Once the capital of the region, Patan is an old city with many Hindu and Jain temples and where it's possible to find the famous Patola silk saris.
It was near one of those temples that I saw this little girl. She was so lost in her thoughts that she only noticed me after.
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Sonata11 (33763) 2011-10-20 20:36
perfect title, sweet a little girl. Beautiful composition and framing with wonderful POV, great management of light and colors.Perfectly executed image. Great job. Well seen.
All the best,
arijit_ghosh86 (795) 2011-10-20 21:02
This is a nice compo with good framing..you can take it more closely.
delpeoples (57278) 2011-10-20 21:54
Ola dear Ana
It's amazing how someone so young can look so wise and thoughtful. You captured these qualities so well. Along with beautiful colours and sharpness. Excellent shot. Parabens!
annjackman (21813) 2011-10-20 22:35
Congratulations on taking this really splendid candid shot. The colours of the bike and clothes stand out so well against the fading and crumbling walls.
First class quality.
emka (95203) 2011-10-20 23:47
nice photo from Gujarat. beautiful girl deep in thought. Intereswting houses. Very nice colours I am looking forward to your last photos. I miss asia and also dig in my photos.
quillo (11850) 2011-10-20 23:56
Hi Ana ....
Bella imagen de esta niña pensativa y encantadora.
Precioso retrato de color y luz,
ambiente perfectamente captado.....
Gracias por compartir.
Saludos y feliz día.
yquem46 (38750) 2011-10-21 1:07
A good daily life shot
I like this little cutie, off centered in the compo and standing out in contrast in her colorful clothes with the gray neutral wall and environment
I wonder if it could be tried to crop it without the bike
have a nice day
All the best
Nard (6972) 2011-10-21 2:15
I like the expression of this little girl who seems, like your title says, lsot somewhere in her thought. Godd quality of picture and nice contrats between her colored clothes and the grey wall.
holmertz (51180) 2011-10-21 2:40
The girl looks lovely and you have captured her in a very fine pose. The light is mild and pleasant. Like Patrick I would have considered cropping the left part.
siudzi (34141) 2011-10-21 4:40
This is great shot of that little girl. Her expression on a face is so eye-catching! Well seen and taken. Very original and unique post. TFS.
BennyV (16551) 2011-10-21 7:58
Very pleasant picture with good uniform bg colours and great how the colourful dress of the girl stands out against them. The fancy bike is a bit of a surprise. The crop there is very sharp, but somehow it balances out with that bit of laundry hanging there.
emilbo (22616) 2011-10-21 10:13
Une très intéressante photo de la vie quotidien bien captée et parfaitement composée. La petite fille est adorable et bien vue la bicyclette qui balance la photo. Excellente qualité d'image qui nous montre bien les vieux murs défraichis et les couleurs sont superbement bien rendues.
Félicitations!... et toutes mes amitiés,
abmdsudi (53047) 2011-10-21 20:53
I can see why you were so captivated by this scene and me too. This is an excellent shot, a well-spotted photographic opportunity. Well framed but you have also observed the possibility of a good image. You have taken advantage of the small areas of stunning blue/orange as central focal of interest in the picture to create a very compelling image and your trained eyes are able to see this contrasting spot within the muted environment. The speck of complimentary colors add nicely with lots of local flavors. The cutie tells her own story with her stunning gaze. A very well done, a delightful shot Ana, Love it! Congrats.
ikeharel (69827) 2011-10-22 1:42
A fabulous face's expression of the girl's.
Inspite of the area under shade, you managed a wonderful image, detailing the house and toys.
RhodieIke (11744) 2011-10-22 14:10
Hi Ana, What a fantastic photo of this thoughtful little girl, the bike is a distraction in my opinion and I would have cropped it out from the pillar line.Super colours and pin sharp, Cheers Iain.
TopGeo (38216) 2011-10-22 22:28
Just a great portrait thinking and expression of this little girl with the gray environment! I like the colorful clothes! nice composition! near one of those bike and games on that place with the characteristic architecture and contrast ! Just thinking have a nice day!
patdeph (35748) 2011-10-23 3:10
lovely scene of the cute little girl,where I like the contrast given by the yellow veil on her head,the architecture and old textures of the walls.Excellent!
wolf38 (31296) 2011-10-23 22:45
Hello Ana. A small fine and everyday scene. The image contains many small details. The focus is of course the little girl pondering. Well seen and realized. Rgds wolfgang.
ruisc_pt (10892) 2011-10-24 11:25
EXÍMIA A FORMA COMO A LUZ FOI CAPTURADA NESTA...
ee os pequenos pontos de cor forte não desviam o olhar do olhar da miúda.
paololg (31448) 2011-10-24 14:29
Ciao dear Ana,
splendid portrait in which you have captured a beautiful and enigmatic expression in the eyes of this pretty little girl. A photo composed in a masterly way, with the old houses, typical of the poor people in India, and with the colors of the toys that make us understand that the children are the same in all over the world. Wonderful photo work, BRAVA!
Ciao, have a nice Tuesday!
ChrisJ (112315) 2011-10-25 7:52
Superb sharpness in this marvellous daily life scene of the pensive little girl at right. Her orange scarf contrasts well against her blue shirt. Tfs!
rodgerg (55767) 2011-10-25 10:23
Excellent framing for this very charming portrait. the coloured elements arise very well. You have very well collected the attitude, the expression and the glance of the child. Good balance too with the child on the right and the bicycle on the left.
pablominto (53746) 2011-10-25 23:51
A fine portrait of the little one!
The image express very well that her mind is far away, whet ever she is thinking about...
A well balanced composition, an ordinary street scene given life thanks to the eyes of a young girl..!
Angshu (56750) 2011-10-26 0:33
Very beautiful portrait of the little girl captured with her surroundings! Her face is innocent & beautiful & she's lost in her thoughts!
Did you see the Patola saris being made & of course the Queen's well?
siolaw (38292) 2011-10-27 1:12
Nice portrait of the little girl, quite colourful in a greyish environment. She has a pleasant pose and her gazing up and sideways indicates she must be thinking about something!
Cropping the left side along the wall was a valid option too!
bema (26425) 2011-10-27 1:19
sorry for my late response..
this is such a cute and charming capture, getting this kind little girl in thought during his time of playing.. obviously she´thinking about what to play now?
thanks for sharing this winderful picture!
see you around, warm regards Bernd
scalerman (26900) 2011-10-28 10:07
Ana: this is very much my preferred style of environmental portraiture. I like you inclusion of the trappings of daily life. Well seen... best, c
dip (23888) 2011-10-29 3:11
an amazing snapshot with great sharpness and wonderful colors,
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2011-10-30 3:46
it is really a nice capture. The thinking girl has nice depth in her eyes and you framed it with a nice POV. Composition is pleasant with the cycle beside her. Nice light and fine colours. A superb one. Tfs.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-10-30 13:48
I am very relieved to see this image. They may belong to a different part of the world. But how they are similar in a universal appeal that they have. She looks indeed lost in thinking and also has an adult like look. But if we observe all the toys scattered around her as Paolo says, it reminds me that they are all the same in spite of their difference in origin, religion, or standard of living. I really hope that she will be able to stay a child just as long as her environment allows her. She can be like her only once in one’s lifetime. This is my only wish in viewing this photograph. Thank you Ana for this image.
With my very best wishes,
Have a great week ahead, Ana
macjake (67038) 2011-11-08 20:28
i can see how this photo may get missed, as it doesn't really make a strong visual impact in the small thumbnail version...but when its opened it, its fully appreciated.
there's a tenderness and almost a sadness that can be felt as a viewer.
i'm surprised by the emotional impact.
josepmarin (58357) 2011-11-17 1:20
la actitud pensativa y la mirada de esta niña son fascinantes, y tú estabas allí para inmortalizar este momento con una foto fantástica, espontánea y directa, sin adornos, que solamente congela una décima de segundo de su vida.
Has hecho un trabajo espléndido, y no es fácil en este tipo de fotos casi periodísticas.
Buena composición, la inclusión de la bicicleta en el encuadre da más grafismo al conjunto.
kordinator (20513) 2011-11-22 1:30
Hello dear Ana
Wonderful scene you captured.
Perfect sharpness and qualizy of the image.
jmdias (63412) 2011-11-30 0:49
muito boa a foto e ela parecia estar preocupada com algo, os brinquedos no chão dão ideia da pausa. lindo enquadramento, ótima luz indireta e detalhes. no marrocos eles estavam sempre atentos e detestavam ser fotografados, o que foi uma pena já que há personagens muito interessantes.
sydb (579) 2012-01-13 14:38
très belle image la texture de ses vieux mure en lambris attire bien notre regard la lumière est excellente et la petite fille est bien place dans ta compo vraiment une bien belle prise
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (45029)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-12
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): India - II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-20 15:48