Boban James’ Photo Contest Entry

Boban James

This picture was taken in the Himalayan region of Ladakh in India in 2005. We had rented bicycles and were visiting various monasteries near the capital city of Leh. Outside one such monastery, we came across a group of young monks in traditional robes. As soon as they saw our cycles, they thronged around us asking us questions about the bicycle’s mechanics and its speed (“will it go as fast as a car?”). In this picture, one of the more enterprising boys is about to push off for a ride, while his friends await their turn. That’s one of the reasons why I ride- because it’s a joy to be able to share your own love of cycling with others and hopefully that’s what this photo conveys.

Boban James

[Entry #184]

13 Responses to “Boban James’ Photo Contest Entry”

  • Aaron says:

    This has got to be my favorite one so far. This is just a great photo!

  • Madness says:

    Amazing Photo!

  • Nikhila says:

    Beautiful! The colors look amazing against that backdrop. Makes me want to pack my bike and head to the mountains:)

  • Shelledquantum says:

    This one is my Fav, love the vibrant red agianst the cold and chilling white, quite akin to Speilberg’s Schindler’s list of that red frock against the black and white frame..that is macabre….. this is celeberation…Thumbs up!!!!

  • Jackson Kailath says:

    Really Cool…..Maybe it also represents the responsibility we carry towards helping others ,unable due to their circumstances , to be able to enjoy life in its various potentials.

  • MapleChick says:

    stunning and surreal!

  • Kiran says:

    Love the contrast between color and light. Draws the eye into the emotion and simple joy and purity of the moment. Great photo and by far my favorite.

  • pooja iyengar says:

    beautiful composition and colours…

  • Shipra Singh says:

    Lovely picture – the uninhibited joy of childhood!

  • Clifford says:

    Awesome shot..

    Makes me feel like I am missing something…

    Got to buy myself a nice cycle and start heading out…

  • Shariq says:

    Excellent shot, Bob!

  • Sumitra Das says:

    Vibrant…more so because of the contrast. Very nice photograph.

  • Abhilasha Jha says:

    Great photograph Bob! Amazing contrast of colours, very vibrant.

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