The Old and the New : Inspired by the reviews of my previous shot on the railway station,I am again uploading an I-Phone image.This is a contrasting image of an apparently underprivileged man wearing a traditional lungee dress and riding a ramshackled bicycle in the modern surroundings of New Town,the modern satellite city spreading out in the eastern fringes of Old Calcutta.The New Town is where the Haves of Calcutta are moving to live in modern skyscraper apartments provided with modern amenities like swimming pool,playground,tennis courts etc.It has become the hub for Information technology industry and the real estate sharks.
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daddo (24856) 2014-07-07 2:16
Salam Farhat. Meaningful composition with the blue and white diagonal separating the haves and those who haven't.Still a long way to go to bring some equity in a country where the GDP is about 1,500 Euros per capita.So many poor have negated the earnings of the rich and placed the GDP figures on par with Zambia and a little above Mozambique which is a basket case. Love the light. Best wishes. Klaudio.
pajaran (53269) 2014-07-07 4:18
Dobar dan, popodne.
Lep pogled na biciklistu i modernu arhitekturu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto sa arhitekturom i detaljima na fasadi
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepe boje.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela, srecno.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Nice view of the cyclist and modern architecture ...
Good moment recording, contrast and perspective, nice place shown with architecture and details on the facade
Good work, nice captured moment, beautiful colors.
Nice afternoon and all the best in the new week that started, good luck.
Royaldevon (31141) 2014-07-07 5:41
In my experience, there have always been 'Haves' and 'Have-nots' and there is a gap existing which seems to widen. Many people give generously to charitable causes but the world would be a happier and calmer place if these charities were not necessary at all!
Your photograph is very well composed and graphically reveals the contrasts that exist in modern India.
Have a lovely day,
Sergiom (62748) 2014-07-07 8:27
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Le cycliste donne une belle impression de mouvement rapide devant un bel arrière plan de bâtiments modernes. La lumière est superbe.
Kielia (23847) 2014-07-07 8:53
this is a wonderful impression of daily life and living conditions! You have captured this interesting scenery very well – the composition is really successful. Times are changing rapidly!
Thanks for sharing!
Noel_Byrne (25598) 2014-07-07 11:06
I would not have recognised this man as being less well off as the clothing is not familiar to me, but I certainly recognise the signs of so called progress. More Lego like buildings expanding out in the countryside to be seen only by the privileged few, and those who make their money off the hard labour of the man on the bike. A very cleverly composed and thought provoking image, thanks for sharing.
marabu61 (8925) 2014-07-07 12:47
Long time no see .....
Amazing quality for a iPhone photo indeed. So sharp and clear that I would never have guessed it to be one. Maybe I should abandon my skepticism about phone images after all.
Seems to be a lot of construction work in this part of Calcutta, it all looks so new and the lonely man on his old bike seems strangely out of place in this surroundings. The blue and wihte wall provides a good leading line to explore this scene.
have great week
Fis2 (87247) 2014-07-07 12:59
Good POV and colors.
Cyklist add savor of photo.
williewhistler (14757) 2014-07-07 14:14
There is a nice feeling of movement created by the cyclist in a well composed shot with good use being made of the diagonal corners.
Fantastic colours and clarity.
shreya2000 (1262) 2014-07-07 23:10
The heading is certainly very nice. Well thought heading and well taken pic. Colours are beautiful.
Thanks & Regards,
Nicou (124948) 2014-07-08 1:07
quelle vue et compo superbe image ce cycliste qui passe ces édiffice et bâtiments superbe.
Bravo et amitié
Tigerlily (3107) 2014-07-08 5:27
Beautifully captured image, with wonderful colour and clarity. It reminded me of these kind of "modern satellite cities" near Beijing...
serp2000 (40920) 2014-07-08 5:52
This photo and the consistence of this composition remind me a few my photos from Mumbai. But your picture is more attractive and picturesque, excellent daily life shot!
I also like these soft nice colors. TFS!
ikeharel (59393) 2014-07-08 7:16
An optimistic photo, Farhat, as the man rides his bikes over the bridge - passing from the old town to the new town.
Beautifully taken with a cell-phone, great sharp details and DOF collected.
photoray (12761) 2014-07-08 7:39
Interesting scene with modern existing high rise Calcutta, construction on going, and the very old bike for contrast.
In America many of our modern cities provide bicycle lanes for which is a popular mode of transportation, though no where close to our auto usage.
Thanks for sharing,
Cricri (108559) 2014-07-08 10:50
La lumière est très belle, le cycliste est bien positionner dans le cadre tout en diagonale, une vue intéressante sur les haut bâtiments, belle composition
COSTANTINO (57176) 2014-07-08 11:37
Hello my dear friend
simple scenery of daily life and living
great lightness and sharpness
great contrast between old buildings
welldone and wellseen
have a nice time
Miguel82 (24953) 2014-07-08 18:27
Brand new buildings appears on the left of the cyclist Fabbs, high quality of image from your i-phone, superb presentation, regards
omid266 (5830) 2014-07-08 21:03
Dear my friend,
very nice image from daily life taken with phone,
wonderful light and colours,
very well done and Thanks!
** Happy Wishes, **
jhm (141107) 2014-07-09 4:58
You shows us a wonderful picture from Calcutta, maybe one remark, the yellow line around these nice picture fits not perfect, is not my favorite.
The biker is a nice addition in foreground
This gives nice perspective and depth picture.
Composition and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
danos (88197) 2014-07-09 7:35
nice the view of the snapshot with the new buildings to dominating on the backdrop of the scene.The passing by cyclist adds life in the scene.Excellent the light and the colour management of the scene.
clic (15348) 2014-07-09 13:21
A new Calcutta under construction...very good for those hearty people seen in your previous posts.
I hope thought they will be able to rent in those new buildings!
Quite an interesting document, indeed!
jcpix (13716) 2014-07-09 16:44
I do enjoy the contrast you mentioned between the old and new aspects of this shot, but it's the vertically striped barricade and mans shirt/dress that really catches my eye...what a fun combination of pattern and color. The modern city serves as fine, complimentary backdrop, which is full of shape and form in its own right. A clear blue sky and smooth exposure also make this an enjoyable capture, another fine result from your cell phone camera. :) Enjoy the new day. All the best.
Sonata11 (33298) 2014-07-09 20:22
beautiful picture of architecture and daily life scene wonderfully executed and great presentation. I like the colors, sharpness, clarity, light and POV. Great work. Tfs.
Best regards, Barbara
rychem (25048) 2014-07-10 0:13
I am impressed with this i-phone photo, the quality is perfect, excellent composition and great clarity
adramad (39076) 2014-07-10 9:30
Good contrast between the modern buildings of the new districts, western style and cyclists with their traditional clothes.
Very nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Enjoy a nice day.
photographer_sg (4408) 2014-07-10 10:19
Another excellent photograph with great graphic elements and a message loud and clear. The cyclist is placed perfectly in the frame.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
Silvio1953 (125443) 2014-07-10 11:01
Ciao Farhat, fascinating composition, great contrast between old bike and new buildings, wonderful colors, great clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
siolaw (38290) 2014-07-11 12:44
Two worlds colliding... The sharpness and light/colours is excellent.
The man looks at those building, but he knows he probably will never own a flat there...
jacquest (18827) 2014-07-12 4:47
The white and blue roadside adds a touch of graphism and contrasts with cthe cyclist striped shirt. A good sense of movement against the town bathed in a superb light.
mcmtanyel (14523) 2014-07-12 22:25
Excellent subject as this fellow on a rickety bicycle looks on to the brand new high rises. Excellent photo quality from your phone. Did you use its HDR feature?
eldancer1 (29373) 2014-07-15 18:59
Are those apartment buildings going up? There sure a lot of them. Nicely captured with good lighting and nice details. The buildings under construction is somewhat tilted due to wide angle? Otherwise well done, tfs.
elenimavrandoni (14207) 2014-07-16 12:54
a great combination to see the difference....I prefer the old!!!
and to answer to your question on my last post...
there is no tsunami in this area, this is part of the Guanabara Bay and it is enclosed...so this place will stay beautiful as it is!!
SWEETFREEDOM (22932) 2014-07-19 0:44
interesting contrast between old and new buildings, good composition with the man in fg. good colors and light.
pierrefonds (58229) 2014-07-22 18:34
The diostance between the cyclist and the building is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showeing the details and the colors of the building. The light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
ourania (33399) 2014-07-25 7:37
your readiness to capture this scene, your idea for a dynamic and meaningful composition, have led to a wonderful result. The strong, natural colours and the excellent details make the scene attractive and help us study it and get a very vivid impression. Perspective and depth are superb, there's great sense of movement and connection between the cyclist and the cityscape in the background. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
fds (8580) 2014-09-02 15:27
dear friend farhat very interested image and great composition with the old and great modern buildings
great colors and details
macjake (57712) 2014-09-04 13:12
couldn't resist this one!
for obvious reasons the white and blue wall speaks loudly, and the bike is quite rustic too.
its a fun everyday image, excellent light and colors all around.
good to see the city views too.
berek (40375) 2014-09-13 21:46
what a view and superb compo picture this cyclist passing these lines and beautiful buildings.
Have a nice Sunday