Shot taken at Ganga Sagar Mela..
About Ganga Sagar Mela:-
Sagar Island lies on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km (54 nautical miles) south of Kolkata. It belongs to the Republic of India and is governed by the State government of West Bengal. The island is large — with an area of around 300 km². It has 43 villages and a population of over 160,000.
This island is a famous Hindu pilgrim place. Every year on the day of Makar Sankranti (mid of January), hundreds of thousands of Hindus gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal and offer puja in the Kapil Muni Temple.
Gangasagar pilgrimage and fair is the second largest congregation of mankind after the holy Kumbha Mela. The latter is observed once in four years at alternate locations in north, central and central-west parts of the country, Gangasagar fair and pilgrimage is held annually on the Sagar Island’s southern tip in the Ganges delta atop the Bay of Bengal. That makes Gangasagar all the more distinctive.
In 2007, about 300,000 pilgrims took the holy dip where the Hooghly meets the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. For the rest of the year about 500,000 people come to the island.Almost five-hundred thousand pilgrims thronged Sagar Island in 2008.
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mesutilgim (85420) 2014-01-19 1:07
Hello Indrasish,my neighbour today !
Very nice portrait. Fits well to your compo. And the bright red turban adds a unique taste to your capture.
Nice framing and interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-19 1:27
What a nice colorful portrait Indrasish! The expression of the subject is very well captured in perfect 3/4th. The turban is the main attraction. Great find and a beautiful rendering.
Kintu e tow sadhu noy bapu!
CLODO (30597) 2014-01-19 1:58
The warm colors are eye catching for this portrait in situation. The sharpness is not correct on his face.
Noel_Byrne (24852) 2014-01-19 4:11
An eye catching portrait, the red color of the mans headgear really stands out! And underneath, a great expression on the mans face too. your recent posts of portrait shots have been most enjoyable, as its a subject I like to view, but find difficult to shoot. The soft focus background here is really nice too.
Thanks as always
PaulVDV (22721) 2014-01-19 11:05
This is an excellent portrait of that man where the fiery colours of his turban are very attractive.
I expected that this would be a picture from Rajasthan but I'm wrong.
Best regards, Paul
- Copyright: Indrasish Guha (Indrasish) (2871)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-14
- Categories: Festivals, Ceremony, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, 80-200mm Nikon
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-19 0:57