Venkat Srinivasa  

Araku Valley by Venkat Srinivasa

February 2021 - Araku Valley

About the Image(s)

Story: Visited a hill-station called "Araku Valley" last month in Southern India; and this place is known for Tribals, who lead their lives like in ancient times. On a foggy morning, the ladies are carrying water in pots drawn from nearby well.

Nikon Gear: D800 + 24-70 lens.
EXIF: 1/500 sec. f/8, 24mm, ISO 6400

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5 comments posted

Mike Patterson   Mike Patterson
I love this image which reminds me of the work that photographer Art Wolfe does. The two women add a point of interest, especially with them carrying pots on their heads and their red clothing. My only suggestion is to crop out those branches protruding from the left. Making the image a tighter crop would also bring more attention to the women. You certainly were there at the right place at the right time.   Posted: 02/04/2021 09:57:04

Theresa Rice   Theresa Rice
I really like the colors and depth in this image, as well as the natural frame for the walking women. Since I'm currently working on interclub submissions for our camera club, I immediately think, "Oh - what a great Travel photo!"

I would crop in a bit all the way around to emphasize the women and remove a few distractions. See what you think.   Posted: 02/05/2021 22:24:04
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John Zhu   John Zhu
It's a beautiful photo with a beautiful story. All looks good to me except the big right tree trunk. It would be better if it's a well grown tree. Cool.   Posted: 02/10/2021 14:11:52

Wanda Krack   Wanda Krack
(Group 28)
What a wonderful storytelling photo, with many good elements present. I like Theresa's crop.   Posted: 02/25/2021 09:02:34

Paul McLaughlin   Paul McLaughlin
I agree with the earlier comments and suggestions. I agree that it is a wonderful story telling image. I like Thresa's crop. I can see Jon's point about the tree trunk on the right but I am not sure I could do it without going to far.   Posted: 02/28/2021 11:02:04