Early morning, Paramadayanpatti-Mangulam, 6:44 AM.
Slowly the village get awakened. Mothers first task is doing the dishes as Tamil families have dinner rather late at around 20:30 evening ... too dark then. Her daughter helps to get more water from the lake.
All seems so peaceful here but later on we heard the sad news hanging as a doom over the village: next door son of 30 years old was murdered a few days before ... his brother told me later the reason: a cast conflict which happens still in isolated villages on the countryside by the strict traditions of the farmers.
Not at all a problem for foreigners, welcomed warm hearted by the villagers and the police-squad keeping here an eye on the matters. They all did their very best to make us feel at home cause such sad things can happen but life goes on.
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johannes68 (3469) 2008-02-17 8:49
beautiful photo, colourful, joyful, great light, makes the sad story forget. Proof that satisfaction with yourself and with what you have has little to do with money.
Newair (323) 2008-02-17 8:49
Great composition, the women in the foreground, child on the middle right, and, because of the title, my eyes were then led to the roof. You captured a nice moment. Great lighting. TFS
chantalina2007 (40) 2008-02-17 8:55
Quelle belle scène! Quelles belles couleurs! Drôle que tu nous parles des pigeons ds ton titre: je n'y aurait pas porté attention sinon!
Franchement très beau!
ayansadhu (1502) 2008-02-17 9:09
Nice portrayal of the daily chores of a countryside home early in the morning...
the reflection of the first light on the utensils is very impressive
the composition is also very well balanced
Morac (27721) 2008-02-17 10:42
Belle scène et belles couleurs!
J'aime la composition en longueur
Franchement très beau!
maglex (1980) 2008-02-17 11:18
Hi Henk what clarity in terms of context and photography. Colors are really nice, unfortunately a with a sad story about the happenings in the town. Thanks for sharing...
lukas (2067) 2008-02-18 0:42
Dank om ons die andere cultuur te laten zien..
Aan de uitleg te zien lijkt het hier vredevoller dan in werkelijkheid het geval is.
Gerrit (50768) 2008-02-18 5:35
heel mooi plaatje. DE POV, hoek en perspectief geven een indruk van een naief scghilderij, geaccantueerd door de sterke kleuren.
coco (30439) 2008-02-19 16:30
Very nice this photo. The lens let you made this composition and also you managed very well the light.
thaprem (2554) 2008-03-02 23:03
Together with 2 Banana Trees, this one is a complete story, with the same compositional clarity bringing out the story.
The note gives a icy feeling in stomach. In cities we are sleepy about these issues.
Disparador (164) 2009-02-11 8:20
vmukherjee (612) 2009-11-03 1:10
Beautiful shot! I love the glorious colours. The picture has got a strange aura of freshness about it! I love the bluish hue. Thanks for sharing.
apratimsaha (440) 2010-03-07 23:43
Excellent capture ! Nice POV ! Great processing !
- Copyright: oochappan as (oochappan) (16582)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-02-13
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D, 16-35mm f/2.8L USM, RAW, ISO-800
- Exposure: f/4, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Mungalam, Your Favorites III [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-02-17 8:31
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