I took this shot from pier no. 3 at Princep Ghat..
About Princep Ghat:-
Prinsep Ghat is a Ghat built during British Raj, along the river bank of Hooghly and on its bank on Kolkata side. The Palladian porch in the memory of eminent orientalist James Prinsep, famous for deciphering the inscriptions of Ashoka, was designed by W. Fitzgerald and constructed in 1843.
It is located between the Water Gate and the St George's Gate of the Fort William. It was built in 1841 and named after James Prinsep, the Anglo-Indian scholar and antiquary. The monument rich in Greek and Gothic inlays, was restored by the state's public works department in November 2001 and has since been well-maintained.In its initial years, all the royal British entourages used the Prinsep Ghat jetty for embarkation/disembarkation.
Prinsep Ghat is one of the oldest recreational spots of Kolkata and people come here in evenings on weekends to have stroll along the bank, with many food-stalls selling variety of road-side foods. There also is an more than 40 year old ice-cream cum fast-food joint on the ghat, which is popular among the crowds, especially the youngsters. People can also have a ride in the river on the boats. A two kilometer stretch of the beautified riverfront from Princep Ghat to Baje Kadamtala Ghat was inaugurated on 24 May 2012. The beautified stretch includes, illuminated and landscaped gardens and pathway, fountains and renovated ghats.
A song of Bollywood film Parineeta was shot here on the ghats.
Prinsep Ghat also has a railway station named after it, which falls under Kolkata Circular Railway and maintained by Eastern Railway. The station code is PPGT.
There is a jetty nearby called the Man-O-War jetty that belongs to the Kolkata Port Trust and commemorates the role played by the Port in the 2nd World war. The jetty is mainly used by the Indian Navy, and is properly maintained.
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aleXundar (583) 2013-09-22 9:58
Uhoo! what a shot!
Fantastic management of exposure. The colors you have captured is outstanding. I like the water and reflection of lights there. I know, in the evenings shooting peacefully is difficult here due to large number of visitors.
Great clarity and composition. A very well done eveningscape.
With best wishes,
subhendu_bagchi (21024) 2013-09-22 10:05
dear brother, a nice blue hour photography with fine sense of silhouettes and vibrant colours. Though there be many places to be bettered here, but I like this frame and enjoyed it a lot. Well done. Tfs.
lousat (64127) 2013-09-22 10:32
Beautiful capture of this late blue hour,i like the dark atmosphere whit this bright colors,a special atmosphere and a very good quality.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
danos (78112) 2013-09-23 1:18
excellent the blue hour scenery Prinsep ghat to be lighted perfect.
I like the created reflections as the beauty of the place.
Noel_Byrne (13314) 2013-09-23 5:07
Lovely blue hour image with the lights beginning to turn on for the approaching darkness. I love that we can still sea the lovely deep blue color of the water in this scene too, and the sky is superb
All the best
ikeharel (43975) 2013-09-23 5:39
Good evening Indrasish,
Marvelous dusk scenery, lights on town already on - yet, enough daylight to glow over water surface.
Nice moment collected. Divided nicely on pic. space.
eldancer1 (20772) 2013-09-23 9:26
Awesome capture of the blue hour! Love the colors. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
krzychu30 (12651) 2013-09-24 11:08
brilliant blue hour shot!
Really love the deep blue of the sky with only few clouds making the scene even more atmospheric.
Another thing I like is the illuminated part of the city with yellow lights,which contrast so lovely to the natural blue of the sky and the water.
Superb quality and colors plus well selected exposure to bring out all the details so excellently.
Amazing job my friend!
Have a nice evening
bayno (18334) 2013-09-25 10:25
superb blue hour...i like so much the tones and the light reflection....well done...
Miguel82 (14442) 2013-10-05 10:25
I like that blue night dear Indrashish, a picture taken at the end of the daily nearby Hoogly river, nice quality and pov, excellent presentation, have a good saturday night, all the best
- Copyright: Indrasish Guha (Indrasish) (2351)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-22
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Architecture, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18 55mm
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-22 9:27