Life as a dhobi

A washer man coming out of the dhobi ghat in Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, India
Dhobi | Dhobi Ghat, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

A dhobi (washerman) comes out of the Dhobi Ghat. Dhobis were the forerunners to modern professional dry cleaners in India.

72 Replies to “Life as a dhobi”

  1. its such a thrill to click on ur photoes..everytime u present something extr-ordinary….thanks for keeping us blessed…in this one every time a new something is surfacing…that blue and yellow color and the posture and the fingers…and ofcourse the light……outstanding capture.and happy new year

  2. Your picture is really adding value to the life of the Dhobi – Every one will not get this ART – This art of Photography is really gifted to you by nature and i feel proud of you that you are utilising in a very good way. Cheers

  3. i really loved d backdrop of dis pic…superb lighting…teriffic yaar
    d pic seems to tell story within itself…. awesom work

  4. Lovely shot mate.. nicely timed & lovely soft colours.. liked the properly exposed blue against a calm golden light entering through the arch.. actually i got till here when your name showed up in ‘Recent visitors’ on my orkut profile..

    Cheers !!

  5. Thanks for your comment on my blog. I saw your work and it is quite engaging… you are very good at shooting people.

    You’ve got a new subscriber! :)

  6. I found ur blog through google…u have got some real nice stuff over here….liked this photo in particular….

  7. Love this one…the light is awesome and your control of light is even better…nicely exposed. Thanks for the comment in my blog, I am glad you liked it :)

  8. Personally i think the picture would have been even better had you lighted the man’s face with an external flash. Otherwise the picture scores good on color and composition.

  9. Great photo!
    If your interested check out my unique photo challenge website, every weekday has its own theme and a different photo challenge every week.
    The themes are:

    Monday – Creative Colors
    Tuesday – Macro
    Wednesday – 2 of a kind
    Thursday – Urban
    Friday – Sunset

    The winning photo for every theme/week gets their photo published on the website, check it out and ill be glad if you would join :)

    Have a good one!

  10. 4 me dis pic of his will always remain d pic most close and special to heart…as dis pic signifies his biggest step to higher level of photography…32 in 100 is my best pic
    i simply love u 4 taking such classic shot!!!umaaahhhh…luking forward for many such classic pics

  11. Love you Danny and this pic too…… But, as I’ve said earlier on too…… Some of your masterpieces just make me expect so much more out of you!

  12. no matter how many times i see dis pic…but i just cant leave witout commenting….and always feel short of words over dis stunning pic of urs…superb superb…superbbbbbb…………..superbbb joshiiiiiii..umaah umaahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! 4 dis pic

  13. great work sir….i a big fan of ur photography…. d way u play with lights without killing the originality n simplicity of it makes it much more elegant……. :)

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