First of all I would like to wish all my fellow indian and also everybody who stayed in India and tasted its flavours, A very very happy 60th Independence day today..!!
Its time we look back these 60 years and remember the sacrifices given, the oaths taken and the smiles which we bought to ourselves thru self governance..!!
We have got out of foriegn rule but are still in the shackles of our own narrow thought process and selfishness..to attain actual freedom we have to free ourselves from the shackles of
2) Child abuse
4) Caste systems
5) Religious fanatism
6) Unemployment and
7) Illitracy... to name a few
and have to work towards making a free India which is a better india and so that we can make all those people who sacrifised their lives for our cause, Proud of themselves..!!
The smile in this photograph is of a cute little boy who is supposed to be the future of strong India and I have depicted him to be the symbol of young and a prosperous Nation..!..!
~~J A I H I N D~~
Enjoy the day..!!!!
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bdayer (489) 2007-08-15 2:59
A happy independence day to you! I like your very symbolic picture. The smile on the face of this boy shows all the hope for a better future! Excellent composition with the blurred flag in the background.
Congratulations and best regards,
mossphoto (604) 2007-08-15 3:03
Good Morning Indranil-
I wish you and all of your countrymen a happy Independence Day. I did not realize it was 60 years, but maybe I am confusing it with Republic Day.
Photographically, I really like you composition. However, lighting is a bit harsh. It looks like it was maybe shot mid-day. It also may be your scanner. Either way, you have pulled off a difficult lighting situation very well.
The child seems incredibly happy. You have used depth of field very well. Those of us familiar with the Indian flag are immediately drawn to the proud Nationalism shown here.
I also agree with your note, and I commend you on any work you do to help eradicate these issues. I work with any organization working on a number of these (#'s 2, 4,5,6,&7), and I personally have become involved with Education in particular.
Congratulations on your photo, and your Independence Day. Maybe you can explain to me the difference between that and Republic Day (which I had the honor to be there for last year).
everlasting (14676) 2007-08-15 3:33
The light is a little harsh for you here but its a good note to illustrate your image, Indranil. There is certainly a long way to go, but with the resilience of many I believe one day.........
goodwill (4224) 2007-08-15 5:23
What is need is a paradigum shift.
Its not possible to change others, but its possible to change ourselves, and show by owr own acts......thats what a leader deos....not a political leader,but a real hero...who cares less for name or fame.....but marches on and on for the betternment of the self and for the country at large.
Yes problems plague our country, but I can see the future......as bright because a few of us are going to make the mark.
Arise, awake.......resonates in mine ears.
Jai Hind to all of country men.
lucinka (9976) 2007-08-15 8:12
Hello Indranil, very happy 60th Independence day to you too. You've presented it with wonderful shot of youth that is the future of India with greatly blurred Indian flag in the background. All the best. Lucie
japiey (10163) 2007-08-15 9:54
This image, a sincere and thoughtfull vision behind it, and a well written note depicting about the future smiles of our land is the real INSPIRATION !!!!
I see a bright future ahead...and the points you mentioned are striking..but , in my opinion, for the better and for attaining such a developed land, we should at first try to see what we have in us..that means, before shouting, SEE THE INNERSELF AND MAKE IT DIVINE..and then fight for the GOAL.
Let our children start thinking this..to understand not only words and lines, but what they possess in them, to make them believe in a UNITED vision of life. It has to be done. All these 60 years, we prayed, for what? Peace ? Love? Care ? Secured life ? Safety ? ...
From this day, may the good visions reach the perfect hearts.
SINCERE EFFORT FROM YOU, ADMIRABLE.
JAI HIND, MY DEAR BROTHER.
Luciano75 (0) 2007-08-15 11:16
First of all...Happy Independence Day!
Very nice portrait with the flag in the background...I must say that you had a great idea...Beautiful frame.TFS
bhardwajkapil78 (486) 2007-08-15 12:21
nice image.. brilliant concept...
the highlights on the boys face... looks a bit on the high...
but its a nice independece day gift...
dvlazar (6644) 2007-08-15 21:31
Brilliant inclusion of the Indian flah - I love it. The boy is brightly lit and genuinely cheerful looking.
happypoppeye (4817) 2007-08-16 1:04
Great shot Indranil. You couldn't have picked a better subject to depict as the symbol of a nation than this. His smile and total facial expression is absolutely innocent and child-like. His glancing, away from the camera, is like he is looking towards the future. Past the day, past the man with the camera, past his present life, past everything and just thinking and looking towards the future. The flag is a great background and your composition is excellent. An equally impressive note to match.
sabyasachi1212 (19773) 2007-08-16 1:25
Nice work indeed, love the way you have used the flag as a backdrop to your subject. Excellent note as well.
John_F_Kennedy (42837) 2007-08-16 4:06
Excellent moment and excellent face. Nice work.
RADEEH (2802) 2007-08-16 7:45
I can see a rising India in the shot.
I like the sincerity in the image and the note.
Great theme and presented powerfully.
Congrats and TFS
JAI HIND !!
sagar (2410) 2007-08-16 9:07
This is special!!The symbolisation is perfect.Its a great thing that inspite of all the diversities,India has been successful in maitaining the Democratic setup.I think ,this is the greatest acheivement we have acheived as a nation.However,the problems you mentioned are equally widespread and concerning.The position of women in rural as well as in urban areas is matter of foremost concern.The root cause of all the problems you stated ,according to me is OVER POPULATION.
Lets all work together and pledge to make our country a better country everyday.
PS- You asked me about Photoshop installation,I 've answered in the thread of my posting called Bhim nala waterfalls.
daddo (24402) 2007-08-17 0:04
Namaste Indranil. Happy 60th and peace in the region. Great work filled with optimism and joy. Excellent little model whose smile captures the wishes for a better future. Great juxtapositioning of boy and flag. Well done. Regards. Klaudio.
Angshu (55892) 2007-08-17 0:31
Fine shot Indro, apt for the occasion. How I wished I had a pertinent shot to post yesterday! Superb use of DOF here & a well written note. We have lots of problems as you've listed, & my personal feeling is a strong shake up is necessary...or will it be a people's revolution?! Whatever it maybe, I see a bright future for our great country. Great job Indro.
crckt (7218) 2007-08-17 8:31
This picture is stunning. Two things really impress me: one, the smile of the little boy. two, the flag in the background..flying proudly!
nivaldo (15415) 2007-08-17 12:41
A great narrative, well done, and a beautiful photo! Good Luck for India!
With my best regards,
partha (14020) 2007-08-18 5:12
Great shot, wonderful concept. I am back from Varanasi. will upload soon.
dhurjati (2709) 2007-08-19 9:54
This is your second shot in a row that I'm writing a critique here.This one is very very impressive work.Beautiful,meaningful and purposeful.Lovely innocent smile of the kid symbolised the future of India.Like the way you have used the Flag as background.You should be very very proud for this shot.
faubry (35405) 2007-08-20 11:26
very beautiful portrait with blur flag behind... very nice expression , so cute. bravo
virmanisandeep (217) 2007-08-21 3:26
Excellent Shot! Well done!I agree to Henks. The future is in our hands. We are somewhere proud of all the freedom that our country has given to us. Is that we dont follow it in the correct process.
I beleive our country comes at the top layers in the meaning of true independence and only few are overheaded with it, but then masses undersatnd the frame work of unity.