Here's my first upload of India - a photo of the Sam Dunes, a few kilometres from Jaisalmer. The Sam Dunes are very popular among tourist and we were watching the sunset there when a few locals came to talk to tourists and also try to sell a few things. These women came to pose for photos for a few rupies. Here, they were really concentrated, listening to some locals playing music, so concentrated they didn't even notice me.
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digbymerry (3998) 2010-10-13 7:34
There is a beautiful soft glow to this photos and lovely colours which create a wonderful atmosphere together with the expressions of the women. The dunes make a good backdrop.
abmdsudi (54053) 2010-10-13 7:38
This is real wonderful image with golden light illuminating at an angle in late afternoon producing awesome atmosphere and mood. Lovely shades, soft shadows and textures of the dunes which add dimension and depth. Very natural unposed image, I like their postures and equally eyecatching are the golden glows on their heads and of course their colorful saris add life and spice to this image. Great capture Ana, worth sharing. Congrats.
siolaw (38292) 2010-10-13 7:47
Welcome to the India page! And a nice one to start with. Subtle light is well controled and you found an good subject.
Not going to Goa? (Marilyn is there right now... i left Goa 2 weeks ago..)
quillo (11850) 2010-10-13 7:56
Hola Ana :
Foto con una luz exquisita, suave,
delicada de la puesta de sol sobre
estas dos mujeres y el niño,
me gusta, y te felicito por este buen trabajo.
Un abrazo y feliz día.
timecapturer (49288) 2010-10-13 7:58
I just love the light in this photograph, and the textures on the sands - beautiful. Well done.
yquem46 (38752) 2010-10-13 8:04
Welcome to India !
Nice one of sam dunes to start with. A classical of these gypsy ladies at sunset in the golden light
Very well done
stevesaba (8163) 2010-10-13 8:07
This is such a lovely one from Rajasthan! They do seem like the are concentrating....and on music as it turns out. A very fine photo! Warm regards,
finlay (1573) 2010-10-13 8:09
The warm glow from the sunset provides superb lighting. I like the how these women are looking away from the camera. It adds an element of intrigue wondering what is happening out of shot to hold their interest.
janusz2054 (2) 2010-10-13 9:24
This is excellent shot!
Placement of girls very perfect.Very nice scene with wonderful atmosphere.
Great light and wonderful composition.
wolf38 (31296) 2010-10-13 9:28
Hi Ana. Here you show a wonderful, subtle and very atmospheric photo. Well seen and presented. Regards, Wolfgang.
PixelTerror (0) 2010-10-13 10:16
A nice moment to watch the sunset, seems even the locals enjoy it, the low light works well warming the sand and I like the fact the ladies look forward
Have a nice day jY
axiotea (21651) 2010-10-13 10:40
You came back with a pleasant image! Always difficult to make a picture in a tourist place, but here you caught these women and baby very naturally! Interesting contrast between the lights and shades.
Only the sound of the music is missing :)
P.S Had a good trip?
Didi (60588) 2010-10-13 11:20
J'apprécie cette chaude luminosité avec cette lumière incidente qui donne un bon relief à cette image de qualité.
ciakgiak (30431) 2010-10-13 13:18
questa è una delle più belle ed emozionanti immagini viste ultimamente, e non esagero. Splendida nella composizione, nei soggetti, nella luce e nei colori.
Un vero "masterpiece". Bravissima.
Un caro saluto.
bukitgolfb301 (41820) 2010-10-13 18:20
Hello my dear Ana
Another great shot indeed!
Well considered framework and composition as usual.
Perfect focus and clear prsentation indeed.
Very thick chocolate color tone by the sunset light is significant. Congratulation on your great job and thanks for sharing, have a good start of a good day!
hispic (9652) 2010-10-13 20:17
Ladies in Rajasthan local costume are beautifully captured though it's a bit trifling there is footprint at the lower right. I like this warm color and light so much.
Best wishes, Hisashi
rodgerg (55767) 2010-10-14 3:43
Superb light nad superb image! Excellent framing for this triple portrait with the sand which give athmospher, depht nad too graphic effect to the composition. the attitude of the two ladies and of the young child are too very well collected with a POV well selecetd. very good photowork.
Bluejeans (64251) 2010-10-14 5:20
Oi Ana ,
Gostaste de conhecer a Indía ?, um pais que um dia espero conhecer pela sua cultura bem diferente da nossa e pelos monumentos , belo momento este neste deserto com estas duas mulheres e a criança em primeiro , bonitos tons dourados , linda a textura da areia , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
macjake (67748) 2010-10-14 12:07
beautiful colours that warm the scene.
love the sunlight shining on the sand - very elegant and charming.
great atmosphere and mood
Waylim (25502) 2010-10-14 12:55
Beautiful phot, not only the sand dune with the soft golden light, the people adds so much cultural element to the photo. I likve also very much the shadow play on the sand patterns.
Leaving for China this weekend. See you later.
Atousa (7131) 2010-10-19 5:42
Very nice shot!.. I like their concentration n also the beautiful play of light n shadow on dunes.. nice colors as well.. well done.
Best regards, Atousa
emilbo (22616) 2010-10-19 18:02
Une photo de toute beauté que j'aurais aimé avoir signée, ça me rapelle un soir dans le désert en Tunisie où l'on attendait le coucher du soleil sur les dunes. L'éclairage est merveilleux et les personnages des plus intéressant. J'adore les couleurs du désert et beau contraste avec le couple et l'enfant.
Bravo!... et merci de partager,
sacimar (26205) 2010-10-21 11:02
bonita imagen, el juego de la luz con las posturas de las mujeres es precioso, muy bien visto, me gusta mucho,
jmdias (64384) 2010-10-21 16:29
apesar de contra a luz as faces das mulheres estão bem nítidas e a textura das dunas é impressionante . linda luz e enquadramento; atmosfera indiana impecável. belo trabalho
Angshu (56758) 2010-10-21 23:49
Impressive use of the low light & the effect on the sand. The banjara women with their heavy cheap jewellery look intently at the music being played. You might have cropped the left side of the picture to have the subjects less centred. But a nice picture!
vasilpro (41317) 2010-10-26 14:45
Superb composition, lovely colors, wonderfult light management, beautiful scene, very nice POV, fine photo work.
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
allgambits (129) 2010-10-28 21:13
Very good picture. The light is just wonderful.
manatee (4668) 2010-10-31 15:31
Ola como estas voce?
Im happy to conect you again.
I was waching your work and I like this picture so much. I want to make a trip to India, wich is an Amazing country and I want to discovery all, I hope some day I can do it, is in my top 10.
I like the angle, I prefer catch the people in his dayly life, than a rigit position or posing. The colors are wonderful and the sand, the sun ligth and their profiles of this people, makes it a grate picture.
Thank you for sharing Ana
zanzi (13690) 2010-11-01 12:15
Indeed, they seems very concentrated.
One could argue about the footsteps in the right down corner. You could perhaps crop them out.
xramm (1831) 2010-11-02 1:33
This is very good ambiance to take a shot.
Good colors and details, good posture of people!
Juntas (7960) 2010-11-02 4:52
Olá Ana. Uma cena bem captada e com uma composição excelente. Muito bonitas as cores e a luz de fim de dia. Boa definição. Nice work.
ruisc_pt (10892) 2010-11-02 15:05
excepcional este detalhe obtido com apenas 123,73 kB!
Parabéns pela composição também
sacavem (18620) 2010-11-03 11:40
A tua nota é muito boa para explicar o que vemos,mas poderia ter diversas interpretações, a minha nunca seria a que descreves.É por isso "também" que gosto de TE.
Uma historia uma foto. Chega...
paninho (2931) 2010-11-04 4:49
Ana, tens a arte do enquadremento e dominas muito bem a luz! Esta fotografia é uma maravilha!
tober (8797) 2010-11-05 4:40
Hello Ana, for sure this is one of the most impressive photos in your gallery of India. I can feel the fascinating ambience of the sunset time in the desert. I liked the effect of sunlight on the dunes of sand. Excellent composition with wonderful warm colours of India. Best regards, Tolga
delpeoples (58030) 2010-11-06 1:31
Ola dear Ana, what a beautiful photo. The women are so serene and oblivious to their surroundings. The warm colours of the desert are so soft. It is a magical shot, well chosen and created. TFS and I wish you a beautiful weekend, Lisa
ikeharel (71355) 2010-11-07 2:56
A very beautiful dune in sunset, sitting ladies with child on the dune.
Fabulous, well taken, excelent colors and contrast.
Charo (51212) 2010-11-09 8:58
La imagen es preciosa, tanto por las mujeres y el niño sentadas sobre las dunas, como por la magnífica luz del momento.
Un trabajo magnífico! Bravo!
bebbetto (40) 2010-11-11 7:29
Wonderful, emotional photograph.
Excellent light. Great composition
hatti52 (12786) 2010-11-13 2:21
wonderful composition with soft golden tones
very well done
kordinator (20519) 2010-11-15 3:54
Great sunset,nice group portrait.
Amaying light managment,nice shadows.
Great compositia from India.
I like,how these women are looking away from the camera.
Docarmo (9639) 2010-11-20 20:30
Uma das fotos mais bonitas da Índia, que eu já vi!
Os perfis e indumentárias tão bonitos, sob esta luz dourada... e com o grafismo da areia a dar profundidade com sensação de imensidão.
buscape (6219) 2010-11-21 16:21
fine composition with perfect light creating a wonderful mood. I like the play of shadow and light. I also like the trails and textures in the sand around the concentrated women.
npecanhuk (75422) 2010-12-05 6:43
Aqui uma foto com presença humana que foi também muito bem feita! Resultados visuais maravilhosos!
Tudo nela agrada-me: nitidez, exposição, cores, pdv escolhido, pp, contrastes, formato horizontal e, acima de tudo, composição!
Além das pessoas, os detalhes da superfície da areia são destaques indiscutíveis!
Parabéns e um ótimo domingo prá ti,
paololg (31448) 2010-12-21 13:41
Ciao dear Ana,
this is a photo that all the photographers would like to do, because it is incredibly beautiful. Marvelous the warm light that illuminates the profiles and the colors of these women. Surely one of the best photos of the your beautiful gallery.
Ciao, have a nice day and a serene Christmas!
batalay (38821) 2011-01-16 19:23
This is a serene image of the two women and one of them with a child. The low angle of the sun has accentuated the ripples in the sand. Warm regards,
Ber (8242) 2011-11-17 11:55
I just love the light in this photograph, and the textures on the sands.Very nice scene with wonderful atmosphere.
bornav (486) 2012-02-05 20:01
This is spectacular Ana! Great composition, vibrant colours, wonderful details, great texture of sand and perfect lighting.
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (45329)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-10-04
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix S9600
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/20 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): India [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-10-13 7:22
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