The lush greenery of rural Bengal unfolded before us as we approached the confluence of Rivers Hooghly (Ganges) and Rupnarayan. We took a ferry boat to take us to Nurpur and these boat rides to and from the village were the most prized moments of our trip.
The evening sun had added a glint to the lethargic flow of the river waters. Country boats fitted with engines, locally known as bhatbhatis, were plying up and down, while fishermen had parked their vessels near the banks their day long being over. Tourists out on pleasure trips on boats also returned to the shores. Our trip back from Nurpur was the last trip the ferryboat would make that day. As the sun settled down below the horizon, the boat rested by the pier waiting for a new dawn…
Nurpur was serene, almost lonely. The lighthouse here stands witness to a past when the pirates fought the advancing British. Nurpur appeared a part of rural Bengal that hadn't yet lost its innocence.
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besnard (56219) 2013-09-17 1:22
J'aime beaucoup ces couleurs rosées. La netteté est au top et l'ensemble très réussi.
Bravo et bonne journée.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-09-17 2:55
So romantic light, dada... That was surely a marvellous evening. You framed it nicely with the ferry in foreground. Outstanding light management which gives nice details from the shadowed part. Great composition with such a pleasant subtle colours. Bhalo chhobi. Tfs.
pierrefonds (65898) 2013-09-17 4:31
The distance between the boat and the opposite shore is giving depth to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the boat. The sunset is giving nice colours to the sky. Have a nice day.
gervaso (13289) 2013-09-17 4:40
The lighting is very interesting in your picture, with the boat shining with the reflection of the sun! The colors are beautiful! Wonderful composition!
danos (97519) 2013-09-17 4:42
very nice the view as the presentation of this dreamily sunset with the colour tints of the sky to makes the image so effective and unique.I like the calmness and the clarity of the scene as the wooden jetty that adds depth in it.
yquem46 (38752) 2013-09-17 9:12
A moody shot of this sunset with its pastel pinkish and blueish colors
Welcome presence of the 2 men at the right place in the compo
abmdsudi (53693) 2013-09-17 22:00
This really is such a wonderful calming image and the exposure effect really suits the gentle sweet pinkish pastel colours while the boat and figs line up at the third creating interest and depth as well. Your attention to detail shines through in every image and this is well worth the rare evening venture.
Simple and beautiful, Congrats.
jjcordier (79297) 2013-09-17 22:47
Un très beau moment superbement mis en image. Belle composition et superbes teintes du coucher de soleil.
Graal (102752) 2013-09-19 23:31
nice composition and view during the sunset time in autumnal season. Pleasant peaceful mood here. Good comment in notes. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
papagolf21 (101008) 2013-09-20 3:05
Bonjour, cher Angshu,
Une bien jolie image proposée à travers cette composition.
Le cadrage est très judicieux et valorise magnifiquement l'ensemble.
Très bonne journée.
Nicou (141202) 2013-09-20 4:58
quel merveilleux rose sueprbe iamge avec ce bâteau ces personnage sur le ponton le mini vaguelettes sur l'eau magique.
Bravo et amitié
Fis2 (96819) 2013-09-20 6:04
Excellent colors and light.
Photo has climate.
Have a nice evening.
mkamionka (36250) 2013-09-20 6:18
lovely composition with well shaped setting sun. Great atmosphere captured here. The boat and two boys on the pier add a very nice touch here. The only thing which diosturbs me a little is the processing, for example the well saturated blue color on the boy or the back of the boat do not seem too natural but rather like painted in the photoshop.I think the effect would be better with just dark silhouettes here. But it is the matter of personal taste.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-09-20 11:20
dopo la bella immagine di una Parigi grandiosa colta in tutta la sua magnificenza, un altra bella foto che fa perno su un aspetto molto più romantico e suggestivo.
La luce è quella giusta per creare incanto e ad essa si unisce un soggetto ideneo inserito in una composizione molto ben costruita.
Anche la nitidezza è molto buona. Forse leggermente troppo marcato il contrasto.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Waylim (25502) 2013-09-20 19:08
A beautiful landscape shot with subtle color of the sunset, deep in tone and mood. Not only is it beautiful in that regard, it is also an image rich in cultural aspect, showing the way of life in that part of the world. I can feel the humid air along this delta river with slow moving water. Not much else to say but to enjoy it.
pajaran (60113) 2013-09-20 23:10
Interesantan tekst o mestu u trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Camac ceka svoje putnike, dan odlazi ...
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend.
An interesting article about the place at the moment ...
A good time recording, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors ...
Good work, nice place and time indicated.
The boat is waiting for its passengers, the day goes ...
Have a great day, all the best for the weekend.
PaulVDV (28843) 2013-09-21 1:27
A very calming picture with a pleasant atmosphere.
Beautiful colours of the sky and the river.
Very well composed and great sharpness.
Best regards, Paul
bukitgolfb301 (41466) 2013-09-21 20:00
Hi NAMASTE dear Angshuman
Sorry for my late reaction again.
Oh back to your great country sereis.
You did get so dramatic moment in perfect timing, color, light and so on.
Well balanced composition and framework is also remarkable too.
Full of nostalgy shot indeed!
Thanks a lot and have a godd Sunday! TAKERO
dip (23888) 2013-09-22 2:41
a very well framed and composed shot with the wooden jetty and the boat in foreground and the wonderful background,
the evening sun creates a nice,moody ambience.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-09-23 15:29
Good composition beginning with the title and then the interesting and poetic note
Like the calm ambiance given by the pink color on water, sky and reflects on the boat
Good one, congrats
hidibyendu (929) 2013-09-23 21:34
Excellent view of this dreamy sunset with the boat and those two guys. Nice composition and framing. The environment looks so peaceful.
mohammad_H (9904) 2013-10-08 0:36
Beautiful scenic sunset, romantic, beautiful composure water horizon, pleasant atmosphere with comfort
This picture is very comprehensive and eloquent writing notes
Good luck and have a nice day
ChrisJ (113309) 2013-10-08 8:12
A lovely sunset with the bg clouds acting as a natural filter to cut the strong glare. Excellent sharpness and superb reflections and partial silhouettes of the boat, people and pier at right. Good warm cold color contrasts between the blue and orange. Well framed with the horizon on the 1/3 axis level. Tfs!
Didi (60588) 2013-10-09 6:24
Nice peaceful ambiance far from noisy rown
Good lights control in the sunset
josepmarin (58357) 2013-10-21 5:08
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
a gorgeous scene at sunset time, elegantly caught, with a high aesthetical sense in the composition.
The calm waters of the river, the boat, the sun over the horizon line, and people on the wooden wharf, under a beautiful purple tonalities and a subtle light, create a very attractive image.
A superb work, I like a lot.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56750)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-13
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/13 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-17 1:19