n Hindu spirituality Go Dann(Devote a Cow) is very sacred ceremony. Hindus believed that their soul can go to heaven by devoting a cow. I took this picture in Gangasagar Mela. Gangasagar Mela is the largest fair celebrated in West Bengal, India. Makar Sankranti is celebrated in the last day of the Bengali month of Poush. In Bengal, this day is one of the most auspicious day of the year. Thousands of pilgrims from different parts of the country gather at Gangasagar, the point where the holy river Ganges meets the sea, to take a dip and wash away all the earthly sins.
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Morac (27723) 2010-04-02 6:27
Great scene: the sharpness and colors are superb.
Nice work !
beautifulsunset (10) 2010-04-02 6:45
alin-m (3716) 2010-04-02 7:15
Nice picture with very good colors and details.
Interesting face of that man.
yang_yt (803) 2010-04-02 7:36
Very dramatic comparision: strong color, man and cow's expression.Bravo!
Tayon (1985) 2010-04-02 7:50
very nice colors and capture..
I like the no clouds sky in the BG..
faubry (35405) 2010-04-02 15:16
i dont understand why no more critic! superb composition, nice colors;
samratrayc (438) 2010-04-02 20:16
This is the 1st time i am commenting on your photo and i like this one instantly.
The low angle, the very appropriate selection of 18-70 lens in this case, the wide aperture leading to a perfectly blurred sky, the overall sharpness, the vivid colours, the expression of the man and the overall mood captured ... everything is superb.
But if i have 2 name the best part of the shot i would say its the beautiful angle created.
pauloog (11747) 2010-04-03 8:21
The very serious posture of the man and cow well captured, accompanied by the colours of incredible India.
fplohoff (0) 2010-04-06 6:18
I always appreciate your colours. They appear to be very fresh and bright. Do you have any trick? It looks a bit rto me like using the "selected colour" function on PS and saturate red and blue.
Fante (5429) 2010-04-12 5:32
great portrait. Nice photo of daily life in India. Great vivid colors. Excelent sharpness and perfect light management.
Sergiom (67294) 2010-04-13 6:02
Très belle scène de la vie. La vache est jeune et belle, le personnage coloré et impressionnant par son regard et les couleurs superbes
Goutamendu (95) 2010-04-15 11:29
This photo has been perfectly characterized by a harmonious combination of colors . Very nice work.
- Copyright: Apratim Saha (apratimsaha) (440)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-13
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D 70s, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Nikkor
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/640 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-04-02 6:15