Prag Mahal Palace, Bhuj, Gujarat :
Rao Pragmalji’s Palace is across the courtyard of Bhuj. It was designed by the British engineer Col. Wilkins, but some people believe that he was an Italian. This palace was officially started in 1865 to replace stables and small buildings. It has a wide and large Darbar Hall (25m x 12m) that is 12m high with verandahs, corner towers and zenanas decorated with carving, gilding, Minton tiles and marbles. Good views of surrounding countryside from the tall clock tower are connected to the palace by covered galleries. This palace was built for Rao Pragmalji II (1860-75) by the British architects and the Kutchi builders. Darbar Hall is a museum of Victorian-Edwardian taste with tiger-skins and mounted trophies on the walls, stuffed lions and Art Deco figurines. In one side of the palace, the Logge in Emilia or Romagna and in the second side, the ample terrace are situated. Both these places give us the way to a treeline on the horizon casting shadows into the limpid lake. A jigsaw of red-tiled roofs and trees still deep green months after the monsoon ended is in the third side of the palace. A magnificent cornucopia of fantastic carved wooden balconies and window-screen enlivens walls are in the opposite side of the palace.
Of course the play of shadows & light on the ticket seller appealed to me as he started another lazy winter day with his morning snacks of a deep fried ‘samosa’.
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papagolf21 (84064) 2014-01-23 0:36
Bonjour, cher Angshu,
Un portrait fort bien dressé utilisant avec bonheur ombre et lumière.
Très belle réussite, une fois de plus.
Très bonne journée.
jjcordier (74564) 2014-01-23 0:38
Très bon portrait avec une très bonne gestion de la lumière en contre-jour.
sevy (15357) 2014-01-23 1:58
Nice portrait. The lightning and the balance of exposure are great, still sharing details in lighted and shadow areas.
I like the posture of the man.
besnard (52489) 2014-01-23 2:08
Un superbe portrait très réussi. Une lumière bien gérée qui donne un bon résultat.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
Wanda1 (14980) 2014-01-23 2:32
The light gives a nice warm glow and a halo effect around the man which is nice. He is well framed in the composition by the archway and seems relaxed about to enjoy his snack.
pierrefonds (55728) 2014-01-23 4:37
You have captured well the satisfied expression of the man eating a snack. The point of view is showing with precision the details and the colours of his physionomy. The light has a good effect on the colours. Have a nice day.
Nicou (118192) 2014-01-23 5:47
quel portrait de cet homme dans le lumirèe du passage et quel regard sur ce qu'il tient sueprbe vue et cpatage.
Bravo et amitié
Sergiom (56635) 2014-01-23 5:52
Quel beau portrait. Le profil est bien choisit. J'aime surtout la lumière qui baigne l'ensemble et le petit côté enfumé de l'endroit qui fait une auréole autour de la tête de l'homme.
holmertz (38697) 2014-01-23 8:16
A great portrait of the ticket seller in a fine posture as he is eating his morning samosa (my favourite Indian snack). The light falls perfectly on his head, just enough to create a 3D effect of the contrasts among his features. You also managed to avoid over-exposing the background, allowing us to get a reasonable idea of the environment.
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-01-23 21:38
Interesting note and great close up of this guy on his break having his snack, love how the light has fallen on his inside hand and head.
Like you say looks difficult light conditions.
Well done, Tfs,
adidas5nb (4648) 2014-01-23 21:51
this is a beautiful pic with amazing natural lighting.the glowing face looks so attractive and the back light just transcends the pic to another love.
jurek1951 (40949) 2014-01-23 23:15
Hi,a splendid portrait with very nice composition and attractive lights, the realization is excellent. Great shot,
SnapRJW (30115) 2014-01-24 0:01
Hello Angshu - What I like best about this candid portrait is the light, I think that you have managed your exposure very well to allow some detail in the face of the gentleman to be clearly visible whilst allowing the rim-light to take the central stage. Super soft BG too which adds context and atmosphere. Warm regards rosemary
pajaran (49690) 2014-01-24 1:45
Interesantan tekst o staroj arhitekturi, sa istorijom i opisom ...
Lep trenutak ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepo pokazan gospodin, lepe boje.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
An interesting article on the old architecture, the history and description of the ...
Beautiful moment ...
Good time recording and contrast nicely shown gentleman, beautiful colors.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-01-24 1:45
Nice portrait of this man enjoying his samosa. I enjoy the bengali version 'shingara' more than samosa. I like how the light has marked the outline of the subject. Well managed light to bring out details on the contour of his face even in the shades. Thanks for sharing.
danos (84383) 2014-01-24 7:28
i think that this portait of the man was uploaded some days ago and i had criticized it.
I don't and re-uploaded again but i can say that is a good shot with excellent light and colour management.I like the excellent light management with the shadows to are captured and presented perfect.Well done.
Fis2 (83230) 2014-01-24 8:50
Super light and colors.
Very well done.
Romano46 (16584) 2014-01-24 12:11
ottimo ritratto per un soggetto particolarmente interessante.
Splendida la gestione della luce e la composizione della fotografia.
Una foto di gran classe.
Ciao e buona serata
Periko (2525) 2014-01-24 22:23
Magnifico retrato, con una buena mezcla de luz y sombras. El fondo borroso resalta al sujeto, que no tiene tipo de hindu, por cierto.
abmdsudi (41284) 2014-01-25 6:38
This looks fantastic full of life shot resulting in good back lighting effect .Nicely composed and just love how the strong warm light is shining through creating the awesome halo on the profile of the man while maintaining good details in shadowed areas. The clean lines and sharp edges combine to lead the eye and your skill in exposure control is second to none. A fine portrait with mood, Congrats
Graal (96014) 2014-01-26 11:49
fine portrait here and caught moment. Good vertical format and shot under the sun light. Interesting note also.
Have a nice evening.
Didi (55567) 2014-02-01 6:53
Very interesting scene under backlights, the main point of the scene is the man's hand
jhm (136728) 2014-02-02 5:02
This is perfect seen of you, with this light behind seller.
A wonderful picture technical a very high value.
Colours and composition are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
subhendu_bagchi (25410) 2014-02-04 3:34
dear dada, what a composition here. I like the effect of back light and the profile of this person. Great light management in such tough light condition. A moody here, nicely presented. Excellent shot...
Happy Saraswati Puja.
josepmarin (57627) 2014-02-19 2:49
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
yes, the play of light and shadows is the key of your good capture, and the attitude of this man with his snack, who stands out in a nice cross-light, adds the vital quality in your composition.
I like the great sharpness and the quality of colors in the image, which you have framed elegantly.
A beautiful work.
nikkitta (13953) 2014-02-19 7:30
Good note to better undertand the capture
Of course the most eye catching is the play light-shadows because the man seems sourrounded by a very special light
Good blured background to detach it from the main subject
delpeoples (52783) 2014-03-21 7:28
Namaskar dear Angshu
A fascinating portrait, I especially like the silvery light which has outlined the man. The fact that he looks away from the camera is very compelling to me. Despite the backlight, he has been defined superbly and the colours are delightful.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
aliabazari (13325) 2014-09-17 22:40
Beautiful portrait of the man. Solid colors. Exposure clarity and well performed. I love you. Thank you for registering this photo
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (55035)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO, RAW
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Portraits from Kachchh
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-23 0:29