The shepherd boy is keeping vigil over his herd from a distance.
This is a typical ambiance of hilly terrain of Purulia district (West Bengal, India). Note the colour of the soil, it is reddish. Presence of iron-oxide is responsible for this. Though this area receives significantly less rainfall, thanks to high fertility of the red soil, they are not barren. The white dots behind the boy is “Mohua” (Madhuca longifolia). This is the most important flower for the local tribals. Collection and selling of Mohua is a common profession of the villagers.
Shot at Purulia, West Bengal, India at 07:07 AM
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subhendu_bagchi (25398) 2013-08-24 11:27
a very warm welcome to TE. You entered here with a nice photograph. The natural beauty of the land of red soil is always worth seeing and here we can see a glimpse of it. Beautiful colours. Nice composition with the shepherd (though it will be better if there are some cattle in the frame) and those trees in background. Nice to see the smoker coming out from the burned dry leafs. Like the clarity of your image and depth of it... A very nice one. Thanks for sharing, hope to see some beautiful photos from you...
williewhistler (13113) 2013-08-24 12:21
welcome to TE,I hope you enjoy the experience.
This is a fine shot,taken from a good position that allows you to place the young shepherd nicely in the FG from where he can watch the sheep grazing amongst the trees.
It`s nice to see the background environment in a thoughtfully composed photograph.Technically it is very good,as is your note.Well done.
drt100 (2053) 2013-08-24 14:05
Welcome to TE and you have posted a great starting photo. There are many great people here who make supportive and useful comments and suggestions. Your vantage point for this picture is very good from the boy through the smoke and off into the distance ... placing the forest on the right side is great. Nice colors - a very good first post - again - welcome
pajaran (49630) 2013-08-24 22:54
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Priroda zna da bude surova.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the place and time ...
A good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and time indicated.
Nature can be a cruel.
Have a great rest day, all the best.
jjcordier (74512) 2013-08-24 23:26
Bienvenue sur TE!
Très bonne photo. L'enfant accroupi contribue à lui donner une atmosphère particulière. Belle image qui "raconte" une histoire.
Indrasish (2833) 2013-08-25 0:58
Excellent shot here.. Welcome to Te.. Like the composition and the Nice colors too.. Very well done.. Superb image quality also.. Thanks for attaching an interesting note with it.. Foreground and background are well balanced..
Good afternoon and wish you all the best..
rychem (20815) 2013-08-25 7:23
Beautiful photo and interseting scene with the boy, good sharpness and nice color combination
dkmurphys (47666) 2013-08-25 13:05
Very picturesque scene from that country side. I like the atmosphere and the colors, well taken.
Have a good week.
Urs (14082) 2013-08-27 4:09
Welcome to Trekearth. Enjoy the galleries as much as you are out there looking for the best possible shot. Photography is more then a hobby, it is a passion. The shepherd boosts DOF and adds life to your shot in warm colour hues. Well done
daddo (23104) 2013-08-28 16:07
Namaste Alekhya. Nice ambiance in this composition. The diffused light (aided by the smoke) in the distance gives the scene a dreamy quality. Lovely earthy colours and clever composition as we gaze with the boy into the distance. Welcome to TE. Klaudio.
Miguel82 (21718) 2013-08-29 11:04
A good shot for your first one Alekhya, you show a sample of the life of that guy, he is taking care of his animals
The landscape is wonderful dry forest and maybe waste lands
Thanks and have a nice evening
ikeharel (54117) 2013-09-14 9:00
Good evening Alekhya, and welcome to TE recently.
A very optimistic pic., looking through the woods over his herd.
Fine clear shot, inspite the smoke/dust rose within the small forest.
Valensiaa (240) 2013-10-01 3:45
Thank you for showing India in this way. Photo is wonderful, colors, clarity, composition, mood and moment captured is just awesome.
Wishing a nice day!
NorthernLight (1879) 2013-10-15 10:26
a peaceful, beautiful picture. A landscape with warm soft colors, contrasting to the shepherd boy with red clothes.
The relaxed body posture of the shepherd indicates that everything is as it should be.
With kind regards from Sweden
imageme (1625) 2013-11-28 5:05
Hi Alekhya, Wonderful image with detail note provided. I like the composition very much, it simply tells the daily routine life of the countryside. The boy sat there keeping eye on his herd brings out the soul of this image. The smoke from the soil adds extra life in the frame. Awesome natural colours and very good POV with great sense of depth. Thank for sharing
Romano46 (16584) 2013-12-10 5:07
l'India si presenta con paesaggi molto diversi tra loro e realtà locali assai differenti le une dalle altre e te hai il pregio di rappresentarle nei loro vari aspetti.
In questa è ben fatta la composizione anche grazie alla presenza in evidenza del pastorello ed i colori leggermente sfumati rendono bene il clima e la particolarità del suolo che hai saputo descrivere molto bene nelle note.
Molto buoni anche contrasto e nitidezza,
Ciao e buona serata
nikkitta (13939) 2013-12-11 12:20
Semms its your first post on TE, if so Welcome!
Quite well composed capture with interesting landscape, red earth, trees and the smoke
The shepherd gives a a good note of diferent color, bsides being well positionated
mcmtanyel (11589) 2014-01-09 20:51
I see that that you made quite a splash into TE. This is very impressive for a first photo. You have placed the shepherd at the right place to be watching over his flock.
fabbs99 (16147) 2014-02-02 21:33
Nicely hilly area from purulia.Excellent tones and very well captured.TFS.