Continuing this mini series of Nepal:
Taken in Bungamati by the side of a dark corner, a glimpse into a part of Newari farming village with its laid-back feel and huddle of traditional rustic redbrick houses which probably has not changed very much. Roaming around this quite & peaceful sight indeed says so much about the villagers day-to-day activity and conditions of the environment, but it's also startling to see how little the village has changed and it seems like going back in time so to speak.
Life is difficult imho from many aspects that I have seen and in this shot I have tried to highlight the dark angle of street life here. Sometimes it doesn't matter that an image beautiful or isn't perfectly focus - sometimes it's the feel, the atmosphere and the experience of seeing it that is enough - that's how this is for me.
A very quite early morning she seems to begin her routine totally unaware of my presence.
This is nothing out of the ordinary just how it is....
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claudeD (30483) 2013-09-12 8:42
very fine picture shwoing this daily life scenery with an excellent composition and fine light managment with much shadows and light.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
WIth regards from Luxembourg
ourania (26456) 2013-09-12 9:01
like I said about the lady in your previous picture, you've captured this villager setting off for her morning chores in a marvellous crevice of light. The village is very mysterious and from what we can see through the shadows, it looks rather neglected. It's extremely intriguing to contemplate where this lady is coming from, where she's heading to and on what errand. I like very much the sense of depth of your picture and the way the details call our attention to various points all around the frame, like pieces of a puzzle asking to be put together. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
pajaran (48477) 2013-09-12 9:04
Interesantan tekst o mestu trenutku ...
Lep pogled na mesto i trenutak iz svakodnevnog zivota ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, zivot ide dalje.
An interesting article on the place of the moment ...
Nice view of the place and moment of everyday life ...
A good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice place and moment shown, life goes on.
All the best.
willperrett (5960) 2013-09-12 9:29
Hello Abmdsudi (how do you shorten that, or how else may we call you?)
As soon as I glimpsed the thumbnail, I knew this was your work. I love the darkness over most of the frame, which throws into contrast the shaft of sunlight illuminating the woman who walks across your frame. Masterly. And as you say, this is "real life", documentary, so the sheet of corrugated iron has to be included, because it's there...
yquem46 (38380) 2013-09-12 9:41
I think I've been to this tiny village !
Of course what i like here is the play with shaded places, including the geese, and the well lit woman with, thanksfully, very colorful cloths
A good one
eldancer1 (25206) 2013-09-12 9:43
You have a way of capturing ordinary scenes and making them dramatic and captivating. Awesome lighting and great pov with good details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-09-12 9:54
There are so many characters... the bricks of the buildings, the ducks, the debris, the sheet and of course the lady. As if every character is telling a story of its own. And they are all combined together by magical treatment of light and shade.
Wonderful composition and feel.
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-09-12 9:56
your trademark beautiful work ~ like will, i knew from the thumbnail it was you.
darkly atmospheric and evocative, i just want to sink into these rich colors and linger...
beautifully seen and captured, abmdsudi ~
Romano46 (16578) 2013-09-12 10:15
uno spettacolare scorcio di vita autentica del Nepal il cui grande fascino risiede nella bella contraposizione tra luci ed ombre che aiutano ad evidenziare e a contrapporre i diversi soggetti.
Una composizione impeccabile per una foto tecnicamente meravigliosa.
Ciao e buona serata
holmertz (37127) 2013-09-12 10:21
A stranger hiding quietly in a dark alley... of course she didn't notice you :-).
So much better that she wasn't aware of your presence, so you could catch her walking down the street in the narrow street of light, like being in the spotlight on a stage. The ducks and the various junk left in the side-street show us that this is not a typical tourist area but an ordinary place where people live their very ordinary and not always so fortunate lives.
Silvio1953 (115945) 2013-09-12 10:54
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating composition with lòovely walking woman, fantastic light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
dkmurphys (46292) 2013-09-12 11:06
Simple and funny street scene. I like the huge contrast of light between the streets. Mysterious and common in the same time. Good catch.
Noel_Byrne (20810) 2013-09-12 11:22
This feels like it was taken from a secret place, nobody knew you were there and that makes the whole scene more intriguing to me. Even the fowl in the scene don't seem to acknowledge you being there, so it really is like seeing into another world through an unknown source. The light falling into the scene and across the woman is superb, but it raises a small apprehension that soon this light will fade and this place will look very different. I am sure it is a beautiful place, but the building make me think of a darker side. A great way to visually express exactly what you say in your note.
Have a great Friday.
Bartleby (13524) 2013-09-12 11:40
wow, this has painting-like qualities. I loove the light, the touch of color and the underexposed space. Everything fits perfectly.
Fis2 (81968) 2013-09-12 12:24
Excellent scene of everyday life!
Interesting light and superb colors.
Photo has climate.
Very well done.
corjan3 (2025) 2013-09-12 16:11
The play of light and shadow here is outstanding and makes for a really unusual and beautiful image. Maybe "nothing out of the ordinary" in their daily life but your social commentary really speaks to the viewer. And I fully agree with you that it is the feel, the atmosphere and the privilege of observing that makes the image and gives it meaning. Very well done indeed.
Graal (95363) 2013-09-12 22:45
amazing atmosphere is in this image. I like the game of light with shadows. Good composition with the alone woman in BG. Also nice contrast and colors. Well reportage.
Have a nice day.
CLODO (28938) 2013-09-13 0:34
The ray of light is perfectly directed on the woman and bricks of the corner of the house, but we still discover the rural life in the shadow.
shevchenko (19051) 2013-09-13 1:33
Nice street view that comprises local houses, ducks and a villager, really full with the feel of suburban, artistic shot, good color, exposure and lighting effect, distinct photo, well done.
krzychu30 (15332) 2013-09-13 2:00
for me it´s one of the best pictures of this art I´ve seen here on TE for a long,long time.
Looks like a common rural scene,but has really so much to offer to us.
Starting with so unique and moody lighting(I enjoy here the play of light&shades).Additionally the chaos we can observe in the scene,the gees go in its own way and the woman in her way.And I have to mention also the building made of red bricks(I´m a huge fan of such buildings).Even if like here devastated it has still a lot of charm.
bayno (18342) 2013-09-13 3:52
Beautiful street Abmdsudi, you've edited the image wisely leaving the details just barely visible in the shadows and the perfectly exposed to the sun, the scene is dynamic and the walls offer a great graphic aspect and as well as a beautiful texture...love it...
gervaso (9359) 2013-09-13 4:31
Very nice daily life scene you captured with perfection! The lighting is really interesting in the image, stronger in the background to emphasize the main subject of the picture! Excellent composition full of details! Very good job!
jhm (135238) 2013-09-13 5:03
Maybe are these people more happy that a lot people in the big cities Excellent depth and perspective.
Colours and sharpness are perfect taken
Excellent composition, nice presentation.
Very well picture, pleasant to look at.
kato (11630) 2013-09-13 5:05
You're capturing well this daily life by a good compoaition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the dark corner of back alley with scattered tin/stone and some birds. It's also impressive in red brick of wall. And, the light is managed well.
lousat (72361) 2013-09-13 8:26
This pic remember me the tales of my mother when she were young,a beautiful perspective whit a special effect made by the shadows and lights,very artistic way to take this country daily life moment,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
PiotrF (4490) 2013-09-13 9:16
Nice street scene from Nepal.Amazing light!Very good captured in this image, with good colors, sharpness and depth.
Very pleasant picture.
mcmtanyel (10531) 2013-09-13 11:30
This is beautiful: Great composition and great light effects plus great light management. I am sure, in addition to your skill as a photographer, shooting RAW had something to do with the superb light management.
thebest (4272) 2013-09-13 19:10
You really are a master at capturing the street life scenes... Well done I love the way you captured the lady as she walked into your shot & the filtering of light.
Wonderful composition... Congratulations.
papagolf21 (83244) 2013-09-13 23:47
Félicitations pour cette superbe peinture d'un moment de la vie quotidienne.
Le résultat est superbe et se regarde avec beaucoup d'intérêt.
La réussite est totale.
bukitgolfb301 (34488) 2013-09-14 4:32
Hi dear Abmdusdi YTH
Wow again masterpiece has come. Very tasteful color and light image at all. Your image has been developing by so far speed, Astaga dan Hebat!
All the best and have a good Saturday! TAKERO
npecanhuk (60960) 2013-09-14 8:01
Very interesting and attractive daily life photograph!
Everything pleases me here, but I specially enjoyed the management of difficult light, colors and, above all, composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
macjake (52184) 2013-09-15 9:10
another great shot.
love the use of the wide angle here, as the ducks seem to be almost in a 3D like manner.
and of course it works well to wait for somebody to step into the scene for added effect.
that lighting is amazing too, as are the architecture and overall moody you've set.
awesome! I'd love to spend some time here shooting too!
adramad (35375) 2013-09-15 11:42
Fabulous and creative composition, especially in this environment so authentic rural and how well you've captured the atmosphere of light and shadow, really great ...., the woman with her colorful outfit, put a touch of color and vital touch to the image.
Beautiful colorful natural.
Magnificent both luminosity, as sharpness.
Very well done.
I wish you a happy start to the week.
TopGeo (38168) 2013-09-16 10:22
Thanks ! It's so sad that even in the 21st century there are still so many poor people,going back in time?Life is difficult . Why? Very nice capture of this poor woman with good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
nikkitta (13294) 2013-09-16 14:18
Well taken photo of daily life beginning for the woman going to the light, may be to a good life, let s hope
In any case out of this space so unclean and dark
Quite agree with your note, sometimes is difficult to obtain a clear image of a subject in movement, if you compose the capture the scene would change
Greetings, congrats and have a great week
annjackman (17797) 2013-09-17 3:31
The light that highlights the woman is tremendous especially as she is wearing brightly coloured clothing. The darkness of her surroundings gives the mood of her village life. Very well done.
Kind Regards, Ann.
mjw364 (6998) 2013-09-18 1:38
Great use of light and shade with a well captured passerby who makes the shot and brings a splash of colour. I guess you waited a while for this moment! The patience of a photographer!
tatadalou (5641) 2013-09-19 15:08
Wow, the light makes me feel to a surrealistic scene, it looks like a painting ! The light on this women, with colourful clothes, highly contrasts with the dark streets. You've managed a great shot !
Angshu (54745) 2013-09-19 22:12
The key to the beauty in the picture is the light coming from the right and the lady walking into it. The details especially in the shade are quite fascinating..the ducks especially! What is striking is that all the houses seem to be newly constructed given the health of the bricks as we can see. But the lady in orange wwalking into the light steals the show for sure!
EstudioChispa (1888) 2013-09-20 8:49
Abmdsudi, this foto certainly merits all the attention it has gathered. It is SPECTACULAR.
You have handled the challenge of vastly differing levels of light quite well. The colors are lovely, and the scene is "true," by which I only mean to say it conveys the feeling that "this is how it looks!"
SnapRJW (29298) 2013-09-22 2:44
Hello Abmdsudi - This shot is really good. The simplicity of rural life is conveyed through both the content and atmosphere. I really like the way the overall darkness is pierced by bright light which highlights the woman and a slice of brickwork. Top class light management, I'm so pleased you caught this at the exact moment - perfect! Warm regards Rosemary
aliabazari (11707) 2013-09-26 16:47
Hello dear friend abmdsudi
Exhibited a very beautiful view. Exposure and colors are very well done.
Cricri (101397) 2013-10-15 13:36
Belle scène de vie dans ce quartier simple, pas des plus attirant, une vie difficile pour ces personnes...j'aime la dame qui passe dans la lumière, les oies sur l'avant plan dans l'ombre, une très belle présentation
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (39634)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-02-21
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D70s, Tamron SP AF10-24mm F/3.5-4.5 Di II LD, ISO 200 RAW
- Exposure: f/8, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): CLODO"s selection XV [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-12 8:21