I took this shot at the time of Ganga Sagar Mela(Fair). In this photo these women were praying to god after bathing in Ganga(Ganges).
About Ganga Sagar:-
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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krzychu30 (15512) 2013-07-08 1:23
I think B&W suits excellently to convey feeling and emotions of such scenes.This one is not only perfectly composed and framed by you,but also superbly processed in monochrome.
Another brilliant shot from you my friend!
Have a nice day
livermore (1631) 2013-07-08 1:25
Une photo très forte que j'aime beaucoup.
Le choix du N&B est particulièrement bien vu et le cadrage bien travaillé.
Nicou (145190) 2013-07-08 1:53
Merrveilleuse scène Nb de ces pèlerins dans le Gange qui se èurifie quelle compo et vue splendide.
Bravo et amitié
dip (23890) 2013-07-08 2:23
Nice capture of the scene,I like the chosen point of view,
williewhistler (16398) 2013-07-08 3:44
Hello Indrasish,it`s interesting that you should show this as a mono shot, in that the actions of the ladies doing the washing can be clearly seen without the distraction of colour.
The look upon the ladies face looking into the camera is priceless.Nicely done.
Kind regards Les.
jhm (155276) 2013-07-08 5:31
Thank you very much for your interesting notes.
Maybe can you place a second picture in colour, than we can make, a choice between colour and black and white.
Lovely presentation, excellent composition.
Very well done, TFS.
pajaran (62516) 2013-07-08 6:03
Dobar dana, popodne.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst, o mestu i trenutku, sa datim podacima ...
Dobra kompozicija i perspektiva, lepa crno-bela fotografija.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Good day, in the afternoon.
Very interesting and good text, the place and moment, with the given data ...
Good composition and perspective, beautiful black and white photos.
All the best in the new week that started.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-07-08 7:50
Hello Indrasish - Excellent documentary shot in B&W. Your composition with the crowds lining the river even to the most distant point gives a good feel for the atmosphere. TFS and warm regards Rosemary
ikeharel (73551) 2013-07-08 8:01
Well Indrasish, one lady was not so happy to see you taking pictyures around the women, what a look you got...
Nice side view on the ladies in action in the river, good choice of B&W, and fine clear image.
psamaddar (1089) 2013-07-08 8:48
A picture well taken and its B&W look is making this more beautiful. The angle where from its taken is also very interesting with the look from the women..
GiovanniG (3567) 2013-07-08 12:07
What a fantastic B&W with such detail and light. Your chosen perspective is perfect to show the action. Thank you for your narrative as it is most informative. Well done Indrasish!
Miguel82 (27646) 2013-07-09 10:56
You capture a strong moment in the mouth of Ganga river, the ladies are doing ablutions in that scene
Nice b&w version picture
Have a nice evening
kato (11630) 2013-07-13 18:54
You're capturing well this fair by a good composition and excellent B/W tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle in which many Hindu pilrim has purified the body on the river Ganges. It seems that the religion has permeated their lifes deeply.