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2016 Life in Sudal (for Gert)

2016 Life in Sudal (for Gert)
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Copyright: Kasia Nowak (kasianowak) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1262 W: 3 N: 2176] (12945)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-02-18
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon D800, Nikkor 24-70 f2.8
Exposure: f/0.6, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-06-13 13:02
Viewed: 824
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
I dedicate this image to Gert, our master people photographer on TE.

This is a sequel to my previous upload, just a few more shots from this remote village in Kathmandu Valley where I had an honour to spend a few days walking from place to place and meeting families impoverished by the 2015 earthquake.

I’d like to introduce another member of Timilsina family – Ramesh’ father. When we arrived, we found him busy, separating maize grain from the cobs.

I’ve mentione him before: once in the note to this image (where I talk about the holy spot on the wall) and also as part of this story (it was him who gave up his bed so I could sleep in relative comfort).

Two more shots in WS.

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Hello Kasia,
Another nice surprise. Thank you so much for the kind dedication, although I don't agree with your description of me. Three lovely photos that all could have been main uploads. I like the eye-contact with the man, the pile of corn-knobs, the fine light and the strong diagonal of the composition. The WS of the woman outside her house is a quiet reminder of the disaster of the earthquake that made so many buildings unsafe, even though they didn't all collapse.
Of course I must add this to my favourites.
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12324 W: 126 N: 22230] (113175)
  • [2018-06-13 13:19]

Hi Kasia,lovely daily life scene from this remote village of Nepal,the work of this man remember me when i was young and my grandmother do the same thing. I like the perspective and the usual top quality. Very nice the WS too,the details of the facade are lovely and the old woman too is nice to see despite the pose far by a movie actress..ehhe...have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

Hello dear Kasia and have a nice time
and a happy new day
interesting photo dedicated to Gert
welldone because Gert has the best
collection of photos like this one
original version with the man in
a lovely daily life scenery
the details of the facade are lovely too

Hello Kasia,
Three great pictures and interesting notes on the harsh life of the Nepali, especially after the cruel earthquake that has destroyed so much.
It is really fantastic that you have been welcomed so kindly by these poor people.
It's the first time that I see cow dung drying on a wall ...
Best regards, Paul

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4272 W: 2 N: 7350] (35812)
  • [2018-06-13 16:32]

Czesc Kasiu
Swietna seria portretow. Zazdrosze wynajdywania takich sytuacji w ulicznej codziennosci i mam swiadomosc ile wymaga to wysilku. Pokazanie kraju, miejsc przez pokazanie zyjacych tam ludzi to zadanie nielatwe ale efekt w Twoim wypadku znakomity!

Hi Kasia
That's quite a visual splash and interesting slice of daily life as people go about the day. On the one hand, you get to admire the beautiful display of the golden corns and on the other hand his intense concentration really lends superb sense of focus to the composition. Simple delight, good observation and timely shot, Congrats.
Warm regards

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10773 W: 146 N: 27120] (129847)
  • [2018-06-13 22:21]

cześc Kasiu,
Cieszę sie że sie pokazałaś. Niesamowite, ze odiwedziłaś te miejsca i spotkłas dawnych znajomych czy przyjaciół z Nepalu. Smutne zdjecia, Minęło sporo czasu, a ślady tragedii sa ciagle widoczne. Ciekawe portrety. Interestujace zajęcie. Te kolby kukurydzy są chyba wyschnięte. I co dalej? Będzie z tego mąka? Te krowei placki suszące sie na ścianach znam dobrze z Indii. Tam szystko sie przydaje...

Pozdrawiam serdecznie


Hi Kasia,
Good angle to take the view of this man at work, good effect with the FG, nice light, interesting attitude of this man, tfs.

Hello Kasi,

Three very informative photographs, very clearly matching the objectives of this site.

This vertical photograph is a fine example of how to compose a photograph to get the best visual impression. You guide us irresistible from the spent cobs, to the piles of corn and then to the bare-footed worker. It is such a strong photograph.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14886 W: 1055 N: 30603] (143247)
  • [2018-06-14 3:46]

Hi Kasia

Nice to see you back. A superb daily life shot from the Kathmandu Valley with the corn husker in action. Good colour, sharpness and vertical framing. Tfs!

ciao Kasia,
as usual your shot are the little masterpieces, I like this portait whit an elegant color combination,
ciao, Giacomo

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 25087 W: 520 N: 42358] (181452)
  • [2018-06-14 8:47]

Hello Kasia,

A very nice tribute to our friend Gert, he is a good photographer, and excellent journalist.

The man has a nice handwork, separating maize grain from the cobs.
Colours and sharpness are perfect to look at.
An excellent composition, lovely presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice day,

Hi dear Kasia, how are you?

Ya, great prtrait for a working man in the street.
Great framework and smoothy composition, deepexposure makes so clear presentation from top to rear, his face expression is so attrctive to see.

All the best and have a good day! Takero

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  • CLODO Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2763 W: 1361 N: 3180] (40161)
  • [2018-06-15 4:12]

Hi Kasia

Nothing special but the everyday life in this country, which is really different from the weetern world. the genaral diagonal line gives some peps to the picture which colors are in accordance.
Have a nice day

Hi Kasia
wow, another trio of great shots of these amazing people.
I really do need to travel here.

that Cow dung shot should be a main post for sure :) :)

his task here looks rather tedious but he's getting it done.
I like seeing what he's using for a seat too, lots to see in this small shot. you seem to have a knack with these locals, you have a rapport with them.


Bonjour, Kasia,
Le monde est un livre et ceux qui ne voyagent pas n'en lisent qu'une page. J'aime votre façon de voyager en allant à la découverte des habitants, d'apprendre, de partager.
Vos images en sont l'illustration.
Merci de nous faire vivre vos pérégrinations.

Ciao Kasia, lovely daily life scene with man atwork, fine details, excellent perspective, good clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 515 W: 9 N: 1269] (5947)
  • [2018-06-26 6:08]

Witaj Kasiu,
Przegladajac twoja galerie zdjec wiekszosc ich jest z Nepalu. Z twoich poprzednich notatek w bardzo superlatywach wyrazalas sie o mieszkancach tego gorzystego kraju. I jak pamietam planujesz ponowny tam wyjazd w 2019 roku.
Swietne zrobione zdjecie zycia codziennego. Widac tutaj jak biedni to sa ludzie i jak ciezko pracuja aby przezyc.
Bardzo dobra perzekatna kompozycja w pionowym ujeciu oraz kolory, swiatlo oraz ostrosc nie maja nic do zarzucenia.

Hello Kasia
Beautiful portraits from your beloved Nepal. It is clear from your pictures that Nepal has more to offer than impressively high mountains.
Here you give a nice impression of everyday life as it continues after the earthquakes.
Excellent presentation
Have a good week, groet Rob

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