From the village of Ludiya, midway between Bhuj and Khavda in the northern Kutchch... a relatively prosperous Meghwal hamlet with a vivid textile tradition and the classic painted round houses.
Being closer to Bhuj than the to Pakistani border, these Meghwals or 'Harijans' (as Gandhi once called them), have availed themselves of the fiscal fruits of tourism. They ply a decent living from the selling of textile crafts to the shops in Bhuj and to those tourists who wander their way - very hospitable and endearing people. I stayed two nights here with this family - enough time for them to slowly relax around the camera.
ISO at 400 and focal length at 43.00mm.
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DzULA (840) 2008-01-18 8:05
Great colors and sharpness, and the model is some kind of cute.
ben4321 (9875) 2008-01-18 8:11
A well-taken portrait of this girl Caleb, but something about the framing doesn't quite work for me. I think shifting the framing to the left slightly, so that the circular motifs on the wall were nearer the left edge and the girl's green shawl was fully in-frame would have given the image a more harmonious balance.
Just me being picky - other than that I like it a lot.
scobert (5355) 2008-01-18 8:17
Beautiful work again! I have stated it before many times but I like the way that the girl is looking away from the camera and is ignoring you and is in her own thoughts. You got away with her looking out of the frame (purists would say that she should be on the left side of the photo when looking to the right) because of the interesting wall paintings on the left side of the frame. The patterns, colors and textures of Indian clothing are marvelous to view. The usual exquisite "Colbeeman standards of excellence" work of art!
Valerka (8171) 2008-01-18 8:20
This is what I'd call a cultural shot, as it's acquainting with a typical detail for the area and a local figure.
I guess, the girl, for she looks young, is used to foregn visitors.Her face is calm and a bit curious.
anes_lc (14968) 2008-01-18 8:23
so colorful and ...lines ..and a beautiful smile .
i love to look at your portraits ..so expressive
photographer123 (6246) 2008-01-18 8:31
very good portrait..use of wall painting works well here...I think its little over sharped..but overall its a wonderful shot...best wishes...subir
rbellemare (2109) 2008-01-18 9:24
What can I add, this is a great composition, very nice colors and a perfect sharpness.
Very good portrait
bombilla (3406) 2008-01-18 9:55
Again, another photo where what attracts me more than anything is her hands. How she gentle holds her feet. A lovely detail. -Hugh
Balwant (588) 2008-01-18 11:57
You certainly captured a great image! showing wonderful colours of Kutch!
makejeite (54) 2008-01-18 12:15
Good colors and ligth, nice combo
partha (14023) 2008-01-18 20:10
I always found your shot so interesting and so passionate. Regarding this shot you have chosen the background excellently and I like the traditional dress with expressive eyes.
noborders (1010) 2008-01-18 21:56
Fantastic clothes and great wall painting... India is so varied ! Love the colours,
TFS, also the note is interesting (was in that area in 1988 and see with pleasure that the textiles + embroideries are as somptuous as before !)
berek (50504) 2008-01-18 22:49
beautiful traditional colours. very good portrait with successfully framing.
hispic (9652) 2008-01-19 1:18
Managed the light really carefully. This shot reminds me of Desert Eves by Hans Silvester.
Decorous portrait !
Have a nice weekend
mpdre (1611) 2008-01-19 7:19
You are a master of light, colors... images so clean and sharp. This one is a beautiful one. The girl seems so comfortable... that delicate touch of the feet with her hands is so natural. But what for me works extremely well is her image framed on that white wall with the delicate painting in cream colors on one side... lovely!
indraajeet (1912) 2008-01-19 10:26
that's a very nice colourful compo. the mood of the girl is excellently captured
Morac (27723) 2008-01-19 11:12
Caleb good evening,
Which beautiful unit:
The beauty of the girl, the beauty of tectile, the harmony with the drawings on the wall.
Beautiful colors and very good composition
dilane (861) 2008-01-19 15:11
you have realized a beautiful picture, little too much accentuation, which give a great definition on the blue and green clothes.
it's dommage for the look which go on the right, the small side of the picture, but it's very easy to critique for me.
I understand the difficulty for taking these photographies and you receive two points for this picture which i schould realized
delkoo (68) 2008-01-20 1:58
pure gem;Although the framing is a bit tight on the top, it's really a wonderful shot.
smarcell (19965) 2008-01-21 8:23
Another fantastic picture. The girl expression, the colors, the sharpness.
everlasting (15238) 2008-01-25 1:31
she sits so comfortably in your frame, hands on her feet ignoring you completely --- fine work Caleb, very well rendered
yquem46 (38752) 2009-10-01 12:58
Still on my way to catch up with your oldies caleb ...
Still a long way ahead but a pleasant one !
- Copyright: Caleb Colman (scalerman) (26900)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L US, RAW, B+W UV
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-18 8:00
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