The monsoon has hit Vizag and the river Gosthani - shown here at its confluence with the Bay of Bengal - has much more water. It was overcast when I took this photograph. Monochromes are at times much more visually appealing than coloured pictures.
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pajaran (59581) 2014-07-20 13:21
Lep pogled i trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazani camci.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhavcen trenutak.
Nice view and a moment ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, well displayed by boat.
Good work and composition, nice uhavcen moment.
All the best.
lousat (89918) 2014-07-20 15:55
Hi Satya,excellent choice of black and white for this composition,dark lights and clouds in a magnificent large perspective showing us the monsoon effect on the water level,very well done! Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
emka (95349) 2014-07-20 20:55
Hello Satya, The black and white works well here, enhancing rather gloomy atmosphere. The river looks very wide here. These narrow boats, are they used for fishing? The composition reminds me the views from Varanasi. Interesting scene and note.
WArm regrads Malgo
Royaldevon (37967) 2014-07-21 2:43
It may have been gloomy but you have still managed to capture some interesting reflections in the water.
The boat on the right is very useful in your composition, guiding towards the moored boats, which are angled on a good diagonal across the frame and help to give the sense of depth.
I once witnessed the monsoon!
Water buffaloes were submerged up to their necks as they crossed the fields!!
Have a lovely day,
holmertz (51264) 2014-07-21 2:47
This is indeed a visually very appealing photo, beautifully onverted to B&W. The narrow boats are very nicely lined up and I lenjoy the activities going on. Even if we don't know what this view would be like during the dry season it's easy to realize that the water level is very high here, indicated by the streams and waves seen towards the far side.
williewhistler (16394) 2014-07-21 4:04
I very much enjoy your compositional skill here with the series of narrow boats across the vertical corners giving extra drama to the scene,the narrow outline of the distant island also works very well for me.
Another pleasing feature is presence of the men who add not only human interest but add a good sense of scale.
Very well done,
dekanski (5120) 2014-07-21 4:12
great landscape, nice photo! A little too dark for my taste.
snunney (97607) 2014-07-21 4:48
An appealing moody composition that perfectly suits the black and white treatment. The group of boats and the men make an interesting focal point as well as serving to direct the viewer further into the scene.
Sergiom (77485) 2014-07-21 5:42
J'ai vu des images à la télé et c'est impressionnant de voir les gens lutter contre des vents aussi forts et des pluies aussi fortes. L'utilisation du noir et blanc donne un petit côté documentaire à l'ensemble.
ourania (44368) 2014-07-21 11:14
a simple but strong composition to present a quiet scene from the daily life of the fishermen and give it a graphical interpretation. I like very much the sense of depth, how you filled the foreground with the dynamic shapes of the boats and how elegantly you balanced your composition with the canoe on the right. I think that I'd like the boats to stand out in brighter tones but realize that the tonal homogeneity creates a mysterious, subdued atmosphere. The people look almost like silhouettes and this is an intriguing feature as well. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Noel_Byrne (30528) 2014-07-21 11:46
I agree - monochrome images can work wonders with poor light and colors, and it has created here a very moody and dramatic image. The boats all facing the same direction have a very strong sense, like arrows poised to be shot from a bow. Another fascinating daily life scene, thank you for sharing your world!
Fis2 (96121) 2014-07-22 2:10
A very curious boats.
Good frame and composition.
Photo has climate.
The black and white increase this emotions.
Greetings from Poland
Nicou (140154) 2014-07-22 7:14
quelle compo NB superbe vue et captage quelle image de ces barques toutes fines et effilées avec les îles en fond ce rendu des tons et contrastes superbe.
Bravo et amitié
abmdsudi (53097) 2014-07-22 7:54
Mono suits the capture where attention is directed straight to the well defined fg interest- the repeated shapes of the canoes without colour to distract. It's finely framed with good background, excellent tonal contrast, clean and bright shot seamlessly taken. Congrats.
Cricri (117927) 2014-08-02 13:10
Bon choix du N/B vue le temps dramatique, bon placement cote a cote des longues barques, netteté et belle présentation
siudzi (34141) 2014-08-03 6:00
This is so interesting daily life scene observed from the high POV and presented in b&w. Elegant and original visual effect was achieved. Thanks for sharing!
Silvio1953 (140951) 2014-08-03 6:33
Ciao Satya, lovely composition with beautiful boars, romantic atmosphere, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ChrisJ (112403) 2014-08-11 1:51
Nice tonal range and excellent wide angled view of the boats with good repetition of their shapes and forms. The people animate the scene and provide scale. Well composed with the horizon line well away from the centre. Tfs!
- Copyright: Satya Ghosal (photographer_sg) (4414)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2014-07-20
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
- Exposure: f/6.4, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-20 13:14