Nepali Youths at Basantapur

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395. Nepali Youths at Basantapur
Photo By: Shutterbug
Posted Date: 13th August 2009

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Youths around the world marking International Youth Day 2009 with the theme: ‘ Sustainability: Our Challenge. Our Future.’ The General Assembly on 17 December 1999 in its resolution 54/120, endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.

In the pictures: Youth rally organized by Association Youth Organizations of Nepal (AYON) to mark International Youth Day 2009, swarming around Basantapur Darbar Square in Kathmandu.

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  1. suresh

    As the title says youth and there are youths in the pics, but when i first look over the pic the first thing i noticed is the statue of the lion. So the center of the attraction is the lion.

  2. Funny

    @ Suresh :- i think Lion (Leo) symbolizes Youth in the pic ….

    Photography is not just about clicking ur camera’s shutter .. u have something on ur mind before taking the shot …

    viewing a pic and analyzing the pic needs a lot of practice….. try to see the thousand words lying in a pic ….

  3. Shutterbug

    Dear Suresh,
    I agree with you, what pulls viewers attention instantly is this stone lion at left and then towards those youths holding banners representing various youth organizations of Nepal. Well composition of a photograph can be enhanced by giving thought to the foreground. So instead of composing youths tightly or going close, I kept this stone lion in front of Kumari Ghar (House of Living Goddess: Kumari) as its foreground which gives the feel of the venue they were gathered.

    This rule of composing pictures is called ‘Foreground composition’ and many amateur photographers make composition mistakes by not observing what is right in front of them because it is all too easy when a beautiful scene or any event happening comes into view. They simply point their camera and shoot and the final pictures may not be interesting.

    There are good reasons why photographer use this ‘foreground composition’:
    1. A point of interest (stone lion) close to the camera can lead the eyes into the picture creatively and use such point of interest as a framing device.
    2. We can hide untidy objects (unwanted detail) or ugly intrusions in the background of the picture.
    3. It will also create a sense of depth in the picture as well.
    4. Gives unique perspective other than just standing at normal height.

    Well these are my points of view as a photographer and you people have different ideas. Like Funny symbolized the stone lion as ‘Leo’ (youths).

    Suresh and Funny! Thank you for commenting.

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