The trip to Himachal Pradesh turned out to be pretty productive photographically. As I work through the edit I keep finding them. I hope you enjoy them, let me know your favorites.
A young girl in doorway, Ropa Village
Only a Kinnauri person wears the Kinnauri hat. This woman’s headscarf shows that she comes from another people group and married into the village.
An older woman sits in the doorway of her old village home fixing her hair
A Kinnauri woman in the classic Kinnauri hat and jewlery
Woman in the window of her village home
Kinnauri Woman and Blue Door
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Lovely photos there!
thanks, appreciate that!
The final one… with the blue door is my favorite! Beautiful!
Thanks Sarah, I’m getting to the end of the edit and a couple of these images fall more into the snapshot category, but I felt that one was strong. I really like the second one too. It’s the shadow on the wall, the dark feeling to the image, that I actually like. Appreciate the feedback!
Beautiful! Love the traditional hats and portrait of the three women. What an interesting journey.
Thanks Laura, it was a great journey…
They are all wonderful, but my favorites are the last two. The blue door is stunning! The second photo is very interesting and dramatic as well. Well done!
Appreciate the comments, hope the family’s fishing is going well!
I like the colors of the blue door photograph, but my favorite, I think, is the three women. They remind me of Boticelli’s three graces.
That’s a great association with the three ladies! And yeah, that blue door, I was really glad to discover that scene. Thanks for your comments…
The Kinnauri women, 4th image from the top, is my favorite. What a wonderful face!
Her face does tell a story. And she was a hoot!
I think the passerby against the blue door is my favorite; the light seductively approaching down the hall creates a nice mood.
thanks jessica. i always shoot “blue” and i was so glad to add this one to my blue collection.
The old Kinnauri woman is my favourite. There is something about her face. Maybe the eyes? There are a lot of stories and a life lived in those eyes.
The composition of the three ladies makes this photo for me: they are not looking directly into the camera. This turns it into a fantastic portrait…..I am betting most people would have asked them to turn and look into the camera!
Appreciate your kind words. Thanks for taking the time to comment on them…
Beautiful shots. I love the portrait of the old lady and the one with the blue door. Lovely colors and personality. I’d love to talk to the old lady about her life – I bet she has amazing stories.
she was a lively lady. thanks for dropping by!
Magical. I will try to remember to use doorways and alley ways to frame photographs. I often remember to use trunks and tree branches for such but I very much like your ladies in doorways and windows. Very nice work. Jean-Bernard.
thanks jean-bernard, i appreciate you stopping by, and the kind words. russ
My favourite is of the Kinnauri women with the hat and the jewellery. Her life lived is shown on her face and it’s magic.
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Wonderful scenic beauty…. incredible india
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Thats a lovely collection! 😀 Loved the 3rd pic… nice angle 🙂
I enjoyed so much :))
Thanks, I appreciate that!
love these! especially the close up of the old woman. the glow in her eyes makes it look like she might have some interesting life stories to share… great shots all around- your perspective makes the observer feel like they are there!
Thanks Alison, this lady, let me tell you, she was a feisty one!
Love your work!
thanks so much, and nice to see that you two are living the dream!
It’s the last one, for me – it’s beautiful, but more, it’s like peeping deep into the secrets of this architecturally different place, of the centuries of life in the town and the house proud women who’ve kept it alive.