Dhamrai - a different village this time. But the place where the potters live is almost identical as the previous one - the wheel, stacks of earthenware, women and men working.
The potter was very busy with her work. We asked if we could take some photos - she nodded and kept on working as if we weren't there. She was cleaning the pots that were already burned and making them ready for the final touchup or painting.
Once widely used but now the use of earthenwares have declined significantly. In this village only a few potter families live today. And with each generation their number is declining...
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s10001in (0) 2006-06-02 11:02
Kazi Fattah ,
Very clean & sharp shot.
Very well done.
gsimon (387) 2006-06-02 11:02
Colors could use a little more satuation but I like the overall effect
sabyasachi1212 (19769) 2006-06-02 11:16
Believe me, you have excelled yourself in this composition. Your best post on TE so far. The colourful saree, the earthenwares in the BG, combine for a stunning image.
cdplayerON (89) 2006-06-02 11:23
Wonderful composition Kazi! The colors of the bowls behind the woman really brings out the colors in her dress. The image is sharp and well composed.
anew (582) 2006-06-02 11:41
This is a wonderful everyday shot in the life of a potter.
I love the backdrop of the pots all laid out like a pattern. And I love the contast of the woman and her sari to the pots.
Great composition Kazi. You have a good eye.
fanny21 (867) 2006-06-02 11:50
Jolie photo d'un joli métier. Les couleurs sont très bien, le contraste entre les habits de cette jeune femme et les pots situés derrières sont bien vu.
veve (4189) 2006-06-02 11:57
Very good composition!
I like also the contrast ..
Luan (12971) 2006-06-02 12:02
beautiful picture, I love this kind of scene, the background is fantastic and the colors also. Very nice one.
recepyuksel (17808) 2006-06-02 12:10
excellent photograph with nice colours and graphy with pots
erdna (5707) 2006-06-02 13:15
Very beautiful and your composition is excellent! The monotone like rythmn of her background enhances your subject strongly. Maybe some PP Work will make it possible to remove the harsh shadow on her body.
shakil (26) 2006-06-02 13:44
really a nice photo! The tone of her face though looks a bit too red. Post Production may help.
keep up posting your great work.
ramthakur (1516) 2006-06-02 14:20
Great documentary shot, Kazi.
Besides, it is a well composed picture and a real good portrait of the potter woman at work.
tifah (836) 2006-06-03 8:50
Great photo, I love the pots behind the woman as it creates a very interesting background for her and the composition of her to the surrounding objects /space is interesting. There is a sense of never ending working on them though, which is a quite saddening. Her cloth material is beautiful and is a nice contrast for the darkness of the pots. Thanks for sharing.
paulosilva (200) 2006-06-03 12:24
Beautiful photo. The "atmosphere" that only the real life persons and professions are able to provide, together with the required technical control to deliver a first class picture.
Excelent backgroung, nice saturated colours, interesting subject and POV. Well done!
goodwill (4879) 2006-06-03 23:58
Its her sincerity towards her work and slight tension on her face which makes the portrait live with just two colors.
Keep sharing such beautiful moments.
kepec (237) 2006-06-04 16:24
I like the way you "capture" people during their job. This picture is great, with good contrasts between the colored clothes and the pots behind the woman.
Bernard (226) 2006-06-05 1:51
Great composition & focus. The blend of the backgroud colour of the pots with the colour of the woman's sari make here stand out in the photo. Wonderful photo of everyday life in Bangladesh.
quillo (11850) 2006-06-06 12:25
Hello Kazi, is a pleasure the vision of this photo, I like the resistance of the colors of the dress of the woman and the uniformity of tones of the mud earthenware vessels.
I congratulate you by your good work.
A hug from Spain.
jbweasle (9373) 2006-06-07 14:48
Hello Kazi, this is a superb shot showing the woman at work. It is a delightful composition with the intensity of her concentration focusing her efforts and the viewer's attention on her activity. It is also an excellent combination of a very colourful subject against an almost monochrome background.
arnabchat (7233) 2006-06-12 8:08
nice and warm. love the tones here.
like the (high) saturation levels, renders a graphical texture to the image. something close to my heart, from the villages of bengal!
ben4321 (9875) 2006-06-13 12:42
This is excellent, I like how the pots provide an almost monochrome background to the woman's colourful clothes.
Very good work.
Angshu (52962) 2006-06-22 3:45
There is a sense of beauty in the composition which is hard to describe. The typical rural theme alongwith the colours of the sari against the burnt clay is captivating. Wonderful portrait
partha (14020) 2006-06-25 0:37
Excellent shot. the atmosphere is great. Nice positioning of the woman.
kittyhawk (1692) 2006-06-25 6:25
Very nice portrait, I like the way you captured the woman and her work. Very nice PoV and composition. I allso like the bright colors she wears. Nice work.
MikiM (1924) 2006-07-24 5:43
Excellent image. I like the narrow cropping and the nice vivid colors. The positon of the subject is perfect also.
vagabondtravels (6505) 2006-09-10 21:30
Good colors and very sharp.
Very well done.
silycat (611) 2007-01-09 22:15
This photo has been chosen by me to represent country in which it was taken in thema "Around the world", it is a very good and sucesful capture and excellent photo!
IaKoop (819) 2007-07-21 10:09
Love your subject and POV here, as well as the repeating background. A little disturbed by the colour tone, the very red face. Good notes.
- Copyright: Kazi Nazrul Fattah (neelkaak) (458)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-00-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon FM10, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 D
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Arts and Crafts of Bengal, Around the world [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-06-02 11:01
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