I got the inspiration from the MONSOON PICTURE1 and MONSOON PICTURE2 taken by Claude.
I was coming to Bangalore via Kolkata, and lucky enough to get monsoon there. This picture was taken in the outside of the Howrah Railway Station, near the Prepaid Taxi stand. The Yellow Cabs are waiting there and this porter, a bit sad. Porters used to sleep in the same taxi Stand at night, so he may be thinking for some other option for tonight.
The light there was very low so I need to compromise with sharpness and also a bit overexposed area near sky for low shutter speed.
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MiguelP (14466) 2005-10-30 5:56
Today India in the news for sad reasons. I love this photo because it has the mood of the mosoon, something that finally is one of the elements that define India. Thanks for sharing. I like the framing too and the regard of the man.
teacozie (1377) 2005-10-30 6:17
I like the over exposing of sky as it's created a real high shine off the back window of the cab. And the reflections through the water of the road makes for nice effect also..
mafan (290) 2005-10-30 6:28
i like this picture. it's very vibrant and colourful. the expression on the guy's face is great. well caught. skye
gelor (3229) 2005-10-30 7:17
Une belle composition et une saturation des couleurs qui ne peu laisser indifférent. Merci pour le partage. Gérard
gaby (19819) 2005-10-30 7:19
Hi Arindam - again a great one - splendid perspective and colors -
mlopes (494) 2005-10-30 7:29
Very nice one Arindam, nice play with the dificult conditions, the man in the foreground is perfect... he makes the photo for me.
Hope everything back to normal in India, and that everything is ok.
Elise_d (1943) 2005-10-30 7:36
This is a great shot Arindam. Great compo, plus I love the effect of the low shutter speed. Thanks for sharing.
utamaputranto (186) 2005-10-30 7:38
wow this is a nice composition u got.... i like the yellow taxi complement the messy background...
vapours (8264) 2005-10-30 8:02
Great colouring and you've captured a fantastic scene here. The look on the mans face is perfect.
moxon (78) 2005-10-30 8:40
Nice shot, very interesting scene. I like the expression on the man's face.
oochappan (22043) 2005-10-30 9:13
I like the idea here of a pano landscape city view, a very difficult challenge to compose and all the igrediants are here, perpsective see-through element to the umbrellas using the man very strong spotted placed on the frame and the guiding left yellow caps, a 3-leveled eye-travell in the compo tight to this targets, a perfect example using technique in function of the clear informative aspect telling it's own story, thanks for the inspirational new idea going a big step further here done with a good qualty in color/contrast.
partha (14020) 2005-10-30 9:19
U have captured the mood of monsoon. There are drops of rain visible,two person guarded by umbrella,one person is waiting. The yellow background make the drops visible. Only the expression at the front man is little bit confusing.
Overall a good capture.
KevRyan (22952) 2005-10-30 10:00
A fantastic image Arindam and a nice tribute to Claude's work - I really like the letterbox format - it works so well for this image - the combining elements work really well together.
best wishes kev
don_narayan (2014) 2005-10-30 10:14
great composition. the colors are great as well. I like the the umbrellas and the cabs... and of course the man staring at you. well done.
adrost (2378) 2005-10-30 12:28
Really nice photo.
Compo and this looking men.
Marmou (396) 2005-10-30 13:21
Very nice shot, full of details... Nice composition, bright colours... Thanks.
Stepan (27210) 2005-10-30 13:24
I can imagine we are here, with the man...
You captured the essence of that moment !
PS : do you know whath the ùan is looking at ? seems to worry ?
ishai (4097) 2005-10-30 14:20
The expression on the mans face makes up for the technically issues
The very authentic way he is sitting and the way he is covered with his sarong are very well captured
This is a very good Indian picture
Well seen and captured
everlasting (14361) 2005-10-31 1:11
Good colourful Indian street scene. The expression of the porter is most engaging. So, still in rains in Kolkata.
arnabchat (7233) 2005-10-31 1:34
i like the crop, which made you get rid of the exposure probs above.
nice tribute to master Claude. he will miss the monsoon when he arrives in India late next month (Nov).
prumod (8300) 2005-10-31 1:39
it's a fantastic capture thikder... your pov made this rain very beautiful... your hands clicked the rea mood of the rain...
jinju (14265) 2005-10-31 3:48
Excellent stuf. The great saturation of colors but really ehat you seel sucessfully here is a classy and beautiful view of street life in India with an engaging and powerful primary subject, the man looking right at us.
sandip (3492) 2005-10-31 4:17
this is absolutely great one i must say.. the framming ,the color, the perspective, the gaze everything is super with the mood.. lucky you , you got the rain there..
i could not find any good photos in london.. :(
onmax (849) 2005-10-31 7:26
muy muy buena imagen, me gusta el detalle de la lluvia, saludos.
bnallama (3763) 2005-11-01 9:40
Lovely one.. the guy and the taxi.. lovely contrast.. well captured. Bala
manny (21833) 2005-11-01 11:37
Excellent composition. The colors, the expression, they tell a lot about the context. Very nice. TFS.
jasmis (57824) 2005-11-01 12:08
Excelent daily life photo. Very suggestive composition. Superb saturation and sharpness. Well done.
Salil_B (737) 2005-11-02 10:14
Excellent photograph. Catches the ambience with great power.
thaprem (2554) 2005-11-10 1:13
A nice perspective...
Claude`s is more spirited & yours is very lively, with the portar speaking out about the stranger with camera ( You - Who else!) to the viewwer.
dolin (15647) 2005-11-11 3:41
Another good shot with a perfect framing.
I like the attitude of the man and this angle of shot with this depth on the left.
These yellows cars give a good color touch.
(I come back for the smile)
Paolo (41222) 2005-11-14 9:02
Hi Arindam i've just discover your fantastic portfolio, full of fantastic images!!!
that one is great, full of light and colorful.
great perspective on the line compsoed by the cabs, and with that man sitted .
fantastic POV and great focus.
rowanb (864) 2006-02-09 1:13
hi arindam, nice shot, good composition, the guys expression is interesting. very good capture. i've seen your work on pbase as well and it is excellent. keep it up.
vagabondtravels (6507) 2006-02-17 4:30
Excellent capture. I like the way you framed the shot. Great colors.
noborders (1010) 2007-06-23 12:43
Excellent composition, and great colours, but I feel pain for the poor squatting guy, who has carefully wrapped his lunghi around his thighs to prevent it from getting wet, he seems to watch with attention something, or just waiting for the rain to calm down...
Great photo anyway, Bravo and TFS,
yashigenx (4) 2012-07-09 1:48
awsum click...but i think the man is bit pissed with the monsoon...and his eyes are lookin forward to those days where in the streets will be clear..for him with a clear sky..
- Copyright: Arindam Thokder (arindam_thokder) (3985)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-10-20
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A95
- Exposure: f/4, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): "INDIA photos that I'd like to remember (II) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-30 5:47