The Mondays of Shravana (a month in bengali calender which lies between 2nd part of July and 1st part of August) are very special for Hindu devotees. In each Mondays they used to take a dip in the sacred river Ganges and carry this sacred water to pour it on the stony idol of Lord Shiva. In this process they used to walk miles with bare feet.
In this frame you can see some of them who are in the Byaspur Shiva Temple complex are waiting for their turn. You can see also some part of this temple which is a unique with its terracotta style. In this frame you can see a 'Dhak' in foreground which is an instrument covered with leather in two sides and the sound created by two wooden sticks.
It was captured today morning and the sky was then not in its best. So, there is a burned portion at the left side of frame. Despite this, I like this frame very much and now sharing it with you. Hope you'll like the effort tried.
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rodgerg (55767) 2010-08-16 4:54
A nice and well coloured shot with interesting and various details very well colkected. But here I like especially the original, very efficience and impressive POV very well selcetd.
Have a nice week,
snunney (94885) 2010-08-16 5:27
A colourful composition of these ladies waiting to perform their devotions. I like the upwards point of view and the presence of the drum bottom right. Also, the detail to be seen in the architecture of the shrine. Colours and sharpness are both very good.
dip (23888) 2010-08-16 5:32
a beautiful multicolored image!
I like the low POV and the details,
well seen and captured!
halilguven (417) 2010-08-16 6:27
Yerdeki davul fotoğrafa ayrı bir derinlik katmış.
pajaran (57957) 2010-08-16 7:34
Dobar tekst i trenutak ...
Velika i mocna reka Gang, mesto zelja i obicaja, zivota ljudi i vere.
Dobar trenutak snimka zena u narodnoj nosnji prelepih boja, mnogo lepa fotografija, moje cestitke.
A good text and instant ...
Large and powerful river Ganges, a place wishes and customs, life and faith.
A good time recording of women in folk costumes of beautiful color, lots of beautiful pictures, my congratulations.
All the best.
sayeed_rahman (6370) 2010-08-16 7:55
A beautiful composition Subho..just enough of the dhak, love the tones on it and the layers open up with the different saturation of red balanced with a a bit of green thrown in..
would love to see more of the bare feet..nice stuff
lousat (87134) 2010-08-16 8:29
Hi Subhendhu,a very nice and different composition,the choice of low point of view make a difference,i think it's a beautifull way to show this special moment for the Hindu people! Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano
abmdsudi (50496) 2010-08-16 9:32
Very creative low pov u chose, displaying the devotees in colorful sarees and wise inclusion of that drum
that add depth. Excellent exposure control with spectacular details and sharpness. Rich calor and good contrast. Well done daily life shot, Thks for sharing
quillo (11850) 2010-08-16 9:43
Namaste Subhendu :
In any case it is a good framing and
I think that you have been right publishing
this interesting image of the women preparing
him for his rituals, in a good work,
Cricri (115557) 2010-08-16 10:04
Une image très colorées avec beaucoup de détails a voir, comme la structure du temple et l'instrument en cadrage, l'idée est originale et belle, tout comme la composition
charmante (1090) 2010-08-16 11:09
Exotic colors, excellent PoV. I also like the diagonal positioning of the heads, very artistic. well done :) I even think we can crop the bottom to eliminate that pair of hands in the left, so I posted a WS. Hope you like it.
kordinator (20453) 2010-08-16 12:12
A beautiful colorful composition.
Interesting angle and point of view.
Very efficience and impressive POV very well selected.
BluSimo (9392) 2010-08-16 22:38
Good morning Subhendu
I above all love the Pov from the low and the positioning of the object on the right. It seems to begin a movement that the women continue, moving in the same appearing direction. I like colors also.
thanks for sharing this shot.
have a nice day, ciao
pablominto (53746) 2010-08-16 23:50
A colourful frame, a situation with additional interest by the low point of view!
Good depth and sharp detail in the main subjects...
carlosmarin (11954) 2010-08-17 2:17
beautiful scene of daily life, the Mondays of Shravana.
Good shot, POV and beautiful colors.
ciakgiak (30427) 2010-08-17 9:12
another splendid, interesting and colorful image, a perfect vertical composition with a low POV working very well and a great quality. Congratulations, TFS.
samratrayc (438) 2010-08-17 9:25
a very original composition.
the inclusion of the 'dhol' in the immediate FG is indeed a vey suggestive n innovative ideation.
i am also very impressed by the colours and the perfect DOF.
A tell-tale shot indeed
Charo (51210) 2010-08-17 16:25
Superb composition and excellent point of view.
I really like this everyday scene with the beautiful costumes of the women on the bottom of a great architecture. Good job!
jhm (148742) 2010-08-18 4:34
A colourful composition of these ladies waiting to perform their devotions, excellent exposure control with spectacular details and sharpness.
Excellent composition, nice of colors, sharpness and clarity are perfect seen.
Very well done, TFS.
tusharkmandal (3173) 2010-08-18 6:31
I was just waiting for something like this.. A very fine composition. Great to see it. Very well captured.
Have a nice time
batalay (37851) 2010-08-19 7:56
The colorful garb worn by Indian women make spectacular color highlights. Your photo, a candid shot of the small group from an unusual vantage point, adds the extra element of the spontaneous. I see also that the photo is as fresh as a loaf of bread just out of the oven, shot and posted the same day. The note is informative as usual.
Angshu (56748) 2010-08-20 8:43
Your low POV works well...but would have worked well if the dhak was not there. Good colours & thanks to your low POV, the ladies stand tall here. Good realization!
- Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (subhendu_bagchi) (26083)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-08-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Ceremony, Architecture, Artwork, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5600
- Exposure: f/3.1
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): ! ! ! * * * * Colors of India * * * * ¡ ¡ ¡, TEMPLES OF MURSHIDABAD [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-08-16 4:36