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    • I was accompanied by almost dozen kids when i approached this kid playing with buffalo in a village in Punjab. I started clicking him with the buffalo, the boy fell and started crying (nothing serious) listening to his voice, his mom rushed and asked what happened. Nearly all kids pointed towards me and yelled "he was taking photos" i was so embarrassed, had to skip the scene.

      Couldn't get his eyes in focus (now i am thinking to upgrade to sony for its amazing Eye autofocus).

    • Great photo! It's especially great for an American like me who doesn't know for buffaloes and may never get to see a scene like this in my life. It conjures questions like what is their personality, are they only work animals, does the family form an affection towards them?

      I admire the photographers who are so uninhibited by photographing strangers. I like to think of myself as fairly uninhibited — I don't mind asking if I can take a photo, but then I get posed portraits, which aren't my favs. And I'm always concerned about taking photos of children for fear their mothers will think I'm a creeper.

      So I tend to settle for photos in public places of people being candid. But I prefer shots like you took of a child in everyday life doing what children do.

      Nicaragua, when school got out:

    • Wonderful shot—even the boy’s blue sandals pop! You have such interesting stories to share with your photos. Thank you for sharing this.


    • This weekend i went to Pakistan Afghanistan Border. I encountered same situation there and had a selfie with town kids. (will post about trip in separate post)

      In Pakistan taking a photo of kids have never been an issue. Actually i was not even aware of this until one day my friend took a photo of little girl and her mother came and assured he deleted it, we all were astonished which made me learn about how and why it would be offensive to take a photo of kid (and i was shocked and understood the reason). Then sometimes parents would stop me and ask to take a photo of their kids and feeling so good about it.

    • Water Buffaloes are mostly kept for meeting dairy needs of family and extra income. It is a vital part of village life. Here is one pic i took around 2011

    • While i was sitting on the footpath with camera locked on family approaching towards me, the family let her walk on footpath while moving themselves out of frame.

    • The colors!! That dress looks homemade with a lot of love, including hearts? What's going on with the colorful wall? Layers of graffiti that have been covered over?

    • that is leftover paint from hand painted banners, this was 2009, panaflex and computer generated digital printing was limited. While typing this i realized hand painted banners and sign boards are vanishing fast!

      The dress girl is wearing is most likely handwoven, this style of dress is mostly seen in Pashtun or Afghan Cultures.