This is taken from Gangaur Ghat, from my routine early morning photo walk just to get a feel and sample a bit of the sights. It is quite a beautiful little old city and peaceful with small meandering alley-ways and of course the famous ghats that come with it. Interestingly wherever you find water in India, you are bound to find people washing clothes or themselves in it.
As Udaipur is situated right beside the huge Lake Pichola that runs through the old city, you will find both customs being practiced, and everyday seems like washing day to them. Each woman comes balancing her tub of washing on her head and brings with her a wooden paddle of sorts with which she will pound the dirt from the clothes during the washing.
A normal way of life perhaps but what a visual treat they have presented me .....
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adidas5nb (5399) 2013-06-02 7:14
its like a water painting.love the birds flying over the water and the lit back ground.nicely see.good timing and sharpness.
cornejo (31579) 2013-06-02 8:54
Hello Abmdsudi, very good view of this interesting and beautiful daily life scene, with some interesting and beautiful reflections, very well captured with a great pov, in this great and beautiful photography. An interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and nice job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
ourania (31137) 2013-06-02 9:04
beautiful colours and textures! The luminous colours stand out superbly in the mostly dark, shady ambiance. There's a magic realm laid out on the water surface and the daily life scene described in your note takes such a tiny part of the frame. The flying birds bring life to the foreground and balance the scene in the other corner of the frame. I like very much how you handled the strong contrasts by enhancing them even more. The bright colours of the women's clothes are very eye catching. What a setting for the daily chores. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
Romano46 (18454) 2013-06-02 9:04
il colore non manca di certo in questa foto, così come il folklorecon le donne nei pressi dell'acqua con i loro abiti variopinti.
Ma il bello della foto risiede essenzialmente in un eccellente riflesso saturo di colore che disegna in maniera deforme l'architettura che si specchia nell'acqua, tra il volo di uno stormo di uccelli che arricchiscono la composizione.
Colori eccellenti e splendida nitidezza rendono il lovoro di eccellente fattura. Bravo!
Ciao e buona serata
pajaran (52106) 2013-06-02 10:31
Lep pogled ujutru na reku i zene koje peru ...
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak sa refleksom na vodi.
Lep trenutak sa pticama.
Nice view of the river in the morning and the women who wash their ...
Good composition, nice place and time shown with reflex on the water.
A nice moment with birds.
All the best.
papagolf21 (86226) 2013-06-02 11:34
Quelle composition une fois encore ! Qui s'en plaindrait ?
Une image très belle bénéficiant d'une superbe lumière.
Sujet parfaitement mis en valeur.
Fis2 (85599) 2013-06-02 11:36
Good idea, curious effect.
Excellent composition and frame.
I like reflections
Well done, TFS.
Silvio1953 (122353) 2013-06-02 14:57
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely composition with fantastic reflections, splendid light and colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jjcordier (76416) 2013-06-02 23:22
Beauté des reflets et de la lumière mais aussi de la composition avec le groupe de "laveuses" bien placé dans l'image.
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-06-03 2:26
you present us daily routine of these women in a very attractive way.
Alone the water surface with its so lovely distracted reflections look delightful.And then we have additionally those birds flying around and of course women dressed colorful and making their daily actions.
I like your composition with quite high running horizon line.It works well with the photographed theme.Also colors are fabulous,so vibrant and good saturated.
adramad (38077) 2013-06-03 5:10
A wonderful way to show the daily chores of cleaning of these two women, reflections and water and variety of color tones create a spectacular image, the birds flying and we see in close-up, are a perfect complement.
Great job, I love it.
A beautiful day that gives a wonderful brightness and sharpness.
Have a good day.
dkmurphys (49372) 2013-06-03 5:53
I like the way you've taken this image by reducing at the minimum the real scene and giving the reflections the most of the surface. Well taken, enjoy a fine week.
Urs (14082) 2013-06-03 7:54
Giving preference to the reflection instead of the temple changes the POV and boost the attractiveness of the shot a lot. It is a bold move, but when looking at the vivid colour hues, the vibrancy of the scene, it is an excellent photo job.
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Cricri (106371) 2013-06-03 9:52
Vous êtes une personne qui s'intéresse beaucoup a la vie des gens, avec beaucoup d'intérêt et du cœur envers eux, je sens cela en vous en lisant vos note et regarder vos images, celle ci en est encore la preuve, belle , colorée, vivante, pleine de douceur et d'admiration
rychem (23326) 2013-06-03 10:27
An impressionistic photo, I like such colorful reflections very much, well seen, well done
kato (11630) 2013-06-03 23:35
You're capturing well this scene by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the calm/wide river with the reflection and some women washing their clothes at river bank. It's impressive in their clothes with original color. In India, the spectacle which washes in river or purifies itself is also seen well. This is also this one. As another for a health side, I feel their vitality for life.
lousat (76982) 2013-06-04 0:48
A very original capture,perfect to pay attention at the reflections and to image what there is over the river,a lot of colors and a magic light,whit beautiful in flight gulls too,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
jemaflor (84777) 2013-06-04 4:18
Great shot with lovely reflections on water, Perfect brightness, colors and human presence, Birds give also interesting details.
Graal (97527) 2013-06-04 8:52
nice colourful image. E specially I like the reflections. Water is like painted. Fine captured scene in BG. Good shot.
Have a nice evening.
mcmtanyel (13539) 2013-06-16 22:12
You have caught the painting created by water and wind very skillfully. TFS.
COSTANTINO (55564) 2014-08-23 8:22
Hello dear friend
your shots bring always a message like
this one showing in a particular way
scenes of daily life here we have many
shots in one the paletter o the painter
photographer has t oo many colors in
golden tones but the greatest beauty
are the flying birds in blue
I am impressed by your phrase
interestingly whenever you find water
in India you are bound to find people
washing clothes or themselves
no more comments
have a nice evening
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (43594)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-12
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW, Tokina 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/14.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-02 7:07