This girl belongs to a group of nomads called the Luhars. They live and travel in wagons eeking a living by hammering and forging metal utensils and cookware to sell on city streets. They are very shy of the camera. Even after buying a small pot, it was all I could do to grab one or two shots before being rebuked.
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Timecatcher (2513) 2005-02-19 0:09
Beautiful Colorful picture with great light!!!
Tweety (4546) 2005-02-19 1:18
Très joli portrait, cette petite fille est très expressive. Sa posture, ses cheveux hirsutes, le rayon de lumière renforcent tout cela. Bravo !
Darren (6823) 2005-02-19 1:49
Hi Caleb. This is a great catch of the girl, I think you did great with the lighting. I do find the people on the elft to be distacting though. Nice shot.
miyazakinh (1861) 2005-02-19 1:50
Very good expression, nice shot
fooeleen (713) 2005-02-19 2:17
very well expressed. and the light at her face enhanced the colors. she looks so out of this world, like there's so much more we don't understand about her, and maybe will never find out.
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-02-19 4:53
beautiful light and great expressions have made this a very nice photo.
JimPix (33) 2005-02-19 4:56
Très belle lumière sur ce regard instantané !
eleparc (24063) 2005-02-19 6:07
this shot has got something special... the light on her face maybe or the fact that she seems alone aside her companions...there is tenderness and emotions in this shot caleb! well done! i wondered whether the left side charatcers could be cropped or cloned out but it would not fit and it would destabilize the soft balance of this shot! so keep'em in!
caliane (610) 2005-02-19 8:12
very interesting photo, showing the cultural way of living.
clodreno (0) 2005-02-19 8:18
Still Pushkar is a nice place, even if touristy.Try to get out of the village.. You have great walks to do there..
I like the image, but.. i am bothered by the Format.. To square.. I'll try a WS.. there is somthing nice, but not a total success.
jcandeli (40) 2005-02-19 10:50
Excellent shot. Nice lighting and the girl is such an interesting subject! Such exagerated (almost cartoon-like) features.
She is actually quite pretty if you look at her closely.
I like this!
Clochette (8076) 2005-02-19 12:40
Hi Caleb !
She is just BEAUTIFUL.
I love this 'quiet wildness', I love her smile which is not really one (a kind of Mona Lisa of India ;-), I love the very touching expression in her dark eyes. And above all, how lucky (or clever ?) you are, for having captured this ray of light just on her face.
Maybe you could have cropped the person on the left ?
Anyway a wonderful portrait, one of my favorite. Excellent work !
sandip (3492) 2005-02-19 12:48
Superb color and light too.Blue skirt of the other girl has a nice impact in the photo.
sohrab (7439) 2005-02-19 13:43
beautiful light caleb
i think that bit of light on her face is what this photograph is all about
how's your trip going and where are you at the moment
take care :)
Curioso (9271) 2005-02-19 14:03
You captured a really good light on her face. You are lucky man ;) Maybe you could crop the compo narrower to exclude disturbing elements which do not bring very interesting context to the picture. Man, that glance is incredible !
Katharina (401) 2005-02-19 14:45
i like the light on her face, blue and orange looks beautiful together
ishai (4097) 2005-02-20 6:12
I can see that you have traveled further to the north ,to the trekearth portrait paradise, India.
Lighting and DOV wise I like it a lot .Expression wise amazing too.
The body language is like she is completely frozen shocked (but I like the hand)
But that thing on the left WHAT IS THIS ? Man crop it away it is killing the shot
bip-bip (1837) 2005-02-20 11:27
This is a great and very expressive portrait. The ray of light just on her glance is incredible
Wish you a good trip !
Luan (12971) 2005-02-20 15:42
Nice highlighted expression, nice pic, good frame !
amihay_s (722) 2005-02-20 16:04
michel_r (1118) 2005-02-21 10:36
this is good again caleb. wonderful light. I believe claude's WS improves... get's you right into the image..
Kicka (0) 2005-02-21 15:07
A cute girl and beautiful light falling in on her face makes this phtotgraph. Hope you have a nice trip with a lot of nice photographs.
Terramoto (138) 2008-07-04 1:22
Funny how nobody ever spends a thought about "why" these people don't like to be taken pictures of. The world ain't a zoo.