I took this shot in Kumartuli where we see Devi idols is being created along with Ganesha (so called as one of her sons) and the work is on full speed as the puja is nearing by.
Kumartuli is a traditionally potters’ quarter in northern Kolkata (previously known as Calcutta), the capital of the east Indian state of West Bengal. By virtue of their artistic productions these potters have moved from obscurity to prominence. This Kolkata neighbourhood, not only supplies clay idols of Hindu gods and goddesses to barowari pujas in Kolkata and its neighbourhoods, but a number of idols are exported.
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rigoletto (34279) 2013-09-08 4:25
impressive big size with lots of details to show. the sculpture has interestingly indian, persian and greek features. the green haze could be neutralized but it is obviously your choice.
subhendu_bagchi (25991) 2013-09-08 5:29
dear Prasenjit, an interesting composition here... A frame which has some original merit among the kumortuli-shots. You showed it superbly using vertical frame and contrasting subjects. Excellent use of available light. Superb one. Tfs.
pixelblaster (47) 2013-09-08 8:47
माता जगजननी को सादर प्रणाम। आप ने बहुत ही अद्भुत तस्वीर खींची है. मूर्ति बनाने के बाद इस का रंग कुछ और ही होगा। इस शानदार चित्र के लिये आप को हार्दिक धन्यवाद।
Indrasish (2939) 2013-09-08 9:45
Excellent shot here.. Love the composition and the lovely presentation.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done..
Good night and wish you all the best..
aleXundar (1256) 2013-09-08 11:09
This is two-in-one. A beautiful vertical shot with great details and colors. And the idol in the making – another vertical composition, rather a unique one.
The coloured Ganesha part is also noteworthy.
Very good clarity and light management.
shevchenko (19058) 2013-09-08 20:34
Good frame to show statues of gods and deities, interesting composition, nice color tones under soft lighting, artistic image, distinct indoor photo, good shoot.
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-09-09 11:42
A real interesting picture from India with daily life scene. I like this kind of subject. TFS!