It hadn't rained for over a week, so she didn't bring the umbrella to school.
[See workshop with higher contrast, as suggested by SidStakes]
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sidstakes (772) 2007-11-11 11:41
Hello Animesh! although winter is fast setting in here in bengal..it's been the memories of monsoon which lingers on...only through your photographs...i just wonder if the contrast could be worked upon here...
bombilla (3406) 2007-11-11 11:52
With these rain shots, I like the lower-contrast look, actually. Another shimmering moment of frozen time. Best, -Hugh
mirarer (4751) 2007-11-11 14:18
Great atmosphere. I like your compo with this car and this woman.
Furachan (0) 2007-11-11 16:48
Tremendous atmosphere coming off these monsoon shots, Animesh. Another clear winner - life seen through a veil of tears almost... Very subtle work, how the innate luminosity of the Summicron shines through even in "thin" textures like this, yo know what I mean?
kensimage (8561) 2007-11-11 17:53
You have the art of depicting a truly soaking day, Animesh. I feel myself getting damp just looking at it. There's really no shelter from that kind of rain when you're outdoors--you can stand under cover but the mist and the splatters will find you. All the girl can do here is wait it out. The moisture is like a shroud over everything, and the shot looks like it's been shot through such a shroud. Great glow off the street, too. Regards, Ken.
prezntime (3946) 2007-11-11 19:49
First, you need to produce a number of high quality prints of these monsoon shots and put them in a series. These photos are really strong. The atmosphere is outstanding and these photos have the ability to convey the dampness of the wet season. So ethereal is the mood...very beautiful.
I agree with the higher contrast...all in those fine prints eh?
Brian (3) 2007-11-11 21:04
This is stunning, Animesh. I agree that a bit more contrast is needed but even without it is sweet. I really admire the rain drops on the street along with that grain. Very saturated feel here..
I recently bought an old Canon rangefinder with a few rolls of TriX. I hope I can achieve something close to this with the 40mm 1.7.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-11-12 2:23
Hi Animesh, fantastic atmosphere captured!
another great work pre-digital!
i love your composition here and the position of the woman ...
I prefer the low contrast of the original image..
nicoz (1979) 2007-11-12 6:25
A beautiful photo full of atmosphere. I like the dreamy look of it that mathes very well with the subject. I like the contrast the way it is, it supports what I've just said. More contrast would have been too "punchy".
nerve (10231) 2007-11-12 7:33
these frosted glasses work very well Mr.Ray! ;o) love these series.. very dreamlike, magical..
diafani (1135) 2007-11-12 7:46
Some of your images (like this one) remind me of stills from a movie. A Satyajit Ray movie, of course...
sayeed_rahman (6133) 2007-11-17 9:02
Hello Animesh..the documentary continues..every picture tells a story and this one beyond the story..great timing..the girl bewildered looks over her shoulder to find a way out..a feel of discomfort..the BnW intensifies the theme
[ would appreciate your comments on my last three posts ; 'climate watchers', 'summer at K-Top' ]
michiels (4170) 2007-11-23 10:19
I like the very special mood you created here. the high grain and b&w is the perfect choice. although i hate rain, it is a very nice image and would not be the same with sunshine ! It is very very nice !!!!!
crckt (7218) 2007-11-24 4:14
The nostalgic feel to this shot draws me towards it. Excellent capture! The composition is really brilliant.
- Copyright: Animesh Ray (AnimeshRay) (9083)
- 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, Workshop
- Theme(s): brevbrev14 Fav.3, nerve's favs., India [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-11 9:24
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