Before the deluge.
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mcenteesalas (1618) 2007-09-04 6:27
Hi Animesh, Truly wonderful shot, you showed beautifully the Vietnamese daily life of the rice farmers and black and white are my favorites subjects, thank you for sharing and all the best, regards Salas
Furachan (0) 2007-09-04 6:35
A classic shot Animesh, perhaps the best of the series so far, alongside the cab in the rain shot. Beutifully composed - it has a kind of epic sweep to it. The icing on the cake -reflection of that woman on the right in the paddy water.
Brilliant photography - India brings out the best in you, man and that is very good indeed...
sagar (2410) 2007-09-04 7:32
A simple daily life shot can become a classic if it has the mastery of a thoughtful person behind it.This one shows us why!!
Regards from Fatokgorah,
Polonaise (5802) 2007-09-04 7:51
Delightfully presented scene.
You've done your homework Animesh, splendidly this time.
Enthusiastic and amused...
PS: Just in case if you feel that my frequent visits on your site lately are quite annoying and my comments piss you off - just let me know pal, without any hesitation...
prantik (1136) 2007-09-04 12:14
yepp, Francis is right. India, especially rural Bengal brings out the best in you. And if it rains, then you are simply unstopable. I would have preferred the woman facing you positioned little more to the bottom right corner. It's a poetic image nevertheless. I like the U shape formed by the upright man and the woman on the two ends, both facing you, and the two women and the cow stooped towards the ground.
diafani (1139) 2007-09-05 6:11
This is the part of India that I missed, as a tourist. This is beautiful, almost a still from a Satyajit Ray movie.
partha (14020) 2007-09-05 6:36
a nice daily life shot. U have represented the rural life wonderfully.B&W is a good choice.
kensimage (8561) 2007-09-08 8:16
It's a really fine composition, Animesh. The three on the right form an arrowhead that points directly toward the other subject, the man and cow. The eye is carried across the image, past the rhythmic rows of rice. (See? Your image even has alliteration.) Nice rich tones in the people, which makes them stand out against the mid-gray landscape. Regards, Ken.
yanseiler (20) 2007-09-10 13:56
Hi Animesh, this picture is cool and I think that this is a lot because of this man and this cow, nice reflection...
- Copyright: Animesh Ray (AnimeshRay) (9089)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-07-26
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Leica M6, Summicron 50mm/f2.0, Kodak TRI-X 400
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Monsoon, My summer in India [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-09-04 5:56