Night Shop : This is the image of a sweetshop on National Highway 2 near Shaktigarh in Burdwan District of Bengal.There are many such shops in the vicinity which sell the famous "Langcha " sweets round the clock.The Langcha sweets of Shaktigarh are very popular all over Bengal and many people stop there cars on the highway just to taste the flavor of this real treat.While I was passing down the highway in the late hours of the night I happen to stop at one of these sweets shops to taste a big size Langcha,which cost you around 10 rupees per piece.I was not disappointed with the flavor.I took this shot just before starting my car and speeding off towards Calcutta which is around 100 Km from Shaktigarh.One more interesting fact about these shops is that they have their names after langcha only.This particular shop as you can see on the board is called, Langcha Mahal in Bengali or Langcha Palace in English.Similarly, other shops may have names like Langcha Temple or Langhca Mansion,just to attract prospective customers.
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snunney (96767) 2013-09-28 7:20
An atmospheric night shot featuring this sweet shop whose wares make the mouth water:-) Well exposed with good saturated colours.
Noel_Byrne (30167) 2013-09-28 7:54
The light here is brilliant, and you captured this perfectly clear! A sweetshop that would grab the attention of anybody passing by, who could resist stopping off to see what is for sale. I love the script in the sign as well.
All the best
rychem (34059) 2013-09-28 8:15
Very nice night shot, I can imagine this is a kind of cafe, good idea for all car drivers. Good light management and nice colors
Miguel82 (27670) 2013-09-28 10:35
Good evening, nice view of that shop open by night, good definition, the light is excellent
One question Fabbs, how many different languages there are on the board? Hindi and bengali of course
Your presentation is nice, a brillant picture
Fis2 (95543) 2013-09-28 10:46
Nicely night photo.
I like frame and colors.
ourania (43672) 2013-09-28 13:14
it's the rich colours again, and the bright lights, of course:) A very attractive picture, particularly well managed in terms of composition and lighting. I like very much and am really impressed by the depth, clarity and colour definition you've achieved in these interesting but very adverse lighting conditions. The totally black backdrop sets off the shop superbly and the mildly illuminated foreground is great for the balance of your composition. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
lousat (89252) 2013-09-28 15:14
Hi Farhat,excellent capture of this small shop,i like a lot the colorful light,the choice of point of view and the great exposure too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
mirosu (16039) 2013-09-28 21:39
Excellent night photo. The view up to well lit shop is excellent. The tight crop is also very good.
Thanks for phone No. I'll try to call.
Wish you a very nice Sunday.
p.s. Our trip:
Kochin, Brunton, Athirapally Falls, Munnar, Allepey, Kochi
Nicou (139176) 2013-09-28 21:41
Quelle vue de cette étale sueprbe compo et iamge ces belles lumières quel captage et iamge splendide.
Bravo et amitié
pajaran (59129) 2013-09-28 22:37
Interesantan tekst o prodavnici slatkisa ...
Lep pogled u noci ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana prodavnica slatkisa.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the candy store ...
Nice view at night ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, well demonstrated a candy store.
Have a great day, all the best.
ikeharel (69285) 2013-09-29 0:59
A nice idea to show a night-out on town scene, Farhat.
One suggestion though: try to use a higher F number and/or shutter speed, to reduce bulbs-glare which was very strong on the premises.
Have a nice week ahead,
ChrisJ (111706) 2013-09-29 1:57
Excellent sharpness and graphism with good colour and density. A superb daily life scene and well composed with plenty of breathing space around the well lit cafe. Perspective has been well managed with the verticals placed approximately in the centre. Tfs!
kato (11630) 2013-09-29 2:45
You're capturing well this food shop by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the colorful advertisement signboard of a shop and structure of a shop which drops in easily. And, it seems to be convienient that we have a light meal in the middle of a drive by its flavor and price, although I don't know in what kind of dish.
UlfE (14641) 2013-09-29 2:59
A wonderful and very vivid night scene. The light and colors are very attractive and for sure there are a lot to look at. Excellen depth, sharpness and detail taking account the long exposure and the low f-stop number. You must have had a really steady hand. TFS and have a nice day!
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-09-29 7:46
Sounds like Las Vegas where most places stays open 24 hours a day and full of neon signs. Nice capture of this rest stop with good lighting considering the time of the day. Good details. Well done, tfs.
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-09-29 9:39
Good idea to present us a night shop with vivid light. TFS!
macjake (66648) 2013-09-29 9:49
always enjoy your shots here from India. This one has a unique, almost funny look to it - perhaps its the large red sign and blue combination with the bright lights.
Don't get me wrong, i really like it.
On the topic of Indian Sweets, I have to be honest. Most of the sweets I find a bit dry....they're not the same as the 'sweets' we're used to i suppose :)
enjoy your day
claudeD (37800) 2013-09-29 10:16
Very fine night shot with an exceellent light managment. Very good composition and colors.I like the view very much.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Silvio1953 (139961) 2013-09-29 10:44
Ciao Farhat, fascinating nocturne shoot, splendid light and wonderful bright colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-09-29 15:32
very sharp night shot of a sweet shop in the side street, nice for the travelers to find and to enjoy an after hours snack.
all the best
mcmtanyel (21400) 2013-09-29 21:11
Now, this is absolutely fabulous, a testimony to your steady hands (unless you used a tripod) and your camera's sensor's prowess. Well seen and delightfully rendered.
dkmurphys (57073) 2013-09-30 4:15
Spectacular facade of this shop. I like the lights management and the colors. Well taken.
gervaso (12703) 2013-09-30 4:33
Well, actually I cannot read the name of the place on the board, but I believe you! Hehehe! Very good night shot, with nice lights and sharpness! Beautiful composition! Well done!
adramad (44350) 2013-09-30 6:43
This shop glows like an ember, in the black of night, good note to get an idea about their delicious candy sales order.
Very good quality of color in this nighttime photo.
Also both sharpness, as an illumination are appropriate.
They enjoy a good day.
delpeoples (57266) 2013-10-01 18:33
Namaskar dear Fabs
A beautiful colourful night shot that creates an atmosphere of fun and a busy life. The image is sharp and well exposed. Nice work.
Thanks for sharing
mohammad_H (9896) 2013-10-01 21:02
View the beautiful colors of light, the light management is comprehensive notes about the
Cricri (117365) 2013-10-02 11:13
Sympat ce Night Shop ouvert au bord de la route, belle prise des lumières, détails et couleurs
mkamionka (35608) 2013-10-02 13:34
great street scene very well captured. I admire the sahrpness it must have been really bright and the exposition is very well balanced too. The inscriptions in your alphabet add a nice local touch.
annjackman (21813) 2013-10-02 22:53
This type of shot fascinates me - a small glimpse into daily lives. This a very sharp and colourful picture and I like the blackness of the sky framing it. There is super detail that makes this an interesting image.
Kind Regards, Ann
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-10-04 7:55
Hello Farhat - I do like your descriptive note here and have to wonder just what these sweets taste like, obviously fantastic if there are shops devoted to selling them! An atmospheric shot where the glow of the shops lights beckon all who pass. Nicely managed shot considering the challenging light. Have a lovely weekend. Rosemary
nikkitta (17066) 2013-10-04 13:04
What a catching eye capture, at night a splash of color with the Indian characters on top
Informative note also
serp2000 (43594) 2013-10-04 22:10
Good night photo, excellent exposure, this view reminds me the markets in Panjim and Kalangute in Goa. Simple but very attractive photo.
Have a good Weekend!
jemaflor (95421) 2013-10-05 8:10
Good light capture, interesting view, colors are also well captured , perfect sharpness, tfs.
EstudioChispa (2174) 2013-10-09 12:03
Tremendous use of the artificial lights! Great colors! Makes me want to walk on up, order something to eat or drink, and stand around for a while to see what happens!
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-01 5:31
questo locale è come un faro nel buio della notte.
Ed infatto attorno ad esso si nota solo buio e silenzio mentre credo che anche esso si appresti ad una imminente chiusura come potrebbero far pensare le sedie già accatastate e gli ultimi due possibili avventori che osservano l'interno.
Una buona nitidexzza ed un colore eccellente rendono assai gradevole la foto alla quale va riconosciuta anche una buona dose di originalità.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
Didi (60586) 2013-11-03 18:26
Interesting local scene in the black hour
Very good lights control
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (17133)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-09-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/2, 1/5 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-09-28 6:29