One would normally expect that a boy holding a rose and offering it to someone would be happy and bubbling with energy. Or in some cases, to be sad if the girl were to reject that symbol of love. I was, however, unprepared for this show of indifference.
As people enjoy the Arabian Sea-front, this boy of not even ten is again(as is his wont every evening) into the dreary job of selling a rose. At an age when he should be enjoying and frolicking, he has every reason to give that bored look.
Throughout the world, providence has snatched the smile of so many of such children.
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Fis2 (99794) 2014-05-06 23:38
Next curious photo from street.
Good frame, colors and depth.
Have a nice afternoon
papagolf21 (103026) 2014-05-07 0:02
J'aime beaucoup votre façon de photographier et de rendre compte à travers vos réalisations des scènes de la vie quotidienne permettant ainsi de mieux comprendre les us et coutumes du pays.
Une image très intéressante.
danos (99309) 2014-05-07 1:00
nice the snapshot from the daily life of this little boy as he sells roses to earn his leaving.I like the good reportage shot as the clarity of the scene.
Nicou (144332) 2014-05-07 2:21
quelle scène et vue ce jeune avec ces roses sueprbe image il a le regard froncé et triste quel portrait et vue.
Bravo et amitié
holmertz (54363) 2014-05-07 2:45
This is a fine but saddening street-photo, very well captured. It has a strong focal point with a great degree of human touch and the warm afternoon light has created very fine colours. The entire setting is interesting, with the view of Marine Drive in the bakground and the nicely dressed middle class people. But the boy, forced to do this boring job, makes me rather sad.
snunney (100850) 2014-05-07 3:59
He does not look very happy at all this little boy and reading your note I can understand why, but perhaps if he made an effort to look happier, he would sell more flowers? A poignant scene from daily life very well rendered under a pleasing warm light.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-05-07 4:02
a thought provoking image this, and a note that tweaks the senses. Powerful imagery that you have captured and presented both thoughtfully and beautifully. Compelling stuff!
Royaldevon (39792) 2014-05-08 3:41
Yes, what you have shown us here, is something quite incongruous: a sad child and beautiful red roses. I agree with you, this child should be able to spend his time playing, developing his creativity and social skills. It is sad that poverty or exploitation denies them of such opportunities.
You have used a fine dof, focusing directly on the child whilst everything else is contextual.
Have a great day,
mirosu (16273) 2014-05-08 5:16
Excellent, well composed snapshot. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions. The selective focus makes it special.
Very well done.
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-05-08 23:56
Great portrait of the rose seller young boy from Mumbai.Life is tough and you got to work hard to make a living ,that is the motto of life in Mumbai.TFS.
shreya2000 (2615) 2014-05-09 3:22
Welcome back to TE after such a long time. We were missing you.
Very good subject chosen by you. Truly showing the hard life of most Indians.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-05-10 2:12
very well captured portrait of the small boy selling roses. His face does not show much satisfaction from his job, obviously it does go very well and the people around him do not seem to be very much interested in his offer. Very well framed and composed but most importantly well documented scene.
Thanks for sharing
Romano46 (18472) 2014-05-10 12:20
mi piace molto in questa tua fotografia l'espressione del soggetto che mostra tuitta la difficolatà del suo lavoro davanti all'indifferenza dei presenti.
Un momento di grande intensità e di grande realismo che hai colto con ottima nitidezza e isolando a perfezione il soggetto dal paesaggio circostante lasciando che la presenza umana segnasse significativamente quello che indendevi esprimere.
Ciao e buona domenica
COSTANTINO (66210) 2014-05-25 22:30
simple but nice shot showing those details
of the daily life and the little boy
selling flowers to earn money
have a nice time
daddo (26904) 2014-06-06 23:49
Namaste Apurba.Another sad photo like your balloon seller. He has grown indifferent to family happiness and wealth- all he is focused on is making enough money to maybe feed his younger siblings, maybe his father is ill and unemployed, maybe he is an orphan.What is there to smile about, what does the beauty of the setting sun mean when his feet are tired and when he gets cold looks and even harsh words from those better off.A sobering moment you captured here.May Goddess Lakshmi smile upon him and his future.Best wishes. Klaudio.