This is a sitting style which can be seen across India & in countries in Asia. So much so, that this posture is called ‘Asian Squat’ :-)
Scene in the morning at Sumrasar Sheikh, a village 22 km from Bhuj, famous for Kala Raksha Center, the Art & Crafts preservation centre, which is thriving since its inception some 30 years ago
Men & their Morning Newspapers! Balancing himself in this squatted posture on a not-so-wide stool, he seemed immersed in the newspaper article about the Earthquake which had struck Bonin Islands in Japan on December 2010. So immersed was he, that he didn't seem to be even aware of my presence
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lousat (68683) 2012-06-05 1:05
A very artistic pic of local daily life,it's a simple situation but your class,quality and point of view make the difference! Great and imposing perspective and very professional light management,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
patdeph (35746) 2012-06-05 1:20
the colors are superb, and what I like above all is the the pose of the man on the stool, this pose that European people can't do for a long time.I add it in my theme.
Bluejeans (64247) 2012-06-05 1:39
Ola Angshuman ,
Bom momento com este homem sentado neste banco em estilo Asian Squat , a ler o jornal , gostei muito do ponto de visão baixo junto do chão , boas cores e luz , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
Nicou (111497) 2012-06-05 2:15
quel compo et captage, quelle position et attitude pour lire son journal, comme il est souple sueprbe captage et image.
bravo et amitié
dip (22926) 2012-06-05 3:39
beautiful shot with very good sharpness and lighting management,interesting theme,
very nice capture of the scene,
GiovanniG (2331) 2012-06-05 4:18
It is always delightful to capture some so naturally composed. Wonderful photo and narrative. Thanks for your continued great photography!
Sergiom (50762) 2012-06-05 5:06
Cela ne semble pas une facon très confortable de lire son journal. Une belle pratique équilibriste.La lumière est magnifique et les nouvelles sont intéressantes.
Taha13 (0) 2012-06-05 5:13
Both in appearance and is technically superb. Hello and congratulations
daddo (21512) 2012-06-05 5:16
Namaste Angshuman. Superbly detailed shot- every fold of cloth, every vein and wrinkle are all so visible. Crisp colours and wonderful light. A masterfully executed photo. Regards. Klaudio.
bayno (18340) 2012-06-05 6:29
stupendous portrait, beautiful the pose of the Guardian, I really like the light and color rendering, excellent sharp....beautiful work...
have a good day...
GREGG (7804) 2012-06-05 6:36
Very good composition,
presented hero from the frog's perspective
narrow and the vertical frame,
perfect exposure with good lights and shadows,
SnapRJW (27158) 2012-06-05 11:18
Hello Angshu - Now that's what I call good balance (I'm talking about the man perched on the stool here)! A marvellous DL shot with an excellent low POV which seems to emphasise his balancing act. Warm regards and TFS. Rosemary
yquem46 (38118) 2012-06-05 12:57
Ar first glance I thought he was crippled but fortunately just sitting, the indian way !
A nice colorful daily life shot, just the way i like them
pierrefonds (53358) 2012-06-05 18:11
The man is well placed in the frame. You have captured well the action of the man reading the newspaper. It is clear and sharp. The morning light is enhancing the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
danos (80977) 2012-06-05 21:46
great the snapshot with the native man to read his news paper with this quaint way.
I wonder how long can he stay in this deep squat as looks like to be so attentive reding the news.
Excellent the light and the colour management of this interesting snaphot of the city.
macjake (49384) 2012-06-05 22:06
Its these Truly cultural shots that I really enjoy the most on TE! I guess one could argue that every photo has cultural ties, but i think you know what i mean.
I've never heard of the Asian Squat before! very interesting.
its great too that you included the tall iron door/gate in the bg, even with the lock on it holding the 2 doors together. the only color that really pops is the yellow turbin, but still, its a captivating scene for many reasons.
mohammad_H (8152) 2012-06-06 0:18
باید پیرمرد را تحسین کرد.در این سن حوصله خواندن و اطلاع داشتن از اخبار جهان
نمایش نشستن مخصوص مناطق اسیایی ها.من دیدم کسانی را که ساعتها اینطوری نشسته اند
موضوع اجتماعی بسیار جالب
روز خوبی داشته باشید
The old man will be admired. The patient's age and reading knowledge of world news
View seating areas for Asians. I saw how those who are sitting for hours
Very interesting social issue
Have a nice day
mirosu (10942) 2012-06-06 1:22
Hi Angshu, very often I'm sitting like this in front of my PC. Excellent photo of this old man. I like how you managed to obtain that serious expression from him, not taking any knowledge about surrounding world. Excellent viewpoint, sharpness, colors & light.
alpi1500 (1518) 2012-06-06 2:10
İt’s a very interesting photo from daily life.Nice POV.
Have a nice day.
pajaran (45613) 2012-06-06 3:41
Vrlo interesantan trenutak ...
Dobar ostrina snimka, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Gospodin cita novine, cuci na stolici.
Dobar snimak i kompozicija, moje cestitke na ulovljenom trenutku.
Prijatno popodne i sve najbolje.
A very interesting moment ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and display of beautiful colors.
Mr. read newspapers, sits in a chair.
Good shot and composition, my congratulations for the captured moment.
A lovely afternoon and all the best.
Fis2 (79866) 2012-06-06 5:05
Good reportorial shot.
I like frame and colors.
chrisvek (6997) 2012-06-06 8:03
Nice shoot of this sitted man with his newspaper.Very good colors and POV.Great color management and peacefull atmosphere.Great title.
Have a nice evening
sacimar (25971) 2012-06-07 8:00
I like this image, you captured an interesting scene of daily life, the position of the man is eye catching, well seen and presented,
josepmarin (57277) 2012-06-07 12:52
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
I believe that I might not be a lot of time sat under this posture, which seems to be a bit uncomfortable.
But it is a traditional position that does not seem to worry this man, reading calmly the newspaper.
It is an image very sharp and with a splendid light, I like the quality of the colors and the structure of the composition.
A great work.
Graal (94194) 2012-06-07 23:48
unusual portrait and scene, good shot. Fine portrait. Photo I like.
Have a nice day.
ChrisJ (93442) 2012-06-09 3:33
This is common throughout south & south east Asia but my legs would cramp if I squatted like that! A wonderful warm cold color contrast between the yellow turban & the blue sky. Good sharpness & excellent graphism & composition. Tfs!
marcan44 (6223) 2012-06-09 10:31
bellissimo taglio dato all'inquadratura che mostra questa strana e particolare posizione di lettura dell'uomo che non si è accorto per niente che veniva fotografato.
Scena di vita quotidiana realizzata con grande professionalità, bravissimo!
Didi (53447) 2012-06-10 9:44
Interesting scene with nice colours and lights.
The man is not posing for you a very good natural attitude.
mesutilgim (76920) 2012-06-18 4:36
I missede this "great" capture !
Pov,light and compo are jus ropclass. Very nice framing.
TFS and best regards
holmertz (34757) 2012-06-18 8:48
Judging from pictures on TE Indians seem to be among the busiest readers of newspapers in the world. This may not statistically be true at all, but no doubt Indians read their papers in positions and places which make them extremely photogenique. This is a splendid example in an appealing morning light with perfect contrasts.
CLODO (27708) 2012-06-19 22:25
I like this particular position of the Indians, but I am surprised because he is on a stool! Nice everyday situation well framed from a low POV to make sing the contrasting colors.
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (53990)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO, RAW, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Portraits from Kachchh
- Theme(s): la lecture [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-06-05 1:02