It was captured at the morning of Shravana at the Shiva temple of Byaspur, which is 7 to 8 km from Berhampore.
Some information about Nandi (The Bull): Nandi is the
bull which Shiva rides and the
gate keeper of Shiva and
Parvati in Hindu mythology.
Temples venerating Shiva and
Parvati display stone images of a
seated Nandi, generally facing
the main shrine. There are also a
number of temples dedicated
solely to Nandi in India.
(courtesy : Wikipedia)
in this frame you can see one of these devotees whispering her wishes to the ear of Nandi who is also the main follower of Lord Shiva. The custom is Nandi will convey the message of that related devotee, to Lord Shiva. In this frame you can see such a story with the heavy atmosphere of the smoke created by 'dhupkathi' (the stick which offers smoke and fragrance while burning). I just like this frame though I know there is a problem with focusing. Here I wish to show you another picture of this 'Monday Morning Of Shravana'. I think I can present the atmosphere. Hope you'll like the effort tried.
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rodgerg (55767) 2010-08-20 0:26
In a vertical format well selected, a scene of human life very well colected. Excellent framing and composition with the prospect open on the left which give a greta depht. Image rich in various details nad colors well collected.
carlosmarin (11954) 2010-08-20 1:30
beautiful close-up scene of everyday life in a temple.
With beautiful colors and interesting atmosphere created by the smoke of the offerings.
ciakgiak (30431) 2010-08-20 2:08
another very interesting moment from the traditions of your country, a pleasant close-up so colorful and well composed in the vertical format.
lousat (91950) 2010-08-20 2:47
Hi Subhendu,a very interesting tradition and a nice moment taken at the best,there is all the magic atmosphere of this moment inside your pic,very good choice of POV and excellent quality too.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.
kordinator (20521) 2010-08-20 3:11
Nice vertical composition.
Fine motive,a scene of human life very well colected.
Nice colors and sharpnes.
Excellent light managment.
Regards my friend
Nicou (143028) 2010-08-20 3:32
sueprbe compo, quelle scène, très bien captée au vif, belle vue dans ce temple avec cette dame qui prie sueprbe cpatage et compo.
bravo et amitié
snunney (99968) 2010-08-20 4:58
A very interesting daily life composition well suited to the vertical frame and capturing a precious moment in time. The image has good colours and excellent sharpness.
pajaran (61130) 2010-08-20 7:28
Dobro vece, kod nas je popodne.
Vrlo interesantan trenutak zene koja se moli ...
Mnogo je naroda i religija, razni obicaji, ali su svi ljudi isti i imaju svoju veru koju postuju.
Dobar trenutak snimka i tekst, lepe boje i fotografija, moje cestitke.
Good evening, here was this afternoon.
A very interesting point that women pray ...
There are many nations and religions, different customs, but all the same people and have their faith respected.
A good time recording and text, beautiful color and photos, my congratulations.
All the best.
Cricri (120119) 2010-08-20 9:01
Intéressante note sur cette scéne si peu connue chez nous européen!! beaucoup de détails et de couleurs, belle prise de la dame faisant son voeux
BluSimo (9392) 2010-08-20 9:47
I do not see problems of focus here. The tempio lacks a little focus, but it goes well, it's right. this helps you to isolate the main subject in BG. It lacks to me instead a little light, but I think that the situation was not simple here. Perhaps it was a cloud day, then are the dark subjects, and woman who creates a shadow on itself and Nandi. it was a difficult situation. but the result is good. the gesture of the woman is touching, full of devotion, this arrives quickly in the heart of who watches, even if it doesn't know who is Nandi and who with it speaks. It very appeals to the expression of this moment. and like the title it that you have put also.
Have a nice day
dip (23888) 2010-08-20 10:24
good capture of the scene of the temple,very good low pov,interesting details and beautiful colors!
sayeed_rahman (6434) 2010-08-20 11:12
it was perhaps hindu mythology and well, photography that took me to haridwar, as an outsider i find it easier to be an observer. Another good photo my friend, while i would love to see her face and the end of the trishul against the bleached sky this is enough to keep me interested..
its always great when you get close to a story, figuratively that is..
nilotpal_patra (1688) 2010-08-21 8:01
Namaskar Subhendu Bagchi,
Wonderful Picture. Beautiful color, contrast and sharpness. Nice POV.
goodwill (4226) 2010-08-21 8:06
what a precise moment you have clciked dear!! The message is clear.....I need your help Nandi baba...why does Lord Shiva not listen to my prayers.
paololg (31448) 2010-08-21 13:53
Yes, dear Subhendu, you have well captured the atmosphere of this religious rite and the devotion of this person that talks to the bull. Marvelous representation of the Indian traditions. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice Sunday!
samratrayc (438) 2010-08-21 22:13
Beautiful expressive candid daily life in vertical frame.
Nice informative note too
jhm (153656) 2010-08-22 3:57
Nice daily life picture with the lady as real eye catcher.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect, nice done.
Lovely composition good presentation. TFS.
danos (98389) 2010-08-22 9:13
nice the snapshot with the pilgrim to worship at the Shiva temple.A good reportage shot from people with other mores.
shevchenko (20548) 2010-08-22 20:48
Lively daily life shot to show many local people come to the temple at a cloudy morning, clear to show a worshipping woman and ritual items laying around the rock, thanks for sharing a photo that shoot in the early morning.
Longroute (19396) 2010-08-25 6:14
Excellent capture Subhendu,
I like the very intense and intimate scene here and the colours are gorgious. A very Indian scene and atmosphere.
Kielia (24077) 2010-08-26 5:07
a very interesting photo, it took me some time to study the ceremony. For me – living in the Northern hemisphere – this is a strange world.
You have chosen a very well working POV on this fascinating scene. Light and colors are also very nice. My compliments, also for the interesting note!
BWJ (3094) 2010-08-26 19:17
This image is very good. I do not see a problem with the focus. In fact, your subject in the foreground is sharp and clear. I like the natural expressions you captured, the smoky atmosphere created by the burning incense, the wonderful colors, and the many details.
- Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (subhendu_bagchi) (26089)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5600
- Exposure: f/5.7
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): TEMPLES OF MURSHIDABAD [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-20 0:10