31 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday: Life is colorful, but…”

  1. Yes, life is colourful, and you certainly captured colour literally in this shot πŸ™‚ It is such a simple act, that of blowing a balloon, yet you make it quite significant. Looks like the man has a look of concentration on his face and maybe he is blowing it up for some celebratory decorations πŸ™‚ As usual every click a winner and hope you are doing well, Sreejith πŸ™‚

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    1. For kids, Theyyam or any other festival means, the Balloon Man.

      This is the first thing we demanded to our parents when they take us to the temples or festival places.

      The person in this image is a typical example of the Balloon Man , who travels from temple to temple with sack loads of toys and set up a temporary stall for the kids.

      Their life is tough as it’s not a permanent job and during the long monsoon months they have to find some other work to feed the family. Also, the temple authorities charge them heavily for giving permission to sell toys and balloons.

      I spent some time with him and talked about the challenges they have to face in these circumstances and it was quite an eye opener for me. I had seen only the colorful part of it before…

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, Mabel πŸ™‚

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      1. It is so lovely to hear the Balloon Man and his story, Sreejith. Sometimes you do what you do to make a living. And I am guessing the Balloon Man is passionate about what he does and finds satisfaction in what he does.

        Take care my friend. It’s always a pleasure to know that you are taking photos but most importantly you are doing okay πŸ™‚

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        1. Thank you so much,Mabel for your kind words and I am sure, that this person was enjoying his work.

          It was more like, he was gifting something to the kids rather than trying to sell.

          You need a passion to be successful and content whatever you do, right?

          Have a beautiful day πŸ™‚

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        2. Some people can be successful, like attaining financial rewards and a certain status, without passion. But then I do wonder if they are really happy.

          Those of us who pursue passion and are happy with the outcome, that is the true meaning of success πŸ™‚

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  2. Sreejith, how beautifully you touch the hardship of people through your extraordinary pictures… It becomes a story in itself. Colourful surrounding of a man with colourless life. He spreads joy among children selling balloons but what about his part… Again a wonderful capture and a perfect shot for the Wordless Wednesday.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarmistha for your visit and observations πŸ™‚

      Earlier I used to just take photos of heritage structures or the nature, now a days I try to talk to local people where I travel and listen to their stories.

      This really helps when you present a story through photos. There is so much to learn as far as photography is concerned for sure though :).

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  3. enjoyed the pic and the comments – the Balloon Man looks cool.
    I also like the way his warm skin tone looks with white shirt and all the colors – so in sync.
    πŸ™‚
    Here in US – we usually have (creepy) clowns do the balloons.

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    1. In India, it’s incredibly colorful where ever you look at, but life might not be …

      It’s always interesting to see how much kids love these balloons even in this gadget crazy age …

      Thank you for your lovely comments, Yvette πŸ™‚

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  4. Great image, Sreejith πŸ™‚ But what I love is that you spent time with him. Most of us capture a moment and leave. Glad you didn’t. A heart to heart talk nourishes the soul. Thanks.

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  5. A great shot of life ~ everywhere there is color, the work & struggles, but with a great attitude and great family and friends around it is nothing but beautiful. Wishing you well my friend!

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    1. Thank you so much dear Dalo πŸ™‚

      So good to see your message and so happy to read your latest post as well.

      I bought a new camera last month (Canon 80D and Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM Lens), would like to learn photography seriously and need to put more thoughts and efforts πŸ™‚

      If you have any suggestion, like online tutorials or videos, most welcome…

      Thanks in advance πŸ™‚

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      1. You have a very good set up ~ there is a great book about exposure I recommend, “Understanding Exposure, by Bryan Peterson” It is a good read and helps with both logic and the technical side of photography. I read it decades ago, and still enjoy it. Wish you well and of course happy shooting πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you so much, Kendall πŸ™‚

      Festivals in India are really colorful events and rare occasions for most of village people to be happy and forget their miseries…

      Have a beautiful day πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes, of course. He is the most sought after person at any festival venue πŸ™‚

      Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts, Sylvia πŸ™‚

      Have a beautiful day ahead πŸ™‚

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