The Sweet-Makers : In this shot you can see a group of persons involved in preparing sweets for a religious function in Old Delhi. I took this shot accidentally while trying for a closer view of the Red Fort from the Jama Masjid. This group of sweet-makers were all engaged in making lots of sweets for a religious function.The round utensils contain sweets of different types.The surrounding was particularly a bit too shabby for cooking.But still I could not resist the temptation to take images of the mouth watering multicolored delicacies down below,even though I knew well that I may not able to savor any of them.But the fact to know is that the best sweets you can get anywhere in India : it is only in Calcutta.
Some Tidbits about Bengali Sweets :
Sweets occupy an important place in the diet of Bengalis and at their social ceremonies. The gastronomic culture of Bengal is well known for its affinity towards sweets; particularly “rosogolla” and “sandesh”. Rosogolla is a round shaped sweet made out of Chhana (cottage cheese) and dipped in sugar syrup. Sandesh on the other is a sweet made of kneaded chchana cooked with sugar/ jaggery and made into diffferent moulds.
Sondesh is made from sweetened, finely ground fresh chhena (cottage cheese), shôndesh in all its variants is among the most popular Bengali sweets. The basic shôndesh has been considerably enhanced by the many famous confectioners of Bengal, and now a few hundred different varieties exist, from the simple kachagolla to the complicated abar khabo, jôlbhôra or indrani. Another variant is the kôrapak or hard mixture, which blends rice flour with the paneer to form a shell-like dough that last much longer.
Shôndesh, chhanar jileepi, kalo jam, darbesh, raghobshai, paesh,bundiya ,nalengurer shôndesh, shor bhaja, langcha and an innumerable variety are just a few examples of sweets in Bengali cuisine.
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chrisvek (7001) 2013-05-19 17:43
Very good capture with awesome details and perfect colors and contrasts.Splendid saturation and excellent POV.Very good job.
All the best
adidas5nb (5685) 2013-05-19 18:01
great elements and details and colors.love the pov.
mcmtanyel (17143) 2013-05-19 19:08
This photo has an almost-surrealistic effect with these oversaturated colors. It's a nice piece of art. Very tastefully done (all puns intended).
Nicou (131294) 2013-05-19 20:31
Quelle vue plongeante et image sueprbe captage de ces gen en train de travailler avec ce ronds, ces couleurs une splendeur.
Bravo et amitié
pajaran (55527) 2013-05-19 22:59
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lep pogled na radionicu ...
Dobar trenutak snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Very interesting and good text ...
Nice view, the workshop ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good composition, nicely shown.
Have a great day, all the best in the new week that started.
flatwin (2181) 2013-05-19 23:11
belle prise de vue coloré avec de nombreux détails
kato (11630) 2013-05-20 0:49
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see sweet-makers, multicolored water colorant and food material in pan. The smell of a life is given although it is simple work.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-05-20 0:49
I really like the way you composed the scene.Your perspective "from above" adds nice,documentary feeling to the observed scene.
Another,very eye-catching thing are colors-really delightful,vivid and so well-saturated.
Have a nice day
danos (91014) 2013-05-20 1:03
nice the panoramic view of the place that this group of people prepearing sweets.I like the colourful environment with the lot of kettles to are the eye catching of the scene.
AdrianWrobel (1676) 2013-05-20 1:58
Heil, przepiêkny widok . Pracownia kolorów w ca³ej okaza³o¶ci. Pozdrawiam - Adrian
snunney (90638) 2013-05-20 2:44
The downward point of view shows the operation to good effect. The people are nicely placed in the frame whilst the array of colourful ingredients add to the interest and complete the image.
rigoletto (34279) 2013-05-20 2:50
Great high POV photo with lots of colorful details. The warm white balance makes the colors look like even more saturated. First i thought this was taken in the tanneries, which offer you similar photos with likely colors and usually taken from high POVs. Good work.
holmertz (45903) 2013-05-20 3:12
The composition is superb. This kind of bird's eye view often enable us a surprising look at things. I think the impression here is quite different from what it would be when walking on the same level as the people.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-05-20 3:23
a fascinating shot this, so colourful and full of character. Love the sense of industry here and you have captured it superbly with amazing detail and clarity. Wonderful!
Have a great week - regards Brian.
ChrisJ (105379) 2013-05-20 4:25
A superb high pov looking down with good sharpness and nice repetition of the circular pots and their colourful contents. Good diffused light and the people add scale and context. The warm earthy yellow red colour tones contrast well against the indigo splashes throughout. Tfs!
Miguel82 (26863) 2013-05-20 5:04
Excellent picture of these hard workers Farhat,
My favorite is gulab jamon..
Even if some people should think it is dirty, the sweets they prepare is very clean and you will never get sick
Good light, fine colors and contrast
eldancer1 (32718) 2013-05-20 5:28
Very nice documentation of the daily life and very colorful too. I like your pov showing the whole area. Good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Fis2 (90729) 2013-05-20 5:46
Curious scene, curious POV.
Good reportorial photo.
I like this daily life shot.
ikeharel (63779) 2013-05-20 8:41
This picture has an pressive texture, Farhat, and the presence of the workers makes this so special.
I am overwhelmed, thus, post this on my "People at work" theme.
Fine taken from a high POV.
berek (44331) 2013-05-20 10:25
wonderful daily life view. i like vivid colors . impressive framing to.
jcpix (13820) 2013-05-20 15:09
I would call this a happy accident then, because it turned out great! Many rich colors and a fun, random display of circular shapes from the large bowls seen at this vantage point. It also shows solid detail and lively activity. I especially like how it's all settled onto a rustic colored base, making the colors even more pronounced. Great capture of a daily life scene. Glad you "stumbled" into this one. :) Thanks for sharing this perspective. Have a nice day.
clic (16114) 2013-05-20 15:41
Your description of Bengali Sweets is mouth watering as this colourful work area seen from a vantaged pov to show the best of it is a pleasure for the eyes!
raszid62 (18515) 2013-05-20 18:32
A modest, small, yet incredibly colorful open-air market. I wonder how it tastes the sweets. Great, full of many details of the composition.
omid266 (6700) 2013-05-20 23:40
Salam dear Farat ,
Very well done !
It is a nice pic. from Daily Life in India ,
Thanks for sharing us ,
All the Best *
Good Luck !
We could make a Better World , Together ,
Regards , Omid.
Urs (14082) 2013-05-21 3:04
First I though that you shot a dye factory, but then I read your note, that is a sweet production. The bird view approach is a completely different approach and turns your shot into a master stroke. Well done
mkamionka (32835) 2013-05-21 3:23
very colorful shot so full of life. I would never guess that the guys produce sweets, My guess would be rather that they work with some paint or something.
Very well done, great POV used,
jhm (145072) 2013-05-21 3:45
Cooking middle of the city, in our country impossible.
You took this image excellent out of the height.
Very good capture with awesome details and perfect colours and contrasts.
A very nice picture and lovely composition.
Very well done, TFS.
jacquest (18871) 2013-05-21 4:42
This is a good view on this activity in a quite colorful image. The downward angle allows to see much of what's going on. The well rendered colors and the good sharpness make it an image of very good interest and quality.
Kielia (24073) 2013-05-21 5:09
as already mentioned, this impression is superb indeed! What a mess and what a symphony of colors! And it is the interesting POV that makes the image very attractive. My compliments also for the notes!
Cricri (111963) 2013-05-21 5:21
Une vue plongeante qui donne un très bel aperçu de tout l'ensemble, les détails , les personnes en plein travail et de merveilleuses couleurs, bonne note information, merci
Sonata11 (33697) 2013-05-21 7:15
fantastic capture this scene and so many interesting details. Colors, sharpness, clarity are great. I like POV. Congrats. Tfs.
annjackman (21053) 2013-05-21 7:21
I love this for its colour and activity. A view that I have not seen before - a fascinating arrays of sweets in preparation. Well done.
Kind Regards, Ann
josepmarin (58007) 2013-05-21 7:25
a good scene of the daily life, caught by means of an efficient high-angle shot.
These persons are busy and provide a great dynamism into the ensemble.
The image is very rich graphically and has a good chromatic level. Well done.
yquem46 (38750) 2013-05-21 9:21
Excellent use of your position from above, overlooking the scene
Nice colors of all pots and the ground
Well done, bravo
rychem (28857) 2013-05-21 10:26
Very original scene, I had not many informations about the religious function of sweets, it is new information for me, interesting photo
ourania (37252) 2013-05-21 11:03
you've framed this busy scene superbly, really making the most of your point of view. There's excellent depth and stunning sharpness on the many different textures displayed. I like very much how interest and movement are dispersed all over the frame as well as the very attractive interaction between moody and bright colours. The procedure of sweet making is very intriguing too. A wonderful picture, congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Janusz1974 (2824) 2013-05-21 14:17
Perfect capture colourful daily life shot.
Very interesting, well composed, good colors, good note. Bravo !!
jemaflor (89971) 2013-05-22 4:02
Good pov and interesting view with men and many colors, well presented.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-05-22 10:13
ottimo scatto sia per il soggetto molto particolre che per le belle macchie di colore che ravvivano la scena creando una sinfonia di colori molto piacevole e particolarmente interessante.
Una bella situazione sfruttata alla meglio.
Ciao e buona serata
Silvio1953 (131560) 2013-05-22 10:52
Ciao Farhat, great POV on fashinating market scene, fantastic colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
mesutilgim (89670) 2013-05-22 12:25
Very nice capture from old part of Delhi.
A perfect sample for all TE members how a perfect TE entry should be.Both photographycally and informative !
TFS and best regards
maloutim (9639) 2013-05-22 17:50
What a mess ! But what an artistic, colorful picture and an interesting piece of Bengali traditions.
Great POV from above !
But I have my doubts about the conditions in which they are cooking. Maybe in our western civilizations, we are obsessed with hygiene !?
Thanks for sharing this piece of everyday life.
dale54 (6760) 2013-05-23 12:18
very nice capture farhat!look at all the different colors,lively seen too,with all the works,great work! dale
rbassin (20236) 2013-05-23 13:17
C'est une belle prise de vue, avec un POv intéressant, débouchant sur de belles couleurs et des détails de la vie et de l'activité humaine.
marina7 (8055) 2013-05-24 10:15
I'd never have thought they're sweet makers. Looks more like some dying process going on with all those cans of different color. Interesting shot, thanks for sharing.
siudzi (34141) 2013-05-27 4:44
The shot is great full of intensive tones and very well composed details. Your POV works here very well. But, it's hard to believe these men are preparing something to eat at such a bad conditions... TFS~!
zoomer (6) 2013-05-29 7:15
Hi,vivid and detailed image,it looks like a painters studio.Well composed,all the best,Wolf.
robmal (2018) 2013-05-29 12:00
this is fantastic daily life shot with amazing colors, great POV and composition, perfect sharpness, contrasts and lights, congratulations.
fritzi007 (9115) 2013-05-29 15:19
really a very good picture of the world of work, the perspective is perfect, congratulations!
adores (41576) 2013-05-29 17:42
What a pov to capture this scene! This is really India, so colourful, so full of life. A good shot!
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-05-30 8:57
Nice view and good composition. It's
an interesting documentation of the
daily life of the Sweet-Makers.
macjake (62252) 2013-06-03 10:08
now THIS is for sure a true cultural photo!!
whats not to love here.
seeing all the colors, the pots, the mess, the style and of course the higher point of view.
wonderful photo, I can see why people are pleased with this one.
Didi (59144) 2013-06-10 9:14
Interesting patches of colours
Very nice local scene, impossible to see this in Europe
kordinator (20229) 2013-06-18 12:04
I like colors and high point of view.
Great image with a very interesting composition.
speedymanu (3587) 2013-07-28 9:20
a well-captured street scene with strong dynamics. The overall ocre palette is enhanced by the bright colors in the pots.
tomi1 (2194) 2013-11-15 6:29
Iniatially seeing these big pots thought it was coth tinging as it happens in Morroco. It is interesting they are making cakes for a function. Yet I have looked for the fire place but as I see gas bottles obviously is the used process. As you must know cooking in fire is much better than in gas stove. I like grilled fish or meat in cork. But in the flat I only have stove. Some restaurants are well prepaired. But there was a time cork was not allowed because it was said it may be the cancer cause. But that rule went not forward. I hate fish in oil. Even concerned to oil the hygienic authorities enter in the restaurants to see whether the oils are renewed or not. Punishment is strickt. Oils also may be dangeours when used a lot of times. Warm regards. tomi
delpeoples (55210) 2013-11-21 1:06
Namaste dear Farhat
A very interesting daily life scene, very colourful and very characteristic. And you obtained an excellent POV, giving the photo extra originality. Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day.
carlo62 (39591) 2013-12-28 1:11
questa foto mi era sfuggita, un vero peccato, il pov è ottimo per vedere tutti questi cerchi colorati disseminati sul terreno.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (16819)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-11
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): People at work [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-19 15:47