When you tire of the monuments in Mandu you can walk to and through the villages dotted over the plateau. Sometimes we were chased by cheeky kids, "you have pen?", Take photo, take photo!". But more often we met with shy smiles and the occassional invite for chai.
I'm not sure of the meaning of the writing on the wall, maybe one of our Hindi speaking friends can help, I think it is a political slogan but maybe and most probaly am, completely wrong.
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Lucassie (219) 2007-03-07 16:41
Great picture of a real life
Ferrus (789) 2007-03-07 16:44
this photo of the everyday situation of an Indian girl is great.
It tells us a lot about life in Inda, especially about being a girl there.
I wonder if she goes to the school because I heard that female children are not very welcome in families - they always want a boy as a baby. But this photo shows us that a girl can be as wonderful as a boy.
Thank you for sharing
mugush (2098) 2007-03-07 16:48
WoW Elaine.. it is the picture i was looking for..very well captured daily life(i love daily life work).. very liviley picture..good composition,, i like the color of text written on wall..
keep it up
thanks for sharing
quillo (11850) 2007-03-07 16:57
Hello Elaine, magnificent colors and a very good light, the balanced affluent frame, a escelente work. Congratulations.
Regards from Spain.
faubry (35405) 2007-03-07 17:14
bonsoir Elaine, very intersting image, i like expression from this girl, like afraid...words on the wall give us colors
gabrielpat (7163) 2007-03-07 17:36
very nice shot,colors are so strong.nice position of the girl at the door.
designsoul (21492) 2007-03-07 20:12
Unfortunately I can't help you with the writing on the wall, but this shot has certainly helped lifting my spirits. Beautiful, in fact completely magical moment, as if we were placed within the softest of dreams, with sleeping animals lying on the ground in the front while a girl, so lovely, in her brilliant multicoloured skirt is wondering about in the doorway of this mud house. Wonder-ful, Elaine!
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2007-03-08 2:42
Hi Elaine, scribbling on a wall like this is almost irresistable to have in a photo, especially when you have such a nice person standing in the open doorway. The nice thing about this is, is that there are even arrows pointing at the girl.
it is really a lovely, peaceful and colorful scene here with the two goats lying in the shade.
I hope you are well, should get together some time.
vonp (2235) 2007-03-08 4:36
Your indian picture has a fantastic composition.
The pretty girl on the door, the writings on th wall... everythig looks so natural: good job.
Thanks for sharing
Have a good night
arnabchat (7233) 2007-03-08 4:58
I vote for you!!
good take, keeps an account of a lot of things from the rural environment.
scalerman (26900) 2007-03-08 11:44
Elaine: maybe my favorite image of the day... All the best elements for a great travel visual: local script. fine textures, great colors, animals, and an unwitting participant in your image. A very, very clean and appealing tableau. regards, c
tcht (7565) 2007-03-08 14:15
pretty shot here...it's interesting how the line of words seems like an arrow pointing to the curious girl; and the expression of her is great. some nice details and good colours too. gd job.
kevinos (7397) 2007-03-08 21:22
Once again you have a wonderful eye for seeing relationships Elaine. There is a wonderful tension set up between the three elements here, the writing on the wall, the girl and the goat's. The color crates a sober mood which adds to the excitement. It is better that we don’t know what the writing says. It has great prominence in the picture because of the intensity of the color and so seems rather significant, even menacing. Like Nebuchadnezzar perhaps and the English idiom "the writing is on the wall" meaning that the future is already clear. The relationship between the three elements in the composition creates a great triangle of interest. Regards Kevin
Dragonheart (8414) 2007-03-09 3:45
This is great shot, well composd and the election logo written on the house wall adds a lot to this composition.
Thanks for sharing
photographer123 (6246) 2007-03-09 11:04
You r right,its a political slogan ...Wonderful capture..the slogan is mimic the condition of that poor girl..color is good ..composition also..well done..SUBIR
tinamunk3 (6404) 2007-03-09 16:32
Where is this place.....Mandu??? :O) Your collection from this place are just fantastic, Elaine. I like how you have composed this scene with a village house, the girls and the goats. Don't you just love villages :O)
partha (14020) 2007-03-09 20:51
A great shot. You have perfectly balanced the girl with the goats at rightside. Background is perfectly chosen and the expression of the girl is so lively.
vincz (19113) 2007-03-10 5:16
Superb compsotion with very natural tones and very good details quality. i love seeing the goats here with the loooonnng ears, reminds me of a recent trip in Nepal.
kensimage (8561) 2007-03-10 12:43
Beautiful composition, Elaine! The goats provide rural atmosphere and visual balance (and they're not even trying.) I like the bright color accents against the earth tone of the building. And the girl's shy look is appealing. Well done! Regards, Ken.
Angshu (55934) 2007-03-12 1:30
This is one great composition...with the bold 'vote for me' writing on the wall leading to the girl, who's possibly indifferent with the shy smile & the goats who would be the least interested with all this vote slogans resting just below it. I applaud your photographic eye here Elaine
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14684)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-07
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 70, Nikon 18-200mm VR, Digital RAW
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): ...there's something there... [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-07 16:31