Sharing moments in time…

Another Indian Portrait – Mother and Child


This is one of my favorite photos from our India trip.  We visited a small “village” which was nothing more than a few families who had taken up residence on land which was owned by the government and the lodge we were staying at.  We were told this is not uncommon and that there are many, many people living this way.  What was interesting was that these people (and the many people who live in the various shanty towns around India) are not counted in any of the census numbers for the country and that no-one has any idea how many of them there really are – so the 1.2 Billion number for India’s population is probably shy by millions.  These folks live with their parents on a parcel of land that they have cleared and now use for small crops and grazing for their few cows and sheep.   Their home was made of local wood for the frame and then covered with mud and topped with a thatched roof – certainly not luxurious but it was very functional.  I think you’ll agree that both this young mother and her child are gorgeous!

Priceless....

Priceless….

12 responses

  1. yes they are gorgeous

    April 16, 2013 at 8:00 am

    • Nitin – Thanks! I enjoyed looking through your photos also!

      April 16, 2013 at 3:08 pm

  2. They are beautiful! Marvelous shot too 🙂

    April 16, 2013 at 8:36 am

    • Thanks Madhu – It was kind of a lucky shot as I was in the house looking out to the bright sunshine. I was able to compensate and get the photo I wanted by overlaying the color shot over a sepia copy of the same photo.

      April 16, 2013 at 3:11 pm

  3. Yes they are, Scott … gorgeous!

    April 16, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    • Thanks Cheryl – I’m glad to be able to share these. This little family made a huge impression on us.

      April 16, 2013 at 3:12 pm

  4. I loved the photo

    April 16, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    • Thanks Judy – we were in Provence this summer – had a great time – a beautiful area!

      April 16, 2013 at 9:00 pm

  5. Ajay Kumar

    nice photo…

    April 17, 2013 at 5:05 am

  6. Amazing photograph!

    April 26, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    • TCL – thank you – definitely an attractive family

      April 27, 2013 at 12:14 pm

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