The village of Ludiya epitomizes the case of the traditional village of these parts, with characteristic lifestyles and built form. The building pattern emerges out of the processes of evolution of a socio-culturally and geo-climatically relevant and contextual built form. This village also has a stark and visibly distinct character which easily helps distinguish it as representative of villages in this region. Strategically located near Khavda, and being nodal in terms of proximity and available infrastructure (electricity, water supply etc.), the village was ideal for demonstration of the participatory method of design.
Ludiya village, lying deep in the hinterlands of the Kutch region, has more or less completely retained its authentic and original character, both in terms of the built environment as well as the lifestyles of the people without getting affected by extraneous forces.
But things seem to be changing....over the last decade, renowned photographers have been coming to this village to take pictures of the villagers in their colourful dresses. And the villagers have got the scent of money....
The little girl seems to be surprised as we were about to enter the village
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lousat (57610) 2013-01-11 1:29
Very nice capture of this corner whit these curious and colorful peintures like a artistic murales,beautiful perspective,great exposure and the child like a cherry on the cake,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
CLODO (24726) 2013-01-11 1:43
Good framing of the colored walls of the houses, and the young girl seeming surprised by your visit is really eye catching.
Nice street life picture.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-01-11 1:44
Good morning Angshu,
very pretty photo with sense of humor. I like the expression on the little boy's face - so well caught! The colors are amaizing and very cheerful. The idea of placing the boy next to the drawing of man on the wall adds a little bit comic element to the whole image.
olive224 (1211) 2013-01-11 2:05
Nice framing here
The light is hard but well managed
Too bad the boy is not looking right at you
pierrefonds (48335) 2013-01-11 4:35
You have captured well the suprised expreession of the child. The point of view is showing with precision the details and colors of the decorated wall. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (39184) 2013-01-11 6:14
Une belle surprise que ce jeune enfant qui te regarde directement dans les yeux comme si tu étais un intrus voulant entrer dans son intimité. J'aime beaucoup ce mur de couleurs qui le met en valeur.
SnapRJW (18712) 2013-01-11 8:34
Hello Angshu - I love this shot, it is packed with fabulous detail and the wall decoration really appeals to me. It is both naive and beautiful and alone is worth a photograph. The child standing at the gate is a super addition. Fascinating place, TFS and warmest regards rosemary
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-01-11 10:32
Light is excellent and enhances well with the young girl. She stand out well against the facade providing a perfect combination. I like very much the colourful wall shapes and textures.
Have a nice weekend,
holmertz (26906) 2013-01-11 11:03
This is a fine snapshot where you really seemed to take the child by surprise. It's also a fine combination of human touch and local art and traditions.
papagolf21 (76515) 2013-01-14 0:01
Bonjour, cher Angshu,
L'intérêt de vos prises de vue est toujours aussi prenant.
Une photo prise sur vif, sans maniérisme.
Très bonne journée.
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Nicou (97637) 2013-01-14 0:51
quelle compo et image superbe captage ce jeune devant ce mur tout peint tout colorés fantastique vue et ensemble très belle perspective.
Bravo et amitié
jhm (122410) 2013-01-14 4:00
The little boy looks with wide eyes to the photographer, and knows not what exactly becomes made.
What a splendid view about these wall.
Composition and presentation are pleasant.
Very well done, TFS.
Fis2 (73084) 2013-01-14 5:35
A very interesting painting wall.
Good frame and colors.
pajaran (36190) 2013-01-14 11:38
Dobar tekst o selu, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na zid ukrasen crtezima, i dete na vratima ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazan trenutak.
Good article about the village, with the given data ...
A nice view of a wall decorated with drawings, and child on the door ...
Good image sharpness, contrast, beautiful color.
Good composition, nice moment shown.
All the best.
danos (73960) 2013-01-14 12:32
excellent the painting on the walls as creates a more neautiful and charmy view to the whole image.
I like the presentation of the little child in front of his entrance,as is wonder, i think, what going on here.
Graal (88852) 2013-01-14 12:39
amazing images on the walls here. Nice composition with the child in center. Well presentation and note about this village. Photo is well done.
Have a nice evening.
nikkitta (5852) 2013-01-14 18:29
This is a street picture with walls plenty of colors,, like the man with the stick, hope you are going to post more photos of this interesting village
But also the post is about daily live given surprised girl
Greetings and TFS
wolf38 (28166) 2013-01-14 23:40
Hello Angshuman. I like painted walls, because they say so much about the people. The residents here are the artists. The little boy completes the scene beautifully. Informative text.
Bluejeans (64227) 2013-01-15 5:41
Ola Angshuman ,
Beleza as pinturas neste muro , gostei do momento com a criança na porta , bonitos detalhes e cores, boa diagonal , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
josepmarin (55023) 2013-01-15 9:47
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
you caught this spontaneous and graceful scene with many skill, I like the attitude of surprise of this little girl when she sees you.
I love the image, its great sharpness, its good luminosity, as well as the colors and the graphism of the drawings on the wall.
It is a beautiful work.
adores (28196) 2013-01-15 16:48
I haven't seen this house, I guess! I found this village really beautiful but more turned to tourism than the others I have visited.But surely a great place for photos!
I like the composition a lot, with the colourful walls and the child at the door. I really liked that region:)!
abmdsudi (26215) 2013-01-18 3:15
Great street shot, This is a nicely observed piece of social documentary and your ability to observe photo opportunity is an inspiration, showing the contrasts, cuture & tradition and differences between the surprise young girl & the wall mural in juxtaposition with a cheery feel. An excellent candid perfectly timed brilliantly, great ideas with the strong contrasting colors of the wall really pull the eye in and this actually lifts and makes this image flows. Good composition and nice timing to capture this shot in good tonal tange. Great work, Congrats.
fotka (2320) 2013-01-18 6:48
Great photo of surprised little girl in fantastic surrounding. The photo has nice diagonal composition of wall with interesting decorations. Good clarity, light, colors and sharpness. Interesting note.
ChrisJ (86854) 2013-01-19 4:47
I love the juxtaposition of the boy at left against the quirky painted figure at right. Wonderful colour, sharpness & repetition of patterns shapes & designs in the artwork. Good shadow detail despite the hard light. Tfs!
siolaw (37568) 2013-01-20 7:09
These beautifully painted walls make for a perfect stting for the little boy's portrait!
Nice colours and general quality
npecanhuk (53889) 2013-01-21 2:20
Lovely colorful walls!
Special regards to the colors, exposure, chosen pov and composition!
TFS - congrats,
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-01-27 11:25
Beautiful capture of these colourful drawings and patterns on the walls.
The surprised looking girl adds life to the picture and demonstrates that we're not in some museum.
Best regards, Paul
dale54 (4920) 2013-02-04 12:02
angshuman hello,great person pic,framed by these beautifull colorfull walls,very pleasing pic! tfs! dr
Waylim (22349) 2013-02-11 18:56
What a cute and charming photo. The colorful painting on the wall, the presence of the little girl obviously is the most compelling element and that complete the composition. Excellent quality photo as always and great timing as the girl looks with curiosity.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (51174)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO, RAW, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Portraits from Kachchh
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-11 1:14