And we sit in the car, steaming, watching the rain to come down as it does only in the tropics.
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kaud (1840) 2007-09-19 22:49
Nice shot in B&W.
Used the curtain made by steam (or vapor) very well. :)
dvlazar (6644) 2007-09-19 22:58
Animesh I like your solemn capture of the downpour washing out this part of Bengal - and the desaturation of color is a great touch.
Well framed between the window.
Luko (14000) 2007-09-19 23:52
The stage is perfectly set for the monsoon theatre, clearly one of the best monsoon depicts I've seen... however I would have loved to see the main character opening the dialogs for the first act, someone sitting in the available middle space for instance.
Again the lovely crisp grain in the blurred right side : Tri X signature.
clnaef (6289) 2007-09-20 0:04
Belle atmosphère. Mieux vaut être à l'abri.
bhardwajkapil78 (486) 2007-09-20 0:20
Very beautiful picture.... seems like a shot of some typicall indian art movie, directed by the likes of satyajit ray...
bantonbuju (51785) 2007-09-20 0:21
fascinating how a simple subject (even if wet and moist) can be converted into a piece of artwork... you were lucky to have a shelter to protect you from the rain...
sayan (2617) 2007-09-20 0:24
Hello Animesh da,
I have learnt a lot from your gallery and this one too is giving some lesson to me! There is always some framing and some composition if you have the eye to find it! I think I would not think that there will be such a nice composition hidden if I were in that place! Wonderful work indeed.
scalerman (26900) 2007-09-20 1:04
Animesh: I'm still in transit, so critiques, especially thoughtful ones are few and far between. More avante-garde stuff from you - I admire this break from the typically lauded image schools. Bleak, surreal image. best, c
ALSOM (6616) 2007-09-20 2:52
Lovely shot. I real monsoon atmosphere. That a nice spot for photography protected from the rain. I wish you coul have a least a human presence crossing the streets or a silhouette behind the plastic ...
Many thanks for all your photos.
prantik (1136) 2007-09-20 4:14
Just woke up, half-asleep, saw your picture, read your note, and the first thing that came to my mind this morning is Kathy's song.
rajju (1345) 2007-09-20 7:53
great shot.. the colour tune is perfectly matching with the mood here..the water drops are also well in line with the noise level..as if depicting the sound of rain...
Griet (506) 2007-09-20 8:13
I like the grain in this picture giving it the right atmosphere
A nice one!
michiels (4170) 2007-09-20 8:23
voyeurism in the rain :)
great compo with the window in blur in first plane, creates a good feeling of depht.
greg (2835) 2007-09-20 12:14
I wondered why you hadn't put this one from your slide show - one of my favourites there.
flory (4848) 2007-09-20 23:03
hm,love this scene..could smell this rainin' from 'the windows of my eyes'
like a bitter raining,in a sense poetic.
thanks for a beautiful art!
ps.still listening the song.;)
nerve (10231) 2007-09-21 2:45
where's the guy, cant see him? ;)
still very elegant capture.
danarees (2502) 2007-09-22 20:47
There is magic in this image. An impression of atmosphere, perspective, and the texture that only B&W can provide.
keribar (43841) 2007-09-22 21:54
A picture which is difficult to realize because of the conditions but still which got many assets. First we can really see these stormy conditions, plus we also see the rain: We also see the gray tones which tells us what is going on, and the way the bicycles are covered. I also like the unsharp curtain on the right with some water drops on it. I appreciate how you take your valuable camera outside under this weather conditions.
Keep sending us your good stuff - Izzet
Furachan (0) 2007-09-26 5:35
Another gem from your monsoon series, Animesh. This one needs zero notes - it speaks loudly and eloquently. I see it going very well with a title from a wonderful film by Margeurite Dras "India Song", don't ask me why...;o)
Salil_B (737) 2007-11-05 7:15
You have caught the monsoon mood so very well. The gloom and the forlorn scenes that we see everyday during the rains. Can never flaw your exposure and composition.
- Copyright: Animesh Ray (AnimeshRay) (9089)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-07-26
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Leica M6, Summicron 50mm/f2.0, Kodak TRI-X 400
- Exposure: f/2
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Favourites 2, Monsoon, My Stylesheet [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-09-19 22:47