Taken in the centre of Vadodara, formerly known as Baroda. Vadodara is one of the largest cities in Gujarat and it's also known as its Cultural Capital.
It had been raining all day, but at the end of the afternoon the weather became much better.
I was walking in the centre when I saw this woman waiting, in a street full of traffic, cows, people passing...
It was the end of the monsoon and this was probably one of the last days of rain. In fact, it was the only real day of rain I got during three weeks I've stayed in Gujarat. But even with the rain I really enjoyed the city.
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adramad (35433) 2012-12-16 16:12
Hoy compartimos vecindad en el TE.
Una composicion muy original y con una belleza especial, por la curiosa estela de velocidad del paso de los coches, lo cual hace que la chica que vemos con ese elegante sari en primer plano, parezca como en relieve. Tambien ese fondo lleno de gente, con la vaca, los anuncios.... todo ello es un complemento perfecto del ambiente de la India.
Buen trabajo. Me gusta.
Saludos muy cordiales.
bukitgolfb301 (34508) 2012-12-16 16:41
Hi dear Ana
Greatest shutter speed setting makes a masterpiece!
Very very activate image with blurred vihecles. The ciontast with lady in salies is marvelous. Thanks a lot and have a good week!
Takero from rainy Tokyo
ACL1978 (7467) 2012-12-16 16:46
This is really wonderful, Ana - I love the dual feelings of movement and stillness you've conveyed here, and the gulf between the sides of the street - almost like two worlds separated by these blurs. That the woman is outlined completely by the movement behind her makes her stillness stand out even more. Really perfect speed here, and a great use of a nice opportunity.
macjake (52264) 2012-12-16 16:50
what a great looking photo! its always so visually strange and interesting to see a stationary subject next to all the blurred moving subjects.
what a beauty!
well executed and very creative
aliabazari (11803) 2012-12-16 17:52
Documentário muito bom e interessante. Eu gosto deste belo olhar com profundidade adorável. Bem feito.
Nicou (116564) 2012-12-16 20:51
quel effet du fuyance sueprbe ce mouvem,ent avec la dame sur un côté de la route et de l'autre toutes ces belles couleurs sur le panacartes, grandisoe iamge.
Bravo et amiité
Sergiom (54693) 2012-12-17 5:59
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image. J'aime le mouvement dans la rue tandis que la femme à l'avant plan reste de glace. Les couleurs sont magnifiques.
holmertz (37149) 2012-12-17 8:12
You have captured this Indian street-life very well. The traffic swishes by with a nice blur while the well dressed woman patiently waits for the right moment to cross the street. On the other side we se the usual Indian style signs and an ever present cow. Everyone who has been to India will recognize every detail and will probably feel an urge to go back. I think Vadodara is a comparatively orderly and clean Indian city, which this very nice photo indicates.
mesutilgim (80146) 2012-12-17 12:47
Amazing capture from Vadodara. 1/8 shutter speed was a good choice, as ist shows perfectly the vitality and dynamism of the daily life.
The waiting lady at right is well situated in this compo.
TFS and best regards
lousat (72437) 2012-12-17 14:29
Hi Ana,this is absolutely magnificent,great idea and great quality,not easy to take these moving effect in the day so well whit the light of sun,a great surprise and a fantastic result,very well done! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
danos (83127) 2012-12-18 0:28
something different with the blur 'shadows' of the passing by cars to create this enjoyable scenery.A good daily reportage shot from the city.
Have a good day,Danos
jhm (135294) 2012-12-18 5:17
Your exposure time makes these picture real nice, we see the move of the cars as decorative image.
Fantastic of colors, lovely presentation too.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-12-18 5:32
Ola Ana ,
Beleza o efeito final com os carros em andamento e a mulher parada , bonita a roupa dela , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
annjackman (17851) 2012-12-18 5:52
I like your use of a slow shutter speed to blur the action giving the impression of the busy street. The woman in the FG is nice and sharp. Clever work with an effective result.
Kind Regards, Ann
abmdsudi (39716) 2012-12-18 9:14
I like the framing of this street photography full of colors and there's a lot of happenings around here and the real atmosphere of life is well conveyed with a good sense of dynamism and flow of motions. Good that you paid attention to the lady as the central figure holding the focus in, while the rest complements. This works well too for the background detail adding lots of interest. The overall colors are vibrant and vivid, clarity is spot on. You have suceeded in portraying a very hectic streetscene, a greta everyday subject. Congrats
josepmarin (57517) 2012-12-18 10:39
Olá, amiga Ana,
el efecto dinámico que has captado en el movimiento del tráfico es fantástico, pero nos permite ver la vitalidad de la gente en una buena escena cotidiana, incluso aparece una vaca en la calle al fondo.
Me gusta también el fuerte grafismo y el colorido de los anuncios de las tiendas, que completan una composición interesante, atractiva y bien realizada.
Pili e Josep
Te deseamos una feliz Navidad, y un 2013 mejor que el año que se acaba, que ha sido un verdadero desastre.
marabu61 (7405) 2012-12-19 7:25
a great composition that really brings the craziness of the indian traffic across beautifully. There is so much dynamic in your shot, compared to the complete stillness of the women waiting to cross the busy street.
have a good day
speedymanu (3523) 2012-12-19 12:23
this is a great picture. The careful choice of shutter speed results in a selective focus effect and dramatizes the scene. Bravo,
Have a nice day
Gigidusud (13397) 2012-12-19 14:00
Great capture on the city with nice effect and great details.I like it!
fabbs99 (15747) 2012-12-19 21:50
Nice fleeting image of the standing lady and the moving vehicles on the Indian Road.The colour tones and contrast are also great! Good work!TFS.
bennyfunky (795) 2012-12-20 2:11
Beautiful picture, I like the speed effect of the cars contrasted with the posture of the lady.
ourania (26560) 2012-12-22 13:13
a most intriguing and fascinating capture of a fleeting moment in an interesting urban setting. I love watching this scene with the lady standing still opposite the colourful variety of signs, another still gentleman and a cow while everything and everyone else is moving between them. The blurriness of movement and the sharpness of stillness mingle in an effective and delightful way making the image very lively. The lighting and rendering of colours is excellent. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, a lovely holiday for you and your dear ones!
jmdias (52728) 2013-01-14 0:38
muito boa e criativa esta foto. a mulher parada diante do tempo que passa diante dela. os detalhes da outra margem também são curiosos. bem feito.
jcpix (11478) 2013-02-05 17:37
What a fantastic sense of life and motion you've managed here, I love it! The composition is strong, there is so much to process, and the lady in the foreground is the perfect anchor to the scene. Colors are rich and the lighting is just right to add atmosphere. Impressive photo!
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (34474)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-09-29
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/8 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): India - II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-12-16 15:56