Very often when we travel we tend to take pictures of local people. Usually I ask then for permission , but sometimes I like to take a candid moment.

I was in Thiksey in Ladakh when I saw these boys chatting. I asked them and they gave me an exasperated expression..Not another of those tourists , pls …said their look. I couldnt help laughing when they hid their faces with a lid as a mock show of protest . And thats when I took the picture..I showed it to them later and we had a laugh and they later allowed me to take a couple of more pictures.


  1. :: flyingstars :: 23 October, 2009 at 15:21 Reply

    lovely shots Lakshmi…even I faced this problem many times, while trying to photograph people…sometimes we would be scared that they might be annoyed or call the local people, if we try to photograph them after their refusal…many times I photograph them by using the zoom lens, but due to the guilty feelings would always think as if the person is staring with prying eyes towards me….and again if someone gives consent, the Candidness may be lost…its quite a challenging task photographing people….well done!

  2. Jayanti 26 October, 2009 at 01:15 Reply

    Your candid pix, yet again, made me recall my own trip. I had a similar experience at Thiksey…the young lads all seemed exasperated and wanted to run away!

  3. GMG 26 October, 2009 at 01:56 Reply

    Hi Lakshmi, just a short visit to drop by and see this wonderful post. Great shots!!

    Blogtrotter is now at Santaโ€™s Homeland. Enjoy and have a great week!

  4. distresseddamsel 29 October, 2009 at 22:52 Reply

    The humor of covering their faces with the lid was enhanced by the serenity of their surroundings, not to mention the monk gowns they were wearing. The view of the Himalayas in the distance is breathtaking.

  5. Sid 1 November, 2009 at 09:57 Reply

    Very nice picture and even nicer turn on things.
    I always find my zoom lens the best when trying to take people pictures. I am able to stand a little afar so that people are not conscious of being photographed.

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