According to Hinduism Ganges is the holy river.. So pilgrims give many metal coins and rupees into the Ganges water.. This shot was taken near Bagbazar.. This man was throwing a magnet into the water for taking these coins.. It is the only way for his square meal.. I took this shot before the evening, you can see the man is throwing a piece of magnet with a rope and also you can see the reflection of last light in the water.. Hope you like it..
Bagbazar (also spelt Baghbazar) (Bengali: বাগ়বাজার) is a neighbourhood in north Kolkata, in the Indian state of West Bengal. The area, under Shyampukur police station of Kolkata Police, has been, along with neighbouring Shyambazar, the citadel of the Bengali aristocracy. Bagbazar has played an active role in growth and development of Kolkata.
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ourania (18532) 2013-08-25 1:29
a wonderful, timely capture with an instant and long-lasting impact. You've managed the light superbly and the silhouettes are outlined in such an elegant, dynamic and eloquent way. I also love the sparkling light and the textures that fill the whole frame. The triangle representing the bank anchors and empowers the composition. Very fine work, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
krzychu30 (12605) 2013-08-25 2:13
Hats off for this one my friend!
Beautiful picture and really lovely and unique atmosphere created by you!
Just love all these delightful,golden shades and reflections in the water.
Have a nice sunday
adidas5nb (2863) 2013-08-25 3:23
nice action captured here with great silhouettes and golden colors on the water.great timing and light management.
subhendu_bagchi (20976) 2013-08-25 3:59
wow, what an incredible story behind this shot! Love this man who is fishing coins... LOL... You captured this moment beautifully with the man in silhouette in such golden pallet as background. Excellent timing. In fact at first sight I an searching a spreaded net instead of the rope plus magnet combination. Nice work dear brother. Tfs.
macondo (18461) 2013-08-25 5:26
Incredible photo and incredible story. You timed this shot perfectly and made a masterful exposure of both the silhouetted figure and the glinting highlights on the water. I like very much the tonality of this, too. I keep thinking about your note - what a way to make a living! Extraordinary. My favourite for today.
aleXundar (555) 2013-08-25 7:03
An excellent package...
interesting note, good management of light and shade and above all a superb timing.
Very well done. Thanks for sharing.
bayno (18334) 2013-08-25 8:42
if I had not read the note I would have thought it was a man intent on launching his fishing net, beautiful back light, you handled the light very well, I also like the golden tones, perfect framing and a silhouette with its sharp edge...
greetings from Rome...
Noel_Byrne (13234) 2013-08-25 10:28
Fascinating note to accompany this beautiful shot. I would never in a hundred years have guessed that was what this man was doing. The reflection of the fight on the water is wonderful too, and the sepia tone adds a timeless appeal. Really nicely done.
ikeharel (43903) 2013-08-26 0:48
An original way to make a living, Indrasish.
Nice taken the shot and describe what this guy was actually doing.
Silhouette on the golden dominating tone was exquisitely rendered.
Have a nice afternoon,
macjake (45574) 2013-08-26 10:23
another sweet shot from India, they are never ending!
amazing story! I had no idea people do this, I knew about the Ganges River and its Holy roots, but didn't know about the magnet-coin thing.
very creative way to get money i suppose!
and you captured the scene well.
excellent post for TE!
Miguel82 (14376) 2013-08-27 5:51
This is an excellent report dear Indrashish, you explain perfectly the opposition between religious action and the hard daily life of this guy, a big contrast
yquem46 (35290) 2013-09-02 8:15
A nice black silhouette of this "fisherman" (I saw many in Varanasi) against the golden light of Holy Ganga
patrick, just back from Italy