The Boat in the Lake : One more image in the black and white format.It is a country boat being used by local tourists from Birbhum for a round in the Dubrajpur Lake.The lake is being used for water supply to the nearby Bakreshwar Thermal Power-station.The lake is also being thronged by various outside migratory birds in the winter season.It was a rainy day with not much color in the overcast sky and the shot was taken from the embankment.
I would like to thank all my friends on Trekearth,who have been a great source of inspiration and energy to me for my association with TE during the last two years.Thanks for all the encouragement and words of advice and suggestions,which has helped me to improve my sense of photography.
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Nicou (115198) 2014-06-02 9:49
quelel vue et ambiance sueprbe quelle compo avec cette brume une mervielle fantstique avec ces arbres.
Bravo et amitié
PaulVDV (20233) 2014-06-02 10:44
Very well composed with the boat in the lower corner and with the different horizontal layers on top, alternating strips of land and water.
Best regards, Paul
lousat (71351) 2014-06-02 15:20
Hi Farhat,i'm not a black and white fan,but this is truly beautiful and very well done,i like the composition,well exposed,minimalistic and mad with with soft detail,an original capture! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
mesutilgim (79308) 2014-06-02 23:39
Simple but quite artisanal this b&W capture from Birbhum.
Nice framing and good graphical effect.
TFS and best regards
Fis2 (81481) 2014-06-02 23:39
Excellent POV and composition.
The black and white increase this emotions.
Have a nice day
pajaran (47768) 2014-06-03 0:29
Interesantan tekst o jezeru sa opisom, lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazan camac na jezeru i trenutak.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the lake with a description, a nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice boat shown on the lake and the moment.
Good work, nice captured moment.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
chrislo (4149) 2014-06-03 2:08
Beautiful river scenery and good choice in using black and white for this well composed image, it adds to the mood of the photograph. The boat is carefully positioned in the frame and the far shore creates plenty of visual interest. I especially like how the backround fades into distance. A pleasure to view.
snunney (78711) 2014-06-03 3:58
An image with a very ethereal feeling about it. Partly due to the misty atmosphere, partly due to your careful control over depth of field and partly due to the use of black and white as the medium. Well composed with the focal point offered by the boat placed just so. I find it very appealing.
Sergiom (53699) 2014-06-03 7:36
J'aime beaucoup la simplicité de cette composition. Le bateau est très important et très bien placé dans l'image. L'utilisation du noir et blanc donne un petit côté documentaire à l'ensemble.
Miguel82 (19304) 2014-06-03 8:30
Fabbs, successful b&w picture, a group of guys padling on a pirogue in Dubrajpur lake, many water is available in case of drought, high definition, regards
rychem (18791) 2014-06-03 8:47
Very, very nice. Perfect composition, the boat is very well placed, splendid, artistic shot
ourania (25464) 2014-06-03 8:47
I like very much the way you managed this theme, placing the boat with the people so low on the right side of the frame and including such a vast scenery as context. A simple and elegant composition that makes you think, an original and appealing daily life scene. I like very much the softness of the grey tones that makes the place look even vaster. The boat and the people make a captivating focal point. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Noel_Byrne (20015) 2014-06-03 10:50
This is such a peaceful image, a great sense of calm and a perfect composition. The black and white conversion has been done is a very delicate and artistic way. I could image this image framed on a wall quite easily.
Thanks as always for sharing.
SWEETFREEDOM (21530) 2014-06-03 11:19
i like the misty panorama on the horizon and the dark boat in fg.
Silvio1953 (115033) 2014-06-03 12:23
Ciao Farha, fascinating B&W, lovely composition with beautiful boat, fantastic light and magic atmosphere, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PiotrF (3868) 2014-06-03 12:27
Nice b&w mode and excellent composition. I like this approach to composition, leaving a larger space to the left. This is a wonderful photo.The monochrome makes it so atmospheric
ikeharel (51431) 2014-06-03 14:11
B&W format works well to thsi difficult light condition taken the picture, Farhat.
Yet, the river scenery is "diminishing" onto the far side bank towards the mist, only few trees pop out from the distant side.
Men on the boat in their appearence compensate a bit on the image.
nikkitta (12716) 2014-06-03 15:28
Not a fan of B&W captures but this works well to play with the boat going along the silver ambience
Like also the back with pale lawers of tress
Well done, best regards
jcpix (11032) 2014-06-03 18:24
And a big 'thanks' to you for continuing to share your pictures, that we may all benefit from the imagery and notes from far away. :) The black & white is wisely utilized for this photo, giving it a nostalgic sentiment. I really enjoy the heavy contrast of the foreground boat and tourists. There's also a nice fade off into the distance which adds a mysterious charm. Looking forward to many more. Take good care.
bartekp (4746) 2014-06-04 7:24
Very good B&W photo. I like that composition with boat on right and blured background.
Have a nice afternoon!
eldancer1 (24697) 2014-06-04 7:25
I like the composition and the compression effect of the telephoto lens. Good placement of the boat. Well done, tfs.
adramad (34893) 2014-06-04 9:13
A magnificent composition, so that in B & W acquires a timeless effect, the nice effect of this canoe in the foreground, with a nice perspective fluor.
Have a good day.
mohammad_H (8671) 2014-06-04 12:28
Beautiful landscape, like painting, graphics, and with a sense of relief for life Goodnight
resat1972 (7134) 2014-06-04 23:26
a nice photo of mystical
excellent sense of depth
Thanks for sharing
shreya2000 (771) 2014-06-04 23:41
A very beautiful pic. Very well managed black and white photo. Great composition. Position of the boat is in a very nice place. Neither too far nor too close. I like it.
danos (82649) 2014-06-05 1:22
nice the B/W scenery with the passing by boat with the natives in it to makes the image even more effective.The heavy fog atmoahere on the backdrop makes the image evn more atmospheric.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-06-05 3:13
Nice pic. Reminds me of the drawings we did as children.
Use of B&W was wonderful.
Have a great day.
jacquest (18073) 2014-06-05 4:37
This is a good black & white scene which gives the mood of the moment as described in your note. The boat is well placed in the image and the presence of the men on it contrsat with the stillness of the environment.
jhm (134416) 2014-06-05 5:46
I hope that I also have contributed to you gallery for to make a better picture.
Always good look at to your horizon, should not be tilted.
But also a nice panoramic view about these area.
Very well picture, nice composition, excellent captured.
Nice done, TFS.
delpeoples (52253) 2014-06-05 7:13
Namaskar dear Farhat
A superb B&W I love how you have composed it with the boat in the right foreground corner. The haze/mist are so atmospheric and give a sense of romance to the image. Excellent definition and depth.
A really wonderful shot, one of your best
photoray (9815) 2014-06-05 8:55
Interesting monochromatic scene with the country boat gliding across the rippled waters, enhanced by the misty atmosphere, with the distance fading away.
PS: In reference to my Sotcher Lake image, one photographic technique learned from photography classes is to 'zoom in' showing a subject up close. It is not necessary to show vast scenes including sky. Sometimes the up close scene stimulates curiosity, of what exists beyond?
mcmtanyel (10021) 2014-06-06 17:26
Excellent layered composition, great placement of the boat in the frame. Congratulations & TFS.
elenimavrandoni (14197) 2014-06-07 22:12
pictures like this are an inspiration too!!
greatly captured, composed and presented!!
all the best
josepmarin (57459) 2014-06-10 9:42
with this one you have reached your second anniversary on the site. Though a bit late, congratulations!
The B&W treatment gives a strong character to this image, you've managed exquisitely the depth field, and by this way we can see all the details of the boat and its crew, in a sharp foreground, while the foggy landscape in background completes a nice composition.
Cricri (100263) 2014-06-12 15:20
Une très jolie réalisation en N/B, bon placement de la barque et le fond brumeux
macjake (51294) 2014-06-19 11:26
always fun to take a look at your gallery.
this one caught my attention for the obvious contrasts.
the dark black works so well against the grey/white.
and of course the cultural boat is the best!
well seen, you produced a fine photo here
Gigidusud (13151) 2014-06-24 13:58
Congratulations for your 2 years on TE!
Nice scene on the B&W version, a real painting. Well done!
Thanks for sharing.
claudeD (30131) 2014-06-25 5:26
Hello to India,
with a very good choice for b+w mode. Very fine composition and perfect choice of pov. Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
mjw364 (6992) 2014-06-25 6:50
It's been a while since I looked at your work but when opened your gallery this image stood out immediately. A fantastic black and white. the boat is perfectly placed and the graded shift form dark to subtle greys as your eye travels up the shot is fantastic giving a real sense of depth.
CLODO (28548) 2014-06-25 7:11
A well compsed monochrome image with all the background in the mist (so light grey)contrasting with the dark boat and the profiles of the man inside it. this boat is well place in the framing.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (15673)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-08-18
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S DX 55-300mm VR, Hoya HD Protector 58 mm
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-02 8:52