I took this shot in Ahiritola Ghat.. People come here for different purpose like Puja, Bath, Ferry service, Relaxation etc.. The Ganges is holy river according to Hinduism.. You can see here different types of people from day to night.. For an example You can see many people are taking a bath into Ganga in the morning, at evening you can see this place as a lover point for love birds, at the middle of the day you can see many pilgrims here..
About Ahiritola Ferry Ghat:-
This is one of the more prominent and functional jetties around Calcutta. It remains opens from 5:30 am to 9:00 pm. Launches/motorboats to Bandhaghat, Baghbazar, and Howrah (Railway Station)and other places are available.
Coordinates: 22°35'46"N 88°21'10"E
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subhendu_bagchi (21024) 2013-09-18 2:25
hello dear, a nice one from everyday life. Like your composition. Those ladies are performing some rituals. Excellent picture quality. Nice one.
eldancer1 (20772) 2013-09-18 7:58
Such as life of pilgrim. Awesome documentation of the daily life of people. I like the lighting and it has good dof with nice details. And you were able to capture the colors. Well done, tfs.
macjake (45588) 2013-09-18 11:31
this is for sure one of the main areas I'd want to visit when coming to India - I'll get here one day.
you lucked out seeing the fire on the right, thats a cool addition to the overall scene.
lovely and rustic all at the same time.
Romano46 (11461) 2013-09-18 11:32
un'altra delle tue foto di strada che risultano particolarmente efficaci per descrivere la realtà, o almeno una parte di essa, della terra nella quale vivi.
Un momento colto con grande naturalezza ed efficacio, senza trascurare la nitidezza e la cura del colore.
Buona anche la composizione e efficace la messa a fuoco che isola il soggetto lasciando però che esso risulti inserito nel contesto nel quale si trova.
Ciao e buona serata
danos (78112) 2013-09-18 21:37
nice the snapshot from Ahiritola ghat with the lot of people to are gathering for different reasons as you write in your informative note.Excellent reportage shot from the place.
ikeharel (43975) 2013-09-19 2:00
This is rather unusual to western eyes, Indrasish, yet we saw this type of gathering, but always an intriguing subject.
Fire added much color here, and the flame looks with a silkey texture.
Fine taken the side of the river, with tumult of pilgrims came to its banks.
aleXundar (583) 2013-09-19 8:57
A very colourful image you have presented with great details. Light management is superlative.
A very good one with a nice note.
With best wishes,
gervaso (9247) 2013-09-19 18:09
It must be interesting to see the different activities during the day there! The fire is great, perfectly captured, and it really stands out in the composition! Wonderful job!
Noel_Byrne (13314) 2013-09-20 11:00
I like this scene a lot, the whole feel is of an important historical capture of an important historical place. I feel that we could travel back many years and see this scene almost the same, and that in many years to come the same would apply, but each version carrying its own nuances making each scene from each time special. The flame adds a beautiful bright eye catcher.
As ever, thank you for sharing and greetings from Ireland!
All the best