.. and it might also kill you one day, if you take the habit of opening all these TrekEarth thumbnails, only for the sake of their funny name.
Taken in Karauli village, in a small street leading to the main temple.
Not a bad life this cow lived. Only curiosity could have killed it, certainly not the villagers.
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prezntime (3946) 2007-01-24 18:25
Ah, he's not dead...he's just checkin' out the rear view!
Nice clarity and fine handling of the different lightings here... Also, the top right side has some interesting shapes in different shades of blue...my eye keeps going back. I wouldn't say it's distracting from the overall picture, just an interesting element.
AnimeshRay (9083) 2007-01-24 18:29
Ha ha...you got me there...not so frequently do you get murdered cow in Rajasthan!
An interesting frame here, nice perspective of depth through slanting shadow, and a curiously Gandhian pedestrian! Nice color too.
m_s_s (1687) 2007-01-24 18:33
Great title this time Luko,
i wonder if your never ending creativity is only expressed on TE, or you write some movie scripts?
nice capture here. good use of light.
sanalytis (1634) 2007-01-24 18:38
Very interesting image, shows how creative you are in your photography. Needless to say very good composition. The exposure is perfect.
AROBN54 (11471) 2007-01-24 18:49
Interesting shot, Luko and an hilarious title. What a wonderful job you did with that lighting. Good POV and the colors are really nice. Best regards, Shelly
KevRyan (22952) 2007-01-24 19:45
Wonderful image Luko - a great juxtaposition of the wonderful figure of the retreating ancient against the figure of the cow......reminds me of so many cows in India!! The champion of all India milker my son milked on his eighth birthday, the two headed - eight legged siamese cow we saw on a street one day.... the guy wheeling his pregant cow on a handbarrow down a busy urban street...the one a taxi driver hit and which nearly led to his murder before we coiuld even stir to help him from our seats.........India....cows......villages......a wonderful image Luko......
lucasgalodoido (21049) 2007-01-24 21:09
Interessante essa fotografia! A vaca vai dar trabalho até depois de morta! Gostei da senhora na imagem também! Ótimo titulo para a imagem!
Parabéns e Abraço!
Furachan (0) 2007-01-24 21:23
There'S a beautiful "depth" to this shot, Luko, that you can see right from the thumbnail. It is as if the play of light and shade draws the eye deeper into the frame, and effect I really enjoy.
That said, the cow leaning lazily outwarc like that is priceless.
Galeota (10338) 2007-01-25 0:14
La scène est cocasse et l'opportunité bien saisie, par conséquent. Je suis légèrement ennuyé par deux points: 1.) la lumière qui manque d'intensité. Bien que nous nous trouvions dans une allée contrastée, la lumière sur les murs semble provenir dûn soleil nordique plutôt que du Rajasthan. 2.) le deuxième point a trait au chromatisme général de l'image, plus perceptible vers le fond de l'allée. Il me semble que tu reproduis ici ce que tu as reproché récemment à Maciek, soit un virage au bleu dans les zones d'ombre qui ajoute une certaine froideur au tout. Bref, je te propose un ws où j'ai quand-même le sentiment, a posteriori, que j'ai poussé moi-même un peu trop vers l'orange. Mais l'idée est là.
jjcordier (72530) 2007-01-25 1:30
Un très bon coup d'oeil! Excellent!
arnabchat (7233) 2007-01-25 1:37
oh ho! funny bit in everything. a nice capture indeed, very well framed. appreciate the wit you attach in it.
s10001in (0) 2007-01-25 2:17
Smart, Trained, intelligent cow from Karauli village.
Most of the cows often shy in front of camera but she is desperate to get in this photo from the photographer who shoot her cousin near Taj mahal. (A Official Goat Photographer)
Are you sending her picture to address written in Hindi on back of post card???
Funny moment captured Luko.
In fact timing is nice here.
You got person passing there & also great presence of mind (of you or of cow!!!) :D
Walls behind are bit cold..In fact whitener with addition of "Blue". (This is truth, but most of Indian painter often add "Blue" when matter comes to paint only white color, I am not sure rest of the world do so!!! How about France?)
Passing person or lady looks mysterious.
Typical Lower Middles class Indian village scene.
SamB (1948) 2007-01-25 2:22
Good feel on this one, with the dead cow leading into the heavily concealed person, walking with a staff into the shaded end of the road. The warm yellows of the foreground cool off into the blues of the background, contributing to the distant and solitary feeling of the background, leaving the warmth of society for the coldness of the alley.
tjanze (5674) 2007-01-25 3:18
Great street motive.Good angle of view,sharpness,
luisafonso (862) 2007-01-25 3:43
I have read Gal's comment (couldn't help it) and I have to say that I quite don't agree with him... In terms of hues this image makes all the sense to me. I don't see any blue cast in the shadow areas (clearly visible in Maciej last one) nor do the white balance seem inappropriate to me. The yellows/greens are so pure as are the creamy hues all around. The light looks also good to me. I mean, I never traveled to India, don't know how orange is the light there, but to a western European like me, this rendition makes all the sense. Probably I am being tricked by the light I see here in Lisbon... Anyway, I like the picture. I have some trouble in looking at people (and cows) from behind their backs, but I guess you wanted to present the situation just like that and I understand the meaning you wanted to present. I like to see this from the cow's pov (no funny remarks please... :)) and yes, curiosity can really put the cow into a slippery zone. Like your balanced exposure once again. If it was my take, probably I would boosted the saturation a bit. Those blue walls are just a sucker for color. But you're not me and I like your color rendition. Fine shot!
partha (14020) 2007-01-25 4:10
I alwayas like candid shot. Wonderful colour tone and excellnt composition and timing.
Carry on my friend,
arindam_thokder (3985) 2007-01-25 7:08
I thought this is Benaras....I forgot that it was not in your list this time. However the alleys are so similar to those of benaras....and the blue color for sure. The composition is great....I like the different layers in the frame....forground....subject...and...background, I follow the same in most of my pictures and also two different contrsting element both interesting, not just one.
wolf38 (30138) 2007-01-25 7:53
Hello Luko. A wonderful picture and a noteworthy trick in the title. Is everything obtains attention. Your photo arrives good in any case. The unusual is that the cow is not at the soil, but a floor more highly. The motive is very beautiful seen and realized. Best regards, Wolfgang.
chicken (1557) 2007-01-25 8:10
LOL, funny title and you've got me opening the image :-)
thaprem (2554) 2007-01-25 9:43
Nice poetic shot here...
The humour of the situation blends with the magic of the moment & makes a lasting effect.
everlasting (14281) 2007-01-25 11:28
the juxtaposition of the woman and the dead cow makes this compo diferent. The blues of the houses are as rajasthani as turbans.
hamster (104) 2007-01-25 12:58
Interesting scene. The cow looks like watching the man or calling him out. The thumbnails are big enough for me, it's just a matter of screen size :)
eleparc (24063) 2007-01-25 13:42
super marrante ta note et qui colle si bien à l'image! Pericoloso sporgersi! sais pas comment ca se dit en indien;-) une belle composition tres douce et apaisante; on a l'impression d'une grand harmonie
michiels (4170) 2007-01-25 15:23
Strange and funny ... I like the light , the composition and crop of the image. Everything is perfect in this image...
great one !
dsidwell (9771) 2007-01-25 17:56
Howdy Luko. I like the interesting array of images here. The woman is in a strong position in the frame, and she is framed by many an interesting thing. I like it!
Polonaise (5802) 2007-01-25 21:35
Oh heck...Let's say it...Very good.
One can't help but smile upon noticing one, very special element of the charm of this photo...
THE LADY'S LEGS !!!!
Holy cow and her horns !!!
The horns are thicker than her legs.
That photo seized the day. (:-)))))
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-01-26 4:14
Hi LUko...a sad image for the cow....i love all animals...but this is life...and your photo is beautiful...
Perfectly composed :) and with a great subject..this old woman...
Lovely to see the architecture of this country and this scene of daily life..
gemlik (983) 2007-01-26 5:59
Very interesting composition, The exposure is perfect.Your colors are nice congratulations
nicoz (1979) 2007-01-26 6:23
So you say that this cow passed away, then I can't help thinking about a tragic ending for this old looking lady, heading toward a... dead end...
ALSOM (6616) 2007-01-26 6:25
Un peu de douceur dans un monde de brute, c'est ce qui me vient en tête quand je vois cette scène.
Les ombres ainsi que les éléments urbains aux formes anguleuses semblent entourer une forme fragile, appuyé sur sa canne ... sous l'oeil surement attendri de cette vache dans une position ma foi incongrue mais avec bcp de tendresse.
PS: je te soupçonne d'une mise en en scène pour cette photo. Quelle idée d'aller foutre une vache à cette hauteur ;o) !
entrelec (8328) 2007-01-26 6:58
Belle capture, on est loin de l'Inde fourmillante et trépidante!
Ils t'ont laissé le temps de peaufiner ton cadrage!
polter (7239) 2007-01-26 9:03
Great shot. And what a story. I do hope there is some other and less cruel explanation of tragic events - otherwise I'm condemned. ;-( Great composition. Greetings T.
vapours (8264) 2007-01-27 10:19
Funny image Luko, only a scene that you would pick up on. I like the way the almost wizard like figure is walking away from us, as if their job has been done.
xavshot (69835) 2007-02-03 14:45
je viens de parcourir tes derniers posts et je dois bien avouer que je suis impressionné par ton travail. Je m'arrête sur celle-ci pour deux raisons : d'abord la qualité de la photo : nuances dans les teintes bleues, excellente netteté et une lumière grandiose qui tombe pile où il faut, et notamment sur le sujet principal de la compo : cette vache curieuse... et cela m'amène à la deuxième raison pour laquelle je m'arrête sur cette photo : le titre et la note... donc bravo ;o)
tinamunk3 (6404) 2007-02-18 2:58
Aha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.......if not dead then definitely a crick in the neck.
Great scene captured!!!
sowhat (1004) 2007-04-22 15:19
Great, funny, excellently composed photo.
I like everything, the light, the colors the perspective. Amazing the contrast between the warm colors in the light and the blueish tint in the shadows...Just beautiful!
I still hope that the cow is not dead, only resting...
Nice, I did catch-you! note ;-)
noborders (1010) 2007-05-13 14:53
Beaucoup de tes titres sont vraiment amusants, j'adore ton imagination et tes histoires et je serais bien incapable de faire de même...
Merci pour ton idée de créer un thème spécial pour mes favoris, et j'y inclus cette photo à l'instant pour ne pas oublier cette photo, si tu ne vois pas d'objections (sinon, fais-le moi savoir )
Merci pour le LOL,
tamatree (243) 2008-04-20 1:06
hahahah...what a classic image Luko!!
One almost expects her to turn around wielding the 'missing element' purposely concealed in her shawl. Like a stunt gun of some sort...her secret little zapping machine. She's had a long life...she's been around...she's had one too many a stuuupid cow get in her way and doesn't have the time, energy or brain power to wait anymore. Besides, nobody would ever suspect her.
- Copyright: Luko G R (Luko) (13998)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-02
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 24-105/4L IS
- Exposure: f/4, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): ** Noborder's favourite India photos (I) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-01-24 18:19