Along Araniko Highway (2)
As I said in my previous post, going from Katmndu to Kodari (border city with (Tibet) take almost 5 hours, being the route narrow, with large trucks going or coming to, from China (Tibet), no place or time to stop for photos
Here another typical scene captured from the van, a group of people going up steep stone stairs carrying some greenery in a basket, the kind they would then carried tied at their front
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holmertz (36989) 2014-03-29 11:43
Another nice photo showing a very ordinary scene from daily life. For people in this area not much seems to have changed in the last 40 years, and probably not for even longer. They may have mobile phones now, but they do the same kind of work in the same way and dress like they always did. I like the curve created by their bodies and heads and the nice layers of vegetation covering the terraced walls.
photographer_sg (2868) 2014-03-29 12:09
another beautifully composed daily life picture from Nepal. Here too, the difficult bright light is managed excellently. The hill people of Nepal as well as North eastern India do have to work pretty hard in their daily lives which your photograph depicts well. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice Sunday.
cornejo (27915) 2014-03-29 12:23
Hola María, muy buena vista de esta interesante escena de la vida cotidiana del lugar, muy bien captada en esta muy buena y bonita fotografia. Una interesante imagen, con buena nitidez, luz y color. Muy buen y bonito trabajo perfectamente realizado, mis felicitaciones amiga mia. Gracias por compartir este interesante trabajo.
Buena tarde y feliz domingo.
Afectuosos saludos desde el sur de España.
carlo62 (27474) 2014-03-29 12:25
mi piace questa scena, molto naturale e ci mostra la vita di questo popolo, quasi sempre ci soffermiamo a fotografare monumenti o architetture senza soffermarci sulla vita degli abitanti.
Ottima proposta ed eccellente scatto.
williewhistler (12353) 2014-03-29 12:48
the composition works very well with the people forming a nice curve as they climb the steps in an interesting rural scene.
It`s an excellent travel shot that portrays the environment perfectly.
Warm regards Les.
PaulVDV (20375) 2014-03-29 12:49
A very beautiful daily life-picture of this family in very green surroundings.
While the man tries to get his heavy load upwards the hill, the little boy in school uniform looks a bit apathetic.
Interesting to see, are the costumes of these people.
Best regards, Paul
mohammad_H (8736) 2014-03-29 23:46
روز خوبی داشته باشید
emka (73093) 2014-03-29 23:50
Hello maria, What are they collecting in these big baskets? Interesting scene, very nicely presented. Very difficult light but well managed.
have a beautiful Sunday
ikeharel (52153) 2014-03-30 1:23
Another photo dedicated to the working people along the route, that you had met along.
I think what they have collected is Tea leaves, but not so sure about.
Fine captured the moment, nicely applied.
ourania (26236) 2014-03-30 3:51
Hola Maria querida,
a timeless, peaceful, interesting and delightful daily life scene. Your picture has the freshness and naturalness of a spontaneous capture but is also very well balanced and makes the most of the setting and the human presence. The people are well placed in the composition and perfectly integrated in the setting. The sunshine and the natural colours are beautiful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great Sunday,
ChrisJ (94756) 2014-03-30 6:44
I travelled from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back by raod and saw similar scenes as well as down to Chitwan NP. So I know how hair raising some of these narrow roads with sheer drops are. Good daily life scene with excellent sharpness. Have a nice Sunday!
Royaldevon (26429) 2014-03-30 13:34
A very interesting, daily life scene which records a way of life which has probably survived for generations.
The greenery makes a very pleasing, textured b/g against which the figures stand out well, creating a guide line along a diagonal..
The older people have very traditional dress.
My warm regards,
jcpix (11398) 2014-03-30 17:14
Hola miss Maria,
Whoa, almost 5 hours in transit...seems like it might be faster to walk!? :) With my weak stomach, the motion would be enough to have me doing just that!
Another nice shot however en route, capturing that daily life aspect of the locals. Look as if this might be a family affair, and one I'm sure the young boy would much rather be playing with friends...his posture doesn't seem too happy. I do like his blue shirt though, it adds a touch of bright contrast to this scenery.
As arduous as it may be, it's nice that not everything in life is being done by machine, helping to keep some old traditions alive and well, while also teaching a younger generation the values. A good start to this series, witnessing real locals in their environment with candid results. Enjoy the new day. Take good care.
Friendly wishes from North America. :)
I watched more sporting events this weekend than I drank Coke, doe's that count for exercise? jaja
Didi (54945) 2014-03-31 8:01
Une scène locale intéressante malgré cet éclairage très dur (harsh lights)
Le travail de ces habitants est très pénible
L'image est bien cadrée
mkamionka (29169) 2014-04-02 2:38
interesting rural scene, it seems quite exotic with the abundance of plants and the traditional clothes of local people. I would not guess it was taken from a vehicle. It has a great sharpness, I never manage o take a decent photo from a bus or car.
Very well done. This seems like a very exciting trip, for many people it is on their Bucket list.
clic (14098) 2014-04-02 16:23
Je présume que ces valeureux travailleurs récoltent aussi 'matière à se donner du courage et relaxation' pour pouvoir finir leurs dures journées de labeur!
Une odeur de fraîcheur émane de cette photo bucolique.
Cricri (101149) 2014-04-07 9:50
Une belle scène de vie de ce petit groupe sous une forte chaleur, le petit garçon a l'air fatiguée!! cadrage et réalisation excellente
jmdias (52472) 2014-04-10 17:37
muy preciosa esta escena de la vida de los campesinos en esta región. me gusta la buena posiciónn de los personajes y los detalles del ambiente donde viven.
Miguel82 (20040) 2014-05-14 9:20
Maria, because of slopes daily life is more difficult in the Himalayas, this is a brillant report showing people, excellent hues, high definition, all the best Maria, have a good day