Snapshot / candid photo.
The thoughtful mother and her two children sat between the prayer flags. The woman looked somewhat sadly. Perhaps she has problems and hopes for assistance at this holy place.
"Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Bouddha, Nepal. It is known as Khāsti by Newars as Bauddha or Bodh-nāth by modern speakers of Nepali. Located about 11 km (7 miles) from the center and northeastern outskirts of Kathmandu, the stupa's massive mandala makes it one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal.
“The Buddhist stupa of Boudhanath dominates the skyline. The ancient Stupa is one of the largest in the world. The influx of large populations of Tibetan refugees from China has seen the construction of over 50 Tibetan Gompas (Monasteries) around Boudhanath. As of 1979, Boudhanath is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along with Swayambhunath, it is one of the most popular tourist sites in the Kathmandu area.
The Stupa is on the ancient trade route from Tibet which enters the Kathmandu Valley by the village of Sankhu in the northeast corner, passes by Boudnath Stupa to the ancient and smaller stupa of Cā-bahī (often called 'Little Boudnath'). It then turns directly south, heading over the Bagmati river to Patan - thus bypassing the main city of Kathmandu (which was a later foundation). Tibetan merchants have rested and offered prayers here for many centuries. When refugees entered Nepal from Tibet in the 1950s, many decided to live around Bouddhanath. The Stupa is said to entomb the remains of a Kasyapa sage venerable both to Buddhists and Hindus.” (thanks to wikipedia)
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ophelcia (0) 2009-04-17 0:34
I really like the woman with children hidden somewhere among the colourful cloth.
jasmis (58006) 2009-04-17 0:43
Interesting set of colours. Suitable note, as well.
rikko77 (10861) 2009-04-17 0:47
Hello Wolfgang, I like this pic, I find original your idea of looking for a natural framing with the Tibetan flags. It's really well done!
Have a nice day!
pastadog (13111) 2009-04-17 1:01
Hi Wolfgang, I like the use of these colorful clothes to frame the woman and kids, I like their expressions too, well done, Daniel
delkoo (68) 2009-04-17 1:53
I appreciate strongly your framing, family surrounded by holly flags in an holly place, where there is always something happen.
Buin (42466) 2009-04-17 1:54
Ein farbenprächtiges Bild - aus einem ungewöhnlichen und sehr geschickten Blickwinkel. Die Drei sind eindrucksvoll von den Gebetsfahnen "eingerahmt". Das Gesicht der Frau will aber so garnicht zur Farbenpracht passen. Ein fast anrührender Kontrast ...
Grüße aus dem nass-kühlen Siegen!
dip (23888) 2009-04-17 2:55
ich glaube Du bist entdeckt worden,denn die gucken direckt in der Kamera,naja bis auf das baby:)
ein schönes und farbenfrohes Bild,gut gesehen und fotografiert!
snunney (98241) 2009-04-17 4:21
This is a fine candid shot of the lady with a sad face seemingly lost in her thoughts. The children also have a certain sadness about them. An image to contemplate on.
Charo (51212) 2009-04-17 5:22
Original erfassen die mutter und ihre kinder zwischen den fahnen der farben. Ein sehr grafik, voller farbe und ausgezeichnete detail.
MiguelP (14470) 2009-04-17 5:22
Hi Wolfgang, nice framing among the flags, for each one a pray, lot of time to pray. I love the natural way they are looking at you and your camera.
Glint (6171) 2009-04-17 8:41
this is an attractive composition. I enjoy the grphism and colour provided by the prayer flags. These provide a good frame for the people.
nicely done,well seen,
avene (12675) 2009-04-17 9:51
great shot, I like a lot this somewhat surreal scene with flying flags adding a sense of weightlesness and strong contrast between pure white and bold colours. criss-crossing lines work well to frame the family, good timing to capture this scene.
adramad (45290) 2009-04-17 10:45
Another good POV in this photo showing the environment nepalí, I like very much the contrast of the whites with the varied color of the fabrics, the prominent figures contribute a great realism.
bostankorkulugu (42424) 2009-04-17 11:24
a white world with colourful prayers... and thoughtful eyes despite all the colours surrounding them... must be a hard life she has been living... good job wolf... all your shots from nepal are good in fact... cheers... korkut
jonathan_hart (21276) 2009-04-17 12:12
the tissues are making very interesting patterns,
trekks (14348) 2009-04-17 13:26
A nice capture of the daily life out of such colorful backdrop that may be a good way to represent Nepal, with a nice contrast of tones. I wonder if she is worrying about the photographer or how to deal with you after shot :) but very nice expression that is caught here.
brandstaetter (15915) 2009-04-18 6:31
hab ja einiges versäumt hier..
die Farben erinnern mich an die abstrakten Werke des österr. Malers Hollegha.
Seine Bilder und auch Deins...sehenswert.
mafegan (8624) 2009-04-19 2:16
The worried mother and her two children are framed beautifully by the prayer flags - making this an excellent composition. I have visited Boudhanath stupa and I do enjoy seeing places I have been to from different angles. Tfs, Marlene
kschanna (6) 2009-04-19 4:03
I have seen many pictures of the prayer flags but this unique framing is very well seen and captured. good on you for doing that
Thanks for sharing
Disabled_A (0) 2009-04-20 14:04
this is a very expressive sight! Amazing scene because of the colourful flags and these three people who almost got lost among them - in the sea of flags! or probably they have already become part of these flags... hoping for something, thinking, expecting...
This photo looks like a strange, curious puzzle. Excellent capture!