I saw her working on one of the low terraces of Jaipur’s Hawa Mahal as I walked through the dark stairway on my way to the top. The grilled window formed n apt frame for her and her bucket. She was engrossed in her work and hardly had time to look up. It was hot and her red dress scorched against the bucket full of limestone.
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mehmetemin (7231) 2008-06-01 22:44
Good composition! Beautiful colors and architecture! Very nice lights and details!
TFS, Best regards
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2008-06-01 22:51
great composition, prefectly framed and shadow-light contrasted...good job!
Take care, Ivana
noborders (1010) 2008-06-01 22:58
What a fun and strange photo ! Very well framed indeed, this woman is localised that way thanks to the typical architecture an her squatting position is interesting...
I'll answer to your last critique later on (about taking people in photos) but you seem to do it very naturally too - colours are beautiful !
emka (94320) 2008-06-01 23:37
Interesting shot of thios working woman. Splendidi colours and sharpness. Regards
Morac (27723) 2008-06-01 23:53
Great composition, prefectly framed and shadow-light contrasted...good job!
Faros (12) 2008-06-02 0:00
Very good compo with splendid colours,
PixelTerror (0) 2008-06-02 0:18
It's always effective to use an architectural element to frame an image, after that you have to tame extreme contrasts and get a good image such as this one.
Have a nice day JY
maria (3288) 2008-06-02 0:31
Not only are the contrasting colours gorgeous but you also have the perfect balanced composition with the help of this natural frame.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-06-02 0:47
Hello Aadiil! Very interesting perspective. Mysterious scene. Fantastic light and shadow. Original natural frame. Good capture. Marvelous effect. Good luck!
ninaL (21348) 2008-06-02 0:48
Excellent using of natural framing...
Beautiful light, colors and effects.
Astonished composition, indeed...
Best regards. Grazyna.
japiey (10163) 2008-06-02 1:21
Once again, a dramatic play with shades in light.
pastadog (13111) 2008-06-02 2:54
Hi Aadil - original framing, I esp. like the thin golden strips on both sides. Maybe I would have liked to see her face (according to your note maybe you were waiting for this) but nice nevertheless, probably due to orange color of the cloth. Regards, Daniel
Dpbours (222) 2008-06-02 3:48
An interesting see-through!! I had to get used to the big black part, but it makes the whole compo interesting as well. At first it was a bit heavy to me. But watching it a bit longer, I started to like it. A pity that we don't get a face, but the colours are very pleasant.
Jeppo (17645) 2008-06-02 4:06
well, you framed her...in a very particular way so that our eyes go straight on her.
colours are very warm and pleasant.
eversmile (11636) 2008-06-02 6:13
I imagined you was in the train, when it suddenly stopped in the middle of the desert, like in the movie "The Darjeeling Limited" and that they say the train got lost, haha... Could it be, that by an humorous accident, your coach have come a standstill just behind this lady...? Just the time for the picture and then moved again...
Well, my imagination probably drives me too far. Anyway, I like the in/out view, the strong colors, the stripes on the side of the window that strengthens the feeling of enigma. I like the sensation of heat which strikes at the edge of the frame.
jusninasirun (17162) 2008-06-02 7:36
Hello Aadiil. Excellent framing capturing the glow as always. Nice strong color and beautifully executed. Thanks for sharing and best regards. Jusni
imtiyaz (1005) 2008-06-02 8:10
Fantastic composition aadil.
Creativity is having a style here
xavshot (69835) 2008-06-02 11:54
excellente composition. Les couleurs ressortent superbement. La lumière est grandiose. Bref... tu nous sers une très belle réalisation. Bravo.
clio (27961) 2008-06-02 14:24
Great composition! I like the sight of this scene, illuminated as in a theater. A very beautiful work on the shade and the light.
cobra112 (15589) 2008-06-02 15:28
Other amazing and superb taken.
Graal (102446) 2008-06-02 23:15
simple theme but very nice finaly effect. Good idea (natural frame) and realization. I like the warm colours, too.
marietom (34609) 2008-06-03 1:43
Chaque passage dans ta galerie est pour moi un enchantement !
hispic (9652) 2008-06-03 2:20
Strong Rajasthan colour framed by the shade that has some spotlights, is really impressive. The dead-center composition is appropriate in this case. Beautiful work!
Best wishes, Hisashi
COSTANTINO (63647) 2008-06-03 3:37
Hello my friend again,
Your are the best with this kind of photos you take..
You have a special way to take pictures
and someone who visits often your photos
can understand easily your style..
greek (7594) 2008-06-03 6:47
hi my friend , as usually very interesting photo, artistic with beautiful colours and inspired from the multi colour of your beautiful country, galantis
bobocortis (16024) 2008-06-03 9:12
Nicely framed and colorful.
The central composition is suitable.
tedesse (25135) 2008-06-03 11:19
Wonderful composition.Lovely colours and light.
gunbud (34066) 2008-06-03 17:39
Wonderful imaginative POV through the dark stairway in the the brilliantly lite yard where the lady working is seen in her brightly colored dress and she labored tiredlessly.
skippy007 (12510) 2008-06-04 0:04
Hi Aadiil, You have a natural talent & eye for colour & light, this shot is excellent in framing, detail, colour & light.
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-06-04 0:41
Great framing, dear Aadiil !
Lovely colours and details. Very well seen and done
testmaniac (13508) 2008-06-04 12:14
Hi Aadiil , great photo. Interesting composition and colors.
TFS and regards,
kschanna (6) 2008-06-05 5:28
Excellent framing, the mystery of this shot is in the woman turned away
from you, one is left wondering...what does she look like?...what is it
that she is doing in the scorching sun wearing red?
Thanks for sharing
Angshu (56750) 2008-06-05 21:05
This frame has lot more bright colours that mine. The red just seems to jump out of the screen. I am also attracted by the thin openings on either side, which for sure makes a better frame, rather than a solid black wall. Well seen & captured with your usual panache!
sevy (58) 2008-06-06 9:38
Nice use of the frame in the frame. It works well here. I would have suggested a square frame instead of the rectangle, but like this it is also working.
aofl (1088) 2008-06-06 9:51
Amazing photo, well framed and good color and POV
dareco (17134) 2008-06-07 2:27
WOW! This is really fantastic!! Beautifully framed by the window, the colors are superb!! TFS and have a great weekend!
rbcy1974 (20758) 2008-06-08 13:55
Very beautiful, Its so artistic its like poetry with colour. Great use of the framing of this figure.
tomescuc (3291) 2008-06-09 8:13
Well, all it's been already said .... congrats for a very fine eye.
Flavia (10352) 2008-06-14 0:34
Great composition the windows really is a beutiful frame and the light outside was very nice. Her dress color helps to create a nice contrast against the bg and fg, its a pitty we cannot see a face here.
azaf1 (15929) 2008-06-23 1:01
It's just beautiful. A natural frame and this great red touch in the middle is great
Have a great week
pablominto (53746) 2008-06-25 1:07
I admit I have problems seeing this is a human, but I'll take your word for that...
What caught my eyes were the rich warm colours and intriguing shapes!
Pascale (10456) 2008-06-26 22:28
Encore une très belle composition avec un excellent cadre naturel.De magnifiques couleurs.J'aime beaucoup les photos dans lesquelles la lumière à le plus grand rôle.Braiment superbe
amaryllis (36693) 2008-07-02 5:32
une superbe réalisation avec des couleurs magnifiques et un très bon cadrage de cette femme
la lumière est superbe comme dans toutes tes photos de ta galerie
kiks (11903) 2008-08-10 14:32
Beautiful, Aadiil. Very artistic composition and great exposure for this difficult light contrast.
foozi (7101) 2008-08-12 1:56
if i were to look into your photo one day each, it will take a year or more. All those are nice ones. Framing within a frame is such a great technique and it work out very well here, especially you have a good bright subject to be depicted and a contrasting subject such as the white bucket nd the dark wall.
Stunning exploitation of the existing element within the reach.
woladorsky (806) 2008-08-14 23:03
carobnica (1336) 2008-10-07 2:03
Well you really mastered making interesting photographs by using architectural elements and play of light. It is not an easy job so first my congratulations for that. This is one of rare photos (ok not so rare but comparing to whole opus it is) where you included human figure and it works great. I am not one of those who claim that central compositions are boring and not working, for me they work if the work is rightly done and you did it by using the play of light and color accents. I like it.
By the way who did you menage to make so many photos of architecture without human interference? just wondering. it is hard work to do, and when I have India in mind, wow.
ciao and thank you for commenting my photographs. As I wrote, I came back here after looong time, so thank you for encouragement.
Benedict (7076) 2008-10-14 21:49
when one has the eye, one has got it! who would ever thought of capturing an image of this but one with the eye? the centrally-placed subjects framed from a froeground window looks like "they" are inside a big damajuana bottle.i have noticed such design flexibility in your captures, this one wont suprise me at all if it lands into a publicity material!
zesopol (258) 2008-12-24 9:25
Good eye! superb shot. The fact that we don't see the person face is mysterious and I like it a lot. Beautiful colors, sharp and very well composed. TFS.
CLODO (33822) 2008-12-27 3:12
Thank you for explaining the way you have taken this shot. I like the framing and the colors which are in accordance
Best wishes for 2009
axiotea (21651) 2009-07-18 1:05
A suitable frame in the frame ;)
The black grilled window with the light spots on it, made me think of a 'film' photography.
I like the strong light and the warm colors.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2009-07-28 5:53
Namaste Aadiil ji, an architectural curve is always be a good frame. But it looks gorgeous when used by photographer like you. Beautiful composition. A bit exposed face of the the woman makes it better, I think. Anyway it is a masterpiece.
swiatopelk777 (0) 2009-08-31 1:34
Excxellent frame, wonderful idea, good composition. Perfect contrast. Original shot.
Greetings from Warszawa!
mauro61 (52855) 2009-09-05 3:42
altro scatto e altra opera d'arte con estrema cura del particolare e maestria nel dosare le luci e i colori, molto bello
buon fine settimana