This was the place, a very peaceful spot and one of the many ghats in Udaipur lake city - also known as a Jewel of Mewar - where I ended up after roaming the sight searching the scenes potential for the early morning. It was beautiful clear sky and everything clicked as the sun was pushing its glorious colours and golden light over the enchanting waterways. I saw a window of opportunity for making few quick shots when the tranquility of the water and its reflections was broken.
Capturing this, after an elderly gentleman had emersed from an early morning dip - his daily routine perhaps and possibly his fav spot who seemed to be thoroughly enjoying himself. I tried my very best to make myself as invisible as I could as not the intrude his privacy, however my presence was eventually sensed when shutter was released. Be respectful and sensitive to local culture & way of life, I strongly believe goes a long way and to my great relief he seemed so relax..
Candid daily life photography can be fun actually and always people are most natural when they are not being observed and it's all about spontaneous grabbing the ‘moment' precisely as the 'moment' tends to only occur once. There is nothing like stealing a moment which is just fragments of their lives and that very moment of the subject first catching us is quite telling but extremely real and the results are very true to life and faithful to reality.
and that's the joy of documenting daily life....
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Apurba20 (984) 2014-02-17 1:49
This is a riot of colors.
Too beautiful for words.
danos (99271) 2014-02-17 2:13
nice the snapshot with your candid camera to capture this beautiful event.I like the great play of the light and the colour management as the beauty of the place that looks like so charmy and unique.
papagolf21 (103026) 2014-02-17 2:35
Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Beauté de l'instant très joliment mis en valeur et fort bien photographié.
J'aime beaucoup l'ambiance générale dégagée.
lousat (92936) 2014-02-17 2:47
This is truly great!! Needs great class to think and do a pic like this,you play in a fantastic way with colors and reflections,lights and shadows,to create a magnificent catch-eye,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
nedasepanloo (234) 2014-02-17 2:57
quite smart shut.beautiful bright colors.remains a lot of thing for imagination .
Fis2 (99766) 2014-02-17 3:20
Interesting POV and super colors.
I like light and shadow.
Person add savor of photo.
Have a nice evening
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-17 4:44
Nice DL shot from the shores of Udaipur lake. Like the way the tree shadow is cutting through the bright green algae. The ripples in the silky water is also very attractive. The lone bather adds life to your composition. Good shot with great clarity and natural colours. Thanks for sharing.
mirosu (16273) 2014-02-17 4:57
Excellent light, shadow and color play. Superb reflections. I'd say beautiful photo artwork. Nice to see the person near the water, adding some life to the scene.
Very well done
Wish you a very nice week.
Sergiom (81847) 2014-02-17 5:05
Une très belle composition matinale. La plus belle heure pour la photo. Le baigneur est bien placé et laisse tout l'espace à l'ombre de l'arbre sur le vert qui est l'élément le plus intéressant.
SNOOP_Chan (4377) 2014-02-17 7:05
Hello my friend, very nice image here. I guess it's one of those moments where you think immediately to get the camera out a get a shot. Amazing colors on the composition and good sharpness. Well done.
Oceania (5202) 2014-02-17 7:11
So you switched topic to India. The composition is very artful, excellently and beautiful done. The picture is perfectly mix with lights and shadows. It's so wonderful.
rychem (37427) 2014-02-17 8:32
Great patchwork of colors, shapes, shadows and light. Really a peaceful atmosphere, I like such picturesque placesRegards
holmertz (54337) 2014-02-17 10:17
This is an unusual photo that I at first thought was mainly an almost abtract composition of colours and shapes. Then little by little I noticed the man, the rounded steps, the reflections of buildings and the shadow of a tree in the waterplants. So in the end it became a fully understandable, but still quite original, composition.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-02-17 11:20
a beautiful nostalgic atmosphere with nice composition, attractive lights and details, the POV is very nice, too.
Noel_Byrne (31672) 2014-02-17 12:16
What an unusual image. I look at the shadow of the tree trunk to the left, and with the green algae in the water, it looks like a 2D vision of a tree growing in the water! I have to say, that is what caught my eye first, its a fascinating effect. I love the green too, so lush and vibrant (and I'm Irish, attracted to anything green.). A very interesting contrast of colors and light and shade here, I like this a lot!
Silvio1953 (145703) 2014-02-17 12:33
Ciao Abmdsudi, lovely composition with fascinating reflections, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (47150) 2014-02-17 13:00
both you and the gentleman enjoyed this place and its atmosphere so much but it's very interesting and amusing to think how similar and how different your perceptions of it were. You saw a great scene with a discreet but interesting hero and a marvellous, poetic ambiance. The shadows are fascinating and you've captured an extraordinary palette of colours. The note you wrote describing the tranquil scene and your creative work, is exciting. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
shevchenko (20548) 2014-02-18 0:26
Good frame to show a beautiful corner that comprises sunlight, shading, greenery floating plants, wave of water and reflection, creative shot, lovely nature view, distinct photo, well done.
jhm (154576) 2014-02-18 3:42
You play wonderful with light and shadows, also very pleasant is the ridges in water, these make a nice around game.
Lovely green area with a very quiet feeling.
Very well composition, light and colours are excellent taken.
Nice done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
claudeD (39635) 2014-02-18 6:27
very fine idea to show us this morning impressions from Udaipur. Very fine fresh colors and excellent contrasts. Very good light managment.I like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
adramad (46532) 2014-02-18 12:57
A superb exhibition chromatic, with this abundance of colors in the river, shadows and lights, also play an important asset in the success of this picture, the lone bather early riser, is ideal, exposed in the sunshine.
Very good brightness and sharpness.
Well seen and done better. I love it.
Have a good day.
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-02-18 23:32
What a super image you have captured so well, at first glance it appears the tree is growing in the water with it reflection trunk on to the floating weed.
Wonderful colours, well managed.
The guy adds life to the scene in a calm way.
CLODO (34720) 2014-02-19 0:54
I was first attracted by the vivid splash of colors, green vs orange and bdeep blue in the middle, but when opening the picture, we discover the heavy shades and a small human presence well lighted by the sun. good management of the light to present us the indian daily life.
adidas5nb (5743) 2014-02-19 4:28
this is such an artistic pic,with a rare circular pov with the stairs and the ripples.great green patch with the shadow of the tree.
Cricri (120579) 2014-02-20 6:13
Une image fait de contraste de la lumière aux couleurs et de sublime reflets, très jolie réalisation
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-02-22 7:21
Photography is about lighting and being at the right place at the right time, you achieve both with this beautiful capture of this scene. I like the half lighted person. Good lighting balance and nice details with wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
Angshu (56758) 2014-02-28 0:55
I think the brighness of the green algae and the shadow of the tree on the algae is so overbearing that we can hardly see the man bathing. The blue of the water contrasts well with the green. Indeed even if the man was not there, this would have made a fine image (but your title had to change :-))
COSTANTINO (66210) 2014-02-28 1:00
monimalistic shot truly great
your inspiration created a first class shot
and according to your useful notes this
is a very peaceful spot and one of the
many ghats in Udaipur lake city
Kielia (24077) 2014-03-15 9:51
this is an amazing view indeed. The scenery is impressive and the composition wisely chosen. I really like the nicely contrasting colors and the fascinating light. And I enjoyed reading the interesting notes!
ikeharel (72955) 2014-09-29 7:22
A fabulous light and shadows over the pond, Abmdsudi, gave a magnificent enhancement to the green, and the rest is a nice reflection.
Small ripples over water surface, added wonderful texture.
Nicely spotted and well applied.
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (55176)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-12
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-17 1:40