This was taken about 60km west of Jaisalmer, women from Kanoi village carrying precious water in metal containers from an oasis on the edge of Sam Dunes, Thar desert. The glowing colours temptation to capture was a hard one to resist and became so apparent when sudden dash of warm light illuminated the overcast cool afternoon and just perfect conditions for a few shots.
It's quite a spectacle when their dresses gleamed within the small area of my view finder. Managed to catch some glimpse of the woman's face who was probably aware of my lens from some distance away.
A true gift of transient light moment and colours
I love to treasure....
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Kielia (24073) 2013-06-04 8:38
how nice that you are my neighbor today with such a fantastic image!
It is the light that is really very effective here. And the very nicely contrasting colors make this composition quite interesting; but most of all I like the dream like atmosphere. My compliments also for the notes!
ManuMay (36083) 2013-06-04 8:48
A wonderful capture, composition, colours, perfect focus on subjects, brights and contrasts are really great, a perfect capture, being there should be like a dream for photographers...isn´t??
Congratulations my friend...
cornejo (35123) 2013-06-04 9:27
Hello Abmdsudi, very good picture of this interesting and beautiful daily life scene, with a beautiful, bright colors, very well composed and captured with good sharpness, light and color. Excellent and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
rbassin (19649) 2013-06-04 9:32
C'est une superbe photo, les robes de couleurs avec l'effet de la lumière est absolument splendide.
Une très belle scène, bravo.
Fis2 (89387) 2013-06-04 9:48
Excellent colors and light.
I like this daily life shot.
Very well done.
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-06-04 9:48
Great photo Abmdsudi! I like it a lot...
You show here a diferent way of life.
Wonderful capture and colors.
annjackman (20711) 2013-06-04 9:54
The colours and light are even more special with the careful use of DOF so that the BG is giving context without interfering. Catching the woman turning her head was a real bonus.
Gorgeous rich colours and shiny pots.
Kind Regards, Ann
baclama (18413) 2013-06-04 10:06
un cadrage parfait, de belles couleurs qui créent de sympathiques contrastes...
dta (70981) 2013-06-04 10:17
Hemmo Abmdsudi ,
A splendid capture of these two elegant women carrying their metalic jar . the light in the coloured clothes is wonderful . Great use of the DOf .
Romano46 (18472) 2013-06-04 10:24
titolo perfetto per questa foto che effettivamente presenta una luce incantevole e colori ancor più belli.
Hai fotografato al meglio i due soggetti che grazie alla messa a fuoco selettiva emergono vivacissimi da uno sfondo altrimenti anonimo e fastidioso e la luce pennella in maniera ottimale i loro abiti rendendoli brillanti in maniera sublime.
Bella nella composizione e nella tecnica. Uno scatto riuscito molto bene. Bravo!
Ciao e buona serata
ourania (35862) 2013-06-04 10:25
the two girls are strikingly elegant and bright focal points in this tightly framed but extremely deep image. The quite fresh greenery that surrounds them and the contrasting blurry backdrop help their fiery bright saris stand out in a very enchanting way. The sharpness you achieved on them for that brief instant is amazing. The girl's look towards your direction was a real gift. The composition and the mood are very fine, you have the skill and experience to anticipate and capture such rare compositions excellently. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Cricri (110665) 2013-06-04 10:51
Pas des plus léger de porter ce pot d'eau sur la tête et pourtant c'est fait avec élégance, beaucoup de charme de leurs tenues que la lumière illumine, très jolie scène
PaulVDV (24191) 2013-06-04 10:52
I can imagine how elegant these ladies move through the bushes with the water cans gracefully on their heads.
Their long, colourful robes fluttering in the wind contribute significantly to this elegant walking.
Splendid daily life-picture.
Best regards, Paul
Noel_Byrne (27000) 2013-06-04 10:57
Another beauty :) the light here is really spectacular, and the fact that one woman is visible to us as she turned slightly and the other is a wonderful silhouette makes a great piece of drama and mystery. The colours are stunning, again I think because the light seems to have focused on these two women for your shot. A galactic light that illuminates the perfect moment is a rare gift indeed, something to treasure is true.
Porteplume (3432) 2013-06-04 11:08
What attracted my eyes were the colours but the backlight through the linen fabric and vibrating against the foggy background is even more beautiful...
Very clever composed and a truly lovely shot indeed!
Amicalement - Viviane
TRB (13914) 2013-06-04 11:19
Composition and exposure to excellent.
Colors, superb clarity and light ...
liked it very much, very nice sharing.
ktanska (25655) 2013-06-04 12:02
Bright colours really catch attention on this one. And so do those big green leaves. Good use of off-centre framin and short focus.
Hanssie (10441) 2013-06-04 12:20
Light is nice.....
Colours are nice.....
Fantastic photo ! !
siudzi (34131) 2013-06-04 12:48
Wow! What a truly awesome scene you had an opportunity to see and photographed! The light and colors created an unique view. Perfectly taken. TFS.
m00n (2259) 2013-06-04 13:46
Fantastic photo composition and colors and of course the perfect depth of field. I love this picture. Only twig on the face of woman in yellow dress spoils me almost perfect picture. What a shame ...
carlo62 (38052) 2013-06-04 14:53
Molto bello questo scatto, i colori vivaci delle due donne colpiscno l'attenzione.
Bello il movimento che hanno in mezzo al verde ed il paesaggio sfocato sullo sfondo.
adidas5nb (5685) 2013-06-04 17:45
love bright colorful picture with great composition.
pajaran (54556) 2013-06-04 22:10
Lep pogled na gospodje u narodnoj nosnji, koje nose posude sa vodom na glavi ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Nice view of the ladies in traditional costume, carrying water containers on their heads ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
A beautiful moment.
Have a great day, all the best.
jjcordier (78388) 2013-06-04 22:52
Très belle photo, superbement composée et exploitant de merveilleuse façon la lumière qui vient jouer sur ces élégants saris colorés.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-06-05 1:29
another beautiful daily-life photo from India!Amazing how colorful is the country and how bright and vivid all the colors appear to us.
I like the way you composed and framed the scene,but even more the way you mastered here the depth.This clear division on sharp FG and blurred BG is spectacular.
rigoletto (34269) 2013-06-05 3:41
You present the typical attractive colors of India with a sophisticated taste. I like a lot how you give the transparency of the garments. I wish you clicked half a second before to avoid the juxtapositioning of the face with the tip of the plant.
SnapRJW (31625) 2013-06-05 4:27
The colours of the saris are made extra brilliant thanks to the back-light Abmdsudi. The women with their decorative water containers really capture the imagination here and I love the way they stand out against the neutral background. Well managed and very lovely. Warm regards rosemary
delpeoples (54693) 2013-06-05 4:40
What an enchanting photo. The beautiful women, going about their daily work, dressed so elegantly and walking with such poise. The light is magical, I like how they've been placed to the left of the frame and the blurred depth of field has worked incredibly well.
Thanks for sharing, have a beautiful day
kato (11630) 2013-06-05 5:05
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition/focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see two women who wear a primary color dress which awakes and has carried the container by which water went into the head. That they are walking in rich green nature has given peacefulness to the side to see.
claudeD (35081) 2013-06-05 7:20
really very good lights and colors for this perfect contribution to TE. I like the clarity and sharpness very much.Very well done.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
Silvio1953 (129368) 2013-06-05 11:39
Ciao Abmdsudi, great portrait of lovely couple in nice pose, fantastic dresses, wonderful bright colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mkamionka (32367) 2013-06-05 13:32
beautiful work, again with a feeling of an impressionist painting here. There is so much colors, subtle light and atmosphere. Background so nicely blurred. Women in colorful dresses look magnificent.
Your pictures are always a great inspiration.
fritzi007 (8432) 2013-06-05 13:35
wonderful photo, very good perspective, the colors are excellent, really a good job, congratulations!
bukitgolfb301 (37554) 2013-06-05 16:52
Hi dear Abmdsudi YTH
Wow datang lagi! Hasil yanh hebatnya!
Vivid and bright color trouch image, so fantastic!
Thanks for your sharing with your finest work and have a good day!
jhm (143511) 2013-06-06 4:04
This is for our Western world a miracle that these women this can carry, on these way remain the women in good condition and lovely right.
What a lovely picture splendid colours an wonderful light.
Excellent composition, nice colours and presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
willperrett (8017) 2013-06-06 4:38
Great framing and of course the colours of the saris against the green and cyan of the surroundings! Gorgeous.
Urs (14082) 2013-06-06 5:12
Superb shot against the sun with perfect light management and vibrant bright colour hues. The tele lens help to get a fine DOF. Well done
marabu61 (9391) 2013-06-06 6:40
The beautiful saris of the women in Rajastan are spectacular indeed. Especially in the brown landscape of the Thar desert they come in their own in the special light of the desert.
Wonderful capture with the light shining trough the dresses and the little glimpse of the girl makes this a very interesting shoot indeed.
have a good day
rogerl (1544) 2013-06-06 10:41
Abmdsudi, this is a really beautifully captured shot, particularly since as you say it simply "happened". The colors are lovely, accented by the reflected sunlight on the urns, and the soft focus in the background forces us to concentrate on the women in the fg. Thanks.
nikkitta (16476) 2013-06-06 16:12
I have more of your photos to comment , but I began with this very beautiful one, women with colorful saris carring water in these silver or sometimes golden recipients is for me , the essence of India
As you said light and color almost transparent are the main protagonist of the capture with the smart branches as a kind of frame and good blurred BG
Greetings, congrats and TFS
A real pleasure to watch your fallery
adramad (40196) 2013-06-07 4:26
Simply brilliant .... this beautiful composition, I love the fabulous contrast of intense color sarees that attract our eyes, also the effect of light on the fabric creates a superb effect.
Great management of both the luminosity and the optimum sharpness.
Well done. I love it.
Enjoy a great weekend.
adores (40408) 2013-06-08 16:04
A magical scene! I love the combination of colours and the light on the saris. The colours and the water containers really take us to Rajasthan. These are the plants we usually find in the desert:)! Good capture!
mcmtanyel (16031) 2013-06-09 19:27
What a delight to look at! I love the light through the translucent coverings of these ladies. I guess, with a zoom, you did not have much choice but I also love the blurry background. Excellent composition, color and light management.
macjake (60642) 2013-06-18 14:02
another splendid photo my friend, what can i say!
you hit the mark very well, with the light coming through the reds and yellows of their attire.
and seeing the large containers is something special too.
wonderful cultural photo while executing the light and the elements so smartly.
enjoy your day
maloutim (9639) 2013-06-24 14:25
Whaouh ! You saved your best Rajasthani water-carriers for last !
How elegant ! And what beautiful sunlight sifting through their veils !
The bright colours give such a great effect on the blue and green blurred background.
drt100 (2095) 2013-06-26 14:04
An absolutely great photo. Perfect with the face turned to see her profile and focus forward to mute the background, yet still understand what it is. Good that you kept the forward path and did not crop closer to the ladies. To the end of the branch. drt100
jemaflor (88799) 2013-07-06 5:52
Well taken, well composed too, Interesting result with light and colors, tfs.
ikeharel (62139) 2014-10-26 1:38
A fantastic moment taken on photo, Abmdsudi.
The backlight effect on the red and yellow saris those ladies were wearing, is a great value to the scene - yet with good contrast to green.
The subject of carrying water is a whole diff. angle to this photo, also made the whole most impressive and intriguing, photography-wise. Great.
have a nice new week,
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (46220)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-17
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-04 8:31