Candid Moments - VI : This shot was taken in the 3rd week January,2012 during the winter season at the Maidan in Calcutta. A group of morning walkers were enjoying a dance to the folk music.The Maidan area in Calcutta is all green and is popularly called the lungs of Calcutta and it attracts a huge number of morning walkers from all across Calcutta.Hope you like this one too.
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Miguel82 (14526) 2013-10-17 11:41
Good evening Fabbs, so funny scene of joy in a park of Calcutta, these guys are dancing, they look happy, some other persons are on the benches playing cards maybe and looking at the spectacle, a positive report
All the best, kind regards
daddo (20645) 2013-10-17 15:16
salam Farhat.Interesting shot, particularly the physiognomy of the men. Are they from a minority people or visitors from one of the "Stans"? They look Turkic to me or Mongol so does the dance. Regards. Klaudio.
ChrisJ (91292) 2013-10-17 20:40
Good evening Fabbs
Looks like they are doing the Gangnam style dance, lol! Superb tonal range in this humorous b&w shot with excellent sharpness, framing, graphism and impact. Have a nice weekend!
Fis2 (77022) 2013-10-18 0:02
The black and white increase this emotions.
Have a nice day
ikeharel (44081) 2013-10-18 0:56
Once I had asked permission a group of people have exercises on the Yarkon park to take their photo - but I got a big no for.
Manaaged well show those moving figures in good clarity.
Must say, this would be usefull in color version.
Have a nice weekend,
krzychu30 (12759) 2013-10-18 1:00
lovely B&W scene,which has its own,unique charm and mood.You captured it perfectly and in the right moment to bring out what is essential in this scene.
Have a nice weekend
aleXundar (621) 2013-10-18 1:38
Wonderful shot! It is really interesting that you took such a lively shot as a stranger when the party is aware that you are pointing at them.
The morning atmosphere of Maidan is excellently captured. I think, the color version will also be as nice as this.
Nicou (105903) 2013-10-18 2:26
très très belle compo NB superbe scène tout en mouvement et ce rendu sur les personnages sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
holmertz (31340) 2013-10-18 2:31
This is an amusing and well timed shot of a very well observed scene. It's a great thing that people get some exercise to stay fit and healthy, but when we can't hear the music that inspires these gestures and movements they look rather funny. This is a fine documentary photo, maybe one of your best.
snunney (72762) 2013-10-18 2:52
A scene from daily life in the park with a great touch of humour to it. Good choice of black and white to emphasise the documentary element.
Sergiom (45527) 2013-10-18 4:58
Ils ne devaient pas se savoir photographiés avec ces poses pour le moins étranges pour des hommes matures. On dirait la danse des canards très célèbre chez nous.
Noel_Byrne (13416) 2013-10-18 5:18
The poses on these men are brilliant, thy really make me smile as they look like they are really getting into the moment! A perfect moment to take this.
All the best
kato (9556) 2013-10-18 7:54
You're capturing well this daily life by a good composition and excellent B/W tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the spectacle in which local residents are dancing freely in the park and spectators are watching this at the bench. And, the shadow projected to the fround draws out a good effect.
Silvio1953 (105599) 2013-10-18 7:58
Ciao Farhat, nice scene with lovely and original danceurs, beautiful B&W, wonderful clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
clic (12467) 2013-10-18 9:01
I see the strange performance of novice ballerinos that looks more like the 'twist' dance rather than 'entrechat' leaps!!
Quite cheerful and funny!
Romano46 (11573) 2013-10-18 10:47
è un genere di fotografia al quale da alcuni giorni ti stai dedicando assiduamente, ma personalmente non mi entusiasma molto perchè mi sembra che i soggetti siano poco naturale e stiano in posa solo per essere fotografati.
Oltretutto le trovo di un grigio un po' troppo uniforme.
Ma queste sono le mie impressioni, evidentemente errate visto il punteggio che accompagna le tue foto, segno evidente che agli altri utenti piacciono molto.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
ourania (18704) 2013-10-18 12:35
a very intersting capture of a daily life scene that looks spontaneous and intimate. I like very much how you've arranged your composition and framing around the three dancers, who are expressing their individuality and mood through their dance. There's interest, dynamism and movement all over the frame, superb clarity and fine textures. The big tree makes the composition very solid and you have used it cleverly to deal with the glowing sky. Very effective work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
mirosu (8186) 2013-10-18 20:59
Excellent monochrome snapshot. Very good light and clarity, superb focusing.
I like the direct POV and excellent deepness. Well dne my friend.
Wish you a nice weekend.
mohammad_H (7488) 2013-10-18 23:03
شادی و رقص و پایکوبی در میان مردم هند جالب است
من رقص هندی را دوست دارم، با ان اهنگهای شاد و یا غمگین
متشکرم و موفق باشید
SWEETFREEDOM (19932) 2013-10-18 23:09
nice daily life picture of these peolple dancing. like b/w too.
mjw364 (6142) 2013-10-19 1:17
Another fantastic shot. I like the way your eye is drawn from the corners past the men and into the man under the tree. There is a natural line from the lower left corner along the line of men into the man sitting under the tree too. The three men in the centre of the scene create a triangle of composition that is very powerful to attract the eye too. You are posting some excellent candid shots Farhat - keep em coming.
bayno (18338) 2013-10-19 5:43
very funny scene...very good details and a good framing....i think more contrast here work very well...to much grey tones in my opinion...
eldancer1 (20824) 2013-10-19 9:46
Your series on candid moments is awesome especially done in B&W, good documentation of the daily life of people. Good lighting and nice contrast. Well done, tfs.
Schnappilic (9088) 2013-10-19 11:41
Excellent daily life moment with a funny scene. Great B/W presentation! Well done!
zoomer (4227) 2013-10-19 12:42
Hi,a very expressive moment and well composed.All the bet Wolf.
williewhistler (9875) 2013-10-19 13:06
the exercising men clearly enjoy having their photo taken,whilst the onlookers appear amused,it`s a lovely street scene full of charm and humour.
Best regards Les.
lousat (64243) 2013-10-19 15:31
Hi Farhat,the pose of the 2 men dancing is very funny...ehehe...you caught very well this nice opportunity whit great timing and perfect details despite the quick mouvment,need to hear the song too..ehehe...have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
Cricri (92249) 2013-10-20 2:24
Bel amusement en plein air, la positon des danseurs différentes, un coté amusent de celui avec son bonnet :-) mais c'est génial et sympathique
josepmarin (56489) 2013-10-20 12:40
a nice capture of this special moment for these morning walkers, enjoying the music and dancing spontaneously.
I like the elegant effect of the B&W treatment of the photo, and the good balance of light and shades as well.
It's a good work.
Kugart (1774) 2013-10-21 13:28
Hi Farhat ,
These three men seem to be enjoying themselves and putting on quite a show for the audience .Nice composition in this daily life shot in Calcutta .
All the best
pajaran (41759) 2013-10-21 23:08
Lep trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Ljudi proslavljaju susret ...
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Beautiful moment ...
A good time recording and contrast nicely demonstrated time and place.
People celebrate encounter ...
Have a great and successful day, all the best.
jcpix (6596) 2013-10-22 20:42
A candid moment indeed, and a fun one at that! You took this at a wonderful spot, plenty of spacing between these individuals which has also provided an added bonus of the gentleman on the bench cheering them on with a big smile. :)
This has an air of playfulness and vitality, and the black & white format suits this well once again to give it just an added touch of artistic appeal. Nicely captured and presented. Have a great day ahead.
mcmtanyel (5295) 2013-10-25 16:00
The sense of space is excellent in this photo. You have placed the dancers very well in the frame. Very nice, TFS.
The two dancers whose faces I can see look more oriental (maybe Turkic?) than Indian.
PS. Maidan sounds very close to the word we use in Turkish for open spaces, meydan.
nikkitta (9003) 2013-10-25 17:44
Great capture of people dancing, they seem to be of Asian origen, am I wrong?
Not only the dancing are enjoying the moment but also the men at the back
Really enjoy this series
COSTANTINO (44179) 2013-10-31 23:50
nice and simple scenery full
of movement I like this
sot with the walkers enjoying
a dance to the folk music
the chosen sepia adds beauty
have a nice weekend
Gigidusud (10302) 2013-11-01 1:49
Great capture of this funny scene with a nice B&W version. Well done!
maloutim (9479) 2013-11-16 15:50
Candid moments indeed. Everybody seems to be enjoying themselves in a lush environment.
I would have liked to see the colour version in WS to see what the lungs of Calcutta look really like :-)
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (11190)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2012-01-15
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/4, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-17 11:20