We were on our way from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri, and we had decided to leave early.
I saw a woman sweeping around her house, and asked the driver to stop as fast as he could. I tried to stay far, and used a tripod with a long lens by putting the emphasis on the dust which had caught the lateral morning light.
I am dedicating this picture to Claude Renault, who as everyone is well aware, is one of the favorite photographers of TE, and a great fan of India, like me.
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mitternacht (1839) 2005-03-04 12:59
Wow, wonderful picture, I love how the sunlight makes the dust glow. This beautiful picture almost makes it look fun to sweep :).
joso (2417) 2005-03-04 13:02
I use to write more, but here this only one word must be enough
markgong (2840) 2005-03-04 13:02
Izzet what a beautiful beautiful photo! I love everything about it! I made a quick workshop for you and added a border. I hope you like it.
RGatward (20050) 2005-03-04 13:04
Great framing and well seen lighting, very well planned especially considering the short amount of thinking time that you had.
AnimeshRay (9081) 2005-03-04 13:17
A classic composition in mood, light and shade...very good moment that captures the timelessness of India.
MaJose (427) 2005-03-04 13:18
I like much the color of the light that crosses all the dust.
Very excellent photo.
pridel (233) 2005-03-04 13:19
un super bravo pour cette superbe photo. j'adore la lumière qui traverse la poussière soulevée. la femme se distingue bien dans ce halo et l'arbre foncé se courbe également.
c'est une compo très réussie.
GrahamB (939) 2005-03-04 13:21
Great capture. I love the long shadows and the dust catching the light as it drifts in the air. Very atmosperic.
clodreno (0) 2005-03-04 13:30
A very nice image Izzet.. J'adore ce genre d'image, j'en ai d'ailleurs prise une un peu comme celle ci à l'intérieur du temple Meenakshi à Madura..
ninadev (5375) 2005-03-04 13:45
Fantastic shot... how far were you from the subject ?
I wonder when I see these kind of shots why they even mind to broom the ground outisde their homes when all it does is to move the dust around which fall on the the furniture.
But for the sake of photographers, I just hope they continue to do it..
Wonderful capture of light and perfect composition, I really like that we see the door of the house in the background.
nerve (10231) 2005-03-04 14:17
hocam bence sizin bu meshur fotograflarinizi gondermenize hic gerek yok, eger hindistani cekenlerin siz den haberi yoksa zaten fotografcilikla da isleri yok. Zaten siz klasiksiniz.
Praetzer (1662) 2005-03-04 14:19
The woman is sharp; all the rest influenced by the dust. Wonderfull tones. A hit.
bboss (3578) 2005-03-04 14:34
Just beautiful, amazing composition and colours. Dust and smoke seem to work wonders. I wonder if she realizes she is getting dust on her bedding?
vbourrut (32470) 2005-03-04 14:41
I like this lighting on the "fog" around the house, the composition is very good, I realy like this picture
devimeuxbe (58557) 2005-03-04 15:33
très belle maitrise de la lumière, beau cadrage, sujet intéressant !
nercan (112) 2005-03-04 16:19
Harika bir fotoğraf.Toz bulutu, kadın ,ışık, renkler mükemmel.Tebrik ederim.
Nina (4916) 2005-03-04 17:00
Excellent capture of light filtered through the cloud of dust. Well done Izzet!
hispic (9619) 2005-03-04 18:38
Beutiful orange dust illuminated in morning light. also excellent composition.
avigur_11 (22031) 2005-03-04 19:16
The upgoing dust makes an mysteriois effect with the excellent direction of the sunlight. This is a very clever and excellent composition, Izzet.
ianmcall (1213) 2005-03-05 0:55
The dust in the sun and the rest in shadows. very effective
arnabchat (7233) 2005-03-05 2:18
one of the very good images i have seen in the last week or so. simly supreb. light colors, and the dust creating this effect. wonderful!
spence (65) 2005-03-05 2:33
Absolutely beautiful mood here Izzet. The light and the dust create a magical mood, and the woman's pose as she performs this everyday task is wonderfully photogenic. Excellent work.
eleparc (24063) 2005-03-05 4:15
Izzet this photo immediately reminded me of a similar shot by Claude. did you ever saw it too? I am discovering your shots today...and i love your work.. adding you to my list of photographers i follow up on daily right away! ;-)
i drove the same route last summer but had no chance to see this morning scenes... pity...
Luan (12971) 2005-03-05 5:47
Lovely shot Izzet, this picture has a great atmospere very warmth and peaceful.
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-03-05 5:54
Very nice photo. Lovely light and you have managed to capture it very well, the dust with the sidelight looks fantastic here. Very nice composition too.
Zepi (22848) 2005-03-05 7:03
Magnifique prise de vue !
J’aime ces somptueuses couleurs chaudes !
Une image très bien composé,on sent beaucoup de sensibilité dans cette photo !
mishreyee (0) 2005-03-05 9:37
The special effect of dust-colour has made this picture really superb! very well done.
lucinka (9976) 2005-03-06 9:31
Izzet, Another beautiful shot from your great photo gallery. Beautiful play of light and shadow. L.
apazevedo (5469) 2005-03-06 10:34
I can't really explain why, but I loved this photo, Izzet. Perhaps it is because of the atmosphere you captured here, or just because of the light, or because of the high quality photo...
Anyway, this is a great work. Congratulations!
BAKO (1689) 2005-03-06 17:55
singuanti (15250) 2005-03-06 18:01
The way the light is hitting the dust is magical. I love the way you caught the lady at work not noticing you at all. Your lighting and shadows are superb. A truly great work!
Hanssie (10067) 2005-03-07 14:02
What a work you did for this shot, Izzet, but the result is really beautiful !
The light falling on the dust is fantastic and the woman in a coloured dress against the browny colours in the rest, great shot !
Pattyjy (2180) 2005-03-08 6:55
Ambiance de l'Inde au petit matin ? Cette photo est magnifique Izzet. Bravo. Amitié, Patty.
michel_r (1118) 2005-03-09 7:40
fait effectivement penser à l'image de claude dans sri Meenakshi à madurai. Tout simplement superbe. Merci pour cette image qui va direct dans les favoris
Albrecht (11279) 2005-03-10 13:38
Wonderful, beautiful and a warm atmosphere. You did a great job in this one. Perfect captured moment.
dominique (11414) 2005-03-13 17:15
Quelle ambiance sur cette photo , extraordinaire composition ( sincerement ) la lumiere est puissante du travail de pro , bien vu .
cmartos (242) 2005-03-13 17:31
Une très belle scène Izzet. Très bien composée, la lumière est magnifique, les couleurs très chaudes et intimistes. J'adore celle-ci. Une superbe dédicace, d'une très haute qualité. Merci du partage.
maciekda (19861) 2005-03-14 4:55
this is very nice Izzet, I love the light in this photo - so warm. lots of dust, very dense air... good composition also. moody stuff
and greeting from hot India
donner64 (284) 2005-03-20 16:51
Ouais superbe... Merci. Le WS est intéressant mais votre pict est plus parlante, plus réelle.
bip-bip (1837) 2005-03-20 17:07
The combination of the morning light and the dust is beautiful.
You perfectly caught the atmosphere of this moment.
alimo3 (6854) 2005-03-20 17:22
this is a great picture !
i just discover your album and found some beautiful things.
this mornig light is amazing and your composition very good.
THANKS FOR THIS NICE WORK .
arifhuque (491) 2005-03-23 8:14
The mood has been well captured! I like the hazy detail behind the sunlight dust. Excellent photo.
Kicka (0) 2005-04-05 16:17
Great picture Izzet. Nice compositon with some interesting details in the fram. But first and most this is about the light, catched by the dust whirling in the air. Glad you made the driver stop ;)
Take care, Jessica
ballyna (1689) 2005-04-23 9:48
bu herhalde fotoğrafın son noktası denen şey.daha önce de görmüştüm,allah herkese böyle bir fotoğraf nasip etsin hayattayken diyorum,bu şekilde de ölümsüzleşir zaten :-)
amihay_s (722) 2005-06-06 6:15
I love the back light and the fantastic colors, well done!
Paolo (41218) 2005-06-07 5:36
Fantatic shot Izzet...really wonderful.
a perfect image, with great colors and light and a great dust effect!
excellent POV too.
slayoo (644) 2005-06-07 13:08
You've cought very well the light on the dust! It's a great shot with this mess in the background.
elihesamian (26149) 2005-10-13 8:27
An admirable daily life shot,Izzet,doing a work everyday,a familiar scene,and very well captured by you,exellent working you did here,with the fine compoisition,warm dusty colors! and a graet atmosphere full of hope by activity of the lady here,
at first I was thinking about style of the shot and its atmosphere with Claude Renault's work a bit,then I read your note and I find your tribute to him,and I find myselfe that my think can be not far:)
You did great,Izzet,
grandklaus (423) 2005-11-07 17:28
excellent this picture is near perfection
rajhema (1901) 2005-11-22 16:19
Fabulous expressions. Very well composed
recepyuksel (17808) 2005-11-22 16:59
Hocam ne söyleyebiliriz ki buraba sadece seyredebiliriz bu mükemmel eseri.
Teşekkürler yakınlığınız ve paylaşımınız için.
sabyasachi1212 (19769) 2006-07-09 3:48
It is a great pleasure and an honour visiting your gallery. I had somehow missed out on this picture. As an Indian I am a regular in the Indian gallery and see hundreds of pictures everyday. I wouldn't like to compare but this image of yours should manage to find a place among all-time top 10 list, if ever such a list is to be made. The emphasis on the flying dust in the early morning light simply changes the complexion of this image. I am compelled to add it to my favourites.
With Greetings from India
stf303 (835) 2006-08-01 9:48
Beautiful atmosphere, perfect shot for Daily Life theme.
moody (0) 2007-01-29 0:36
Thats really a great picture, what a light and what a flavor to shoot such a picture. Great. Cheers, Moody
danos (78144) 2007-02-28 14:30
what an impressive shot from this lady to sweeping her house.Dust and smoke seem to work together.Very good moment that captures the timelessness of India.Informative your note.Well done.
sothy81 (9538) 2007-02-28 14:31
Nice nice shot. Everyone has said all about this picture. How can I say beside "WOW". Sothy
DonGusti (819) 2007-03-25 7:00
Very dramatic picture indeed, nice natural colors & POV. TFS
inanuc (0) 2007-05-14 5:37
MERHABA İZZET BEY . çok güzel ve orjinal bir fotoğraf . yoksuluk ne yazıkki şartları değiştiriyor ve anadoluda olsun . hindistanda olsun hep zor ve kadnların üzerine yığıyor.
bkhan (134) 2007-07-30 0:30
All I can is "WOW".
fleopold (1375) 2007-08-01 5:21
Wonderful backlight-photo. Well done.
Greetings from Austria!
noborders (1010) 2007-08-01 5:33
La poussiere dans le soleil fait toujours de beaux effets, il y a une superbe ambiance ici avec cette lumiere doree, une photo que j'ai decouverte car elle etait en 1ere page de TE il y a un instant...
aralda (1240) 2007-09-29 4:14
Wow, now that's art. One requires a trained eye to spot the potential of a trite scene like this one, and a tripod, and some skill to photograph it.
As a side note, I'm wondering why she's sweeping. She could simply pick up the bits of paper and other refuse...
I see a bed (?) in the middle ground; it surely gets a lot of dust...
partha (14020) 2007-09-30 5:54
Its a great shot. The dust adds wonderful atmosphere. Clicked at the perfect moment the photograph will ranked among the tops.
yquem46 (35432) 2008-12-03 9:28
You may have already 122 pts on this photo but I do not hesitate to add 2 more !
Superb light and compo. Magnifique
I will take more time to discover the rest of your gallery
patdeph (35744) 2009-02-07 0:51
je cherchais es photos sur l'Inde et je suis tombée par hasard sur ta magnifique galerie!Beaucoup de photos sont vraiment très belles,j'ai regardé toutes celles d'Inde et d'egypte,et je prendrai le temps de regarder les autes pays!J'ai choisi celle-ci que j'ai ajoutée à mon thème,car j'adore la lumière qui entoure la femme,et pour une fois,la poussière donne un effet merveilleux!Le cadrage est superbe!Vraiment magnifique!
napocapo69 (102) 2009-05-17 1:09
You capture the moment in a fantastic way....
The PoV is perfect and the lights and movements are captured gently and firmly!
vmukherjee (612) 2009-08-24 20:01
Excellent shot with perfect exposure for the backlit dust. I have been thinking of taking a shot like this one (with the main subject partially covered in the backlit surreal haze of the dust) for quite some time, but havn't had the opportunity yet. Thanks for sharing such a beautiful picture.
Ja-cek (93) 2009-11-08 14:01
Superb photo with superb atmosphere.. It brings me back to India!
maximage (15535) 2009-11-12 14:22
Image fantastique! MAGIQUE!
figenya (2842) 2009-12-09 1:43
İzzet Bey, merhaba
Çok iyi bir ışık avcısısınız, tozla birleşmesi başka bir güzel olmuş, tebrikler
Merou (4718) 2010-10-02 6:39
The light is splendid. I like the composition and the position of the woman
sittipong (251) 2011-04-05 8:20
The lighting was amazing.
smruti_damania (91) 2012-01-28 16:49
AliMoein (780) 2012-02-21 6:28
Very well composed captured photo
Grate details and warm color
diafani (1124) 2012-02-21 6:42
Great catch! Lovely colors and interesting composition.
Chengappa13 (6) 2012-05-14 10:04
Lovely colours of the earth.
willperrett (4099) 2012-11-26 0:54
Beautiful, atmospheric shot. I'm aware that, sitting comfortably in front of my computer, adjudging the beauty of your photograph, I'm in danger of missing the humanity of the situation: this woman's life may well be hard. The dusty conditions may emphasize this, but also add an aesthetic element. Beauty in hardship: difficult, isn't it?
- Copyright: izzet keribar (keribar) (43841)
- Genre: Gens
- Medium: Couleur
- Date Taken: 1992-11-00
- Categories: Vie quotidienne
- Camera: Leica R7, LEICA DC VARIO-ELMAR, Kodak EPP, 81 a
- Exposition: f/11, 1/60 secondes
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Versions: version originale, Workshop
- Thème(s): Sweepers Inc., Light, mon hommage à l'Inde, mes favorites (3), CLODO's SELECTION IX, CLODO's SELECTION XII [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-03-04 12:53
- Favoris: 22 [voir]