This is a shot from the fair (mela) that accompanied the Charak festival.
This man was selling a kind of a mattress common in summer, called "sheetal pati" (= cool mattress). This is woven out a special reed found in North Bengal and Assam.
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nerve (10231) 2006-05-15 3:12
Very nice one Arnab, i like how these three people look at different directions..your composition is very well spotted..i would love to go Charak festival one day.
johnhopkins (866) 2006-05-15 3:23
Hi Arnab, A nice portrait that also captures captures the context around the subject. I particularly like the light on the texture of the mattresses.
dhurjati (2709) 2006-05-15 5:55
I like the face of the person very much and also the different directions at which different people are looking at.Overall another wonderful shot.
Furachan (0) 2006-05-15 8:53
Very nice framing and general compo, Arnab. The pnly thing I would suggest is...but you'd need a different camera, is you might want to blur out some of the background. The way I see it unless you can vouch for and justify every single elment in your frame, such long DOF carries risks, such as having all kinds of unnecessary elements cluttering up the back.
Oh well...didn't mean to make a speech.
I like the image fine...
pranab (5354) 2006-05-16 1:58
another quintessential daily life moment from bengal through your lenses.
good capture. nice color and detail.
oochappan (16171) 2006-05-20 0:12
I missed this one Arnab. I like those more complicated busy shots more and more cause there is lot to see and finding a good compo in it is really a challenge that you suceeded well by placing all spots on the man in the corner to see an antipode with the woman making you wonder further around in the scene for all the sharp details to discover, an extra quality for a natural look.
Very well done with the option of a clear natural colorsetting to reality.
elihesamian (26149) 2006-05-21 15:34
an excellent daily life shot,fantastic colors and all are real here,well worked,a special portrait and very well seen,nicely composed and Thanks,Arnab,
entrelec (8328) 2006-05-22 10:41
nice compo, Arnab, and very natural colors; you well placed this man in the frama.
- Copyright: Arnab Chatterjee (arnabchat) (7233)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-14
- Categories: Festivals, Artwork
- Camera: Olympus C350 zoom Camedia
- Exposure: f/3.1, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Arts and Crafts of Bengal [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-15 3:05