Z is for Zindagi

This is my version of Zindagi…… or life in Hindi. When I asked friends and family what came to them when I said Zindagi or Life, they said baby, old person, sleeping cat, etc etc. For me I saw life in the eyes of this woman who was sitting on a bullock cart going to sell sugarcane to the factory. She had traveled very far and had more because she still had to make a journey of 50 kms to Loni where she would be selling the sugarcane. But yesterday when I aimed my camera at her as she was driving a bullock cart, she gave me a smile which didn’t make her look tired or anything that I would imagine. That is her life…….her trials of life. A lesson for me who cribs on almost everything I HAVE to do. This pic is an SOOC…… no editing of any kind has been done to it.

This pic won Most popular Photo Award in Look Who’s Snapping. Thank you very much for appreciating my picture !!! I am truly honored !!!

This pic was also a winner in Photoblog Challenges : Theme 2 : Human Portrait. Thanks a ton!!!

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    Photoblog January 24, 2012

    Congratulations Ranu,
    This beautiful portrait is among the winning pictures for this weeks theme.
    The colors and light are splendid. Great shot!

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    Breena January 20, 2012

    Your photo is being featured at this week’s “Look Whooooo’s Snapping” photo linky party! Thanks so much for participating! I welcome you to link up again 🙂


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      Ranu January 20, 2012

      Thank you Breena !!!!

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    Ewa January 18, 2012

    wow, amazing! one that should be seen in photography magazine 🙂

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    Kim January 18, 2012

    I simply adore this. I think you captured the woman and her story in that moment perfectly. Very National Geographic.

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    lisa January 17, 2012

    What a beautiful image this is Ranu!
    She has a wonderful smile, and you have captured it perfectly.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at The Creative Exchange this week.

    Have a wonderful day!


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    Betty Manousos@ Cut and Dry January 17, 2012

    such a pretty smile!

    an exceptional shot!

    have a great week ahead!

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    the hollie rogue January 15, 2012

    such real beauty! thanks for linking up and sharing with us. i facebooked about this!

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    Amy January 14, 2012

    Beautiful. Such a pretty smile.

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    Jo Bryant January 14, 2012
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    My Captivating Images January 13, 2012

    You really captured her personality! Great capture!

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    Breena January 13, 2012

    OH, I love this photo! Beautiful portrait. I love the colors and mood. Thanks so much for sharing at “Life as this Mommy knows It”! (p.s. – I’m your new GFC follower!)

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    Pieni Lintu January 13, 2012

    So beautiful shot!

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    KalpanaS January 13, 2012

    Beautiful reminder that people living hard lives still smile – the more we have the less we seem to smile! If it had been a ‘celebrity’ she would have charged for the photo.

    @ http://nowritehere.blogspot.com

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    Andy January 13, 2012

    This is the smile of humble beauty.
    Awesome shot!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Zealous For Your Love

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    White Dream January 12, 2012

    Wonderful portrait!
    White Dream

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    fredamans January 11, 2012

    Wonderful smile!

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    Lady In Read January 11, 2012

    love this photo.. and zindagi is great too when you see people like her! am following you now – love your photos always

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    helenmac January 11, 2012

    Inspiring person beautifully photographed. Zindagi, a wonderful word!
    ABC Team

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    Isabel January 11, 2012

    such a beautiful lady with a wonderful spirit that beams thru her smile. great shot.

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    chubskulit January 11, 2012

    Her smile is very contagious!

    Zodiac is one of my entries. Come see it when you get a chance. Thanks!

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    Ms. Burrito January 11, 2012

    Pretty smile.

    Zing is it for me. Hope you can visit and see. Have a nice day!

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    Roger Owen Green January 11, 2012

    a joyful life

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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    Kathy January 11, 2012

    A great portrait! Good job!

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    photowannabe January 11, 2012

    A really beautiful portrait. It does show her character. Well done.

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    Joyful January 11, 2012

    Some people have the ability to live life with grace. This lady seems to have it.

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