Paintings and Ladies : This shot was taken at a local fair in rural Bengal in the town of Shantiniketan.The ladies are selling paintings at Poush Mela Ground in Bolpur.Here we can see that the ladies are trying to strike a deal with a prospective buyer,who is not in the frame.
Tidbits about Poush Mela :
Poush Mela is an annual fair and festival that takes place in Santiniketan, marking the harvest season. Commencing on the 7th day of the month of Poush(December), the fair officially lasts for three days, although vendors may stay up until the month-end. The key characteristic of this fair are live performances of Bengali folk music, notably baul music. At Tagore's behest, the annual Poush utsav became an important cultural event where students and teachers of his school took active part. Poush Mela, therefore, becomes a meeting ground for urban people and rural folk. Rural artisans bring their wares like batik printed materials, leather bags, earthen wares, paintings, etc to the fair while their urban relatives set up stalls for the rurals to buy new industrially produced goods.
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Subhogen (4067) 2013-11-27 22:28
Beautiful natural daily shot that you have captured in this famous mela. Colors are very well presented. I like the inquisitive and indifferent look on the ladies. Good informative note to go with it. This place has a lot of subjects and is a photo enthusiast's delight. TFS
pajaran (61882) 2013-11-27 23:05
Interesantan tekst o festivalu ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazane dame u narodnoj nosnji, koje prodaju slike.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the festival ...
Good time recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, nice ladies shown in folk costumes, selling paintings.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
jemaflor (98771) 2013-11-27 23:16
Beautiful colors and well composed with these two sailers, good sharpness even one of these people moves the head.
Fis2 (99720) 2013-11-27 23:45
Good reportage photo from street.
I like colors and frame.
Have a nice afternoon
aleXundar (1256) 2013-11-28 1:23
Colors and colors --- all over the frame.
Beautiful cross-section chosen from the mela.
Very natural... candid. Captured the details wonderfully.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-11-28 1:25
very good portrait picture with really amazing and eye-catching backdrop!
I must say all these paintings around makes the shot so attractive,that it´s quite hard to concentrate on these women and their facial expressions,which are very meaningful.
Have a nice day
mirosu (16273) 2013-11-28 3:29
Excellent colourful photo composition. Superb details, perfect light. Well chosen high angle POV. It is actually very good snapshot, captured in the moment when the women not watching you. Well done.
jacquest (18927) 2013-11-28 4:02
This daily life image is also a wondeful palette of colors and figures. The two women seem engulfed by these colorful pieces of art all around. Well done.
imageme (1790) 2013-11-28 4:42
Hi Farhat, Wonderful colour picture. Colourful paintings around the two selling ladies. Great composition and POV. Detail note about this festival with great image. Thank for sharing
timecapturer (49288) 2013-11-28 4:51
a shot that is just a riot of colours and detail and all captured so proficiently. It is an intense and beautiful study that captures the moment and character of these two ladies so sensitively. Wonderful!
Regards - B.
Nicou (144292) 2013-11-28 4:55
quelle vue de ces deux dames sueprbe compo et iamge dans ces tissus quel pastel colorés et vue quelle cpatage et attitude fantastique.
Bravo et amitié
Noel_Byrne (31668) 2013-11-28 4:57
The color in this is extraordinary! Note only the beautiful bright setting, but the clothing on the women as well, its like two people peering out of a kaleidoscope! I really love that filled the frame with color like this to create an instantly appealing image.
kato (11630) 2013-11-28 5:06
You're capturing well this traditional market by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting to see many art printings with many colors and various motif on roadside. It looks like the business peculiar in fair oe festuval.
ikeharel (72903) 2013-11-28 5:20
A great symphny of colors, Farhat.
Besides the fine painted posters/rugs, the two ladies face's expression is interesting to look at: an inquiisitive look at the by passers, which are not on the photo.
Fine shaer details, well collected.
Miguel82 (27646) 2013-11-28 5:33
this is a fantastic shot full of bright colors, many artworks and handicrafts are exposed there, it looks Maithili or tribal style but not sure, an owl is visible on the right of the picture, very interesting, a tiger, a cobra, fishes and village scene, bravo, an authentic shot from rural areas of Bengal, warm regards
Sergiom (81809) 2013-11-28 6:08
On dirait un tableau, tellement les dames semblent bien intégrées dans leurs produits à vendre. Les couleurs sont magnifiques et le portrait parle par lui même.
CLODO (34720) 2013-11-28 6:12
Very good street scene where you were unnoticed, the 2 ladies being absorbed by their bargain. I like the vivid colors giving some joy to the post.
jcpix (13930) 2013-11-28 8:36
Would it be stating the obvious to say that this is colorful?!! :) An explosion of color indeed, this leaps off the pages. There's so much to scan over, I'm enjoying looking at ever detail in these works of art. A great idea to include the local perspective as well, adding that touch of human captivation and emotion to the imagery. A very good look into the daily life scene taking place all around us. Thanks for sharing this connection to a place we don't get to see all that often. Take good care.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-11-28 9:59
An explosion of colour and design and as a lover of textiles and local arts and crafts I find this shot full of fascinating detail Farhat. The ladies look anxious, I hope they make a sale! Warm regards Rosemary
holmertz (54315) 2013-11-28 10:14
Lovely Indian traditional paintings and lovely ladies too. A good dose of Indian colours and daily life.
cornejo (43545) 2013-11-28 10:43
Hi Farhat, very good photo of this interesting composition with the beautiful scene of daily life, perfectly captured in this excellent and beautiful photography. Interesting picture with good sharpness, light and color. Great work and pretty well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good morning and happy weekend.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
ourania (47136) 2013-11-28 12:00
in spite of its spontaneity, this is a well composed photo of great interest. I like very much how you've filled the frame with all these extraordinary designs and colours, providing at the same time an attractive perspective that emphasizes the presence of the two ladies. Their clothes merge so well with the colourful designs and their postures and expressions are very intriguing. Lighting and clarity are excellent. Congratulations and thank you! Thank you also for your warm comment, I liked very much your interpretation of my picture!
All the best, have a great day,
adramad (46504) 2013-11-28 12:47
Magnificent note that introduces us to the understanding of this fabulous image.
Great image with a powerful color, so lovely paintings, such as the saris of the women, a fabulous picture of everyday life during those holidays.
A gorgeous day, it gives you some wonderful colors.
Great brightness and superb sharpness, to enjoy the details.
Have a good night.
lousat (92892) 2013-11-28 14:40
Hi Farhat,a beautiful colors fest in your veru original pic,and no need other words,a lot of points for this magnificent shot,i like it!!! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Kugart (1778) 2013-11-29 1:56
What a wonderful array of colour in the fantastic artwork on show here. Even the ladies traditional dresses seem to blend into the surrounding background. We'll captured the expression on their faces. Lovely presentation.
williewhistler (16398) 2013-11-29 7:06
judging by their expressions the ladies appear rather unimpressed with a potential customer..
This is such a colourful photograph,a delight to view with so many patterns and interesting features.
Best wishes Les.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-11-29 15:17
Interesting note to understan better the colorful capture of the seller with the batic painter it seems
Never see this kind of art
Like the expresions of the women , it seems they don t agree with the possible customer
Well done, congrats
I visited India to go at a wedding where there was chinese , as well as indian and oxidental food
ChrisJ (115555) 2013-11-29 15:26
A colorful daily life scene with the 2 people in the centre animating the image. Good sharpness and saturation with excellent tight framing. The female cobra painting at left is eye-catching! The diagonal lines in the fg add lead in lines and perspective. Tfs!
everlasting (15238) 2013-11-30 4:24
A kaleidoscope of colour. I think the lady in yellow just moved there is a slight blur there.\
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-11-30 9:35
Those art works looks beautiful and very artistic. Love the colors. Nicely captured with good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
Silvio1953 (145645) 2013-11-30 10:22
Ciao Farhat, lovely daily life composition with beautiful women, intense expressions, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (120537) 2013-12-01 10:09
Très jolie présentation remplie de couleurs , de décorations et de jolies tenues des deux dames, très belle présentation
serp2000 (44578) 2013-12-02 2:27
Wow! Very nice picturesque scene, so bright colors, so beautiful patterns. It reminds me my trip to the market of Panjim. TFS!
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-02 3:32
l'esposizione di questi tessuti dipinti è un ottimo pretesto per una foto d'effetto, tanto più che accanto alle opere sono inserite anche presenze umane dai colori altrettanto vivaci.
Una foto molto interessante. A mio parere una maggiore saturazione ci sarebbe stata molto bene. Bravo in ogni caso.
Ciao e buon inizio di settimana
zoomer (6) 2013-12-02 7:00
Hello,what a super interesting and colorful composition!Details are just wonderful,all the best Wolf.
photoray (13981) 2013-12-05 17:00
Interesting vendor art scene with the traditional garbed women surrounded in very colorful and unusual designs, blending classical and modern.
mcmtanyel (24001) 2013-12-06 21:26
This is an utterly delightful study in colors. I like the expression in the faces of the ladies, especially the one in red.
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2013-12-07 23:27
beautiful picture full of vivid colors. nice details.
maloutim (9639) 2013-12-15 0:50
This is a typical, colorful street scene in India, with sellers exhibiting their artistic goods.
The flourish of colors makes it a very cheerful picture and I hope they managed to make a good deal.
Thanks for sharing, and best regards.
adores (45715) 2013-12-15 18:07
A really colourful scene! The paintings are really interesting and mixed with their clothes they make a nice and colourful scene - really India! Hope they sell many! A good daily scene!
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-01-03 3:39
interesting one. Love the composition with fine colours all around. A good composition from daily life. Tfs.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (17167)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-12-24
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/2, 1/30 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-27 21:14