I took this shot at Prinsep Ghat, Kolkata..
About Prinsep Ghat:-
Prinsep Ghat (Bengali: প্রিন্সেপ ঘাট) 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 and 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 Babughat (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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photographer_sg (3025) 2014-04-22 10:03
that's a lovely night shot of one of Kolkata's famous landmarks. The colours and the clarity are wonderful and so is the framing with the graceful bridge in the background. Really enjoyed viewing this picture.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice evening.
Noel_Byrne (20958) 2014-04-22 11:54
It was here on TE that I first learned the word Ghat, and have become fascinated with their beauty and design since. This is a very epic image, the almost Roman style building with its golden light presented in front of this wonderful bridge makes such a contrast. The strong light bursts from the various street lights are like flowers brightening up the night. Very nice done on this, a very interesting scene.
All the best
adidas5nb (4498) 2014-04-22 22:28
great job here.love what the frame showcases.beautiful structures and architecture,one modern and another classical. nice light and light management.great angle.
akustyk (3703) 2014-04-24 4:15
well done. I like how the tight cropping of this picture makes use of bridge to visually "span" the canvas. not sure about the star effect (would myself rather choose f/11 for less pronounced effect) but it has its charm.
- Copyright: Indrasish Guha (Indrasish) (2811)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-18
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D5100, Nikkor 18 55mm
- Exposure: f/18.0, 30 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Kolkata (My city) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-22 9:18