This is just a simple scene on a busy street outside Mehrangarh Fort in old city of Jodhpur. There is always some real nice stuff here and Rajasthan in particular looks such an exciting and colourful place with spectacular light quality that it must be hard to leave. Like any street photography there is seldom a chance to manipulate the elements into shapes that work to perfection and here is no different, but the eye contact makes me especially very pleased.
Your guess is as good as mine as to why I was struck by the typical street character of this better known place as The Blue City. Photo opportunity is tremendous and I could go on and on with these shots but called it a day with this one; a spectacle of riotous colours, smells, cultures, tastes, music and the gritty appeal that seems to reach right into the lives of those souls.
This is not to exaggerate the facts, that even a blind person would be dazzled by it. Images are more just sceneries, they touch our hearts, our minds and project feelings and artistic impressions.
But something is missing here, the sound of her drum beats........
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danos (98535) 2013-06-10 7:25
beautiful and colourful your shot taken in one of the streets of the city and outside from the Mehrangarh Fort in old city of Jodhpur..I like all this variety of colourful clothes,towels and so on.Excellent the light and the colour management of the image.
pajaran (61244) 2013-06-10 8:39
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na prodavce, na ulici ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Very interesting and good text ...
Nice view of the seller, on the street ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
All the best in the new week that started.
yquem46 (38752) 2013-06-10 9:36
Can you ever dream of people selling red and yellow towels with the Blue walls of Jodhpur as the BG ? And further, playing the drums ! And smile !
Just incredible India can do that
A sglorious street scene of daly life
Fis2 (98653) 2013-06-10 9:41
Interesting reportorial photo.
I like this daily life shot.
claudeD (39281) 2013-06-10 9:57
wonderful picture from India with a very good composition and fine fresh colors.I like the scenery very much. Excellent contribution to TE.I like the shot very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mjw364 (1224) 2013-06-10 10:32
Great composition and such fantastic colours too! For me though it's the eyes looking at the lens and the overall composition feels very harmonious.
Indrasish (2939) 2013-06-10 10:41
A great shot here.. Really excellent color, sharpness and clarity.. A very rare shot.. Incredible Background..
Very well done..
ktanska (27874) 2013-06-10 12:14
Again a shot with just incredible colours. And also an excellent portrait, reactions to your camera seem quite natural. That huge drum is quite surprising element!
nikkitta (17066) 2013-06-10 12:43
Colors of India could have been also the title for this colorful street scene, taken at Chock Tower Square?
Quite agree with you buildings remain, but this scene is only yours, the contact eye with the woman, the posture, a pity I cant also heard the sound of the drum
Great color contrast where the blue of the wall helps
Congrats and TFS
Interesting and touching note
PaulVDV (29193) 2013-06-10 12:47
Which market stall is the most visible in the Blue City of Jodhpur? Not the one where blue clothes are sold. It will be more successful to sell these in the Pink City Jaipur.
Extremely colourful shot. A fantastic yelling scene!
Best regards, Paul
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-06-10 19:46
just an amazingly colorful image.like the composition and the characters looking into the lens.
Urs (14082) 2013-06-10 20:31
That are the true colour tones of India, it has to be colourful, especially in Rajasthan. Interesting is the big drum which the mother I guess holds. The wall, true to Jodphur's reputation as the blue city is blue. Good composition. Well done
macjake (68488) 2013-06-10 21:03
Oh I am SOOO envious!
Out of all the cities and villages in India, Jodhpur is my favorite, and I'll have my camera in hand all the time!!
We often don't see alot of color in these photos from Jodhpur, but i certainly welcome it as it comes alive.
Very cool to see the large drum too! its a wow for me
jjcordier (79297) 2013-06-10 22:02
Un véritable son et lumière! On peut dire que sur cette photo les couleurs chantent! Très belle scène de vie indienne.
olive224 (2719) 2013-06-11 4:01
+ : kind composition and interesting subject
- : TOO MUCH saturation !!!!
Cricri (120143) 2013-06-11 8:39
Très jolie scène de vie, prise dans la rue, très colorée, même le mur, j'aime le regard différent de chacun, il doit être agréable d'entendre le son du tambour, très belle image
Romano46 (18472) 2013-06-11 10:27
soggetti sempre interessanti e colore sono una delle peculiarità delle tue foto e qui ci sono tutti in abbondanza.
In questo caso predomina nettamente il colore che riempe l'intero fotogramma in maniera piacevolissima, lasciando ai soggetti un ruolo più marginale.
Un lavoro eseguito in maniera eccellente.
Ciao e buona serata
Silvio1953 (144462) 2013-06-11 10:38
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely daily life composition, nice busy scene, fantastic colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
TRB (14116) 2013-06-11 12:44
What a beautiful photograph.
liked it very much, colors, sharpness, light and composition are excellent.
Graal (102928) 2013-06-11 23:40
another nice colorful image. Interesting scene and theme about the daily life. Fine portraits of sellers also. Good shot.
Have a nice day.
jhm (153776) 2013-06-12 4:40
Your street photography shows us excellent the daily life moments in your country.
Excellent light and lovely colours too.
Sharpness and clarity are lovely.
Very well composition, TFS.
holmertz (53560) 2013-06-12 11:02
Red and yellow saris for sale in the Blue City. The Indians must be world champions of combining colours for a maximum effect and you have composed this very well. The big drum is an unexpected but superb detail. The light is beautifully handled and the sharpness is perfect. The three persons are very nicely seated between the two lines of bright cloths.
kato (11630) 2013-06-12 23:32
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see roadside stand selling colorful textiles and cloth on road. It's interesting that these are all bright primary colors. And, it harmpnizes well with blue wall of backdrop. It is worrisome that the small child is working at here.
papagolf21 (102430) 2013-06-13 0:45
Les couleurs claquent comme un coup de fouet !
La présentation de cette scène de la vie quotidienne est parfaitement rendue.
jemaflor (98091) 2013-06-13 4:23
A colourful photo as often with yours shots, nice result with these portraits, good light management, perfect brightness.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-06-13 4:44
beautiful and full of bright,vivid colors daily-life capture so excellently harmonizes with your note.
You´re right-by these stunning colors no one would pass indifferently-I think this is what defines India-colors and of course its inhabitants.Perfect combination for any photographer,what you proved perfectly with this one.Expressive composition!
adramad (46030) 2013-06-13 8:09
Fascinating image with this composition that shows a piece of the street everyday life, superb coloring of this stall selling saris, is an image of vitality and charm.
Very good both the management of the brightness as sharp.
Very well done. I love it.
Have a good evening.
mkamionka (37241) 2013-06-14 7:19
fantastic street scene! I like very much the colors. So well saturated and eye catching! It seems almost surreal. Interesting that the woman has the drum while selling her products. Is it to attract attention or for a prayer?
mirosu (16265) 2013-06-16 0:17
Superb colourful composition. I like the excellent vibrant colors and the view the local market stand people. I also like the excellent direct eye contact. Superb snapshot. Well done.
p.s. Tuesday night I'll transit at your superb Changi airport, the best airport (IMO) in the world.
adores (45641) 2013-06-17 17:28
I'd really like to return to this city! A great daily scene, with smiling expressions and so much colour. I like the composition, even the stones in foreground seem perfect. Pity we cannot hear the music:)!
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-07-12 10:22
Just a simple scene but thousand words to tell..colorful, sharp and beautiful picture, great tribute to the people who are struggling every day for the needs of their life..
my best thoughts and regards
thebest (4276) 2014-02-08 18:56
Please forgive my long delay from responding to your last critic... never enough hours in a day - I eventually alway's catch up though!!!
I like very much the wonderful array of colours & I do like the expressions on the Mother & sons faces - A picture that speaks a thousand words.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (54607)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-14
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-10 6:17