Jantar Mantar, Jaipur:
These two snake charmers were showing off their beautiful cobras which seem to be dancing to the tune of their wind instruments at the entrance of 'Jantar Mantar' the observatory.
Info from Wikipedia: Many snake charmers live a wandering existence, visiting towns and villages on market days and during festivals. With a few rare exceptions, however, they typically make every effort to keep themselves from harm's way. For one, the charmer typically sits out of biting range, and his animal is sluggish and reluctant to attack anyway. More drastic means of protection include removing the creature's fangs or venom glands, or even sewing the snake's mouth shut. The most popular species are those native to the snake charmer's home region, typically various kinds of cobra, though vipers and other types are also used.
There are many pictures of these Snake charmers and their snakes in the web.They seem to attract anyone who visits this place, including me.So here goes my share of salute to those men and their pets.
No PP involved other than adding the frame.
Thanks for viewing
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gp_pl (1394) 2006-07-01 2:54
nice picture. Everyday life is good theme. Interesting colouring, good contrast. Orange on orange - I think this isn't easy.
Xplorator (667) 2006-07-01 4:47
Ssssssnake charmers, I forgot they ssssstill exisssst. I love those vivid shades of orange. Simply amazing that today we still have such privilege of seing human race in all its splendor and ethnogaphic diversity.
Ina (2687) 2006-07-01 5:06
Interesting scene with fine colors... TFS... Ina...
celinaconroy (717) 2006-07-01 9:29
I like these depictions of people in their everyday situations. The expressions on the charmers faces ...a little sad and weary..... suggests that it is a tough way of making a living. Aside of that.... the composition is excellent as are the colours and an array of textures. I think I would have cropped a bit more from the bottom though.
oochappan (22043) 2006-07-01 10:17
a pleasant orange colortone here to spot these two snake charmers out towards a sober textured background.
A pleasing shot
jhm (138280) 2006-07-02 12:40
Two extraordinarily men, typical Indian colours for attire of the men together with the snakes, the expressions on the charmers faces certainly the man to right. It's a game!
You did very nice composition.
jafadabret (56501) 2006-07-04 13:26
Vikram, c'est une belle scène pleine de "charme" et haute en couleur. J'aime particulièrement le côté jumeaux de ces charmeurs et de leur serpent.
Beau travail !
wilkinsonsg (8662) 2006-07-04 17:33
Interesting note and a good POV - well seen :)
teutza (10590) 2006-07-05 8:51
that's so impresing!i've never seen such thing ..maybe just in moovies:)so.thank you so much for posting it:)
have a nice day!:)
Angshu (55407) 2006-07-05 23:54
Fantastic colours & framing..you've placed the snake charmers in the frame perfectly..very good compo...sharpeness is a minor issue
misleyen (280) 2006-07-06 7:28
Bakmaktan dahi korktuğum yılanların bu kadar uysal ve müze uyumlu halini bu güzel çalışmanda görünce ,neredeyse okşamak itedim.
Renkler ve kompozisyon çok güzel.
nivas37 (662) 2006-07-06 16:59
Another beauty of a picture... nice bright colors and expressions of the charmers (dunno about the snakes!)...
How about some more sharpness?
tobourge (971) 2006-07-07 7:17
Quite impressive picture! It's hard for me to image that it is "Daily Life". Not used to see snakes on our streets ;-)
I like the contrast between the pale (wall) and bright (shirts) orange.
Those 2 cobras look like they don't like the left charmer. Maybe a false note ;0
Thanks for sharing
goodwill (4224) 2006-07-07 13:50
I enjoyed your gallery; neat and clean full of meaning, vividly expressing the various facets of our great country.
This shot generates interest because of the great composition in orange and brown. The windpipes and the snakes add a thrilling touch to the picture.
Next time whenever you find such a situation again, try to take a close up of the charmer. They dress up beautifully with the colourful pagri.
Love n regrds,
pranab (5354) 2006-07-08 22:58
great work with the subject and the note. i have my share of charmer from delhi on the site too. your seem to have more color and detail. nice contrast.
mkawalec (544) 2006-07-11 0:36
I love the colors. Those are really funny looking guys.
clnaef (6289) 2006-07-19 2:52
Scène de la vie courante toujours impressionnante pour qui n'en a pas l'habitude.
turkamerikali (3291) 2006-07-20 14:43
Excellent Snake Charming show.
I like this action shot.It is cool:)
Great pov,dof,focus,sharpness,colors,note,framing and composition.Well Done.TFS
Jeweller (4) 2006-07-26 12:20
Nice shot. Very colourful. Good composition and framing.
InasiaJones (31448) 2006-07-29 3:28
I was away for a month so I’m looking through your gallery to see the photo that I have missed... So funny to see the same snake charmer I have photograph nine months ago! I can see that he’s working in pair now... He has change his flute, basket and turban, but the shirt is the same. :-D)
I like your version Vikram, with cobras being charmed by the same flutist. Also, the way the man at left look at you, it seems that he is charmed by your lens...
Have agreat week-end!
gramma (3519) 2006-08-12 6:35
Très belle scène ! Les couleurs sont vives et agréables à regarder. Il me semble toutefois que cela manque un peu de netteté (la raion est sûrement d'avoir réduit les dimensions de l'image). Il serait peut être utle d'utiliser de la renforcer (sharpeness).
balatrek (7455) 2006-09-23 6:37
Fantastic photography, the colours are intense and beautiful, he is impressive to see as the cobras dance to are of music, interesting moment, congratulations.
binita (464) 2006-10-18 6:20
hey, this is really a very nice one. very well captured moment. the framing is good. the symmectric nature of the snap is also worth prasing. the charmers in orange kurta are looking really bright. have posted a workshop for it. plz have a look.
ayniLL (0) 2007-01-13 3:10
you are from dream country
india very different area like turkey:)
your all photos are very good
i like them
gbeli (2051) 2007-11-30 4:04
This photo is nice too.
The colors are vivid and create a good atmosphere.
Hellas (6805) 2008-06-04 6:15
very attractive subject and well framed! The moment with the cobras in motion and especially in the same style was very good, too. The details are fine and the colours original! Thanks for sharing.
- Copyright: Vikram Prakash (postvikram) (1199)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-21
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Fuji FinePix A330
- Exposure: f/4, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-01 2:43