The northern Garasia Jatt tribes: remote, nomadic dromedary herders. Sunni Muslim by religion, hospitable by nature, but very shy of any lens and wary of anyone going out of their way to find them... They respect no Indo-Pak border but consider themselves Sindh by heritage. It took some time and tea for the village elder to eventually consent to some images.
High ISO at perhaps 1000 inside their reed tent. Processed from a local computer in Bhuj from a low-resolution JPEG image.
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leo61 (0) 2007-12-29 5:42
Lightand colors are great here and I like the differrent expressions at the faces.
Best wishes for 2008 and greetings from Cambodia,
grantlp (2113) 2007-12-29 5:54
This is truly and exceptional group portrait, and I particularly like the similarity in colours across the image...the clothes sem to work well as a group and the shadows are veru moody and apt. Very well captured.
tinamunk3 (6408) 2007-12-29 5:59
Are you travelling continuously :O)
Nice capture here and I'm sure it was an unforgettable experience to meet those people.
Lovely red colours and so many interesting details on the dresses. Your pov gives me the feeling that I'm there....with those women....sitting on the sand in the hut.
Happy New Year!!
indraajeet (1912) 2007-12-29 6:34
a nice shot. great colour tone mood sharpness and POV
faubry (35447) 2007-12-29 6:40
very nice diagonale people, superb light, may be a little bit too dark at the right side. but i like a lot
have a happy new year
wolf38 (31296) 2007-12-29 7:14
Hello Caleb. An impressive photo with intensive effect. Outstanding. Best regards, Wolfgang. HAPPY NEW YEAR
AROBN54 (11475) 2007-12-29 10:27
Beautiful shot, Caleb! (that's my new grandson's name, btw)
The colors and detail are just awesome. I like the way the light comes in from the side and the diagonal line of the subjects. Extraordinary detail - from the lines in the woman's face to the marks in the sand. Wonderfully done!! Best wishes for the New Year!!
adelune (0) 2007-12-29 13:26
A really fantastic portrait! What else?!... I like it a lot! Fabulous! Thanks Caleb for this great shot! Admiration x3! alain
partha (14020) 2007-12-29 23:18
The light and shadow gives a very good effect here.Very colourful and very charming. Well selection of shot.
everlasting (15190) 2007-12-30 0:14
Well worth the tea I think, adorable group portrait. Nice play with light and shade Caleb, also fine rich colours, maybe a bit harsh, (oversharp) but i am sure you can attend to this later on your own computer.
Wishing you a happy new year a little early as i leave for burma today.
PS Caleb, I am glad that you have withheld the destination, if its not in the LP dont put it there:)
Evolution (91) 2007-12-30 5:31
Congrats on the patience to make a good portrait. So much goes on behind the scenes of all good photographs, and having charisma / people skills goes a long way. Especially when making environmental portraits.
Good angle and lighting.
Also congrats on still being on the road. 6+ months. Nice !
debasish (55) 2007-12-31 0:36
Shadow on faces & Expression
KevRyan (22956) 2007-12-31 16:16
A wonderful image Caleb - I have have so many great memories of Kutchch and this image brings back so much - I know the process of negotiating photography in the way you describe - one of my favourites of this year for sure!
best wishes Kev
ninaL (21348) 2008-01-01 5:45
Exceptionnal glances, exceptionnal light.
Best regards. Grazyna.
crazywater (9) 2008-01-05 18:38
Happy New Year Caleb! Great photo, but am truly impressed that you managed to get consent. I had been to the area last year, but was not allowed to photograph the women. Cheers, c
yquem46 (38750) 2009-09-10 7:13
a treat for me each time i see one of your shots from bhuj and around
we miss you caleb
- Copyright: Caleb Colman (scalerman) (26900)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-12-26
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L US, JPEG, B+W UV
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Kev's Favourites of 2007 - 1 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-12-29 5:03