I took this shot in Kolkata at the event of Eid-ul-Fitr festival of Muslims.
Eid-ul-Fitr, popularly known as the "Festival of Breaking of the Fast", occurs as soon as the new moon is sighted at the end of the month of fasting, namely Ramadan. This festival celebrates the end of Ramzan, the Muslim month of fasting. It is an occasion of feasting and rejoicing.
Fitr is derived from the word ‘fatar’ meaning breaking. Fitr has another meaning derived from another word fitrah meaning ‘alms’.Special foods and delicacies are prepared for the day and are distributed among neighbors and friends.
The devotees gather in the mosques to pray, friends and relatives meet and exchange greetings. Prayers, family get-togethers and feasts are the major highlights of the festival.
Unlike most festivals, Ramadan doesn’t fall on any particular day. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic year. It is usually a time for increased religious devotion and self-examination.
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danyy (0) 2011-09-21 12:27
des blancs un peu surexposés, mais qu'importe vraiment, c'est le portrait de l'avant plan qui compte. Et ce dernier est techniquement réussi.
Pas vraiment de joie dans ce regard, dommage.
delnaja (2054) 2011-09-21 12:52
Excellent scene captured. Love all those men in bokeh and the fact this boy seems totaly indifferent of the prayer ... Would have choose a b&w, I think it would fit better to the photo.
federico (1603) 2011-09-22 6:33
hi prasun, very original shot, very good background, the foreground is a little bit blurry or out of focus but anywya really well done
danos (78364) 2011-09-22 8:51
nice the snapshot with the young boy to be placed perfect in the frame with the devoters to pray during the "Festival of Breaking of the fast.Good presentation as capture too.
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2011-09-22 11:00
Very beautiful portrait... nice framing....nice DOF also.... very nice composition....
ashres (1453) 2011-09-22 18:51
nice portrait of this young muslim boy with natural expression. the people praying in BG is nice, nice capture, tfs, ashish
Nicou (106331) 2011-09-23 1:47
Grandisoe portrait de ce jeune il est très beau il a une belle attitude, fantastique iamge et cpatage, super.
Bravo et amitié
Graal (92354) 2011-09-23 5:26
nice portrait. I like the composition, DOF and natural pose of child. Good photowork and comment in note.
mauro61 (52545) 2011-09-23 8:58
ottimamente colta l'espressione del bambino da una lato della scena con gli altri a pregare nelle loro vesti bianche.
Momento di preghiera e di culto ben rappresentati,
limielski (2573) 2011-09-23 10:12
An excellent portrait of a boy. With a very good DoF. The foreground and background are very good separated. Good composition.
Have a nice weekend
Bluejeans (64243) 2011-09-24 2:46
Bom retracto deste rapaz , bons detalhes, interessante a expressão dele , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Budapestman (82620) 2011-09-24 13:16
a very nice portrait with superb composition, I like the blurred background (very impressive) and the POV, a suggestive photo with excellent realization, the note is very nice likewise,
Tfs! Have a nice weekend! Kellemes hétvégét kívánok!
Sonata11 (31325) 2011-09-25 7:39
a very nice portrait of this a little boy and his expression. Great composition and framing. Well done.
All the best and have a nice Sunday,
Nard (6915) 2011-09-25 9:41
A beautiful portrait of this thinking boy. I like his glance and how he seems somewhere else. The bokeh is very nice with the white clothes.
Angshu (53000) 2011-09-25 21:34
Good capture! The boy is seemingly detached from the scene in the BG. Wonder what he's thinking! I feel B&W would suit this shot well...well done!
Silvio1953 (106096) 2011-09-29 7:19
Ciao Prasun, great portrait of lovely boy, fantastic expression, beautiful composition with prayers in BG, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
CLODO (26658) 2011-09-29 9:12
A nice close portrait (should be sharper for me) against a blurred background of praying men in white cloth, looking at the opposite of this young boy.
Fis2 (77218) 2011-09-30 12:07
Good frame and colors.
I like depth.
batalay (33497) 2011-10-08 18:56
Between the photo and the note, this is a fascinating package for Trekearth. I wonder what the boy is thinking of? Your photograph is beautifully composed, and well exposed.
Have a good Sunday,
bayno (18338) 2011-10-09 13:27
Hi Prasun, nice tight framing and perfect the position of the child, very deep and serious expression, very special time of prayer, but also excellent background blur that makes us imagine the situation, well done, have a nice day, Valter
ninaL (21348) 2011-11-08 11:55
Expression of the boy and the backround with praying people make this scene very accomplished ! Good composition, goog photography even thought I would like it in black and white. Best regards. Grazyna