Keshorai Patan is around 40 kms from the Bundi city and about 21 kms from Kota .
The small subdivision of Keshorai Patan in Hadoti wears the look of 'Pushkar ' on the night of the full moon. The banks of the River Chambal witness a colorful scene of men and women, clad in fantastic costumes mirrored in the crystal clear waters of the river 'Charmanyavati' or Chambal. The famous temple of Keshorai and the scenic beauty arrest the attention of visitors and speak of its grandeur and glory in silence.
Keshorai Patan was also referred as 'Patan' in the ancient times and it was ruled by king Ranti Dev. It is one of the oldest cities whose past can be traced to ancient times when it was a well-known religious centre. At Keshoraipatan the Chambal river takes a southern twist similar to Kashi (Benaras or Varanasi) and hence has become Devmukhi (facing the lords) thus holding a holy significance.
The place has the flavour for a religious sojourn and a tranquil atmosphere. The mighty river Chambal is unbelievably still here…here the pilgrims take a holy dip in this ladies only ghat (flight of steps leading to the river), before entering the temple to offer prayers to Keshorai or Lord Krishna. Note the two flat bottom boats in the BG, which are used for fishing and cleansing the river of the floating algae.
This is my last post of 2009, as I am leaving for a small trip to Gujarat and would be back only on the second day of the new year.
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mesutilgim (95528) 2009-12-26 7:37
Another perfect and teachfull entry from your country.
Very good pov and nice warm colors.
Good pictorial layout and good usefull info's.
TFS and have a nice weekend
pierrefonds (67563) 2009-12-26 7:38
The reflecyions on the water of the river are assets to the composition. The presence of the people has an effect of scale. The point of leads my eye toward the trees in the background which is giving depth to the scenery. The subject is well framed. The intensity of the light is bringing out the beauty of the colors. Have a nice day.
Morac (27723) 2009-12-26 7:44
On this beautiful photo of a scene from everyday life, I wish you a pleasant trip, and well finish the year 2009.
See you next year
Gerrit (52097) 2009-12-26 8:01
fantastic view and composition in great colors,
Have a great time and all the best to you and your loved ones,
dta (79098) 2009-12-26 8:09
Hello Angshuman ,
Both an interesting scene , and a great composition . Superb colors , too .
Best regards and have a good trip .
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-12-26 8:19
Ola Angshuman ,
Lindos detalhes capturados nesta cena diária com estas pessoas juntos do rio Chambal , interessante os barcos de madeira , bonita a paisagem de fundo com aqueles tons de verde, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
PixelTerror (0) 2009-12-26 8:56
Good riverside scene with perspective where you have kept the hard light under control, I'd possibly have opened the lens a bit more to get some extra speed
Have a nice day JY
LOOOK13 (19046) 2009-12-26 11:30
Tres intéressante et agréable à regarder.
Les couleurs sont sympas, et le cadrage au top.
jasmis (58161) 2009-12-26 12:14
Interesting and exotic scenery. Detailed note incuded.
Regards my dear friend. Happy trip to Gujarat.
bukitgolfb301 (42712) 2009-12-26 14:00
Hello my Prof. Angshuman
This is an another marvelous shot!
Perfect framework/composition, soft color description are so admirable as usual. Nice pan focus approach!
Congratulation on your masterpiece!
Thanks for sharing and best regards,
Have a good Sunday!
npecanhuk (75592) 2009-12-27 4:47
That's a very interesting and beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, pov, dof and composition are all excellent!
I specially like the way you placed all the attractive elements in this image with soft light and colors!
TFS - congratulations!
My warmest regards,
JT50 (1491) 2009-12-27 9:05
I like the way you have offered a large portion of the
frame to the river and the distant forest leaving a lesser
portion to the ghat. The viewer looks at the ghat and diverts the vision towards the open river. Very unusal form of the boats. The different shades of colour in the river creates a fine palette. Good framing.
Enjoy your trip to Gujarat.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2009-12-27 9:15
Dear Angshu da,
a nice daily life scene full with colours and with nice depth. The women in ghat and the boats are just excellent. Your light management is great here which offers here a nice tone. Very well composed shot. Tfs.
Notun bochhor subha hok.
Gujarat er kichhu bhalo chhobi paoar asay thaklam.
Longroute (19396) 2009-12-27 9:41
This is an usual Indian scene most photographed in Benares, but stangely here one doesn't see the huge crowds found there. Not only the river looks calm but the whole surroundings seem a remote and solitary place like in the countryside, and one doesn't suspect that a city lies nearby. It's a well balanced composition, where the river banks give a fine depth, and I like the strong colours typically Indian and the sight of this calm waters with the two flat boats (thanks for the info about them). It may sounds curious to you but I like that long green spot too, which I guess must be the floating algae. It's a pity that the girls were too far and turning their back because they were an interesting subject.
It reminds me of some places that I've seen in India, silent and vast spaces where life flows slowly and tranquilly...
Have a nice trip and A Happy New Year,
ciakgiak (30431) 2009-12-27 12:36
the view is really splendid, the image is very interesting and it's full of light and colours. Moreover is very well composed. Have a great trip and a splendid new year. Friendly regards.
emka (99999) 2009-12-27 13:56
Hi Angshuman, Nice shot of this ghat on the Chambal River. interesting this yellow vegetation on the river. Very peaceful landscape.
Have a nice trip to Gujarat and wonderful New Year 2010.
John_F_Kennedy (43665) 2009-12-27 23:24
I'm very impressed by this amazing scenery, excellent clarity and colours
best wishes and have a nice day
dip (23888) 2009-12-28 0:21
beautiful image with good point of view and nice colors,especially the green tones are fantastic,
good light managment and clarity as well,
danos (99257) 2009-12-28 0:31
nice the view of these people that preparing for their holy dip.I like the perspective of the scene,as the worm and brilliant colours of the shot.Informative your note as well.
I wish,you and your family a wonderful, peaceful and prosperous New Year,Danos
papagolf21 (103026) 2009-12-28 0:42
Bonjour, mon ami Angshu,
Toujours d'aussi belles images qui font rêver et voyager.
C'est toujours un plaisir que de découvrir vos photographies.
Excellentes fêtes de fin d'année.
pajaran (61882) 2009-12-28 1:54
Pozdrav , kod nas je topao dan, kao da nije zima.
Dobra kompozicija ove lepe fotografije, dobrih boja i trenutka.
Lep dan, Paja.
jhm (154564) 2009-12-28 4:42
The snow is totally disappear in Flemish Belgium, exactly a new live with +5° Celsius.
On this beautiful photo of a scene from everyday life.
Beautiful image with good point of view and nice colors,especially the green tones are fantastic,
Also quality and sharpness are excellent for look at.
Composition and presentation are superb.
Also a good perspective and depth image, peacefully place.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
feather (51130) 2009-12-28 7:48
Interesting image of an important cultural event. It is good you included some of the participants. The perspective of the river's edge leads the eye nicely into the scene. Have a great trip.
Happy New Year
emjleclercq (15780) 2009-12-28 12:50
Nice color, and good composition. But I still wonder how these strange rough boats are floating! They look so crude.
A very Happy New Year 2010!
Graal (103032) 2009-12-28 23:35
nice scenery and interesting scene. Good note and photojob. I like it.
Happy New Year! I wish You great trip.
patdeph (35748) 2009-12-29 6:54
one more time,you have collected a picturesque scene,where the splendid colors give all the interest!This is superb!
jafadabret (56501) 2009-12-29 11:35
La photo est superbe avec la belle lumière et les couleurs.
Je te souhaite bon voyage et ramène nous de belles photos.
Happy New Year 2010 !!
Didi (60588) 2009-12-30 0:39
Very nice scene of local life. Very nice colours and great lights.
I wish you a happy new year 2010
anindya2u (287) 2010-01-02 21:24
As usual a good post from your side. Useful note too for us. Good POV and very good colour balance.Use of greater f stop has worked well over here.
janusz2054 (2) 2010-01-05 3:00
Nice shot of this Chambal River.
Very nice scene from daily life.
emilbo (22616) 2010-01-05 12:18
Très intéressante photo de la vie quotidienne la-bas et excellente perspective. Belle atmosphère avec les personnages qui humanisent la scène. Beau point de vue et belle harmonie de couleurs.
Félicitations!... et bonne soirée,
siolaw (38292) 2010-01-07 0:42
Good compo of the ghat and people in the corner to have a nice view at the surrounding landscape. Colors look natural, details are sharp. That makes a pleasant photo!
Atousa (7131) 2010-01-12 4:44
A well composed shot with worth seeing layers in different colors which have created a good sense of depth..very interesting details..tfs
All the best, Atousa
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56758)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-02
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Ceremony
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Canon 18 - 55mm / f 3.5 - 5.6, RAW, Hoya 58mm PL-CIR
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Rajasthan, The Circuit Lesser Known
- Date Submitted: 2009-12-26 7:29