I took this shot at Bagbazar.. This man was working under
this plastic shade.. The light condition was difficult, I don't know you like it or not..
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.
As Kalikata became settled, Sutanuti was gradually abandoned by the English as a place of residence. There remained, near its northernmost corner, Perinís Garden, a pleasure resort, where once it was the height of gentility for the British East India Companyís covenanted servants to take their ladies for an evening stroll or moonlight fete. However, it was little frequented from around 1746 and by 1752 was sold for Rs. 25,000. Captain Perin was owner of several ships. In 1754, Colonel C.F. Scott began manufacturing gunpowder at the garden.
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lousat (64127) 2013-10-03 1:59
A very dark atmosphere to take this mysterious man,a very nice and original capture whit fine details and colors despite the difficult light.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
subhendu_bagchi (21024) 2013-10-03 3:41
hi dear brother, here is a portrait which was captured surely in tough light condition. I don't know which kind of metering was used here, as you always suppressed the exif data to viewer... I think spot metering would be the best for it. In that case you got some extra light on his face surely. Other kind of meterings, say matrix metering, judge the whole frame and say the sensor about the light, but in case of spot metering you forced the sensor about the darker parts. The ISO is unknown, but a higher ISO (say 600& above) may be used, in my 'FINGERS' photo I used ISO 1600 with D5100. Overall your composition is very good with the sharpness. Like the use of diagonal. A very good subject indeed. Thanks for sharing this moment.
PS- I am sure you wouldn't mind my lecture :)
macondo (18461) 2013-10-03 4:51
Yes, a difficult exposure, and rather shadowy. But it makes us look closely for the man's face. Perhaps you could use a higher ISO for this one. But I think you could use the 'levels' adjustment and the 'dodge' tool in Photoshop to bring out a little more detail in the dark area - just some of the highlights in his face - the skin, moustache and eyes, perhaps. But it is nonetheless an intriguing shot and very good note. I will add a Workshop, I hope you don't mind.
aleXundar (583) 2013-10-03 22:29
An intense image of a man with lost-in-thought eyes. Excellent atmosphere created in light and shade.
Very well done in such difficult light condition. You have portrayed so many things in such a compact frame.
Any appreciation of this image will be less, as this is the one that has induced two fine artists above sharing their valuable suggestions on photography and PP.
I Thank you and thank the masters.
With best wishes,
eldancer1 (20772) 2013-10-05 9:37
Very nice portrait of this gentleman. At first I thought it is too dark but the lighting is rather appropriate. Very well done, tfs.
- Copyright: Indrasish Guha (Indrasish) (2351)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, 80-200mm Nikon
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-10-03 1:56