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Kolkata Life

End of the school day in Kolkata, India. Girls walking home from school.

Kolkata Life

End of the school day in Kolkata, India. Girls walking home from school.

comments (66)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 8 Mar 2010, 00:09
One of my best memories from the couple of short visits I have made to this wonderful country, Charles, is the procession of kids returning home after school.

I like this.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 8 Mar 2010, 00:18
I to remember when I lived there the trails of children heading home from school, lovely vivid colors and mood in this
  • Toni
  • United States
  • 8 Mar 2010, 00:19
Fantastic shot of everyday life.
Marvelous composition. Very nice shot.
  • Santi
  • United States
  • 8 Mar 2010, 00:40
Fantastic shot! and once again great tones.
  • Gary
  • United States
  • 8 Mar 2010, 00:42
I wish I could see the world through your eyes. To see how life goes on in different countries fascinates me. Your site is always a breath of fresh air.
  • Celine
  • United States
  • 8 Mar 2010, 00:47
Great shot ! It is really vivid, with lovely warm colors !
another great candid shot Charles
They look like good friends. Lovely reds; must be a dress code at the school.
  • Zhu
  • Canada
  • 8 Mar 2010, 01:27
Do all kids wear school uniforms? This is not the case in Canada, that's why I'm wondering.

Nice pic. Reminds me of how I used to walk back from schools with my schoolmates and chat!
You take excellent daily life photos. I'm not very good at it. I really like the fact you chose uniformed girls here too.
i love the color red. it's a strong, happy color. education is the hope of a country.
  • Ajay
  • India
  • 8 Mar 2010, 02:05
Love those days when the day used to end in the middle of day. And now even in the night the day does not end.
  • Dulcie
  • United States
  • 8 Mar 2010, 04:05
This is such a superb street shot..beautiful tones, lovely red. You really get into the life of the city. A wonderful image !!!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 8 Mar 2010, 04:05
Nice and bright uniforms. Very unlike some I've seen.
A terrific shot, capturing the moment so well, Charles.

You know, over here I could not even risk a shot like this of schoolchildren for fear of being arrested by the Police. Such is the situation thanks to terrorism and other issues, that we now have to avoid taking shots of certain architecture, central london and shots of kids!

I've already been stopped twice now, and they tried to take my camera at one point. I now avoid people shots and can't believe the world we live in!
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Mar 2010, 05:59
It does indeed look like a sight for sore eyes after the kids get out of school, Charles.
A nice picture , well composed, lovely colors and light.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 8 Mar 2010, 06:09
Nice street shot! Life as it is.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 8 Mar 2010, 06:11
Great street capture and I love the reddish tones.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 8 Mar 2010, 07:27
This is a beautifully informal study in red Charles
  • tede
  • France
  • 8 Mar 2010, 07:33
At every school you have different uniforms, school children in France do not wear uniforms. Beautiful shot and colors. Good day.
Stong colours, like it.
  • macgo
  • Spain
  • 8 Mar 2010, 07:52
¡Qué maravilla!
Nice. The Daily Simple Beautiful things.
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 8 Mar 2010, 07:57
Another good candid image Charles
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 8 Mar 2010, 08:54
Good candid shot of life as it unfolds. Like the red!
  • chad
  • wherever I hang my mask.
  • 8 Mar 2010, 09:24
Crikey I would not dare take a photo like this Charles.
  • Davidikus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Mar 2010, 09:33
Great composition. It's very interesting how you often put all the main elements of the picture in one point and leave the rest as an open space. I would have difficulties getting the good results you do if I did that.

I like the capture from behind, makes it more private
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 8 Mar 2010, 09:47
Good street scene
  • Locus
  • India
  • 8 Mar 2010, 10:03
Stunning the colours are magnificent. Brings back memories of my school days. A very nostalgic image.
Dressed up like lassies from an English grammar school in the 1950s! smile
Wonderful candid shot!
  • Debby
  • India
  • 8 Mar 2010, 10:51
The tint is really good. Nostalgia
  • Cherise
  • Netherlands
  • 8 Mar 2010, 11:28
Nicely captured, Charles! smile
A happy time. Free for the rest of the day. Nice capture Charles.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 8 Mar 2010, 12:14
Good to see schoolchildren wearing uniform.
Almost westernised .... excellent Charles.

You've captured not only a lovely candid shot of the girls, Charles, but also lots of interesting activity in the background. Love the warmth in this image.
Great shot of every day life smile
A nice colourful candid Charles.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 8 Mar 2010, 15:44
Great shot of an ordinary day. Love the colors!
Nice shot Charles.
They are certainly dressed a lot tidier than kids walking home from school in the U.K.
I love photographing people back. They are always successful: the portrait is an exercise that I find difficult ...
They please me very much! Bravo, Charles.
J'adore ces uniformes scolaires , ça donne une ambiance bon enfant et nature .
Très belle composition
The vibrant colours are wonderful Charles. I'm pleased you liked my hotel shot
  • ppeut
  • France
  • 8 Mar 2010, 17:57
A great shot, I like the warm colours of this picture.
  • Patrick
  • Belgium
  • 8 Mar 2010, 18:11
Superbe photo Charles. Magnifique ambiance.
Great shot. Well done.
Very nice street shot!
Nice colours!
A pleasant red feeling , nice street shot ! Phil.
  • Marc
  • France
  • 8 Mar 2010, 19:46
Superbe shot and a brillant effect on the deep of field!!
A nice frame!!!
A very evocative picture. In developing countries it is easy for a child must walk several miles along a road to get to school. There is no bus.
Whenever I see pictures of the Indian sub continent and Sri Lanka I am always impressed by the smart turnout of the children going to school...we could learn something from that here!
wonderful colors and depth
Amusantes ces trois jeunes écolières et bien colorées aussi, c'est le signe du pays, je vois...
  • elena
  • Italy
  • 8 Mar 2010, 22:59
good lights and composition!
  • JMS*
  • Thailand
  • 9 Mar 2010, 04:28
J'aime les photo en mouvement comme celle-ci.
Toutefois je trouve dommage que les pieds soient coupés.
excellent capture - wonderfully atmospheric!
Nice capture- lovely deep reds
Great colors and light! I like this piece of Indian life...
Have a good day.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 9 Mar 2010, 18:42
such warmth. excellent shot.
  • kyungmee
  • United States
  • 10 Mar 2010, 00:08
So sweet! Great images..I have a few from korea toosmile
What a lovely moment you caught here!
Me encantan los tonos, la composición, el momento, me parece estupenda.

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