November 4, 2013

Kash Harvest, India

Photograph by Biswajit Patra, Your Shot

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The blooming of kash flowers announces the advent of autumn. Such natural beauty can be seen for miles here. The irony of this photograph is that these two women were cutting and collecting the stems for use as cooking fuel.

What Makes This a Photo of the Day? The word that comes to mind when viewing this photograph is grace. The robed figures of the women and the willowy stalks of the plants create a visually harmonious scene. The woman paused on the left, face illuminated by the sun, underscores the soft beauty of the frame. —Alexa Keefe, Photo of the Day editor

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164 comments
Jyotiraj Saharia
Jyotiraj Saharia

this thing brings cold (sneezing) when those small grains from those flowers enter your nose..

María Sattui
María Sattui

Precioso regalo para los ojos. India exótica.

Pardha Saradhi R
Pardha Saradhi R

Unfortunately in India, most people are not in a position to enjoy the beauty of these wild flowers, rather they use them to fulfill their basic needs.

Sajjan Aryal
Sajjan Aryal

Life in motion- challenging the 'modern way of life'

Miroslava Mirceva
Miroslava Mirceva

One of the best pictures I have ever seen, this is simply amazing, such a beautiful shot !! 

Emma Vceego
Emma Vceego

this plant is called 芦苇in Chinese, it is romantic in a large scale. the white flower is very soft. beautiful photo.

K Srinivas
K Srinivas

Beautiful play of light. Extremely elegant. Congratulations!!

George Bornyek
George Bornyek

The photograph should add pertinent information about the species of plant.  I would like to know more about this plant.  

Sandip Dey
Sandip Dey

Indeed a very nice photo. Great feel of the place !

Shannon T
Shannon T

I love how the ladies clothes offer a pop of color in the sea of green and white.

Martin Escalante
Martin Escalante

When I saw this picture in a small format I thought it was a painting,  but when I blew it up in my monitor I realized it was an actual picture.  very nice shot, I have never seen such tall flowers, but at first I thought it was grass.  It looks so elegant,so simple, so angelic and delicate at the same time.  How lucky you are to have the opportunity  to be surrounded  by such beauty.  Congratulations. 

Joel Bhatt
Joel Bhatt

Are the flowers in this picture wild or were they grown specifically for the purpose of fuel? India is a beautiful place and I hope it manages to retain some of that beauty as the country further industrialises in the future. Then again, they could always just plant these everywhere to make up for all the factories!

Beryl Hall
Beryl Hall

It looks like pampas grass it's beautiful

apoorva bakhsh
apoorva bakhsh

such a good photo. the kash flowers look so beautiful.

Biswajit Patra
Biswajit Patra

@Joel Bhatt these are typical seen in tropical wetland areas at the advent of Autmun and it is worth mentioning that these flowers are wild in nature but are used for different purposes. These people contribute nothing for its growth but take away for making domestic use such as fuel.

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