This photo was taken in Nawalgarh, a small town in the Shekhawati region, in Rajasthan.
Nawalgarh is well known because it has some of the best preserved havelis in the region. The havelis are private mansions decorated with magnificent frescoes, which are common in this region. However, Nawalgarh is not so popular among tourists, as other towns in the region and that makes it a special place to go around and watch the daily life of the locals.
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holmertz (38523) 2011-01-18 8:26
There is nothing more pleasant than places which are avoided by most tourist. I like this plain composition which shows some distinct characters in a very typical setting. The colours are mild and nice and the light is very good. The sharpness is perfect.
ruisc_pt (10525) 2011-01-18 8:58
Imagens belas, estas, que nos trazes da Índia.
Gosto da "postura" dos homens..."typical".
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-01-18 9:05
Like the way these people spend their time. Nice shot.
ikeharel (54045) 2011-01-18 9:28
Local people in "resting" mode, well taken, Ana.
You arosed much interest when taking the photo.
Good color's compo., under shade and fine light.
BennyV (13548) 2011-01-18 9:29
A sweet daily life scene with a great line-up of characters. The old building makes a great backdrop. I like the composition too, although I'd have prefered to see either more or less of the bicylce.
Bluejeans (64247) 2011-01-18 10:24
Oi Ana ,
Mais uma interessante cena de vida diária deste povo , estes 5 homens a conversar bem descontraídos , interessantes detalhes nas paredes de fundo , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
bebbetto (12) 2011-01-18 11:02
Beautiful photo with perfect composition and fascinating atmosphere. Very interesting document of everyday life
rbassin (16873) 2011-01-18 11:03
Voici une très belle scène de la vie quotidienne,le groupe d'homme prend le temps de se réunir simplement.
Bonne composition, bien présentée.
yquem46 (38382) 2011-01-18 12:57
we must be the only 2 to go to Nawalgarh !!
A nice street life scene, but what I like best in your shot is the color of the walls behind the group, so typical of India
have a nice evening
lucasgalodoido (21051) 2011-01-18 17:07
uma foto curiosa essa dos senhores sentados, e não duvido muito de estarem discutindo política, como em toda parte do mundo. Acho que a bicicleta merecia aparecer por completo na foto.
Parabéns e Abraço,
wolf38 (31014) 2011-01-18 23:24
Hi Ans. Everyday life. The men sit together. Everything is very calm and tranquil. Just a strange world for us. Well observed and presented. The photo pleases me very well. Rgds, Wolfgang.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-01-19 2:17
Scene of life very well collected nad too very well composed. I like the balance with the interesting bicycle on the left. attitudes of the five len very well collected too. the differents elements arise very well to the BG, greta depht dus.
batalay (35043) 2011-01-19 4:12
I like the group portrait of the five friends, discussing the problems of the world. The architecture with the strangely damaged stucco just up to one point is puzzling. Is it flood damage or were slabs of marble pulled off. The partial presence of the bicycle is a nice touch.
Atousa (7123) 2011-01-19 7:38
Nice to visit such places!.. I like the friendly atmosphere of your shot.. it seems they really feel comfortable in front of your camera.. good details as well.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
mauro61 (52623) 2011-01-20 2:09
buona l'ambientazione con gli uomini seduti a conversare e l'architettura della casa alle spalle.
ottimo controllo della luce,
sacimar (25975) 2011-01-20 6:50
este es un pais que quiero visitar, una buena imagen de algo cotidiano, incluida la bicicleta, me gustan las expresiones de las caras, bien visto,
siolaw (38074) 2011-01-20 8:49
A pleasant daily life scene with interesting characters and typical architecture.
Maybe cropping the half bicycle is an option too...
Charo (51210) 2011-01-20 10:09
En algo más de una semana espero poder hacer fotos como esta, donde se muestra esta particular vida cotidiana de India, con esos personajes de rostros grabados a fuego.
Excelente retrato y muy buenos detalles.
paololg (31448) 2011-01-20 11:16
Yes, dear Ana, as you justly tell in the notes, this is a typical scene of daily life in India. Good composition and excellent photographic quality. I appreciate particularly the elderly man with the turban, in his typical Indian attire. Brava!
Ciao, have a nice Friday!
yedirenk (11244) 2011-01-20 11:16
very friendly ambiance from İndia.light,colours and sharpness are perfect..very impressive textures and details in house in the background..excellent presentation.TFS
jaywalker (16095) 2011-01-20 12:22
Hi Ana, A nice photo of this gathering of men, They all look as though they have a 1000 stories to tell, the old doors create a wonderful background & I think the large lock is a nice extra, well composed & great sharp quality, kind regards Wilson.
patdeph (35748) 2011-01-20 12:58
what a nice typical scene of India!I love these people quietly sat in the street,particularly this one with the turban,and I love this splendid architecture behind them!Superb picture!
Waylim (25172) 2011-01-20 23:31
Another really nice daily life shot. I love the casual moment of the men sitting there enjoying their time off, just chatting and with old friend and neighbors. I like the beautiful color of the wall of the house. A bike also adds a nice element to the whole composition.
vasilpro (40881) 2011-01-21 23:44
Good morning Ana,
Wonderful daily life composition, excellent light management, very good contrast, beautiful scene, lovely colors, very nice POV.
Have a nice weekend, Vasilis.
bukitgolfb301 (34916) 2011-01-22 0:37
Hi my dear Ana
Another wonderful shot. Nice and moderate distance from that group. Very considerd framework by cuuting the byscle. Clearly sharp focusing and very well considered composition as usual. Thanks for your sharing with finest work, have a good Saturday and best regards,
abmdsudi (41134) 2011-01-22 2:08
Nawalgarh is probably not on the visitors map which is always good to venture without much hassle from the locals. This is another nice daily life captured and we have a strong color to drag eyes into his image, my compliments, he is the odd one in saffron. Excellent compostion and viewpoint, colors are harmiously blended and really cool! in nice light and contrast. sharpness is superb and good textures. Well done Ana
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-01-22 2:13
Há homens bonitos no meio da atividade produtiva:) Uma imagem típica, interessante, muito bem enquadrada e executada. Bravo.
paura (47166) 2011-01-23 13:01
A bonita cena está muito bem apresentada, com um soberbo enquadramento e rica composição. Estou aqui pensando se você pediu antes de tirar a fotografia.
kordinator (14831) 2011-01-24 4:11
Fine daily life composition.
Although this town is not so interesting for tourists as you say in your text, this is really photos interesting photos.
Fantastic group of people with beautiful old buildings in the background.
Beautiful columns and beautiful color.
Perfectly conducting light.
Only my small complaint is, I would I cut off the bicycle wheel and a picture set in the square format.
Although I say, that I would do, it does not disturb the beauty of the work.
Silvio1953 (118143) 2011-01-24 12:01
Ciao Ana, lovely daily life scene with interesting people, wonderful colors and splendid clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2011-01-25 0:20
you have captured the street atmosphere of India excellently, it has a very relaxed feeling...
Good work, Ivana
vishaal (1030) 2011-01-25 2:11
A wonderful composition of daily life in the streets of this small town of Shekhawati. People relaxing near a haweli, talking weather and other things, sharing their little experiences...!
Very nostalgic for me, beause I spent my early childhood in this little town ! So many memories, so much of emotions related with this place called Nawalgarh. I remember my early childhood days, and I find a lot of difference between then and now. But some good things never change.
An excellent quality shot with great sharpness and beautiful color tones.
Thanks for this and .....for bringing my good old memories back !!
ciakgiak (30407) 2011-01-25 13:45
ho scelto quest'immagine perché mi colpisce molto il soggetto, o i soggetti, ed il contesto ambientale che li circonda. bellissimi i colori e la qualità.
Un caro abbraccio
mesutilgim (81300) 2011-01-26 15:32
Wonderfull daily life scene from India. Perfect pov and very good layout. Nice bright colors.
Poor but happy people !
TFS and best regards
Angshu (55035) 2011-01-27 20:56
A common scene in India, locals chatting away, mostly elderly folks. Maybe a crop on the left along the pillar would have brought them closer & also taken care of the cropped bicycle. But a nice daily life Ana!
jmdias (53469) 2011-02-14 1:27
muito boa a nitidez e a suavidade da luz aqui. os detalhes da bela arquietura e o bom posicionamento destes homens criaram uma ótima composição. uma foto que é uma viagem
emilbo (22262) 2011-02-15 7:55
Me revoilà et j'ai retrouvé cette magnifique photo de tous ces gens qui prendre une bonne pause devant cette intéressante façade défraîchie. Belle prise de vue et parfait rendu des couleurs.
Toutes mes amitiés et bonne journée,
eldancer1 (26028) 2011-02-21 18:37
Very nice documentation of the daily life of ordinary people, I wish I could join them. I like your pov and it has a good dof with sharp details. Great colors. Well done, tfs.
skippy007 (12510) 2011-02-26 19:33
I agree with Gert when he says that there is nothing more pleasant than visiting places which are less frequented by tourists. I like the way you have captured these men, casually posing for their visitor ;-) Beautiful soft colour & excellent clarity, I think the partial bicycle is a good inclusion, adds interest & is certainly a big part of their life. Well done, a lovely & interesting image.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (35026)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-01
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/13 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): India [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-18 8:20
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