Bonkathi is a village near Santiniketan.
In West Bengal most of the villages are no longer as beautiful as they used to be some fifteen twenty years back.The reason behind might be that the economic standard has improved in case of most of the villages.Villagers are trying to copy the urban culture, they hate to stay in mud houses(which i believe is quite natural).But the kind of houses they make, serve their purpose but lacks where aesthetics is concerned.
Bonkathi is still an exception.One can find the flavours of the village life of Bengal as it was to be earlier.There are also some beautiful terracota temples(300yrs old) in this village.
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clnaef (6289) 2007-02-09 8:15
Intéressante vue d'une scène villageoise.
papagolf21 (89716) 2007-02-09 14:43
J'ai regardé votre album avec beaucoup d'intérêt. L'émotion passe à travers vos prises de vue.
Ici, encore, vous nous faites partager une très belle réalisation. Le modernisme s'étend parfois au détriment de l'architecture, mais c'est bien naturel pour certaines couches de la population.
Good evening, Debabrata,
I looked at your album with a lot of interest. The emotion gets through your shots.
Here, still, you make us share a very beautiful realization. The modernism sometimes extends to the detriment of the architecture, but it is very natural for certain levels of the population.
zips (1958) 2007-02-09 22:01
A good shot considering you shot it into the sun.
In this case that worked IMHO as the soil has a deep and rich tone. I don't see the subject's underexposure a bother in this photo at all, and the elongated shadows are interesting.
There is quite a bit of empty space in the lower left frame, something you could maybe have cut down on with a slightly different POV and focal length.
jhm (143511) 2007-02-11 5:30
Today I browsed to your gallery as result of your visit to my picture, I chose this picture for the fantastic daily life of these senior citizen, a very difficult picture through the back light, but very well composition, I think your have a dekko at with the eyes of a painter to this image! Very well done!
Thanks for sharing.
Have a nice day,
vagabondtravels (6511) 2007-02-15 2:36
Nice capture of daily life. Good comp and sharp.
I like this documentary style image. Well done.
scalerman (26900) 2007-02-27 0:40
Debabrata: artisitic but every day portraits and village images. Enjoyed your gallery fully. best c