Street Scene 3 : Calcutta
Another image from Chowringhee Road in central Calcutta.In this image you can observe a local city bus and other vehicles.An old British era buildings stands in the background in an extremely dilapidated condition.Just by its side,Peerless Inn stands which used to be called the Ritz Hotel till the sixties.Calcutta has this mixture of old structure standing next to new ones.The abundance of hawkers or road vendors on the pavement deprives the pedestrians the much needed space to walk in this densely populated city.
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Sergiom (63034) 2014-05-10 5:02
J'aime bien cette scène de la vie quotidienne sur une grande artère de la ville de Calcutta. L'utilisation du noir et blanc donne un petit côté documentaire à la composition.
Noel_Byrne (25820) 2014-05-10 8:56
A great documentation of the city, and by making it black and white, it gives the result a timeless documentary feeling. A shame that old building is run down, it looks like a nice structure.
Thanks as always
dip (23640) 2014-05-10 10:42
nice daily life shot with many interesting details,
thanks for sharing,
pajaran (53376) 2014-05-10 23:56
Interesantan tekst, lep pogled i trenutak.
Dobar trenutaks nimka i kontrast, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
An interesting text, a nice view and the moment.
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown the place and moment.
Have a nice day to relax, all the best.
mesutilgim (86748) 2014-05-11 0:00
Nice b&w capture from Calcutta with good pov and layout. Also here one can see the struggle between old and new archıtecture.
TFS and have a nice weekend
ikeharel (59635) 2014-05-11 1:14
Vibrant city scene, and what a contrast between the two building mentioned in the note.
A colorless B&W photo, not letting the imagination ( merely my imagination) to comprehend how it really look: I guess the bus is blue and the "dilapidated" building in brown. I'd really like a colors version - but that is only my preferences.
Fine clear details shown, good depth upstreet.
Have a nice new week,
*** By the way: the map is not placed on location where taken.
fds (8650) 2014-05-11 2:41
dear farhat very nice and very interested image from Calcutta on the balck and with
mirosu (15066) 2014-05-11 4:07
Superb monochrome street photo, excellent light, nice arrangement, very good viewpoint. Superb contrast & clarity.
Very well done.
Silvio1953 (125767) 2014-05-11 6:47
Ciao Farhat, lovely Street view, beautiful B&W, splendid light and wonderful clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
marabu61 (8931) 2014-05-11 11:37
Wouldn't it be for the ugly modern building to the right, this is a timeless picture that could have been taken anytime. The black and white approach only enhances this and suits the subject very well indeed.
have a great sunday
mcmtanyel (14567) 2014-05-11 21:41
Nice to see a new photo from you, one that is such an authentic representation of Calcutta. I like the contrast between the old and the new. The street traffic is an added bonus to my vehicle-hungry eyes.
danos (88379) 2014-05-11 22:33
nice the street scene from this B/W photo as show us the ruins of the old British construction of this section of Calcutta.I like the contrast between the old and the new building of the hotel Peerless Inn.A good reportage shot from the town.
shreya2000 (1288) 2014-05-11 23:34
Nice view shown by you in Black and White. Composition is good showing the big building in right side. Thanks for sharing.
kato (11630) 2014-05-12 4:17
You're capturing well this street scene by a good angle and excellent B/W tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the central Calcutta, nowadays. It's also impressive in a local city bus and both of old and new buildings in back. Surely, it seems that a sidewalk is required in future because of this densely populated city, as you note.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-05-12 4:22
Nice Kolkata scene. The rare big hotel, the fat bellied taxi, the dilapidated bus, and the ever increasing people trying to cross roads...Oh, Kolkata!
Beautiful. Somewhat missed the color.
TFS. Have a nice day.
jhm (141321) 2014-05-12 5:07
You chose a black and white picture for this nice cityscape.
Indeed the houses are not perfect and the buses are old.
You chose a very well angle, this cares for depth and perspective.
Very well composition, good presentation. TFS.
Have a nice day,
eldancer1 (29511) 2014-05-12 7:34
Very nice capture of the different style of architectures and good documentation of the daily life of people. Good pov and nice details. The horizon is a little tilted otherwise well done, tfs.
rychem (25242) 2014-05-13 9:20
Really a big diversity on the street and in the architecture. Thanks to the BW photo you have reduced the contrast between old and new, very well done
lousat (79203) 2014-05-14 2:23
Hi Farhat,a great example of the incredibles conrasts of this city,old and modern buildings,old and moderns cars and the usual confusion on the streets,great pic and excellent choice of black and white,fine detail everywhere,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
adramad (39182) 2014-05-14 8:12
A stunning composition of daily life in the city, the image in B & W, makes it more timeless, great contrast between old houses, with modern building.
A magnificent brightness management, sharpness is also perfect.
Have a nice day.
Miguel82 (25053) 2014-05-14 9:25
Fabbs, a b&w version image showing a street of Calcutta, old and new buildings and the traffic, perfect sharpness, all the best, regards
jurek1951 (42160) 2014-05-14 21:54
a very effective photo of this interesting architecture, great details and POV,
jacquest (18833) 2014-05-15 3:57
This is a good shot of the city life and architecture. The black & white creates a special documentary effect. The inclusion of the bus is a plus.
Cricri (108805) 2014-05-15 10:13
Un contraste de l'ancien et des bâtiments plus récents, tout comme les véhicules, le choix du N/B rend très bien dans cette composition,
Tout le meilleur
Gigidusud (17005) 2014-05-15 14:45
Original B&W version from Calcutta with great clearness. Well done!
Nicou (125250) 2014-05-16 18:56
quelle iamge et compo ce bâtiment penche quelle vue avec le ancienne maisons le rendu en NB est parfait sueprbe compo et vue.
Bravo et amitié
jcpix (13718) 2014-05-18 21:49
The pedestrians wouldn't need a place to walk if they were driving too. :) O.K., my bad attempt at humor. Easy to understand the frustration on the crowded and busy city streets. I like your idea to utilize the black & white for this scene, giving it an artistic and almost retro edge...kind of like a documentary image to match your notes. Another interesting and vibrant street capture. Nicely done. Enjoy the new week. Take good care.
ourania (33607) 2014-05-24 9:41
it's great that you decided to turn this picture into monochrome and that you were able to treat in such a way as to give it the special feel of a past era. The grey tones are very appropriate to the scene and some of its most important focal points. A very well balanced composition in a long, horizontal frame that describes very effectively the cityscape and the traffic. The rendering of details is superb. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,