Candid Moments - IV : In the latest and the fourth image from the Candid Moment Series, You can see an elderly gentleman rolling over an old worn out pair of tyres on a busy Calcutta street.The worn out and practically damaged pair of tyres are being taken for Vulcanisation and repairs.
Vulcanization or vulcanisation is a chemical process for converting rubber or related polymers into more durable materials via the addition of sulfur or other equivalent "curatives" or "accelerators"
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krzychu30 (12605) 2013-10-12 13:46
interesting and original portrait shot(the man rolling two wheels is a great subject of the photo).Also your framing and finally treatment in monochrome gives the image special look.
Have a nice sunday
lousat (64053) 2013-10-12 14:29
Hi Farhat,this pic is an excellent opportunity to know the vulcanization process,a great capture "on the road" whit a great timing and very nice perspective too,perfect pp in black and white too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
pajaran (41591) 2013-10-12 22:38
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Interesantan trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan trenutak.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
Good text with the given data ...
An interesting moment ...
A good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated moment.
Have a great rest day, all the best.
bayno (18334) 2013-10-13 0:11
a nice street pic....in India the finish the tyres more is possible....very good B&W...a good note, nice details...
ourania (18506) 2013-10-13 2:49
a very interesting daily life scene showing the toil of the gentleman in a busy street of Calcutta. The process of repair sounds scary but he surely feels lucky for having this job and is hurrying down the street deeply concentrated. I like the dynamism of this full frame, the human presence and the movement around the foreground scene make a good complement. The monochrome conversion is very effective and has elliminated any possible distractions retaining the essence of the story. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
SWEETFREEDOM (19900) 2013-10-13 3:24
i like this Street scene, so live and full of actions. nice b/w choice.
Miguel82 (14332) 2013-10-13 3:24
Good daily life scene that guy is going to bring these truck tyres to the engine shop, they look very damaged
An excellent b&w version image with high sharpness
Take care, enjoy your sunday
CLODO (26371) 2013-10-13 3:32
I like live street pictures showing us the everyday world, so different in Indiia from the western countries.
delpeoples (48568) 2013-10-13 4:40
Namaskar dear Farhat
Another excellent daily life photo. I like the B&W treatment, giving it a sense of timelessness and documentary effect. The vertical frame works well, the image is sharp and you controlled the shutter speed superbly to deliver this sense of movement.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
Noel_Byrne (13204) 2013-10-13 5:37
Another beautiful B&W entry on your candid series, and again you chose a brilliant subject to focus on. I love the whole composition and the intent look of concentration on this mans face!
All the best
macjake (45556) 2013-10-13 5:51
I like how this photo and scene is packed full of interesting behind-the-scenes subjects.
there's more to this photo than just the 2 tires being rolled along the street.
cool shot of everyday life made interesting
Sergiom (45244) 2013-10-13 5:53
En regardant ces pneus de près, je constate qu'il n'y a plus grand chose à faire avec ces pneus qui sont usés à la corde. J'apprécie l'utilisation du noir et blanc pour ce moment de la vie quotidienne.
annjackman (15481) 2013-10-13 6:05
This is original street photography showing how resourceful this man is. I like the way that the old tyres take up a good deal of the frame making a centre of interest. A super b/w picture.
Kind Regards, Ann
eldancer1 (20690) 2013-10-13 7:47
Very nice documentation of the daily life of people. Growing up in the Philippines I was able to observed how people improvised or make use of the little resources they have. Good pov and nice details. Well done, tfs.
aleXundar (543) 2013-10-13 8:06
The scene is not rare in some part of the city, what is uncommon, is the age of the man. Usually some younger people do this...But they are never photographed so beautifully.
Excellent PoV and clarity.
A very nice daily life shot.
marabu61 (5863) 2013-10-13 8:36
This candid shot of a daily scene that most of us would have passed by without a second glance has created a strong black and white portrait of this old man wheeling these used tires down the street. A timeless piece of reporting photography.
have a great sunday
holmertz (31208) 2013-10-13 8:38
A fine snap-shot from a Calcutta street. There is a good graphic effect of the black tyres and his white clothes. I think he enjoyed playing with a bicycle-wheel when he was a child, beating it with a stick and running aong it, and now he can have fun the same way even as an adult.
SnapRJW (23510) 2013-10-13 9:02
Hello Farhat - A striking image this and one which highlights the thrifty 'mend-and-make-do" attitude that has has almost been lost to the world of the wealthy but still has a valuable place in the world of recycling! Excellent in B&W. Warm regards Rosemary
Schnappilic (9060) 2013-10-13 11:36
Nice street capture. I like this moment, framing and timing. The result is good!
ChrisJ (91168) 2013-10-13 15:58
A splendid b&w daily life scene from Calcutta (Kolkata) with good sharpness and tonal range. The man with the tyres dominates the busy street scene. Good sidelight from the left and effective tight framing. Punchy light contrasts yet still with good shadow detail and only minimal oe in the highlights. Tfs!
jhm (127883) 2013-10-14 0:34
Your country has a lot good professionals for repair of these vulcanization of worn tyres.
Your snap shot is very pleasant to look at.
Sharpness and clarity be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
ikeharel (43877) 2013-10-14 2:44
Well spotted and collected the sight of the old man rolling the tires along the street, Farhat.
Face expression show great concetration not to loos grip on.
Oceania (3199) 2013-10-14 6:24
I thought he is doing exercise with these tires, very interesting. I see you using B&W in your pictures a lot. It's nice.
marina7 (7160) 2013-10-14 12:00
good reportage shot, the choice of black and white is perfect for showing daily life cares. Great scale too.
Thanks and best wishes
elenimavrandoni (9965) 2013-10-14 23:11
one more picture of your series and interesting to see all the real life scenes...any more soccer shots??
mjw364 (6142) 2013-10-15 2:26
I think this is one of your best images. I really like it a lot. I love the way the man and tyres fill the FG. It looks great in b n w and has real visual impact due to your well framed and chosen POV.
Kugart (1762) 2013-10-15 6:42
Like this B&W presentation a lot. Nicely composed showing the busy street in the background. I like the concentration on the mans face as he rolls the tyres down the street.
nikkitta (8885) 2013-10-15 8:36
Like the capture showing daily life in West Bengal, interesting to learn about the vulcanization process
Taken at the right moment, well done
clic (12465) 2013-10-15 8:40
Recycling is a valorours gesture; nevertheless I saw many times lost new "coatings" of vulcanized tires abandoned on highways; they represent danger for automobilists.
Anyway this old man had a noble intention expressed with much depth because the rolling tires are to the point of hitting the lens, compared to the leafy backdrop.
Silvio1953 (105343) 2013-10-15 9:55
Ciao Farhat, lovely daily life composition with man at work, beautiful B&W, fine details, splendid light and wonderful clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
kato (9492) 2013-10-16 1:19
You're capturing well this daily life by a good composition and excellent B/W tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the elderly man who is carrying the big/used tires for repair in the street. It's an interesting daily life spectacle.
josepmarin (56471) 2013-10-16 4:20
a real daily life scene in Calcutta, where this elder man rolling the old tyres, and the busy street, create a powerful image, vital and a bit dramatic because of the B&W effect.
A clever composition, executed well.
Cricri (92041) 2013-10-16 11:38
Grande scène de vie quotidienne, bien mise en N/B, les pneus immense et fort usées, belle présentation
Fis2 (76908) 2013-10-16 23:44
Excellent scene, good reportage shot.
I like frame.
The black and white increase this emotions.
Have a nice day
mirosu (8022) 2013-10-17 1:26
I was a bit silent during past days (without Internet-lot of traveling); just yesterday I came back from my Kerala trip, and it was excellent. My silence is broken. I've already started posting photos from this trip (I've sent you a mail message this morning).
Superb monochrome photo, excellent light, nice arrangement, very good low angle viewpoint. The tyres looks like our tour bus tyres, with a flat tyre during fifth day.
Excellent focusing. Well done.
Romano46 (11375) 2013-10-17 5:28
in questi ultimi tempi ti sei dedicato al bianco e nero e con buoni risultati.
In effetti per determinate situazioni il Bianco e nero, anche se rimane una deformazione della realtà, ha maggiore efficacia nel descrivere determinate situazioni, come ad esempio proprio in questa che probabilmente non avrebbe lo stesso impatto se i soggetti fossero colorati.
Un soggetto interessante ed una bella testimonianza della vita nella grande città della quale ci mostri tanti momenti di vita molto intensa
Ciao e buona giornata
adramad (30851) 2013-10-17 9:41
A very interesting image, with this scene of daily life in the city, I think nearly all can be reusable and these two great tires, sure it will, the image in B & W, gives a very thin line.
Very good image quality, sharpness is also great.
Enjoy a happy day.
dale54 (5731) 2013-10-17 9:56
ah, busy india..hello farhat.wonderful b&w..people all around to give us that busy india feel.great close crop! dale
mcmtanyel (5143) 2013-10-17 13:25
I an excellent photo from the streets of Calcutta. It brings out the child in the onlooker until one reads the note. Why do you think this fellow has taken it Upon himself to recycle these tires? Are individuals supposed to recycle their own tires or is there any money to be made out of it or is this fellow just a plain conscientious citizen?
PS. I am glad Bollywood movies have happy endings. Yeşilçam movies, on the other hand, must have tragic endings. What good is a movie if it can't make you cry, anyway? :-))
mohammad_H (7488) 2013-10-18 22:58
زندگی روزمره و این صحنه خیلی جذاب
ضبط در لحطه مهم
جالب و کار خوب شما
colinbrenchley (6427) 2013-10-19 2:44
Farhat. Indian Street life - an unending subject - you a lucky to be able to see every day I should imagine. I like your use of B&W for these subjects.
adores (30775) 2013-10-23 16:37
Surely a good daily scene! You framed the man very well and we can clearly see the details of the old tyres. A very interesting capture, very good in b&w!
daddo (20597) 2013-10-26 23:30
Salam Farhat. Tight composition as these two tyres come rolling towards us while the man is concentrating in keeping them on the straight and narrow. Well caught. best wishes. Klaudio.
serp2000 (33057) 2013-10-28 11:52
Another interesting report from the streets of Calcutta. Very informative note and good illustration of your words. Similar tyres could not use on the roads of Russia, 'cause they have very old protector's level.
It is very dangerous for the cars and the people.
Best wishes and take care!
Vasa (16610) 2013-11-08 14:43
Another daily life scene for my soul, Farhat. You are vigilent photographer on the street. Be my favorite. Kind regards,
maloutim (9461) 2013-11-16 15:46
Hi Fahrat !
What an interesting post !
On one hand it's an excellent street capture showing daily life and work in Calcutta.
Apart from the lovely shot of the old man and his tyres, I like the hustle of the street behind, and your B&W version.
I was also very interested by your note. Good to know how these people make a living by helping the environment through recycling.
TFS and have a good Sunday.
COSTANTINO (44073) 2013-11-17 0:02
different shot from a different world
original version seeing this old man rolling
over an old worn out pair of tyres
great experience on a busy Calcutta street
the expression of his face describes
the interior of his soul
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (10998)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2013-09-15
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/5.9, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-12 13:19