This is a quick grab shot of an ordinary candid street photography from Pushkar typical back alley. A spontaneous moment shot with my camera settings preset, from the hip without looking at the view finder as they walked pass. I was lucky enough to have captured the moment I wanted but i just feel a bit iffy though about the cut of legs and the lean but I just love the feel of this quaint little narrow passage, sometimes dark, dirty and different real life full of character. The concentration on the textures, decay of the physical environment, that wonderful slice of life and energy which is what interested me here.
Part of the fun and excitement in photography is capturing human subjects off guard, the subject’s focus is not on the camera, but on their current task..
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bayno (18344) 2011-12-13 11:19
Hi Abmdsudi, these are the best shots, instinctive ones, no matter if you cut the legs if there is a little rough, sometimes the moments are caught on the fly and you you're successful, the picture moves me, the light and scene are beautiful, I also really like the BG typical and unique of Puska, warm regards, valter
holmertz (53510) 2011-12-13 11:36
I really appreciate that you have the guts to show pictures that are far from perfect in a technical way, and not even perfectly composed. But if you walk through your photographer's life always carrying a tripod and waiting for the perfect circumstances you are bound to miss these everyday scenes showing life as it is and capturing an atmosphere one could almost smell through the computer monitor. A bit dark, not perfectly sharp and feet cut off, but this is India, and the stains on the wall are there, and the man leading his camel through the alley is there.
Thanks for sharing.
erhan1958 (15705) 2011-12-13 11:46
India is a country that I admire
of daily life is an excellent photo, nice colors and light, greetings
mauro61 (52857) 2011-12-13 11:55
inquadratura particolare con la scena ripresa dal basso ed entrambi i soggetti non inquadrati pienamente.
Mi piace la tonalità e la scena che mostra il rapporto tra uomo e animale,
emilbo (22616) 2011-12-13 11:58
Un retour en arrière nous permet souvent de découvrir de magnifiques photos qu'on avait pas trop remarquer avant. Pauvre gars... le chameau n'a pas l'air de vouloir avancer. Une excellente composition sur un beau fond de mur décrépi. Bonne gestion de l'éclairage qui donne un bel effet sur les couleurs.
Félicitations!... et bonne soirée,
zipekci (343) 2011-12-13 15:09
exellent phot from capital of life...
thanks for sharing.
siamesa (28121) 2011-12-13 15:41
Boa noite Abmdsudi
The rregister of the daily life of work of this man is very interesting. Very well captured.
nikkitta (17066) 2011-12-13 18:45
Of course that if you want to capture real streets scenes you must forget about tripod and that kind of gadgets that made impossible to obtain shots like this
Without foot and a little dark but You manage to capture India its people , colors and camel...
Keep posting this scenes
Greetings and tfs
aloyho (6798) 2011-12-13 18:58
When one get started with photography, equipment will be their main concern and preoccupation. This is later followed by technicalities and composition. But in the end "lighting" should still be our main concern. I like the unique feel and atmosphere due to the lighting here and the low key resulted in an array of rich matured colours which is very pleasing. Great shot!!! Regards.
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-12-13 22:19
Hello Abmdsudi - I think this is an excellent capture, it has a dynamism which is wouldn't have if you had had the time to compose and check all your settings etc. Your instinctive reaction has resulted in a 'rough and ready' shot and please do not think that is a bad thing; in this instance it suits the subject and conditions very well indeed. A really super DL image packed with atmosphere. Best regards rosemary
BennyV (17198) 2011-12-14 0:04
The off-focus blur on the man is appropriate here, as it adds a great sense of dynamism to the shot. Also the man is not focused on/in having his picture taken, he is focused on the task at hand and that's one involving a camel, not a camera.
CLODO (34546) 2011-12-14 0:14
Nice catch, with a sense of action and an unusual low POV (the hip). The light falls on the man and the camel to separate them from the decayed wall in the shadow.
have a good day!
peppe59 (14555) 2011-12-14 5:21
This beautiful scene, excellent sharpness, very dynamic.
macondo (19564) 2011-12-14 7:44
Great decision to snap this one, and you got a pretty good result. We can see immediately from the blurring of the man that this was taken in a typical street situation - in a hurry. But the blurring seems almost appropriate and somehow adds to the picture's dynamism. Some rich colour, and the idea that the camel is rather stubborn because only its neck and head are visible. Like you, I also like the atmosphere of decay conveyed by the state of the wall. But I also like the light falling on the camel, highlighting the coloured things hanging from its harness. Altogether, a bold and interesting upload.
adramad (46028) 2011-12-14 12:25
Wow .... that image more fantastic to have been made quickly, you have captured well the essence and ambience of India, the old and stained facade gives a sensational texture to the composition.
Good management of lights and shadows and colorful real. I like it.
Most cordial greetings.
paololg (31448) 2011-12-14 13:50
Ciao dear Abmdsudi,
what you write in the notes is a great truth, and shows that you have understood the true meaning of photography. Sincere congratulations also for this beautiful shot, spontaneous and natural as all the photos captured in the street. The out of focus this time is not a defect but a virtue that gives a nice movement to the scene. A true picture, captured in the most meaningful moment. Excellent!
Ciao, have a nice Thursday, dear friend!
Glint (6171) 2011-12-14 17:06
fantastic grab shot. Love the colours, movement and luminosity.I don't mind in the least that this is not perfectly composed.The cut off legs proves that you were there, in that moment, in that place. Not to have tried for a shot would have meant missing this opportunity to record a fragment of time, now captured for ever.Shooting from the hip can be very hit and miss, but this is a definate hit..a bullseye!
Vasa (515) 2011-12-14 17:18
your eyes are mine in that part of the Planet and I am so happy to find the similar soul. Your logic of definition is completely mine, that's why i visit your gallery with big emotions and interest. This scene in Pushkar is one of your victories. All compliments friend!
carper (96) 2011-12-15 2:59
the colors and the atmosphere in this low light shot are stunning, well well composed scene, good photo job here, I like it.
dkmurphys (59243) 2011-12-15 5:21
Lovely scene, a true picturesque image. I like the heavy background and the good dynamic.
Enjoy a fine afternoon.
yquem46 (38752) 2011-12-15 6:52
A very good and amazing moody snap shot from the hip, Abmdsudi !
sacimar (26273) 2011-12-15 7:12
this is an interesting image, I like the man and the animal, it seems that the camel doesn't want to go with him, it's a different picture well presented,
Cricri (120143) 2011-12-15 9:48
Quel moment magnifique que vous avez capturer aussi rapidement, belle scéne de l'Inde, une remarquable texture et couleurs de la façade, j'aime aussi l'effet de lumière, très belle réalisation
kato (11630) 2011-12-16 1:29
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone, so it's interesting to see the camel which is carrying the load on its back and
the man who has pulled the camel in front of old house. The whole is harmonized well by good color combination, too.
delpeoples (58314) 2011-12-16 1:32
I see what you;re saying about the tight cut with the legs, but really it does not cause me any problems. I like this candid style of street photography and really admire you to have the courage to do it, I always get shy trying it. The colours are magnificent and I like the slight blur of the man in contrast to the sharp figure of the camel. It's quite clear that the camel does not want to be lead anywhere. So your photo tells a (quite humourous) story too.
Great job, thanks for sharing and I wish you a lovely day
danos (98513) 2011-12-16 5:42
excellent the snapshot with the camel hardly follow its boss.I like the excellent reportage shot with this unexpected shot to be well captured and presented.
adores (45637) 2011-12-17 15:22
With this low pov I don't even mind about the feet. It's a scene full of action.We can almost feel the smell of the street. I like the details of the old architecture and the very soft light we usually find in these old streets. I like the result!
siolaw (38292) 2011-12-17 21:55
I like the low POV here, it gives dynamism and a sense of movement to the scene.
The fact that the man and animal are in a ray of sun while the "textured" wall is in the shade makes the subjects stand out strong.
Longroute (19396) 2011-12-18 10:27
You have posted so many beautiful photos since last time I visited your gallery that it's so difficult to choose one...
Rajastan looks like a place of One thousand and one night and this photo possesses the mystery and the atmosphere of this far out (for us) place... the man leading the camel reminds of ancient times and caravans and even of the three Kings who according to the mythology went to pay a visit to the new born Jesus baby... A very peculiar scene and a very peculiar light which makes the camel looks golden and the dress of the man phosphorescent like that of a magician...
"the subject’s focus is not on the camera, but on their current task.."
well said! it's the action here which attracts our attention: really a photo with a story.
danyy (0) 2012-03-29 5:09
peu de lumières, ce qui rend la scène plutôt dramatique, on a l'impression que l'animal est contraint de force à suivre cet homme. Le cadrage était difficile et bien entendu des éléments ont été sacrifiés, comme les pieds.
1/100e de seconde, c'est un peu juste pour une scène en mouvement, d'où ce flouté très visible.
Noel_Byrne (31424) 2012-07-31 3:49
This is really cool, a fleeting moment captured forever. It has such a grainy real life feel to it with the subject and background, and brilliantly done in capturing such a great POV and the movement in the gentleman. TFS!
ourania (46320) 2012-12-07 7:57
the angle and timing of your capture has offered superb dynamism, sense of movement and interest to this fleeting scene which has kept all its spontaneity and originality. I absolutely love the composition with the camel being pulled into the frame, the light against the shadow of the background and the play of warm and cool colours all over. A wonderful capture which was certainly fun as well. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have lovely day,
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-02-01 12:19
The glory of being spontaneous and capture a great moment!Struggling figure, amazing following camel, extraordinary colors, fantastic shades and shadows in a great picture which speaks for itself!
Great art work!!
KristinsCamera (2384) 2013-08-19 21:07
Oh my, this is gorgeous ~ like a dream sequence!
The colors and, as Gert so descriptively put it, your photograph captures "an atmosphere one could almost smell through the computer monitor." :)
And what an accomplishment that is!
I love quick grabs and spontaneous shots ~ and really, who cares about bits of legs when you have captured something like this!! The "lean," as you put it, is what gives this such an unusual and captivating p.o.v. And yes, the alley and its decay look as if someone created a unique dark watercolor backdrop, just to enhance the golden camel with its decorations and the herder dressed in blues and aquas. And the lighting is pure magic.
As with so many of your photographs, your instinct to capture this was both intuitive and perfect. I only wish I could give you two green smiles :)
macjake (68480) 2013-10-18 11:57
I noticed this photo that was on your 'random' photo's page, couldn't help but stop and take a closer look.
exactly what you said, it may not be perfect composition wise, but its shot from the hip without the person noticing...so we have to take that into account too.
wicked subject material, its not everyday we see something like this!
love the bg wall as a subject too.
fine post and creative work
Didi (60588) 2015-07-28 18:57
Great local scene with a very good lights control
A good decisive moment with the man who has difficult to carry the camel
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (54595)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-10
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX
- Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-12-13 10:57