Jaipur itself has many forts, palaces and other fabulous sights but is a noisy, congested place that is typical of the cities of India. However, the rural beauty is worth seeing in Rajasthan. On the road to Jaipur we passed this camel pulling a cart. The young girl seemed to be helping the man with his work. Camels are frequently seen in both the cities and rural areas of Rajasthan and I would imagine very valuable to the owners.
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tyro (25338) 2012-03-08 4:13
Much though I consider myself an animal lover, I have never taken to these beasts and have always tried to keep as far away from them as possible on any occasion I have encountered them.
But my misgivings about camels doesn't detract from my ability to admire this fine photograph. The composition is excellent, the eye being drawn between the man driving the cart and the little girl carrying a basket, the camel blithely plodding on in typical supercilious scornfulness. The arid nature of the landscape is clearly seen with the brown dry earth interrupted by areas of sparse vegetation and it captures well a scene in rural India.
Lovely subdued colours, perfect exposure and excellent detail and sharpness, even with your old camera.
Miguel82 (27646) 2012-03-08 4:14
camels are essential animal in thar desert area.
good colors, contrast and sharpness
mohammad_H (9920) 2012-03-08 4:29
Social documentary very interesting and nice big camel small cart with attractive outlook from the window to display the camera
have a nice day
francio64 (39888) 2012-03-08 5:40
bella immagine che ritrae una tipica scena di vita quotidiana.
Luce ben gestita e bei colori.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-03-08 7:59
Hello Ann - These rural scenes are timeless and although I would dearly love to have the ability to capture such images, I am afraid the talent passes me by. This is an genre which you manage so well. The detail in this shot is so fascinating: the camel for example is decorated with both, what looks like, bead work and some sort of henna tattoo perhaps. A super DL shot, well managed and enjoyable to view. Take care and warm regards Rosemary.
PS Must be almost spring flower time!
Lidschlag (62) 2012-03-08 11:24
I like the harmony of colours the intervining of white, brown, contrasting green.
The scence you photographed puts one back into the 19th centrury. It seems time stood still in rural India.
Thank you for this insight.
williewhistler (16398) 2012-03-08 13:06
Hello Ann,this is just delightful,an everyday scene for Jaipur is a reminder of how far apart our worlds are.The camel is in a suitable gait showing a sense of movement, as is the little girl.
A fine travel shot.
MJR (3360) 2012-03-08 16:02
Wot ? No more Yellowstone ?
I jest !
Simple in its composition, square on, full frame, but high impact in its energy and colour. The little girl is a great compositional detail ( she looks close enough to be of the same scale, but SO small ! )
IS the camel brand an owners mark, or perhaps more religous than that ? I wonder...
Nice work, Ann. ( But I wonder, what prompted you to pick out this shot from over three years ago, out of all that you might have chosen. I mused, lightly, over an out of kilter post from Rosemary too... No matter, idle curiosity... )
adores (45641) 2012-03-08 17:20
Such a great Indian scene:)! I like the composition a lot, with them all working and those ruins in background! Colours are very good!
emka (98894) 2012-03-08 23:05
I also loved such camel carts. In Bikaner it was popular sigh5t on the streets. Nice exotic scene. Fine composition.
dkmurphys (59279) 2012-03-09 0:06
Very fine daily life scene. Poverty is still a big problem. Picturesque shot, have a nice weekend.
jjcordier (79297) 2012-03-09 0:33
Une bonne composition pour cette photo caractéristique de la région. Les différents éléments sont très bien placés dans l'image.
delpeoples (58356) 2012-03-09 3:57
This is a great shot. Compositionally especially, with the frame in perfect balance, the people one either side of the camel in the middle. The light is exceptional, I love those warm golden tones and of course the people also give us a sense of scale in comparison to the camel.
Thanks for sharing, enjoy your Friday
bukitgolfb301 (42368) 2012-03-10 4:01
Hi my dear Ann
Sorry for my late reaction.
An attractive and impressive shot as your trademark thema and style! So impressive color with much lights presentation is remarkable. Perfect and great cropped framework and exposure are as usual. Wondeful to see at weekend, indeed.
Thanks for your sharinig with finest posting and have a good Saturday!
Takero from rainy Tokyo
golus (2893) 2012-03-10 11:42
This is a perfectly balanced composition with exquisite sharpness and fascinating colors. I'm amazed to see camels are being hitched to the carriage. I liked it so much. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes,
everlasting (15238) 2012-03-10 22:11
Just a simple daily life scene from northern India but oh so masterfully composed and timed. The stride of the camel, the position of the little girl a second later and it wouldnt have been the same
agjika (3177) 2012-03-11 5:59
This is a wonderful photo. I like the scale and the pov but what I love is the accessory on camel's meck and leg. Clearly it shows the bond between man and beast and that the camel is important in these people lives.
bayno (18344) 2012-03-11 18:59
I see that we are in Jaipur, I'll return in 15 days and will be very hot. Beautiful light and very particular scene, I like the way of driving and of course his old man's car, the inclusion of girl is excellent in the composition and beautiful BG, the camel is always elegant and majestic...
have a good day...
ChrisJ (114759) 2012-03-15 1:00
The stone ruins in the bg add interest. What looks like a bomb crater complete with skirting wooden plank to cross looks awfully close to the camel & girl. Good warm earthy colours & excellent sharpness. Tfs!
vasilpro (41317) 2012-03-15 10:40
Wonderful rural composition, beautiful scene with an interesting traditional way of transportation, excellent POV and timing, lovely light and colors, very good clarity and sharpness, TfS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-03-16 4:01
I like your photos from India. They are so meaningful and colorful. I have seen bullock carts, horse carts but not camel carts. You have managed to capture this shot from rural area with excellent light, sharpness and warm colors. I like the way the girl is looking at you. A very pleasant image.
serp2000 (44336) 2014-01-14 10:13
Just timeless picture, somewhere in time. Amazing daily life scene in Rajasthan. I thought Sri Lanka is a small copy of India, but I must to say it is different country. Not the same. ))
Best wishes from Russia!