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Is the road clear to cross?

Is the road clear to cross?
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Copyright: Sunil Tantirige (linus) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1797 W: 13 N: 1442] (15482)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-13
Categories: Daily Life
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2012-03-26 18:39
Viewed: 1554
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Waiting for the traffic to clear to cross the road – Indian style. Tourists, in this case my wife and son, waiting for the elephant traffic to pass-by. This is in the courtyard of the Amber Fort near Jaipur. The elephants are used to bring up the tourists from the village at the foot of the fort. You have the choice of an elephant ride or a jeep ride up to the fort which is a quiet a step climb.

This was in December, so the weather was chilly even during the day. There about fifty elephants here that the tourists can use for riding up. The use of elephants here is controversial as animal experts say that the soles of their feet get damaged by constantly walking on the cobbled stones which must get blistering hot during the summer months.

Few years ago, this was the pit stop for one segment of the Amazing Race.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2012-03-26 21:22]

Hi Sunil

A good daily life scene from India with the iconic elephants. Good sidelighting with excellent sharpness & shadow detail. The people add scale. Tfs!

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2012-03-26 21:51]

Hi Sunil,
A lovely daily life scene in India. Nice warmth of lighting on such beautiful architecture. An agreeable POV.
Well done,

Francis Xavier

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2012-03-27 1:31]

Hi Sunil.

Love the title.

Am amusing scene with interesting shade and shadows, apt frame, TS

Stv :0))

Olá Sunil
Love the colors and the mood and the daily life moment. Very warm mood...good sharpness and good note.
um abraço

Bom dia Sunil,

Excellent and beautiful daily life scene.
I like the warm colors and the light.
Well done and nicely framed.


The title of the picture says it all, Sunil!
A nice work with superb contrasts and colors.
The presence of the elephant adds another piece of beauty to this marvelous architecture.
Well caught light and exposure.

Thanks and regards,

Hi Sunil,
A very nice caught of view of this indian style and tourist with the elephants,
A sharp and clear presentation with lovely tone of colors and light,
Great architecture too on background.

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