A Touch of Rural Bengal : This is an other image from Birbhum District in West Bengal.A farmer is returning home in the evening hours from his fields with the harvested paddy on his bullock cart.The use of bullocks for ploughing and transportation is still prevalent in Eastern India,as the use of tractors is not widespread due to high operational costs.India in its rural farming still lives a life similar to what existed some fifty years back.
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Subhogen (4067) 2013-12-09 21:32
A great capture from Rural Bengal. Nice natural colors and clarity. I like the expression of the struggling bullocks. I wish the driver was not posing for your camera and was more busy in driving the cart. Your photo makes me remember of my ancestral village in Burdwan.
Thanks for sharing.
P.S There has been rapid developments in agriculture and overall standard of life in rural areas in the last 50 years. could you please care to highlight that as well?
pajaran (61834) 2013-12-09 22:13
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku ...
Dobar trenutak snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazan trenutak.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the place and time ...
Good moment recording and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, beautiful moment is shown.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
kato (11630) 2013-12-09 23:35
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle in which the cute bullock is carrying the harvested paddy of the loading platform. It's a pastoral scene. It's also pastoral landscape for the surrounding paddy field.
Fis2 (99652) 2013-12-09 23:44
Your photo is nicely.
Good frame and colors.
I like this daily life shot.
Have a nice afternoon
Miguel82 (27646) 2013-12-09 23:56
A bullock cart loaded with straw, an authentic capture from Bengali countryside, excellent hues and good sharpness, all the best, have a nice day Fabbs
Nicou (144228) 2013-12-10 2:15
Grandisoe iamge et compo sueprbe vue de ces boufs en train de tirer la charette et le personnage quelle attitude leur tête mervielleux sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-12-10 2:30
interesting and magnificent daily-life scene from rural life in West Bengal.
Really like your centrat POV,excellently applied close-up,but above all so delightful light,which creates here so unique atmosphere.
Have a nice day
holmertz (54243) 2013-12-10 2:53
A very good photo from rural India. The light was difficult but it's well handled and the colours are very attractive. There is an interesting symmetry in the movements of the bullocks.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-12-10 3:08
hello, nice sharp presentation with the bullock cart and its driver. Excellent clarity and depth. I would go for some wide in such cases. Overall your shot is sharp and have a nice mood of semi rural bengal (I used the work 'semi' for the cast road instead of red earthy one). Tfs.
pierrefonds (67513) 2013-12-10 4:26
The length of the field is giving depth to the composition.You have captured well the serious expression of the farmer. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the bullock cart. The heat haze or the strong light is affecting slightly the output of the colorts. Have a nice day.
jhm (154508) 2013-12-10 4:36
A wonderful image with the two cows in foreground.
The farmer is very proud with his carriage.
You chose a very well angle this care for depth and perspective.
A nice composition, lovely colours, sharpness makes everything nice.
Very well done, TFS.
Noel_Byrne (31654) 2013-12-10 4:45
I love this, I dont know if this scene should make me smile the way it does, but it does make me smile broadly. The bullocks look like you have caught them singing, the way their heads are raised together looks brilliant. A novel way to capture this scene head on this way, very nice presentation indeed. You managed the light really well too.
Thanks as always
timecapturer (49288) 2013-12-10 4:57
like this! A real sense of the character and industry that has obviously gone into the harvest. Difficult light but you have managed it superbly so that it adds to the impact and beauty of the image. A wonderful image presented perfectly.
snunney (100698) 2013-12-10 5:08
A fine capture of this rural scene. The driver seems very proud to be photographed with his team of bullocks and fully laden cart. Good control over depth of field to lift them slightly from the background, creating a 3-D effect. I like the warm light and colours.
Sergiom (81735) 2013-12-10 5:22
Il serait peut être temps que tu t'enlèves du chemin, sinon tu vas te faire passer dessus par ces deux vaches qui semblent bien pressées de rentrer à la maison. Le léger contre jour est superbe.
Silvio1953 (145579) 2013-12-10 5:53
Ciao Farhat, lovely daily life composition with nice rural scene, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ikeharel (72867) 2013-12-10 8:18
Beautiful taken picture, Farhat, the man on the cart was looking at you directly. The Bullocks looks superbly in motion and with clear view - but there is some strange light on back side, maybe the mist still prevailed.
adramad (46476) 2013-12-10 10:13
For indeed a lovely and very well captured the wagon with oxen so Front rural touch, the lighting a bit difficult tapeworms.
Good also both luminosity and clarity.
Well done.I like.
Have a good day.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-12-10 10:41
Hello Farhat - I love your square on composition with the triangular formation of the two bullocks and their driver. The animal look quite skittish but the driver seems relaxed and unconcerned. A super DL shot with some lovely small details, the bells and beads around the bullocks' necks for example. Nicely seen. Warm regards rosemary
jcpix (13930) 2013-12-10 17:25
Very aptly titles this shot, it really does have a look and feel of being out in the countryside. I must say, you're brave to be standing in front of these large animals, even though they are under the control of the farmer...hope this was taken at a distance with a longer focal length! :)
A beautifully lit scene and exposed splendidly to highlight the atmosphere. Solid, natural colors and a pleasing depiction of the every day activity of the locals. A wonderful result indeed.
mrichat (1755) 2013-12-10 19:24
well moment captured Mr.Farhat!!the photo is enriched with good light,colors,and dof.good example of daily life in rural bengal.thanks for sharing.
serp2000 (44574) 2013-12-10 20:56
Your shot reminds me one my old picture from Goa. Very interesting daily life rural road scene. TFS!
Look this photo .
mirosu (16273) 2013-12-10 22:24
Excellent snapshot. Your lower POV is very good and the composition superb. Smart tight crop (close-up) choice to accentuate the bullock card with splendid sharpness, nice colors, excellent light. The direct farmer's eye contact is very good. Well done.
danos (99197) 2013-12-10 22:26
nice the snapshot with the farmer on his bullock cart to be full of harvesr as return home.I like the rural snapshot with the clarity of the image to be very good.
Zengi001 (2825) 2013-12-11 3:32
Very natural pose of these two bullocks and the rider.
Good composition, nice and - a little dangerous :) - POV.
Thanks for sharing,
ourania (47092) 2013-12-11 14:00
an interesting picture from rural life in Bengal. I like very much your symmetrical composition that allows details and colours of the fields to frame the scene in the middle. You've given great depth and textures that enhance the vividness and impact of the photo. The direct gaze of the farmer is a strong point of interest. The young oxen are cute and lively, in this scene they look like puppets handled by a puppeteer:) Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
delpeoples (58574) 2013-12-11 17:28
Namaste dear Farhat
hehehe what a great shot, but look out he doesn't run you over. Not just the man, but the animals look like they are posing for you and you captured a beautifully sharp and well-defined image of daily life in this exotic, varied country of yours. Well done!
carlo62 (50031) 2013-12-12 0:08
una immagine che mi riporta indietro di molti anni, quando ero ancora un bambino e questi carri li vedevo nelle nostre campagne, sono passati 50 anni e tutto si è trasformato e non sempre in meglio.
Bella la luce che colpisce il carro con il suo conduttore.
Gigidusud (21151) 2013-12-12 7:05
Splendid daily life scene well captured with nice colors and fantastic light. I like a lot!
ChrisJ (115497) 2013-12-12 7:57
A wonderful daily life scene from rural Bengal with good sharpness and excellent warm cold color contrasts between the blue and yellow. The sidelight has given nice long shadows and relief. punchy light contrasts with good density and shadow detail. Tfs!
Cricri (120491) 2013-12-12 11:32
Tout bon le cadrage et la prise de près, les couleurs et la lumière sont fantastique, vraiment une très jolie scène de vie
Romano46 (18472) 2013-12-13 10:08
i colori ed il contrasto non sono perfetti però la foto ha una grande suggestione per la bella scena che hai catturato e che hai saputo inserire in una composizione perfetta.
Ciao e buona serata
claudeD (39623) 2013-12-13 11:52
wonderful rural action shot from India with an excellent composition , perfect sharpness and clarity. I like the view very very much.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
clic (17257) 2013-12-13 13:31
Thanks for showing the plain truth with so much poignancy and photographic know-how about Birbhum valiant farmers working so hard for livelihood.
Quite an exotic scenery as well!
nikkitta (17066) 2013-12-13 16:23
Exellent capture of rural bengal showing with a soft light the way work in the fields is done
Like also the landscape at the back
maloutim (9639) 2013-12-15 0:36
Lovely rural scene in the evening light.
I like the way Indian people decorate their animals and agricultural tools, like the blue parts on the cart or the necklaces on the young oxen.
I also like the way you managed the evening light in front of you. It gives the picture a very special end-of-workday feeling .
This reminds me of an early morning trek we did around the mount of Arunachala in Thiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu last March.
I am sharing a picture in WS with you.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-12-15 16:54
a great image and a nice tribute to the farmer who is struggling for the daily living...
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-12-16 10:40
Very nice documentation of the daily life of people. It's amazing that in the 21st century farmers still rely on animals to farm. Good pov and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
mcmtanyel (23973) 2013-12-16 20:52
The color combination is very appealing. How did you get so close without being run over? Great POV, lovely colors, an interesting subject hence a great photo! Congrats & TFS!
mkamionka (37795) 2013-12-16 23:57
lovely rural scene. You seem to be in the middle of the road with the bulls approaching. The driver and the animals as well are captured in an interesting pose and in a pleasant setting.
Very well done,
jemaflor (98771) 2013-12-18 8:18
A countryside scen well taken, funny attitude for thes ecows, Taken at the good moment.
photoray (13981) 2013-12-19 9:54
Fine rural Bengal classical agriculture image which could be centuries of tradition, the cattle drawn wagon with paddy load, standing driver and cobblestone road through the green field.
m (0) 2013-12-21 11:42
I like this photo, it's fun and very expressive. The difficult light doesn't take anything away from it 'cause this picture's all about the mood. Well done.
fds (9403) 2013-12-22 11:44
dear friend another very intereste image with this two beef and the human
great scharpnees and very interested moment dear farhat
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-12-28 19:42
nice candid shot with a great timing.love the light and the subject.
Kielia (24077) 2014-01-11 8:38
this is a fascinating impression of daily life and living conditions! You have captured this interesting cart very well, and the struggling bullocks are very photogenic. Thanks for sharing!
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (17167)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-22
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-12-09 20:51
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