Monsoon rains meant a halt to the business for an hour, to wait out the torrential outpouring. The shopkeeper, a subsistence farmer who sells his meager produce at the street corner at the edge of a village, waits with his son.
[Shot through a window pane frosted over with humidity]
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designsoul (21492) 2007-11-10 20:10
Ah, Animesh, even before I saw anything on the page, this shot cried out to be opened, and the result again is awe... your monsoon shots with the overpowering sense of humidity, vapour, water, is tremendous... this also, with all the grain that the rain and the Summicron have produced together. Full of atmosphere.
sayeed_rahman (6436) 2007-11-10 22:13
Very thoughtful to have used the frostd grainy window instead of showing the rain which would have been instinctive..but there is a good amount of mindwork to compose this..
Have been watchingyour work closely..great work !
bantonbuju (51815) 2007-11-10 22:23
quite a photo, animesh,
i think that the mashed window adds some special feeling to this scene...there is some "melody" in this image, some "poetry", some personal emotional engagement of the author in the whole "monsoon" story that happened to that merchant...
i value a lot your "monsoon" works, animesh...
broken_nail (190) 2007-11-11 0:40
Sad the context and sad the story...
Your choice for B&W and haziness is perfect to emphasize this shot.
You made a wonderful work!
sayan (2617) 2007-11-11 1:22
Hello Animesh da,
Terrific work. You have used the frosted window pane very brilliantly to get the effect that made this composition so beautiful.
indoka28 (5261) 2007-11-11 1:37
This is really good work from you..I would not have written this comment if the grains were not there..!!The effect of monsoon rain has been very well depicted by you..the composition is very strong and this a great documentary shot..!!
Atleast I loved it..!!
wolf38 (31296) 2007-11-11 3:01
Hello Animesh. An impressing photo of full tendency and atmosphere. A picture for a novel. My acknowledgment. Best regards, Wolfgang.
Furachan (0) 2007-11-11 3:31
Seen through a dream here, Animesh - like so many from your gorgeous monsoon series. There's a kind of "vertical vignetting" thing on the right hand side, and then a mist, enhanced by the dricving rain that surrounds that fragile tent. Tremendous stuff.
partha (14023) 2007-11-11 6:46
Like a charcoal painting work.Simple and effective. the grain adds much meaning.
michiels (4170) 2007-11-11 9:02
Great one ! what an atmosphere you created with the fade-out, the high grain and the high contrast ! i like the effect very much.
diafani (1143) 2007-11-12 7:30
I feel wet just looking at this picture....
Merline (0) 2007-11-20 4:17
superb mood here, one can feel that wind and rain so realistic it is. And moving... I love that grain, the effect through the window, I love it simply. Beautiful thoughtful work.
sagar (2410) 2007-11-22 7:03
You show our hometown thru your lens!!!The monsoon series is really very impressive. These are so common sights but not many catch them in frame. You do it with ease and with mastery.
Hope the journey continues.
Regards from a fellow 'Chandernagorian',
PS- Could yopu make it to Jagaddhatri puja this time? I have a shot for you in my gallery.
anca (10) 2007-12-01 23:56
I can well understand the situation, there are poor people everywhere. I'm sad because i can help them, i could i wish, somehow. Those we could, don't care. That's the life on Earth planet. A goos social phot and a perfect choice for the peresentation. TFS.
sadeik (3282) 2007-12-27 9:14
Like the effect of the film nice and grainy which goes well with the weather, not so sure about the darker vertical band to the right though. Mind you it does cancel out the large area of light grey tones and now thinking about it I bet you were in a car?
- 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
- Exposure: f/2
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): My favorite photos (4) (Gatti Matti) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-10 17:55