The Maidan (literally open field) also referred as Brigade Parade Ground is the largest urban park in Kolkata in the Indian state of West Bengal.It is a vast stretch of field and home to numerous play grounds,including the famous cricketing venue Eden Gardens,several football stadia,and Kolkata Race Course.Maidan is dotted with several statues and pieces of architecture,most notable being the Victoria Memorial.Due to the freshness and greenery it provides to the metropolis,it has been referred to as the "lungs of Kolkata".Maidan is a property of the Indian Army,and hosts the Eastern zone high command of the Indian Army in Fort William.It is a historical and cultural center of Kolkata as well as a center of leisure and entertainment for Calcuttans.
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daddo (22284) 2014-04-24 20:28
Namaste Dwaipayan.Nice everyday slice of life. In Istanbul there are similar air rifle challenges but the targets point to the sea. Here if someone is a terrible shot and misses the board completely...The balloons make a lively accent to an otherwise brown land.best wishes. Klaudio.
saxo042 (36630) 2014-04-24 23:15
What looked like an artist, painting a picture, in the thumbprint turned out to be something else in the full picture. Still a very interesting and colourful scene with a good note.
Kamilutka (8079) 2014-04-24 23:30
this one stands out really from the crowd thanks to this simple but so effective composition. The muted colors of the image get brighter accent from the stall with colorful balloons. I like how you captured the man totally absorbed in his activity. Well framed and with interesting background too.
Thanks for sharing and enjoy the day ahead
Nicou (115038) 2014-04-25 2:03
sueprbe scène et compo de cet homme en train de poasr ces ballons petit en couleur quelle vue et position et comme la couleur ressort merveilleux.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (53539) 2014-04-25 5:22
J'aime beaucoup le point de vue choisi, car il est à la hauteur du sujet. Une belle scène de la vie quotidienne de cet endroit et de bien jolies couleurs.
adramad (34821) 2014-04-25 8:02
Magnificent composition with the broad perspective of the field, with the haze outlining the trees in the distance, the boy in the foreground, preparing balloons for target shooting, is a good complement for the colors of them.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Good job. I love it.
Enjoy a good weekend.
npecanhuk (60090) 2014-04-26 13:15
Very interesting and attractive daily life picture and note!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
fabbs99 (15655) 2014-04-26 22:53
This is an exclusive shot from the maidan.Lovely colors and I rank it better than the one in my gallery.Keep sharing.TFS.
shreya2000 (767) 2014-04-27 0:07
A well composed and captured daily scene from the street of India.
Thanks for sharing.
SWEETFREEDOM (21510) 2014-04-27 23:48
very nice the contrast of colors in fg. interesting note as well.
serp2000 (37378) 2014-04-28 8:22
;) I like this amusement too, Dwaipayan.
Good capture of the moment on the street, it is so familiar scene but you show it from original point of view. I also have see the people on the rest in the park on the background.
macjake (51262) 2014-04-28 14:22
so this guy is setting up a shooting gallery :)
looks fun to me, i'd like to give it a try.
what do you win?
those fields you mentioned are huge! lots of open spaces in the bg.
excellent cultural image for TE
jcpix (10980) 2014-05-11 15:58
I always enjoy pictures of people at work, or play...depending on your point of view. :) This colorful board of balloons sure stands out brightly against the rest of the scenery. Very good notes to accompany this image, otherwise I might have thought this was a rather remote area. Very well composed and taken at a good moment to bring the man and his game together. Enjoy the new week. Take good care.
jmdias (51845) 2014-05-14 17:25
very n ice portrait, the model is perfectly positioned and the framing and sharpness are perfect. I liked the colors too. a great job. TFS.
Indrasish (2695) 2014-05-19 2:40
Hello Dwaipayan Da,
excellent shot here.. Love this composition and your focusing.. Superb image quality and nice colors too.. Very well done..
Good afternoon and wish you all the best..
abmdsudi (38684) 2014-07-18 21:17
The colourful fg nicely frames the shot and leads into the moody scene adding a bit of spark to liven the whole image. A shot to be found in its simplicity, clarity is adequate with good sharpness. Congrats