These women are returning to their home after working full day as a Daily Labor in nearby fields. They also bring green fodder for their cattle. They don't have too many cattle but may be one or two buffaloes or cows or few goats.
They leave their home by 8:00 a.m. and return around 06:00 p.m. They get between Rupees 50-100 (USD 1$=Rs. 44) each day. Both man and woman work and as usual, most of the man (nearly 50% of these workers) enjoys their daily night using locally made liquor called Deshi Sharab.
Time: near Sunset
Location: along the Canal of River Chambal
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kvananthnaag (483) 2007-03-29 10:10
Beautiful shot of a village settup! A nice composition with the 3 tress and the well managed light! TFS.
irimi (890) 2007-03-29 10:13
Very nice PoV and perspective. I liked the color and the reflections off the water. The light is soft and warm.
imtiyaz (1005) 2007-03-29 10:33
really i am memorizing my hometown with your image freind
jjcordier (73978) 2007-03-29 10:39
Nice composition and good reflections. Good shot.
noborders (1010) 2007-03-29 10:56
Harmonious and peaceful, but your useful note about the 75-80% men drinking at night reminds us of the reality... (although that statistic is leaving me a little skeptical, I would have thought rather 25%, but maybe that is optimistic ?)
Anyway, very nice and well framed, bravo !
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2007-03-29 11:12
Excellent composition both of landscape as well as typical daily life in rural India. Wonderful reflections and the women workers in saree stand out.
philsim (1914) 2007-03-29 11:35
Congratulations on this beautiful shot. I like the pink sky, the reflections, the spacing of the people and animals and the red and turqoise colours of the clothing. I ALSO LIKE THE SOCIAL COMMENT.
Greetings from Greece
Paolo (41222) 2007-03-29 12:15
Hi Rakesh, amazing view with a great mirror effect thanks to the beautiful reflection on the water.
good quality and excellent POV.
TravelerNL (3011) 2007-03-29 13:32
A very nice photo with a good compo. The trees, the people and the cows are well spread over the photo.
The mood in the photo is very calm and quiet, the water, the soft light, people walking home and the very nice colors.
Well done from this diagonal POV.
nirajsinha (857) 2007-03-29 13:35
Great daily life scene of rural India. Your note depicts plights of labourers. The situation by and large is common in entire country. The mirror image of tree, women and cattle adding beauty in your pictures.
gilou530 (34) 2007-03-29 16:42
splendide ces reflets, une image qu'on peut regarder a l'endroit comme a l'envers, super couleur et cadrage
stego (23262) 2007-03-29 19:27
A simple, but wonderful compo with all that expanse of land and water and the reflections on it. I like also the relaxing atmosphere and that line of trees, cows and women with her colourful saris that give a very nice contrast.
Somehow, I feel it much "Indian".
alentejo (1954) 2007-03-30 3:20
Hi Rakesh !
Very beautiful picture indeed ! The light is fantastic. Good job.
pranab (5354) 2007-03-30 4:07
excellent pov with great color here. rakesh, this belongs to one of your best shots. reflection and the colors here makes this shot more appealing.
John_F_Kennedy (42048) 2007-03-30 7:17
I like this image very much. Great clarity in this shot, framing is excellent, the water is so still in the foreground.
Charo (51210) 2007-03-30 11:04
Fantástica foto con gran colorido y bellos reflejos, excelente trabajo.
Gerrit (45129) 2007-03-30 12:10
a bit white, but a perfect mirrorshot and with a lot to see. Good work.
izmirli (3987) 2007-03-30 18:38
selamlar dear rakesh
beautiful trees and reflection.good composition.well done.
Cricri (102153) 2007-03-31 4:51
Une parfaite doublure du paysage, excellente lumiére et couleurs, trés jolie
partha (14020) 2007-04-01 3:46
Hi Rakesh ,
Wow. what an inspiring shot. The composition is perfectly balanced with wonderful reflection in it.The light condition looks similer.
Angshu (54973) 2007-04-01 23:55
Well composed in a diagonal. The pastel colours of sunset are wonderful & the subjects i.e the people & buffalos are spread out to see. Nice reflections on the canal waters.
vincz (19113) 2007-04-02 7:51
Very nice compsotion raksh with these beautiful tree refelections. people and animalas as well have very nice counterparts in the water. Tones are very soft and very pleasant.
zeca (19762) 2007-04-03 0:00
Very nice capture! The reflections are the highlight at first look, but the people walking are very important, specially wearing that colorful clothes.
atus (15838) 2007-04-07 20:16
well captured shot of a great diagonal perspective and pleasant atmosphere. The light is spot on and the reflection is great and very effective. Well done!
Tfs and best regards.
edal (6804) 2007-04-10 1:05
Well done, Rakesh!
Your capture and note give a new illustration of Indian life.
The sunset illuminates the scene in an optimistic pink. Great reflection in the calm water!
saylan-cb (12738) 2007-04-12 6:17
Wonderfull reflections and great colours nice contrast,well done
adores (34740) 2007-04-12 18:35
This is a great rural scene! the composition is very good with those amazing reflexes.I also like the way you included those women with colourful clothes. It's very good!
syd1946 (18663) 2007-05-05 13:07
Almost a double image with these amazing reflections but most of all an interesting daily life scene!
Have a nice weekend,
Benedict (7076) 2007-05-21 1:44
awesome reflections! the clarity is superb and the soft colors so soothing!
a great compo!
Docarmo (9639) 2007-09-18 22:20
Very beautiful reflections in dusk! The colourful dressed women, the trees and those cows make your image a precious view.
Thanks for sharing,
Maria do Carmo
Bruno40 (6658) 2007-09-29 5:13
Very interesting composition, I like the diagonal line and the perfect reflection.
- Copyright: Rakesh Gupta (rakeshgupta) (2672)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-03-15
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S2 IS
- Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-29 10:06