Children from the near by fishermen slums play by the pavement along the marina in Madras.
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arnabchat (7233) 2007-11-04 10:00
This is a nice post in 6x6. I am not a big fan of cropped frames, but I stop by good ones.
I think you could have done better with the cropping, getting rid of the feet on the left bottom and including the whole of the auto-rickshaw wheel would have been far better.
The composition has been good and promising.
bieszczad (141) 2007-11-04 12:20
Very good reporters photo. I wil agre with Arnab comment about cropping
AnimeshRay (9089) 2007-11-04 17:15
Dear La Moreneta,
The image is remarkable for several reasons, not the least of which is the poetic title.
It has your imprint: children, with distant looks in their eyes...why do we like lost children? Are we looking back to a lost time filled with dark forebodings and deepest of insecurities?
Then the seashore. The combination of children and seashore, in particular, is even more deeply moving than either. A resonance of those immortal lines perhaps will haunt us forever, "...and children play on the seashore of the world..."
There is something quite unpretentious and austere about a square format. It leaves no corner to stretch our notions of form and containment, leaving only that one special rectangular window among all others to hold our attention. The receding curve of the curb along the marina holds our attention well and draws us to the distant boats on the sand and the mountains of cloud beyond over the water's expanse.
Then the title.
Surely we expect no such reversed mirage over the warm waters and colder air of the southern Bay of Bengal. Inevitably we are lead to wonder what fairies loom over the horizon of these children. Mirage or reality?
A striking creation.
sayan (2617) 2007-11-07 0:41
This is a beautiful post. The expressions of the girls are so loving. May be the words I want to say has been already written by Animesh da in his thoughtful critique and also the famous line from Tagore has been quoted! So nothing much to say. Thanks for sharing your works,