My 7th anniversary in TE was 4 days ago
7 years ago, I joined this site to know more about the world through photography, and also to improve my own photographic skills. I do not know if I have made any improvements as a photographer in this six year journey...you are the best judge, but the fact is, I feel happy in sharing photographs with you all, made friends in the way, some of whom I’ve had the privilege to meet in person.
Sadly, a lot of my TE friends I had met up in the last 6 years are either inactive or left the site....some have left very recently, silently. The exodus of photographers continues...its honestly quite painful to see when I look back at all the fine years in their company. But I still believe there’s quite a lot of talent, both old & new on display here, from whose pictures, I learn almost every day. On my part I try to share with you pictures from various parts of my country, India & also showcase the places less traveled. In short, I am still quite excited to be a part of TE!
This is a picture which I took in Thiksey Monastery in Ladakh . The morning prayer was on...a solemn ritual, but the novices seemed bored. You can’t blame them…they are just kids!
You may see here, Patrick (yquem46)’s picture of the novices, taken in the same room in Thiksey.
I take this opportunity to thank every one in this community for sharing such wonderful pictures from every parts of our beautiful planet. Seeing your pictures has indeed been an enlightening experience for me. A special thanks to those, who have taken time & efforts to comment or critique my pictures, helping me, but a novice, in my quest to improve my photography and knowledge
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everlasting (13803) 2013-02-04 2:39
What a lovely title! Modestly spoken from one of the persons I admire here!
I like in a strange way the blown-out lamps here, a very significant. I often find in monasteries or temples that the atmosphere is totally destroyed by the bright, bare lights that the head monk seems to be proud of. Worse are the garish neon lights that often halo the buddha.
It's been my privilege to learn to know you over the last seven years Anghsu and to enjoy your work. Looking forward to more.............
yquem46 (32263) 2013-02-04 2:39
Congrats on your first 7 years on TE, for your quality shots, the care brought to them, the useful explanatory notes, your involvement in this site and your kindness and moderate critics to other members
I missed you in thikdey by only 2 months, it would have been great to share some "momos" together there, but wéll do that in Paris, why not !?
Thanks for the link to my own post, clearly we have the same fellows in the frame !
Have a nice next 7 years
Best friendly regards
hidibyendu (587) 2013-02-04 3:52
I have just completed one year in TE with only a few photos.
But I like your photos very much. This one is another good shot. Good colors and nice POV.
sevy (13273) 2013-02-04 4:29
Nice note for this anniversary. If you are still a novice it is because you are still learning, still curious, still trying. A good thing, and I hope to stay novice for still a long time.
You chose a good shot for this milestone, well in the spirit of TE: to show the world.
pierrefonds (48347) 2013-02-04 4:36
Congratulation for your 7 years on TE, You have captured well the expression of the novices during the morning prayer. The point of view is showing the details and colors of this area of the monastery. The surrounding light has a good effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
Sergiom (39223) 2013-02-04 6:14
J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image. J'aime les couleurs vives même si c'est à l'intérieur, j'aime le sujet avec ces jeunes moines qui écoutent les vieux.
dta (51418) 2013-02-04 7:12
hello Angshuman ,
Congratulation for your 7 years on TE ! With an interesting and beautiful picture for the event . A traditionnal scenery , nut nevertheless with some modern elements .
subhendu_bagchi (16590) 2013-02-04 8:15
Congrats Dada, for your 7th anniversary here... Everyone who wants to learn something has to stay like a novice till death... It proves that despite of your excellent skill in this field you have a eager to bettered yourself ... Asadharon dada... Regarding this shot, it is as great of others of you... Nice light and colours... Excellent composition... Excellent POV... Thanks for sharing this one and thanks for all your precious advices about photography to this NOVICE...
Bhalo theko aar onek onek bhalo chhobi diyo...
wolf38 (28180) 2013-02-04 8:23
Hello Angshuman. This photo is so beautiful and vibrant as all your photos. But I think the term novice is not true of your photos. All your photos have a quality well above average. Anyway, today's photo is also lively and instructive. In a word, masterful. Rgds, Wolfgang.
Kamilutka (3207) 2013-02-04 8:45
first of all - happy anniversary! I love your photos and your notes are always very interesting and informative! Thanks for your contribution.
As for this photo in here, it is another great shot with excellent composition and charm. I like the impression on monks faces, some of the boys look like children in our churches - simply bored ;-) Lovely, vivid colors.
Thanks for sharing
Kielia (20445) 2013-02-04 8:57
a very beautiful daily life shot. The perspective is excellent. The light and the nicely contrasting colors that are characteristic of India create a pleasant mood. You are presenting a wonderful image on the occasion of your anniversary; congratulation! It was also a pleasure reading the notes.
macjake (39227) 2013-02-05 0:59
Well, I can say for sure that I'm glad you are still around sharing with us your fine work, and I do hope to meet you in person one day...as i will eventually find my way to India :)
For me personally, TE has re-invigorated my love and passion for photography, it kick-started my passion all over again :)
this is another fine example of why TE is so wonderful and such a learning tool...a perfect Cultural photograph. Here in Canada, you'd be extremely hard pressed to find such a scene.
As a child, it must be hard at times to keep your composure for these children :)
lovely shot of the surroundings
Bluejeans (64231) 2013-02-05 5:07
Ola amigo Angshuman ,
Parabéns por estes 7 anos no TE e mos mostrares com as tuas fotos essas zonas da Índia desconhecidas para nós, beleza esta cena de vida diária neste mosteiro com estes noviços , boas cores e luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
prashantprabhu (215) 2013-02-05 10:31
Congratulations and thanks for being here and sharing your pics and experiences.
As to this picture, I like the mood it exhibits, and given the it's inside the monastry, the exposure is very good too.
InasiaJones (29337) 2013-02-05 14:39
Hello my humble friend!
You, a novice?... Come on Angshu!
Well, we might all be novices when compared to masters, but you have developed your skills extensively over the 7 years you have spent on this site. Being a very active member and passionate photographer, there's no way you could have possibly not evolved one way or another. I am sure that you are more instinctive and confident when raising your camera to your eye, your sense of observation have become more acute and that you anticipate the result even before clicking. You have built up your style, you have defined your circle of photographic interests and you know your flaws that you have to overcome.
So I don't think you qualify yourself as a novice Angshu, sorry to tell you... :-p))
This photo can only prove my points.
You have lowered yourself to offer an interesting angle and to place yourself at the height of your subjects. Novices don't do that.
Despite difficult light situation, you came out with an excellent exposure management. Novices can't achieve that.
You confidently entered this monastery and didn't let yourself being intimidated by praying/reading monks. Novices stay outside and shoot through windows or among a group of tourists.
And novices don't put their heart into photography like you do.
Congratulations for 7 years on TE. It's good to have you among us!
npecanhuk (53901) 2013-02-05 16:05
Congratulations for your 7th year here on TE with all of us!
You celebrate this date with a very special photograph!
I really enjoyed all those colors, the exposure and the composition!
maria-v1981 (10403) 2013-02-06 1:02
Congratulations for your 7 years. If you're still a beginner with that quality of your photo then what we must say. I love that shows us images that are special and different. I won't have the opportunity to see something like that close but your image traveled me once again.
Have a nice day,
Fis2 (73100) 2013-02-06 1:04
My congratulations 7 years in TE!!!
A vry curious place.
Good frame, colors and light.
Excellent reportorial photo.
pajaran (36224) 2013-02-06 1:13
Srecan rodjendan 7. godina na TE.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Lepa fotografija za rodjendan.
Sve najbolje u daljem radu i zivotu sa dobrim zdravljem.
Imajte lepe i uspesne dane.
Happy birthday 7th years on TE.
Very interesting and good text ...
A good time recording, sharpness and contrast.
Good composition, nice revealed.
Beautiful pictures of birthday.
All the best in their future work and life with good health.
Be nice and successful day.
jhm (122444) 2013-02-06 3:53
I thought that you was member Since: 2005-11-16, but this is not real important, I want you say, congratulations for the much visits to my gallery and the much lovely picture on your gallery.
This is real a nice daily life image of the school.
Excellent composition, nice presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
josepmarin (55027) 2013-02-06 4:33
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
though a bit late, I wanna congratulate you for your 7th anniversary in TE.
Your good photographic work and your perseverance here are fantastic.
I love this vital and a bit mystical scene with the novices in their morning prayer, which you have caught skillfully in an image with a good light and a powerful colors.
It's a beautiful work.
Nicou (97679) 2013-02-06 5:42
alors bon anniversaire avec du retard tu as une merveilleuse galerie qui est complète par cette splendeur quelle image quel intérieur de temple avec le moines et la gestion de lumières grandiose.
Bravo et amitié
Graal (88886) 2013-02-06 7:54
congratulations on your 7th anniversary in TE! I wish you more, more next years.
Nice reportage here and presentation of interior of monastery with young monks. Good photowork. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
danos (73974) 2013-02-06 9:02
congratulations on your 7th years in the site with your excellent and unique photos to 'decorate' it perfect.Excellent your reportage shot from the interior of the Monastery with the light and the colour management to are superb.
If you are novice what can they say all these news members of the site with their quality and their themes to are so superficial and lightweight.
SnapRJW (18722) 2013-02-07 0:54
Greetings dear Angshu and congratulations on your 7 years on TE, that's dedication and a confirmation of your enjoyment of the site. I for one enjoy your work and have been transported to places I probably will never get to see; it's super to see through your 'eyes'.
This shot actually makes me smile. A traditional setting with all the accoutrements of Buddhist learning and thought punctuated by the modern electrical boxes (not sure what they are. The bored young man would probably like to be texting on his cell phone like most teenagers!
Warm regards rosemary
PS. It is a shame we have lost some really good talent from the site and I appreciate you still being here
abmdsudi (26233) 2013-02-07 5:08
A well captured shot, it almost feels like an intrusion looking at the monks going about their business within the monastery. Their red robes are excellent against the detail of the building pulling all attention and the splashes of additonal colours really stand out to make this shot a real eye catcher and so much peace reflected. This is remarkable shot my friend. Congrats
holmertz (26932) 2013-02-07 12:17
Congratulations on these 7 years, and thanks for a lot of marvellous pictures. Many good photographers have left TE, but you are still here and others are joining all the time and eventually becoming established and respected regulars.
As for this photo, it's quite lovely, so rich in colours and details in a very good light. I truly enjoy watching these boys and a few older men with their various degrees of attention or absentmindedness. There is some modern equipment that looks a bit out of place, but after all this was 2011 and even Thiksay is keeping up with the rest of the world.
Waylim (22355) 2013-02-11 18:53
You are so modest. I like to think, I'm still a novice too. It makes me feel young :) Your title lead me to think of the movie "7 Years in Tibet" and the image however reminded me of the movie, "Little Buddha" Anyway, I think we are in someway or the other inpirational to each other. Thanks for your kind words to my photos and it means much to me and it is the source of inpiration as well as encouragement. It is part of the reason we are here to inspire and to be inspired. It is one of the reason, I'm still posting even if not as much as I used too.
Thanks for your support through the year and all the wonderful photos shared. I have learned much from your gallery and many others.
mkamionka (24529) 2013-02-12 6:49
I appreciate your honesty in the comments to my photos recently. I am aware of their quality but recently I have not that many possibilities to take new photos so I sometimes share pictures of various quality :(
Congratulations on your anniversary. It is always a pleasure to meet you and your photos here.
This picture is really impressive. I like the perfect balance of the exposition in all areas. Great colors. The boys in characteristic clothes make a very interesting theme.
fabianoleite (9016) 2013-02-12 16:21
Good view of the monks, showing well their costumes and their activity, with great colors and a good framing. Nice work!
adores (28210) 2013-02-14 17:06
Congratulations:)! It has been great to see your good shots along these years and I'm glad you chose one of this region to celebrate:)!I remember Patrick's photo and I like this one also - the details of the monastery, the expressions of the boys and mainly this one, looking outside and so lost in his thoughts! Good daily scene in the monastery!
Hope you'll stay here for many years more:)!
batalay (32860) 2013-02-17 4:30
Hello Mr. B,
It's a pleasure to see that you are still active and submitting spectacular exotic images, always accompanied by engaging notes. This one is no exception. This shot of the young novices in a monastery in Ladak is a case in point. You've managed the light perfectly.
I too am closing in on seven years, but with 400 photos I don't begin to compare with you in "commitment to the cause."
Warm regards, Mr. B, I hope you've had a good Sunday. We are just about to begin ours.
nikkitta (5862) 2013-02-17 9:42
First congrats (really I means it) for your 7 years in TE, and you a novice??
Look at his capture marvel of composition, management of light, sharpness, and so and so
Thanks to you and your very informative notes and post I learned a lot about your incredible country
Greetings, congrats and all the best for the next 7 years
PaulVDV (15017) 2013-02-22 4:33
I apologize that I missed your anniversary on TE. Congratulations!
You managed very well to show us the many beautiful colours of this likely rather dark interior.
The composition is excellent and you show us a well balanced picture.
The young novices may look bored but they don't allow themselves be distracted by the photographer.
I've also visited Thiksey Monastery but that was in 1994.
Best regards, Paul
jusninasirun (17138) 2013-04-03 5:21
Congratulations and thanks to you for sharing beautiful images in the past seven years. This shot is well taken under low light and yest exposing vibrant colors and details. Looking forward to more excellent shots from you my friend.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (51174)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon SX 120 IS
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/6 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Ladakh - "The Broken Moon"
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-04 2:11