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field woman

field woman

I went out for an afternoon ride on the motorbike,
some backroads...out of the way.
As I was cruising by I noticed these harvest stacks.
Figuring they would do nicely,
I turned around and came back....parked.
As I walked up the embankment
this girl came out of nowhere to greet me.
She was very willing to pose.
She was enjoying to present herself nicely..
adjusting her saree etc.
As I was changing my gear and stacking nd's...
she was very curious about the various filters,
tripod, gadgets and stuff...
such beauty in her handling and simple exploration
of the scattered cases and odd items.
As we concluded she invited me for "chai" (indian tea)
I asked her where and she pointed over yonder.
I declined thinking it was too far and the light was less..
I would have to carry on.
After she had left and I was finishing up,
I noticed on the ground... her scarf.
I called back and waved the material.
She returned.. surprised me in english with a "thank-you"
The item was exchanged
with a momentary pause.
then she batted her eyes and looked down.
After a second she turned and left...
and at a distance looked back with a wave.
And then she was gone.
It was not till later with the sun going down...
and the city fast approaching.
That I realized my own ideas of where to find pictures
had lead me to none.

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Jean-Luc Elias18-Apr-2009 05:44
Ecxelent image and story! V
Thierry Lucas01-Jul-2007 17:02
Very nice B/W.
Alon Glick07-May-2007 18:32
WOW!! beautiful!!
NÚlida Marcela Barrios14-Feb-2007 13:22
Kal Khogali30-Aug-2006 16:07
She is angelic here, maybe the conversion or filter, and the flowing Saree, but she is angelic. K
Sue Beatrice20-Aug-2006 23:14
This is truly one of my favorite photos... ever. Not just my favorite on pbase or my favorite photo of yours, (though there are so many stunners in your collection)
Long after I first viewed it, it haunts me, and I come back often to see it again. It never disappoints.
Vikas Malhotra13-Mar-2006 07:13
Simply FANTASTIC... this has that amazing surreal feel to it. Really a very special shot.

Guest 12-Mar-2006 22:44
beautiful, voted
Guest 12-Mar-2006 16:27
This is a great photo Bruce I guess you used monochromatic filters.
Guest 11-Mar-2006 11:02
superb shot and catching story ... all-in-all fabulous
robwooly01-Mar-2006 15:51
VOTED< This is so beautiful.
robwooly21-Feb-2006 15:48
This is fantastic !
Sue Robertson16-Feb-2006 22:24
Wonderful composition. Reminds me of a Greek statue from a distance. Grace and beauty combined.
david procter13-Feb-2006 13:50
I completely understand and thank you again for your encouragement. This is very special. My parents visited India two years ago and they came back after 2months changed people after a serious of very profound experiences. I hope to visit very soon.
Kimberley Hannaman Taylor01-Jan-2006 13:32
Incredible. The story is perfection both visually and articulately.
I would love a print of this. Do you sell them?
K in Vermont
Paul Teixeira02-Oct-2005 21:59
A C. Beaton-worthy image. Thanks for sharing your work.

Best regards,
Paul Teixeira
Amihay Shraga26-May-2005 19:00
RadioWonder17-Jan-2005 22:38
This is my favorite .....Excellent..
Guest 23-Dec-2004 00:48
Excellent composition and framing!.. I love this picture.
HAN 19-Dec-2004 12:02
Dramatic light & background nice picture!!!
Anna Pagnacco17-Dec-2004 17:15
A beauty!...Anna
Toshi Clark 17-Dec-2004 03:05
Great composition, and great sky as well!
Guest 02-Dec-2004 03:50
trulel a amazing shot, love it!
Yiannis Pavlis31-Oct-2004 04:21
beautifull photo.great tones.
Silvano 28-Oct-2004 22:41
My favorite,
stupenda ...
Guest 21-Oct-2004 14:02
magical... the stuff of dreams.

Piotr Siejka18-Oct-2004 12:12
Very striking image. She looks like an angel who just descended from heaven...
n17-Oct-2004 23:05
Wonderful image!
David M.10-Aug-2004 05:10
All I can say is one word. Awesome.
Guest 30-Jul-2004 07:56
Stunning and perfect...a great shot..
Guest 30-Jul-2004 03:57
amazing shot
Howard Sandler28-Jul-2004 19:04
Really a stunning photo. Absolutely perfect composition.