A few months ago, I've posted a photo of this same house. It's a typical desert house of rural Rajasthan - made of mud, with thatched roofs, partially painted with chalk powder.I really liked them! This one, situated between Mandawa and Bikaner, is just one of several we have visited in the region. It's a great experience to walk around - so many things to see and people to meet. This woman just came outside to see the visitors - it was terribly hot that day.
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fabianoleite (9371) 2011-05-05 17:31
Lugar muito interessante, sobretudo pela rusticidade das moradias de adobe e a cabra, com as vestimentas da mulher, tudo muito legal e diferente. Parabéns pelo trabalho!
batalay (34753) 2011-05-05 17:49
It's a wonderful shot, a slice of everyday life Rajasthan, although from the thumbnail, I thought it was a scene in East Africa. You've managed the incredibly brilliant light well. We were in Agra in July, 2010, not heeding the advice of an Indian friend (from university days in the US), "Only mad dogs and Englishmen visit in the summer." I paid for not taking his advice, suffering a heat stroke.
vishaal (1030) 2011-05-05 21:35
A beautiful depiction of typical rajasthani houses, particularly in the Thar desert region of the North-Western Rajasthan. These mud houses provide a great protection against the extreme heat of the desert. Good inclusion of the lady in Rajasthani dress and also the goat.
A great composition with great light and perfect sharpness.
yquem46 (38380) 2011-05-05 23:28
Even though I've been 6 times to India, I'm still amazed and enthusiast of the colors of the cloth that Indian woman, and especially Rajasthani, wear
A nice shot in hard light of this typical mud house in the Bikaner/Jaisalmer area
Thanks for taking me back there for a while
have a nice day
ikeharel (52349) 2011-05-06 6:09
Colorful traditional cloths of the lady's is prominently contrast the light-brown tone of the vilage. The roof of those huts is unique in pic.
I like the way you include the goat, who looks at you...for sure a part of the life there.
ptiza (727) 2011-05-06 13:51
You did an amazing composition. I love such houses. But I find it boring to watch, when the house is not live people and animals. The woman on the doorstep and goat are in scene very well. Image quality is also excellent. Congratulations!
Charo (51210) 2011-05-06 17:06
Qué bella captura de esta mujer con la cabra en lo que parece un pequeño poblado. La luz y la composición son magníficas.
Envidio estas fotos de la vida cotidiana, especialmente las del medio rural, yo apenas vi nada de eso, pero en cambio vi muchos palacios, templos y mezquitas, que no está mal, pero me hubiera gustado ver más campo...
williewhistler (12469) 2011-05-07 1:34
Hello Ana,this is such a nice shot of life in a hot climate,the lady,so colourfully dressed shades her eyes from the glaring light,whilst the goat watches on.
Best wishes Les.
delpeoples (52497) 2011-05-07 5:01
Ola dear Ana
These houses are fascinating, and you have captured them beautifully. Excellent rich colours and sharpness. The framing is good and the light management is spot-on.
Have a happy weekend
wgreis (8267) 2011-05-07 5:16
bonita e harmoniosa foto. Registrar a cultura e as peculiaridades de cada povo é muito interessante.
Neste caso, é curioso ver algumas casas feita de galhos de árvores e outras de alvenaria.
Parabéns e grande abraço.
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-05-07 5:19
I like this kind of rural shot where you can see the real India. Nice huts and a dirt road. You have captured at the right moment. Nice inclusion of the woman. Great colors and clarity.
jaywalker (16095) 2011-05-07 10:29
Hi Ana, A great daily life photo & what welcoming warm light, the sharp quality is excellent & the ladies outfit offers some welcomed colour, the goats a great extra, kind regards Wilson.
vasilpro (40783) 2011-05-07 23:24
Wonderful daily life composition, interesting architecture in the desert, lovely light and colors, the lady in a traditional suite and the goat beautiful elements in the scene, excellent POV, TFS!
Have a nice Sunday, Vasilis.
kevinos (7385) 2011-05-08 0:20
This is a lovely rural Indian scene, Ana. I love the creamy, warm tones and that dazzling sari provides the perfect point of contrast. Great to get the goat in the right position too. Regards kevin
corjan3 (2025) 2011-05-08 10:58
What a beautiful image with harsh, yet soft, light. The colours on the woman's dress makes a big contribution. You make difficult light conditions look easy. Well done indeed.
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Juntas (7958) 2011-05-09 7:09
Olá Ana. Bem interessante esta captura. As caitas são um espectáculo, gosto da diagonal formmada pelo muro e das cores bem vivas. Excelente definição e composição bem cuidada. Muito bem.
abmdsudi (39634) 2011-05-09 8:07
Stunning and a very eyecatching scene, a great capture in lovely rich colours and great detail. The brilliant red standouts in stark contrast to the desert surroundings and make this a very fine image. Beautiful delicate image well taken, Congrats.
sacimar (25975) 2011-05-09 11:10
good image, I like the colorful dress of the woman and the goat, the architecture is interesting too, well done,
TopGeo (38168) 2011-05-13 23:28
Hello Ana! Yes! I remember another picture and another woman I think are interesting constructions are the traditional architecture is a lesson for young architects! The lady and the wooden and the goat is new! Pictures that have a force and have something from the characteristic of region!
pablominto (53744) 2011-05-14 23:10
The first that strikes me when looking at this is it seems h-o-t...!
The sunburned walls contrast well with her red dress, and the goat in the street is a pleasant addition...
A well balanced composition and a fine documentary of life in this part of the world!
Urs (14082) 2011-05-15 21:08
A lone goat a its owner are watching you - this is a great POV, where the woman is the highlight with her bright colors, while the goat sets a dynamic contrast. Very well composed and executed shot. Good photo job.
Atousa (7123) 2011-05-16 6:45
I also really like these kind of rural houses.. this is a well composed shot with good colors n fine elements.. I like the inclusion of the lady in her colorful sari at the door.. nicely captured.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
jmdias (52650) 2011-06-12 10:38
muito bom o enquadramento com a arquitetura da casa, seus ângulos e detalhes bem mostrados. gosto da cabra e da mulher bem colocados em cena. boa luz. linda foto
siolaw (38050) 2011-06-23 0:33
Superb daily life scene in a beautiful looking village. The strong light is perfectly controlled and colours look just great.
ruisc_pt (10365) 2011-06-24 7:56
Gostei da posição e das roupas da mulher a contrastar com o ambiente.
Uma bela imagem.
Waylim (25070) 2011-06-29 22:14
Very nice shot here, I like the depiction of the village life, the dusty road, the goat, the straw hut, and the most eye catchy of all the lady in colorful outfit, perfect composition, you manage the strong light well. Even the women has to cover her eyes from such strong sun light. Good job.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (34408)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600
- Exposure: f/3.6, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): India [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-05-05 16:37
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