In my recent visit to Cooch Behar in West Bengal I found this lady sitting beside the gate of Baneshwar Temple. This Temple is very old and has got significant history with it. I will share the Temple's pictures in my later posts.
After having a few words with the lady I found that she is not a beggar. She is from a nearby village and being here in the temple is her livelihood, at least provides a single or double meal a day. She shares the same story as my previous posts of "Matter Of Time". A million widows have the same story of getting Abandoned from the family at old age if they don't have some assets in form of land and bank balance left by their husbands.
Well its much of the story and reportage. I just wanted to share a portrait with you. She is not sticking the tongue out at me or my lens.LOL. She was just thirst in a humid and hot day.
I hope you will enjoy one of my efforts again.
Thanks for Visiting
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rodgerg (55767) 2010-06-14 12:09
An excellent portrait with a framing and especially a POV very well selected. The expression and especially the glance of the omd lady are very well collected. The BG, on the left, give too depht to the image.
yquem46 (38688) 2010-06-14 12:16
a very good portrait Tushar, not overdone neither for colors or sharpness
Little by little you're digging your place in TE, Tushar
I'm glad for you
PixelTerror (0) 2010-06-14 12:38
A bit hard to look at for we feel the lady is suffering from age but technically another very good portait
Have a nice day jY
danos (85797) 2010-06-14 13:38
one more beautiful and characteristic portrait of this old woman,the temple keeper.All the people in your portraits have their difficulties and specific stories with their lives.Informative your note too.
nilotpal_patra (1684) 2010-06-14 20:23
Namaskar Tushar Kanti Mandal,
Wonderful Old woman face. Beautiful color, contrast and sharpness. Nice POV.
wolf38 (31270) 2010-06-14 21:45
Hi Tushar. In fact, a strong photo. It seems unsophisticated and picked out from the middle of life. Good technical quality. Really well. Regards, Wolfgang.
prabut (3548) 2010-06-15 5:21
A perfect portrait of an old woman. Beautiful light on the face and the perfect sharpness.
berek (37350) 2010-06-15 7:40
An excellent portrait with impressive face expressions. Very good example for life. Good light management and result.
subhendu_bagchi (25599) 2010-06-16 10:58
Beautiful portrait of the woman. Nice depth and awesome sharpness. The detailing of her face with wrinkles is just excellent. Very good colour in this well composed shot. Tfs.
skippy007 (12510) 2010-06-20 3:05
Hello Tushar, Another excellent portrait, I think you have captured well a face tells of a life that perhaps has not been easy. Excellent colour, light & clarity, enhanced by your interesting & informative note.
- Copyright: Tushar Kanti Mandal (tusharkmandal) (3171)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-13
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D5000, Nikon 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 VR, 52 mm Marumi UV Filter
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-14 11:02