I shot it at the festival of CHHATH.
Chhath Puja is a very joyous and colorful festival. Chhath Puja is the holiest Hindu festival of people in northern India. Mostly the Chhath Puja is being observed in Bihar and Jharkhand(INDIA) and the festival comprises rituals for four days. The Chhath Puja begins a week after Diwali. The word Chat denotes the number six in Hindi. The Chhath Puja begins on the sixth day of the Kartik, a holy month as per Hindu calendar. Some people spell Chath Puja as Chat Puja, Chatt Puja, Chhath festival, etc
Chhath Puja is dedicated to worship the Sun God. The Chhath Puja is known as ‘SuryaShashti’. People observe Chhath Puja to thank the Sun for bestowing the bounties of life on earth, as also for fulfilling particular wishes. People believe that by observing the Chhath Puja they can fulfill their desires. The Chhath Puja has been observed since long time in India. On Chhath Puja day, all the people dress up in their best and new clothes are a must. Folk songs are sung both at home and on the riverbank. Millions of people take dip in the holy water of river Ganges, and other rivers.
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willperrett (7991) 2013-01-18 6:13
Breathtaking portrait! You've used a fairly long lens, but nevertheless needed to be pretty close to the action to achieve a framing like this. Despite the vivid flames in the foreground, it's the eyes that attract attention, and what eyes they are! Stunning! And I love the slight under-exposure, which has emphasised the richness of the colours and created a sense of mystery. Lovely work.
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2013-01-18 8:40
Wow, wonderful... So powerful portrait as always. Great light and superb colours... Excellent shot dada. A Subir Basak signature... No need for additional watermark... Thanks for sharing this great shot.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-01-18 9:52
la tua è una foto di una bellezza unica perchè
hai saputo cogliere uno sguardo di una espressività molto intensa e lo hai saputo evidenziare nella migliore delle maniere. Unico piccolo appunto: quella tua firma ripetuta sul viso disturba un po' la visione e non permette di apprezzare per intero lo lo scatto.
FYZRMZ (1044) 2013-01-18 13:00
great photo, strong image.
I wish there was no signature on the face. you had already one on the right bottom corner. those signatures will not protect your picture only make it difficult to view.
TFS - Feyza
grebe1 (384) 2013-02-02 5:58
Thanks for the kind words.
What an imposing shot this is! The eyes, the red, blending with the flame. Nicely done.
- Copyright: SUBIR BASAK (photographer123) (6246)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-20
- Categories: Festivals, Event
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): CLODO'S SELECTION XI, Will's favourites [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-18 4:10
- Favorites: 1 [view]