Shot it at "Gajan Fair".
Gajan a Shaivite folk festival, held on CHAITRA SANGKRANTI (the last day of Chaitra..according to eng calendar ,its in middle of april) and on full moon nights up to the full moon of Asadh. The festival is associated with various gods. There may thus be SHIVA's Gajan, the Gajan of DHARMA THAKUR, the Gajan of Nil etc. But the main object of this festival is to celebrate the marriage of the sun and the earth. The reason for this festival is perhaps to appease the sun and pray for rain during the hot, dry month of Chaitra.
The festival is arranged on the premises of Shiva temples. Those who take part in the festival after making vows are called sannyasi or bhaktya. They take sacrificial food and wear uturi (wrappers). Each one holds a staff. They try to satisfy the god through different acts of penance, such as piercing their tongues with nails, jumping upon thorns, walking on burning charcoal, etc. CHADAK PUJA is performed on the occasion of the Gajan festival. During this festival, processions are brought out from the premises of the temple of Shiva and taken to other villages. A pair of processionists take the roles of Shiva and Gauri and render dances. Other bhaktyas take the roles of Nandi, Bhrngi, ghosts and spirits, monsters and demons and dance along with Shiva and Gauri. During this time different verses are recited narrating the story of how Shiva's sleep was disturbed and going on to his marriage, his agricultural activities etc. This festival usually lasts for three days. During the gajan on Chaitra Samkranti, Kali dances are also performed in some places describing how the goddess slaughtered the monster Asura.
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arvinnino (436) 2009-04-15 7:18
very nice portrait, very artistic, so unique.
some portrait they tying to convert it to B&W to give more drama or emphasis to the photo, but this one no need for more adjustments, simply beautiful.
partha (14020) 2009-04-15 7:22
Great shot. Effective angle of view with nice blue effect. The vision looks strong and dramatic,
Kothai gachile boss chupchap?
tempocativo (476) 2009-04-15 7:24
Olá Subir, muito artística esta tua fotografia. Muito original e com uma grande expressão.
albertojr (738) 2009-04-15 7:56
A portrait of devotion, excellent shot, it's very unique, hats off on this one.
charlotte_iona (1115) 2009-04-15 8:03
very original and effective portrait. Lovely work.
stevev1 (10) 2009-04-15 8:39
This is beyond words! What a captivating work.. a fav for me
All the best
delkoo (68) 2009-04-15 9:17
excellent portrait ; your original POVmakes the photo, as well as the blues tones all around.
scalerman (26900) 2009-04-15 12:05
Subir: an instant favorite. I would think you encouraged him for the pose in this remarkable POV. Great note. Really stunning. regards, c
tomescuc (3291) 2009-04-15 12:53
Great POV, fantastic blue. This one stands out.
mattharvey1 (1040) 2009-04-15 14:34
The fantastic depth of field you have acheived and the wonderful POV make this into an instant great photo.
Your notes add to the whole package.
nirajsinha (857) 2009-04-16 4:11
HI Subir Da,
Child in Blue... will be remembered for its unique PoV and eye contact of child with lens.. A great piece of work dada.. Keep it up..
baba_flies (8829) 2009-04-16 11:51
Hello Subir! Very special how you arranged this photo, I had to look twice. His blue face is so different of what we know where I live and I guess your excellent composition gave it another dimension of something that is not necessary to understand but is wonderful to experience through your ourstanding photo work ... this is why we are here on TE, isn't it, to share these special moments with each other. Great work!!! Best regards, Barbara.
alimo3 (6854) 2009-04-16 14:08
very nice image ,i love this deep blue tone and the magic light.
the simple hape ,the angle and composition makes an impressive pic.
1 st time i have to see you work here and i enjoy it a lot.
marietom (34609) 2009-04-17 1:42
magnifique portrait dans de très belles et inhabituelles couleurs.
vmukherjee (612) 2009-06-15 2:21
Amazing shot! The bright blue colour, the reflections in the eyes, and the pov, all make this an extraordinary image!!
adores (38707) 2010-01-01 14:31
I had to go back in your gallery to pick up this one to my favourites. I love everything here, the blue colour, the eyes of the child looking at your camera and the way you have transformed what could had been a simple portrait into a great one, thanks to the great pov you have chosen. I've noticed it's one of your favourites, well it's one of mine too. And, if you don't mind, I'm going to add it to Achim's theme " Favourites 2009".
- Copyright: SUBIR BASAK (photographer123) (6246)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-04-14
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D40X, 18-55mm, RAW
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): CHILDREN OF INDIA, your's favorite, MY FAVORITE...., Kiks Favorites on TE, BLUE COLOUR 4 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2009-04-15 6:53
- Favorites: 3 [view]