These Gurjar community boys belongs to the nearer village and are enjoying with cows outside the GauShala (A shelter for Cows). The Gurjars are mainly in the business of dairy and are spread all over Rajasthan. They live in small hamlets and generally sells the milk to the City's colonies. They all comes together with their Motorcycles or arranges a common shared vehicle to low down to cost of travelling.
Evening photo, the Sun was dull enough and was trying to give some light from behind the dusk before going down.
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razanoor (466) 2006-03-27 11:46
Nice shot...I especially like that how many cows are back there...you normally don't see that many at one place. The expression of amazement on the boy's face is also great. Nice work.
regards, Raza Noor
nethrafotos (376) 2006-03-27 11:50
Nice shot! the boys are coming to you. The cows are lean, may be because of the desert conditions.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2006-03-27 12:15
Interesting and good captured image. I like the posing of the boys and very nice background of the cows.
kevinos (7517) 2006-03-27 12:16
A very nice picture and the portrait of the rather perplexed looking young man looks well in a nice setting. I was worried that the subject was placed too centrally, as with the rest of the composition, but I think you get away with it because the two secondary subjects are asymmetrical. I think a lower PoV would have been even better, giving the boys a more prominent position in the composition.
IvarsU (2505) 2006-03-27 12:40
You are strong in portraits, too!!! How deep emotions we can see here - from one side boys will to hurry up for posing in picture, from another side - they are under an obligation...
Thanks Rakesh and keep in this style!
Alise (906) 2006-03-27 13:30
Hi, Rakesh! My dad show me this photo, Yes it is fascinating! Colors, personage and way, how it is presented are unique!
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-03-27 14:56
I like the way the kids ae coming towards the camera, although it would be nice to have more focus on the one kid, also you should imcrease levels to strengthen the colours
maki (0) 2006-03-27 15:22
Great portrait, very dramatic scene, interesting action, wonderful warm colours and nice background. Great my friend, regards. maki
Gerrit (52283) 2006-03-27 15:54
Hi Rakesh, good portrait of this sad looking biy, though he's a little out of focus.
The buildingand cattle look great.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
TeresaT (10806) 2006-03-27 17:31
you did well by putting the boy centered in the first plan...it works well.
And the cows on the background are great.
Perfect definition and contrast.
arnabchat (7233) 2006-03-27 23:42
there are a lot of things to cheer for in this shot. love the composition, with the boys doing the herding. like the look in his face. nice to see the cows in the bg. color and light very good.
again, i have some reservations:
1. don't like the border, a classical wide border wd match nicely IMO.
2. focus: should have been right on the boy's face.
3. could have done better getting the boy off-center.
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2006-03-28 2:33
Nice note,Gujars of Rajasthan are modern.Gujars in J&K move along with their herd to plains in winter to return back in summer.About photo boys have nicely posed for you.TFS
leo61 (0) 2006-03-28 14:41
Wonderful portrait and composition.The expression of the perplexed boy viewing you looks great.Another thing I like that the cows look in the other direction than as the boys,and colrs are verry nice.
Thanks and regards,LEO
pranab (5354) 2006-03-28 15:12
very well composed shot with great expression on the faces of the boys. good placement of all your subject. your light management is great. you bring out good color and detail in this shot.
rabdelnoor (3423) 2006-03-28 19:40
I really liked how you captured these boys. The frame was perfect and have a kind of simetry with the two other boys aside and the cows on the background. Really very nice.
ramthakur (1521) 2006-03-29 12:52
Caught up with your latest a bit late this time; work kept me off TE.
These are some mod Gurjar boys of Rajasthan! Things have really changed. Our Gujjars of Himachal Pradesh are still the same, thankfully. Modernity has usurped our heritage, sometimes I think dismally.
berek (50506) 2006-03-29 14:16
Nice and meaningful portrait with a surroundings . good colors and composition my friend.
Meaning ( Sense ) 10,Framing:9,Idea :10
arunabha (184) 2006-03-31 0:28
Good composition. Vivid. With expressive eyes
of the boy in the foreground.
kajspice (4542) 2006-07-26 13:27
I really like this photograph...the intense stare of the boy and perfect placement of the other two boys...
Also love that mass of cows at the back...I even like those muted colours...(I have a different feeling than before about strong colours)...I think this is a true and honest representation of what you saw...
edal (6804) 2007-06-14 16:37
I've seen the later one, noe I come to this one. It contains more information about details, while that contains more feeling and mood.
- Copyright: Rakesh Gupta (rakeshgupta) (2672)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-03-26
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2006-03-27 11:44