Along Araniko Highway (3)
As I said in my previous post, going from Katmandu to Kodari (border city with (Tibet) take almost 5 hours to cover a distance of about 115 kilometers (71 mi), being the route narrow, with large trucks going to or coming from China (Tibet), no place or time to stop for photos
Wiki said: It is among the most dangerous of highways in Nepal due to extremely steep slopes on each side of the road
The photo: Taken from inside the van
What called my attention was the way they were dressed with matching colors orange and green and..barefoot as mostly women in Nepal
Members of TE having also travelled this rute
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ChrisJ (112315) 2014-03-31 14:27
A superb daily life scene from Nepal of the resting or waiting ladies. Looks like they work hard. Did you ever encounter the milk powder scam in Nepal? A young man will tell you he has no money to buy milk powder for his wife's baby and will beg you for just enough money to buy one. We later saw him returning the purchase to the shop and receiving a small commission. He tried the same trick on us a week later but we didn't fall for it a second time.
Royaldevon (37927) 2014-03-31 14:57
It seems archaic that people should be barefoot all their life and yet, I suppose their feet become hardened to the wear. I still think it could be quite painful at times.
You are right, their costumes are very national. One of the ladies has a nose piercing, too.
A delightful daily life shot and one which may not be possible to capture in the near future, as technology infiltrates the more remote areas.
My warm regards,
boa (7375) 2014-04-01 0:00
it seems that the ladies are waiting for something, transport? I remember that many people were walking without shoes, especially the kids. I don´t know if that is due poverty or just traditions but it looks uncomfortable. Good shot from inside a bus, colors and light is fine. Also an interesting glimpse from a roadside in Nepal, tfs!
Have a great day/
ikeharel (69827) 2014-04-01 8:04
Hard day's work almost over, and fine taken the two young lady-workers taking a moment to catch beath, maria.
Face expression and the upright sitting position of the one on left, is most attractive element on image.
Fine green surrounding, and the light management.
*** Today's and 7 more Germany photos to go.
cornejo (41377) 2014-04-01 8:58
Hola María, muy buena foto de esta interesante escena de la vida cotidiana de las mujeres descansando, 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 amigo mio. Gracias por compartir este interesante trabajo.
Buena tarde y feliz semana.
Afectuosos saludos desde el sur de España.
ourania (44318) 2014-04-01 9:48
Hola Maria querida,
I like such fleeting images of daily life, I'd love to be able to capture them in all their freshness and naturalness. It's great to have the chance to see so authentic scenes appearing one after another while on a road trip. This is a fine picture with interesting information, excellent definition and lovely colours. The green setting is very pleasant. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
photographer_sg (4414) 2014-04-01 13:13
that is a lovely daily life shot captured excellently - as you write - from a moving vehicle. The bright colours of the women's clothing contrasts beautifully with the surrounding greenery. I have met people from Nepal during my visits to Sikkim ( northeast India ) and found them to be hardworking but simple, like most hill people that I've come across. Thanks for sharing this beautiful portrait of daily life.
Have a great evening.
lousat (89828) 2014-04-01 15:03
Hi Maria,there isn't nothing to unusual in the vegetation around these women today...eeheh..but the pic is very very nice,not easy to made so well from the van and when you were surely tired like a lot of kilometres,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
jcpix (13914) 2014-04-01 15:44
I can certainly see why this caught your attention, their colorful attire stands out against the abundance of surrounding greenery. Hmmm, resting or waiting...how about both! :) My guess would be a rest after a long days work, while waiting for someone to come and pick them up....can't imagine they'd get too far without footwear!? Hard to understand how that wouldn't hurt...but then again, it is a completely different custom and culture. I don't dare walk outside without something on my feet, the hot pavement would burn my little piggies...I'm fragile! jaja
I like the fact you have two completely different regards, one towards your camera, and the other couldn't care less...a good idea of human personalities. Another well taken photo from the van, hope there are more to follow. Enjoy the rest of your evening. Take it easy.
Friendly wishes from the North side,
Happy to see you even spotted the Coke cans in my last photo. :))
fabbs99 (17133) 2014-04-01 19:55
The ladies look very tired after a day's hard work in the fields.You have captured them at the right moment.Excellent shot with good colors.TFS.
mohammad_H (9904) 2014-04-01 21:46
Cultural ideology and customs, religions, nutrition, and social interaction, all the traveling you seen Beautiful views of documenting life and social relations
all the best
Didi (60588) 2014-04-02 10:18
Interesting local scene in spite of the hard lights
Do these people accept to be photographied ?
You forgot to set the time in your camera :)
adramad (44846) 2014-04-02 11:14
Sensacional imagen, captada maravillosamente, sobre todo teniendo en cuenta, que esta realizada desde el coche en marcha, el tipismo y colorido de los trajes de estas mujeres, ponen una bonita nota de color, en un entorno tan verde.
Buena iluminacion y nitidez.
Buen trabajo. Me gusta.
Que tengas un buen dia.
P/D. Estaba al corriente de la presencia de Pili en estas paginas desde el primer momento, te dire que tanto ella como Josep su marido, somos muy amigos desde hace años y hemos pasado dias juntos muy felices, tanto en Barcelona como en Madrid, asi que ahora me siento contento de poder comentar con ella en estas paginas.
mcmtanyel (21810) 2014-04-02 12:55
This is a pretty good photo for having been taken from a moving van. I like the colors and the strategic position of the two women in the frame.
Cricri (117853) 2014-04-03 5:59
Belle scène de vie de ces dames au repos, j'aime leurs positions cool, relax, leurs tenues colorées aussi avec du vert comme le paysage, belle présentation et note
Belle journée a toi
Silvio1953 (140815) 2014-04-03 13:10
Ciao Maria, lovely daly life composition with nice women in beautiful dresses, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-04-04 7:33
Probably waiting for the bus to take them to the city. I like the determine look in the woman's face. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
jmdias (63412) 2014-04-16 1:44
mismo con malas condiciones usted he obtenido una hermosa vista de las mujeres, una lástima la luz tan fuerte, pero los detalles son muy interesantes.
kato (11630) 2014-04-24 18:51
You're capturing well this daily life by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see two women who are wearing Nepal's traditional clothes are keeping the barefoot. It's also impressive in the surrounding greenery and their loads.
clic (16885) 2014-05-12 15:21
Elles me semblent être des femmes de coeur, habituées à l'ouvrage qui profitent d'un moment de répit bien mérité dans ce décor pastoral.