I had the chance to be in the Gujarat State when the Navratri Festival took place. Navrarti, that literally means Nine Nights, is a festival dedicated to the worship of Goddess Shakti and it's one of the most important festivals in this State. Every city and village has special places for celebrations and during nine nights, children and adults gather at night, wearing their colorful clothes for the performances. We can also find many streets decorated like this one, in Gondal.
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krzychu30 (15344) 2012-06-11 7:54
I think India is one of the most widely represented destinations here on TE.But the variety of different landscapes and habits make this country an inexhaustible subject for photographers.This is the case also here.Very nice daily life scene with really amazing and vivid colrors.The image has also excellent clarity and contrast.Great work!
serp2000 (38329) 2012-06-11 8:04
Good illustration of the informative note. Perfect sharpness, excellent colours of the street. Outstanding presentation of Indian daily life.
lousat (72855) 2012-06-11 8:53
Hi Ana,what a beautiful moment,the streets are fantastics during this festival,i never seen in TE a pic so full of elements,details and colors,a very very nice capture whit fantastic quality and very interesting,i like it!Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
chrislo (4151) 2012-06-11 9:26
This is a nice daily life scene with punchy contrasts and appealing colours. I like how the flags garlands cast their shadow on the ground, making for an original design on the street. The numerous motorcycles roaming the street witness to a large use of these means of transport in India, and I guess the level of noise and pollution must be very high, too. A good capture of this lively and animated scene.
BennyV (13546) 2012-06-11 9:52
Lovely how the triangles of the shadows reflect the flags. Sky and ground, united. Good full action pose of the man on the motorbike too.
gildasjan (41084) 2012-06-11 10:07
Tous ces petits fanions créent une bonne complémentarité de couleurs avec le bleu de ce ciel et habillent bien cette image bien composée.
Miguel82 (20972) 2012-06-11 11:04
A magnific view of this street of Gujarat for this Hindu festival
Fine colors and excellent sharpness
a good pov and nice street details
sacimar (25975) 2012-06-11 11:20
me gusta esta escena colorida, la imagen es interesante, hay muchos detalles en los que fijarse, la luz esta muy bien gestionada,
GREGG (7888) 2012-06-11 11:51
nice shot, full color dynamic image of the city
Have a nice day,
bayno (18342) 2012-06-12 0:03
a snap super colorful and very lively, I like the shadow projected on the asphalt of the flags, the usual strange Indian traffic...nice one...
danos (83621) 2012-06-12 4:40
nice the snapshot with the city to be flag decorated during Navratri festival.I like the pleasant view of the city with the brilliant light to enhance the vivid colours of the image.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
PecoBud (3824) 2012-06-12 11:58
I really like the shadows on the street, very nice results. Lovely colors and superb light control. Your POV with all the people is very pleasing. Clarity is spot on everywhere in your photo, great job Ana!!
TFS.........Your Friend from California........Buddy
mirosu (12676) 2012-06-14 4:26
Excellently captured life in the Intian town. Well composed with mooving vehicles and people aroung. Very good colorful composition with perfect deep DOF. Nicely done Ana.
adramad (35663) 2012-06-14 7:33
Fantastica composicion en la cual has captado todo el color y vitalidad de las calles de India, el ruido casi nos llega...., es una imagen muy rica en contenido y matices, realizada de forma impecable en cuanto a luminosidad, nitidez y colorido muy natural.
Buen trabajo, me gusta.
Pasa una buena tarde.
Cricri (101805) 2012-06-14 11:24
Le bon moment d'être là pendant le festival, c'est très animé, joliment décorée et plein de détails, belle lumière et couleurs
delpeoples (52737) 2012-06-15 3:08
Ola dear Ana
I love this shot, it's so dynamic, busy and ful of life. What I particularly like about it is the effect of the flags overhead and the shadows that they throw on the ground. Beautiful colours and superb light management in conditions where the light seems particularly harsh.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
ChrisJ (94842) 2012-06-18 1:08
This reminds me of a similar shot I took in Jiangshui, Yunnan in southern China. Good repetition of the pennant flags & their shadows, with excellent colour, saturation & sharpness. A nice warm cold colour contrast between the orange red flags & blue sky, too! Tfs!
aliabazari (12409) 2012-06-21 23:18
This picture is very beautiful and lovely. Excellent composition and depth. Well
Thanks and regards
PaulVDV (20711) 2012-06-24 13:07
Lots of vivid coloured flags in the blue sky, just like I've seen on festivities in Portugal.
The shadows of these flags create a nice graphical effect on the road.
A very beautiful and lively daily life-picture.
Best regards, Paul
worldcitizen (6521) 2012-07-26 16:32
This colorful scene has so many great details. I like the shadows on the ground, the purple shop on the left, and the orange streamers against the blue sky. There is also a lot of activity with people and vehicles. It seems that the man on the motorcycle in the foreground is looking your way. :-)
- Copyright: Ana Dores (adores) (34736)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR, 58mm HAMA Pol cir
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): India - II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-11 7:31