Bhuj appears as a sleepy old town in the morning before breaking up into a frenzy of activity. However this frenzy does not seem to affect the old part of the town near the Pragmahal & Aina Mahal Palaces .
When we reached the palace to visit the museum at 9, there were only a handful of locals around. Bharat Bhai sat outside the main gate of the Palaces immersed in the morning news. He was oblivious of my presence even as my shutter clicked. But I had to grab his attention….otherwise we wouldn’t be able get into the palace….he was the ticket master & the key to the Palace main door was firmly dangling around his waist
So here is Bharat Bhai & his daily ration of Sandesh (good news) newspaper.
Postprocessing : Burnt the left side which was overtly OE....but used an approach which gives a ragged look. Feel free to let me know if it didn't work!
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emka (106816) 2012-05-07 23:43
Hi dear Angshuman,
Nice morning scene with this thicket master deep in the lecture. Excellent portrait. Very nice composition.
mohammad_H (10072) 2012-05-08 0:11
پرتره جذاب با نمایش این پیر سالخورده
و جالب اینکه با این سن بدون عینک به خواندن روزنامه میپردازد
نمای فوق العاده زیبا در یک قاب قشنگ
وضوح بسیار خوب
روز خوبی و زیبایی را برایت ارزو دارم
View this fascinating portrait of the aged
And interestingly without glasses to read the paper deals with the age
Beautiful view in a beautiful frame.
Very good resolution
I wish you good day and beauty
danos (103156) 2012-05-08 0:27
nice the scenery with the man to read the 'good news' of the city in his newspaper.I like his absorption reading the news, with the blue blanket to warm,as covering his back.Excellent the light and the colour management of the image.
besnard (57228) 2012-05-08 0:37
Un bon portrait de ce lecteur qui ne se laisse pas distraire de son occupation par le photographe.
Une belle scène de rue.
papagolf21 (109390) 2012-05-08 1:30
Bonjour, cher Angshu,
Insensible à l'environnement, le vieil homme s'intéresse aux nouvelles (sans lunettes) !
Une très bonne prise de vue.
Nicou (151132) 2012-05-08 2:38
merveilleux portrait de cete homme qui lit son journale sueprbe vue et compo quelc aptage et compo fantastique iamge.
bravo et amitié
ChrisJ (117897) 2012-05-08 3:13
Good sharpness & superb colour & saturation. I like the warm cold colour contrast between the blue & pink in this superb daily life scene of the man reading a newspaper. I would burn in the bright bg wall top left. Tfs!
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2012-05-08 3:28
Wonderful shot. Nice composition of man with interest on the newpapers
jhm (160077) 2012-05-08 4:19
The man enjoy of his newspaper early in the morning.
Perhaps not the place for us for to read a newspaper but in your country is this normal.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Composition and presentation are pleasant.
Very well done, TFS.
SnapRJW (31629) 2012-05-08 4:20
Hello Angshu - Men and their newspapers, an institution seen the whole world over! I love your framing and composition here, the bent arms resting on the knees, the tilted head, the draped shawl and the paper. On my screen it looks like you have done a bit of burning in on the upper left of the frame which is a little ragged but a lovely image nonetheless. Warm regards rosemary
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-05-08 4:57
Ola Angshuman ,
Que bela cena este homem a ler o jornal encostado a esta parede , parece bem concentrado na leitura , bons detalhes , boa escolha pelo formato vertical , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
pierrefonds (71167) 2012-05-08 5:43
The man is well placed in the frame. The portrait is showing the serious expression and the concentraion of the man reading the newspaper. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
macondo (19806) 2012-05-08 6:02
Great title, and terrific study of this avid student of the news. I like the vertical format and the generous space given to the very solid looking wall behind him, with its carved names and messages. Terrific photo, with its colours and the expression on the subject's face. I also noticed what looks like PP in upper left, but don't think it mars the shot at all.
delpeoples (59774) 2012-05-08 9:32
Namaskar dear Angshu
Ah this makes me smile this photo. What an exquisite daily life photo. Superb colours and light management. It's so well rendered and sharp, that I actually feel like I'm watching this fascinating man read the papers to me.
Thanks for sharing, have a happy day
yquem46 (38752) 2012-05-08 12:13
A good daily life shot of Gujarat of this man reading the news
Nice focus on him without interference of the BG
have a nice evening
Waylim (25436) 2012-05-08 14:50
Excellent shot this one, with great daily life vallue. I like his concentration on the papers, Doesn't even know you were taking picture of him. Really good quality with beautiful detail and colors.
On you large version, I'm sure you can read what on the news paper.
bukitgolfb301 (45147) 2012-05-09 1:10
Hello my dear Angshuman, how are you?
So impresive portrait shot, perfect tightly cropped vertical framework. So vivid and clear presentation as usual. Thanks for your sharing with your good job and have a good day, best regards,
Takero from Tokyo
josepmarin (58359) 2012-05-09 5:36
Namaste, my friend Angshuman,
the indifferent attitude of this man, sat at the main gate of the Temple, while he reads calmly the newspaper, provides a great graphical interest and a lot of vitality to your composition.
The correction of the over-exposure in the left side is a bit noticeable, but I think that it has improved the general quality of the photo.
A splendid work.
sacimar (28745) 2012-05-09 6:09
I like the scene you captured here, it's a good image of daily life, the man is concentrated on his reading... well seen,
Fis2 (106484) 2012-05-09 6:52
I like this daily life shot.
Good reportorial photo.
jusninasirun (17527) 2012-05-09 7:30
You are always good with the portrait of daily life. This is a wonderful candid of a man catching up with the news, He looks engrossed and you have rendered the details beautifully in the frame.
Thanks and kind regards.
pajaran (65810) 2012-05-09 8:59
Gospodin cita novine i nema vremena za turiste ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina, kontrast i prikaz lepim bojama.
Dobar rad i kompozicija.
Mr. read newspapers and have no time for tourists ...
A good moment shot, sharpness, contrast and display beautiful colors.
Good work and composition.
All the best.
mkamionka (39965) 2012-05-09 11:09
congratulations, this a fantastic portrait. The face of that man similarly to the surface of the building behind him seems so full of history and experience. Plus he makes a nice face which seems to be deep in the politics. He is so focused! Very well captured street scene, great quality too.
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2012-05-09 12:30
hi Angshu da,
another great portrait with newspaper....
very good sharpness & superb colours....
good daily life shot.... excellent..
aliabazari (16278) 2012-05-09 19:13
This picture is very beautiful and well-documented.
A good combination.
Graal (103038) 2012-05-09 23:21
nice portrait. Good captured scene and place. Well note and photowork.
Have a nice day.
patdeph (35748) 2012-05-10 12:37
a beautiful street scene, with splendid colors.I like very much and add it in my theme.
marcan44 (6315) 2012-05-10 14:27
bellissimo ritratto dove risalta l'espressione di concentrazione dell'uomo nel leggere le notizie fresche del mattino.
Un angolo della vita quotidiana di tutti i giorni realizzato con ironia e tecnica fotografica eccellente.
Have a nice next day
wolf38 (31296) 2012-05-11 5:52
Hello Angshuman. A beautiful and subtle photo. I like the quiet atmosphere. Everything is superbly presented. My compliments for this great shot. Rgds, Wolfgang.
macjake (72623) 2012-05-11 11:07
haha, great scene you have captured here.
I like his relaxed post, with legs open, back set up on the wall behind him.
i'm curious, how far away were you when you took the shot? and yes, the left side is noticeably burnt out, but to be honest, the subject is captivating enough that its not a distraction. I didn't even notice until you pointed it out to me.
So therefore i guess it isn't that bad. You know its bad when it overpowers the main subject, but not in this scene.
love the subect matter, and the idea to capture this man.
Didi (60590) 2012-05-12 4:28
Very interesting scene with the concentrate attitude of the man.
Life is in the street in your country, that's very interesting comparing with my country, it's not so easy to take daily life scenes.
holmertz (59194) 2012-05-12 7:52
I like this portrait very much. The man is sitting very nicely, wearing fine clothes and looks totally immeresed in his paper. I also like the colours and texture of the wall behind him. The light is perfect in the important part of the picture, and although it is clear you had to give a rather drastic treatment to the left part the result is good and not at all disturbing.
abmdsudi (57734) 2012-05-13 6:40
He is fully engrossed in his casual posture there and becomes the victim of your keen eyes. A lovely shot for its atmosphere and the tight framing isolates him in sharp focus and so contrasting against the bg and his features and outifit colors standout stunningly pulling the eyes in. This layout makes him look great. A fine effort work. Well done, TFS
COSTANTINO (69694) 2012-08-13 23:00
I love visiting the gallery and
finding old photos that also
are amazing,today I chose
this one which is very characteristic
with the man reading the news from
this newspaper,excellent work
the portrait is welldone
- Copyright: Angshuman Chatterjee (Angshu) (56760)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-12-22
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 400D (Digital Rebel XTi), Sigma 18-50mm F2.8 EX DC MACRO, RAW, Marumi 72mm PL-CIR
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Portraits from Kachchh
- Theme(s): la lecture [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-07 23:39