I took this shot in a hindu and bengali marriage ceremony. It was the process of binding the hands of the couple which indicates their conjugal life and soul after marriage. 'Hasta' means hand and 'bandhan' means the binding. You can see the both hands is placed on a 'mangal ghat' ( a sacred pot made by clay) which is sacred. Also you can see some flowers over their hands and a cotton made towel ( called Gamchha ) over it.
I had no tripod at that time and I tried to capture this night shot with the presence of artificial light keeping the camera on my knee when I was sitting on my hill. Hope you'll like the effort tried with its limitations.
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rodgerg (55767) 2010-06-02 10:28
Very interesting close-up to this element of a marriage ceremony. very coloured shot with details well collected. interetsing and original idea for TE.
paololg (31448) 2010-06-02 13:01
Ciao dear friend,
it is always pleasant to see a marriage ceremony, especially when the rite is beautiful and interesting as that hindu. The photographic quality is enough good, even if sometimes it is more important the meaning of the photo rather than the quality. Compliments!
Ciao, have a nice day!
andre_luizs (599) 2010-06-02 17:35
Beautiful close up shot.
Full of simbology and meaning.
You managed the difficult light very well.
danos (85187) 2010-06-02 23:36
a nice close up view from this snapshot of the marriage of the two Hindu members,with the hands of the pair to be on the sacred pot under the towel.A good reportage shot.
pajaran (50518) 2010-06-03 1:11
Mnogo naroda i obicaja ...
Neka im bude srecan brak, dobra trenutak snimka, lepa fotografija, negujmo obicaje i cuvajmo od zaborava.
Imajte veseo dan, srecno, Paja.
A lot of people and customs ...
Let them be a happy marriage, a good time recording, beautiful photos, and cuvajmo negujmo customs from oblivion.
Please joyous day, happily, Paja.
Urs (14082) 2010-06-05 19:21
I just saw that you changed your profile picture. When I was a kid, I was reading the adventure of Tin Tin in its original language, French. I always liked it a lot. What is the reason that you are using this comic figure?
Marriage customs can be strange for people not familiar with Asia, however I like your candid shot. It is a detail of the ceremony but it's a nice an intimate one. Well done.
plimrn (21344) 2010-06-09 17:13
Without words your very moving close-up tells its story without needing words. You have captured good detail and sharpness in spite of your limitations.
- Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (subhendu_bagchi) (25509)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-05-25
- Categories: Daily Life, Ceremony, Event, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5600
- Exposure: f/2.9
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-06-02 5:07