wouldn't notice his pants if you didn't write about it, it makes the photo amusing, Poor boy :). Splendid house facade,
Warm regards Malgo
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56666)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Humorous
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO, RAW
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/50 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Portraits from Kachchh
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-23 1:26
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