A Touch of Rural Bengal-VII
An image in black and white to emphasise the simple village life in Rural Bengal.This is the image of a man named Bidyasagar,which literaly means an ocean of knowledge.But unfortunately Bidyasagar is not a learned man,he is a simple farmer,toiling hard in the fields to make a livelihood.The economy has to grow to make them more secure in life.
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holmertz (36429) 2014-03-18 13:37
Mr Bidyasagar may not be as learned as his name indicates, but it is more honorable to be a hard-working man who can make a living for his family and himself. I see a man with a humble face and a hint of a proud smile of being photographed and shown to the world. I like the heaps of stones and bricks behind him, the fine sharpness and good B&W treatment.
mesutilgim (79348) 2014-03-18 13:45
Good quiality b&w portrait capture of this "character head" .Nice side light and perfect sharpness.
TFS and best regards
lousat (71397) 2014-03-18 14:06
Hi Farhat,i'm not a black and white fan,but this is absolutely beautiful! A very nice and original portrait,the details are very impressives,high contrast too for a very bright result.Have a good night and thanks,Luciano
krzychu30 (15260) 2014-03-18 14:57
Spectacular portrait photo Farhat!
The monochrome medium was an excellent choice here as it emhasizes much better the facial expression and emotions of this man.
pajaran (47796) 2014-03-18 23:53
Dobar tekst, lep pogled na poljoprivrednika ...
Dobar snimak, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazan covek.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Good lyrics, nice view of the farmers ...
Good shot, sharpness and contrast nicely demonstrated man.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
snunney (78751) 2014-03-19 3:51
A fine close-up of this man with a most expressive face full of character. Ideally rendered in back and white.
SnapRJW (28828) 2014-03-19 4:00
Hello Farhat - I do like this in B&W, beautiful details in the beard and hair and both contrast very well with the dark tones of the skin.
Good eye contact and a well managed shot all together.
jhm (134440) 2014-03-19 6:21
These man see very cared out with a perfect beard.
A nice composition, excellent captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (53733) 2014-03-19 6:22
Un très beau portrait. Tu as su t'approcher très près de ton sujet et ta lentille est entrées en communication avec son regard. Le noir et blanc apporte un petit côté documentaire à l'ensemble.
ikeharel (51455) 2014-03-19 10:34
Good evening farhat,
An exquisite portrait of the man, his face expression appears to be calm and content, almost smiling.
Sharp view of each hair on the white beard, and curve on his face.
One thing I had learnt in life: even a person that is not well-educated, sometime has life-experience and smartness - better than best scholars and titled names.
Well collected image, cheers.
danos (82655) 2014-03-19 12:01
excellent the portrait of the rural man with the chosen B/W presentation to be superb.I like the light management as the clarity and the quality of the image.Well done.
kato (11630) 2014-03-19 14:32
You're capturing well this farmer by a good macro and excellent B/W tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see a peculiar countenance to those who have passed through the annual rings of life. It's also impressive in an intrepid expression and a beard.
dip (23510) 2014-03-19 15:14
I find your choice to present this portrait in B&W very good,
the contrasts are really amazing,
excellent sharpness as well,
a wonderful photo!
jcpix (11038) 2014-03-19 17:32
A soulful image Farhat, this is a lovely portrait taken with care and regard for the "every day man." Something of this nature holds a lot of meaning and immediately connects with the viewer on a personal level. Great choice for black & white, giving artistic expression of the human element. Sharp focus and strong detail, a wonderful result! Enjoy the new day. All the best.
mcmtanyel (10041) 2014-03-19 20:58
This is an excellent portrait. Although I am not into taking portrait myself, I like what you have done here. The textures and the level of detail are great.
omid266 (3023) 2014-03-19 21:13
** با سلام
تصویر زیبایی ست از این مرد کشاورز زحمت کش هندی که بصورت سیاه و سفید گرفته شده است
بسیار عالی و ممنون بابت اشتراک گذاری
Salam Farhat ,
Very nice black image , like Luciano (lousat) I am not a back and white fan , but your work is very excellent about this
farmer and simple but great man, very well done and Thanks for hunting this image and sharing ,
** Look Younger , Live Longer **
Benjamin Gayelord Hauser (1895-1984),
Regards , Omid
rychem (18819) 2014-03-19 22:46
Very nice portrait of a hard working man ( I guess), I like the deatails on his face and his facial expression, very nice
Nicou (115244) 2014-03-20 1:41
Un très très beau portrait et iamge sueprbe vue quel trais sur son visage ce regard la barbe de 2 jours sueprbe vue.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (81501) 2014-03-20 1:56
Good b&w portrait.
I like light and sharpness.
Have a nice afternoon
subhendu_bagchi (25105) 2014-03-20 4:13
wow! I like the detail of the skin here a lot. Good tonal quality. Only I think that, it would be more better, if you presented it off-centred. Overall this is a nice portrait shot, and a portrait lover I enjoyed the character a lot. Tfs.
adramad (34903) 2014-03-20 6:13
Superb portrait you've caught this man, that gives me the feeling is an expression between sad and pensive, superb image quality with formidable textures.
Very good also the gradation of gray in this outstanding B&W.
Well done. I love it.
Have a nice day.
Oceania (4468) 2014-03-20 7:02
This time is a B&W portrait with very simple background, very nice. You even know his name. It's great.
ourania (25508) 2014-03-20 11:10
a strong and attractive portrait that has a striking directness. I like very much the simple, calm and straightforward way Mr Bidyasagar is posing and looking into your lens. His strong and steady glance has great impact also thanks to the way you framed his portrait, giving so much space to his face. The elements and textures that make the context are interesting and eloquent, they complement the tight frame without distracting at all. Superb textures and great tonal range. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
ChrisJ (94348) 2014-03-21 10:27
A superb b&w portrait of the bearded man with good tonal range and punchy light contrasts. Excellent use of a shallow dof and the oof bg brick wall makes a fine and interesting backdrop yet doesn't clash too much at all with the main subject. Tfs!
Cricri (100305) 2014-03-21 11:57
Un portrait magnifique d'une netteté incroyable, un regard fixe et doux, ces cheveux un peu comme a la Tintin :-)le fond légèrement flou, parfait contraste du N/B, superbe
mirosu (12270) 2014-03-22 1:28
An excellent monochrome portrait. Smart choice of tight crop (close up) to accentuate the man's face with splendid sharpness. Superb light contrast and very good POV choice.
Very well done
Wish you a nice weekend.
clic (13922) 2014-03-22 8:34
You didn't spare on resolution for this fabulous portrait featuring a dense foliage and staring honest look!
eldancer1 (24711) 2014-03-23 5:41
Awesome portrait of this gentleman especially in B&W. Sharp details especially those lines of wisdom. Well done, tfs.
josepmarin (57463) 2014-03-24 6:26
the B&W treatment provide a high dramatic quality in this excellent portrait, and a strong contrast on the face of this man, who looks at you with a nice attitude.
A superb sharpness and a soft light adds a lot of power into the composition.
Miguel82 (19336) 2014-03-26 20:06
That portrait of an old man is really well captured Fabbs, I like her face expression an hard worker for sure! The wall made with bricks in the bg gives a rustic aspect to the picture, all the best, regards
COSTANTINO (50649) 2014-03-27 23:08
a shot in sepia is the best almost artistic
this portrait is nice and the details really
impressive with the hair in movement from
the air and the expression of his face
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4768) 2014-03-30 0:08
Highly compelling image. Great B&W Post, really works well with this portrait. Fantastic details, excellent sharpness and nice blurred background. Seems that you've captured the soul of this man. I like it a lot.
You're one of the persons I knew that don't need a DSLR to capture great images. TFS!
P.S. When capturing images like this, did you have to ask for their permission? What is it like in India? Is it okay for tourists to capture them candidly?
Your insights are highly appreciated
UlfE (14635) 2014-04-16 10:13
Excellent portrait. I like the expression on face. Very relaxed and he definitivey has eye contact with the photographer. The shapness and detail could not be better. And the B & W is a great choice. TFS and have a nice day!
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (15675)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-01-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/40 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-18 13:06