Portrait Street Travel Portrait of a smiling lady in McLeod Ganj October 27, 2016 A smiling lady | Mcleod Ganj, Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India A smiling street vendor lady in McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh, India. Join me on Instagram! Advertisements Share thisClick to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to email (Opens in new window)Like this:Like Loading... Related #Dharamsala#Himachal Pradesh#India#McLeod Ganj#Photography#Portrait#Portraiture#Smile#Street Post navigation ← Kashmiri sled puller Enroute Kanawa Island → 90 thoughts on “Portrait of a smiling lady in McLeod Ganj” and a very pretty lady at that Reply ↓ :) Reply ↓ Her hat is something! Reply ↓ yeah :) Reply ↓ Great portrait Joshi-ji. The coldest I’ve ever been in my life, was actually in McLeod Ganj. I’d been riding my Enfield Bullet on a 13 hours strecth with McLeod Ganj as my final destination. When I just had a few kilometers left, the sky opened and heavy rain started pouring down. Since I was nearly there, I decided to keep on driving – I figured that it wouldn’t take me long to drive that last part. What i didn’t take into consideration was that with heavy rain like that, the dirt roads quickly turned into small rivers, so it took me forever to drive that last part. When I finally reached McLeod Ganj, I was freezing cold and totally soaked. I couldn’t even turn the keys in the motorcycle: my hands were unable to squeeze the keys hard enough, so I had to choke the bike and ask a random stranger to shut the ignition and take the keys out. Thanks for bringing out some old memories with this portrait Joshi! :) Reply ↓ Oh no, that sounds so bad. So did it take a long time to get back to your normal after you reached McLeod? Reply ↓ A soup, a hot shower and some dry clothes that i borrowed from a friend did the trick. I stayed there until my clothes dried up and then I headed down to the heat in Punjab. It was too cold for me up there. 40+ in Punjab was much better! :) Reply ↓ hehe great :) Reply ↓ Another lovely portrait, Joshi. The lady looks very calm and at peace…and also like she is pondering something. Lovely as usual :) Reply ↓ thank you Mabel :) Reply ↓ Beautiful , striking photo taken with the light..just right..of course! Reply ↓ thank you Paula :) Reply ↓ what a cap(ture) Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Truly beautiful. What a lovely smile, Joshi. Blessings Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Beautiful Portrait!! Reply ↓ thank you Leyla :) Reply ↓ There’s an “everyday” quality about this particular portrait that is especially lovely, Joshi. Nicely done. Reply ↓ thank you so much Cate :) Reply ↓ It’s such a shame that being a Himachali I have never been to Mcleodganj. I hope, I will soon. Amazing capture. Reply ↓ Oh, now it is getting so touristy! Glad that you liked the image :) Reply ↓ Pristine. Reply ↓ :) Reply ↓ nice! Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ How lovely! Reply ↓ :) Reply ↓ Pretty picture. Looks to be Tibetan. Love to go to MacLeod Gunj someday. Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ nice pic Reply ↓ thank you Harini :) Reply ↓ Wonderful portrait! Have a nice evening! Photographer Gil Zetbase Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Pretty she is… :-) Reply ↓ yeah :) Reply ↓ Just curious about your process of getting awesome pics of people without them being posey…do you shoot from super far away? If close up–do you say something nice first like, “Lovely hat.” Then, “May I take you picture?” Reply ↓ I mostly use a 85mm for portraits. So that means I have to get close to them. I watch them for a while before deciding to shoot. I will talk to them and ask them to carry on with their work and ignore me. Sometimes I will get a candid shot like that and sometimes I just ask them for a quick look :) Reply ↓ Nice of you to ask them. I know what it is like to be on that other side of the camera–the person being watched. My twin sister and I were at a grocery store and this lady (at a checkout counter across from ours) took out her camera and started taking pictures (and a video) of us. She was relentless. I asked her what she was doing–she said, “It’s just for my collection of odd and unusual.” Since then, I no longer ask people why they want a photo– I just turn my head in an odd and unusual way in an attempt to blur their images. Doesn’t stop them though. Oh well. If you get a chance check out my twin sister’s recent photo post. Here’s the short link: http://wp.me/p74tOv-71 Thanks for answering! Reply ↓ hehe cool. will check it out :) Reply ↓ I can’t help wonder about your thought process for choosing color for this portrait. I’m guessing it was the color tones in her lovely hat or her freckles! Reply ↓ For me it lacked the contrast that I like for my black and whites. So ended up in color :) Reply ↓ Pretty face and lovely smile. Reply ↓ :) Reply ↓ Beautiful texture and light, smile Reply ↓ :) Reply ↓ Excellent capture. Love the expression. Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Cool lady, brillantly captured by you. Reply ↓ thank you Dhiraj :) Reply ↓ Beautiful capture. I like the twinkle in the eye. Reply ↓ thank you Rajesh :) Reply ↓ Excellent capture of Tibbetan lady. Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Beautiful portrait👍 Reply ↓ thank you Aniket :) Reply ↓ You are a master of portrait photography Reply ↓ :) Reply ↓ Love the hat and the smile. Reply ↓ :) Reply ↓ Lovely light and smile… Reply ↓ :) Reply ↓ Sweet! Reply ↓ :) Reply ↓ Nice hat. Reply ↓ ;) Reply ↓ A gentle face .. Lovely portrait Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Great work for this beautiful portrait ! Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Love the hat, love the smile, especially the one in her eyes. Reply ↓ :) Reply ↓ Beautiful capture… Her eyes speak in a gentle language to spread the soft aura within the frame. Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ You have a new follower for your posts. Very nice picture Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Reblogged this on Ancien Hippie. Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Beautiful portrait! :) Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ I love that photo… she looks like she has so much to tell Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ What a lovely lady! Great capture. :) Reply ↓ thank you :) Reply ↓ Lovely photo. Reply ↓ Thank you :) Reply ↓ Good colours. May I ask you, Joshi, do you do photography as a hobby or you actually work as photographer? Reply ↓ Thank you :) I work as a photographer! Reply ↓ Cool! For yourself only or for some newspaper too? Reply ↓ Thank you! For myself! 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