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Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7123 W: 150 N: 15424] (68060)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-01-12
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D70s, Nikkor 70-300 f4-5.6 G, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-06-09 1:39
Viewed: 990
Points: 52
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A quick shot of a washer woman on a calm early morning sun on the steps of Gangaur ghat in the lake city of Udaipur. This outdoor manual laundrette spot buzzes with activity where washing and bathing are routine, in fact everyday appears like washing day here. I couldn't help but be struck by her outfit stunning colour being played out before my eyes.

A normal way of life perhaps but her face tells some other truth.....

Setting: 200 mm, 1/250 sec, F5.6, ISO Raw 200, 0749 hrs

Fis2, Royaldevon, swapankumarroy, snunney, daddo, papagolf21, jhm, PiotrF, mcmtanyel, cornejo, CLODO, Lidka has marked this note useful
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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9196 W: 157 N: 14699] (120873)
  • [2017-06-09 1:41]

Witaj Abmdsudi!
Excellent shot, curious scene from daily life.
Good frame, colors and light.
I like water effect.
Very well done.
Have a nice afternoon.

Hello Abmdsudi,

This is such a charming photograph.
The lady stands out in her red clothing and looks totally serene.
I like how the ripples of water are moving away from her, giving her a kind of aura.

Have a lovely day,
Bev :-)

Hello Abmdsudi,
A very important person in a country where few people have washing machines. Her red attire ensures she stands out beautifully from the dark background whilst also making an excellent contrast with the green bowl. I like very much the lights and colours and the excellent sharpness.

Hello Abmdsudi,

Very pleasant view a woman is busy to clean her cloths, perfect time to catch the moment, nice contrast and framing. like it.

warm regards,


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  • daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3579 W: 114 N: 6342] (28678)
  • [2017-06-09 2:25]

Salam Abmdsudi. I presume she is stomping on the washing judging by the ripples. Amazing photo which transforms a routine activity into a dance of colour and light. Best wishes. Klaudio.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 13440 W: 0 N: 15998] (166028)
  • [2017-06-09 2:26]


quelle scène et vue quelle compo cette dame qui fait la lessive sueprbe vue et captage fantastique compo quel habit rouge et ce bleu en fond de l'eau sueprbe captage.
Bravo et amitié

Bonjour, cher Abmdsudi,
Une très bonne prise de vue, naturelle, réelle, et retraçant bien un moment de la vie quotidienne.
Très bonne photo.

Dobro vece.
Interesantan pogled i trenutak, dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano, dobar kontarst, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Lepa narodna nosnja.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.

Good evening.
An interesting view of the moment, a good text ...
Good work, nice shown kontarst good, beautiful colors, beautiful moment captured.
Beautiful costumes.
Good evening and all the best for the weekend, good luck.

Hi Abmdsudi,
wonderfull colors in this well composed picture...I like INDIA

have a nice day

Hello Abmdsudi
Strong image with these dark and deep colours. The red dress of the washer woman is dominating the scene but the green bucket give some extra power to the scene. The curved waves surround the woman nicely.
Excellent work, have a good weekend , Groet Rob

Hello Abmdsudi,

beautiful image of this woman, I like the light and the contrast between the red dress and the blue water, the visual result is excellent,

Best regards,


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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24045 W: 523 N: 40143] (172908)
  • [2017-06-09 8:27]

Hello Abmdsudi,

The circles in water around the lady make your picture attractive.
Wonderful perspective and depth picture.
An excellent composition and lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3188 W: 0 N: 7224] (53607)
  • [2017-06-09 8:39]

Fantastic shot, the woman at work, very nice minimalist photo with beautiful combination of colors
regards Ryszard

Bu günün en iyi fotografı..
harika bir renkli çekim..

Ciao Abmdsudi, great portrait of lovely Washington woman, fantastic colors, fine details, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend,have a good week end, ciao Silvio

Dear abmdsudi,

As often, you played very well with the 'complementer colours' and created a very spectacular result.

Best Wishes,

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3731 W: 2 N: 6087] (30960)
  • [2017-06-09 12:00]

Hello Abmdsudi,
Great view of a washer woman.Nice composition with good sharpness and nice colors.
A good presentation.

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  • jmdias Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10290 W: 175 N: 17352] (76959)
  • [2017-06-09 16:47]


amazing contrast between the intense red of the sari and these dark waters. the movement of the lady and the little waves are perfect details.



Hello Abmdsudi,
Red in blue, a lovely shot - a laundry nymph rising out of Gangaur. Very nicely done!

Hi Abmdsudi,

There's something about rippling water, bright outfits and washing that makes India fascinating - and you've got it all here in your composition. Nicely done !


hello Abmdsudi,
une très belle scène avec de bons effets sur la surface de l'eau.
Bon W-E

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8750 W: 57 N: 14665] (54272)
  • [2017-06-10 5:07]

Hello Abmdsudi,
Excellent photo of this lady in red, she stands out so beautifully in this warm sunlight and front of the blue water. The ripples in the water around her make the background even more attractive. Very well seen and captured.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15156 W: 159 N: 26499] (138996)
  • [2017-06-12 8:26]

Hi Abmdsudi
Très joli portrait, bel effet de la lumière, le contraste des couleurs , belle scène de vie
best regard

Hi Abmdsudi, very good photograph of this charming and interesting composition with a woman washing in the river, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. Excellent and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2655 W: 1304 N: 2965] (38070)
  • [2017-06-14 7:48]


Absolutly perfect! Good framing, god light on the saree, and the live water ripples to add life to the picture

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  • Lidka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 360 W: 101 N: 906] (3340)
  • [2017-11-29 1:10]

Dear Abmdsudi!
Amazing woman in red. Amazing scene and scenery.
Fantastic colours. Ideal lightness and brightness.
Good point of view. Good dynamic take.
Fine quality.
Interesting information note.
Well done!

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