313. The dark side of urban life
Photo By: Digital Monk
Date: 22nd Dec,08
Load shedding has been a part of life in Kathmandu valley and rest of Nepal for months. Power cuts happen here every single day and range from 3-6 hours. It was really difficult to adjust to this kind of of blackouts when I came here about 3 months back, but now it has become part of the daily routine.
This shot was clicked during one of those power cuts. This elderly lady was in the dark, waiting for the electricity. The candle was the only source of light around her. I requested her to hold the candle high and to look at the camera. She kindly did so, which resulted in this image.
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The best one from this site. weight bhayako Picture
Could you believe, there is more than a light and an old man. Stare few seconds at the man’s eyes(looks blind from right eye),forehead and ear. Really Frightening.
Monk! u got a nice snap…
indeed its a dark side of urban life.
(& fortunately, these days we have 10hrs of power-cut)
Well captured picture that glimpse into ongoing woes of people due to heavy load shedding.
Besides the theme, low light photography is daunting task for many photographers and if conquered, you can cash interesting picture like this one by Digital Monk.
nice capture and very nice use of load-shedding
I think this can be very good lesson for other photographer
May be it shows that we Nepalese need to satisfy with Inner Virtual Lights as written in nonesense virtual article : http://www.everestuncensored.org/3526/2008/12/19/virtualization-a-hardcoded-reality-but-less-practised-in-nepal/
this is the harsh reality … and the lines of age have seen it all !!
10 hours of load-shedding, its damn frustrating!
nice effect of candle on the face
Great capture indeed. Around 50 years from now, this picture will turn to a piece of gold when electricity supply becomes abundant in Nepal. This is today’s “Life in Nepal.” The lady’s expression tells “get out of here you little guy!”