The Black Beauty : After I Captured the photograph of the Sadhus ,I took a turn towards Boring Road from Shivpuri in Patna and found this young beautiful lady clad in a Black Burqa sitting on a cycle rickshaw accompanied by her mother in the middle and younger sister on the other side.I liked the ladies all clad in Black Burqas cramped on a small rickshaw seat meant for two passengers.This image is to bring curtains to my Bihar Series.Hope you have liked the images.
Some tidbits about Burqa :
A burqa is an enveloping outer garment worn by women in some Islamic traditions to cover their bodies when in public.The face-veiling portion is usually a rectangular piece of semi-transparent cloth with its top edge attached to a portion of the head-scarf so that the veil hangs down covering the face and can be turned up if the woman wishes to reveal her face. In other styles, the niqāb of the veil is attached by one side, and covers the face only below the eyes, allowing the eyes to be seen.Burqa is an Arabized Persian word of purdah (parda) meaning curtain and veil, which have the same meaning in Persian
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ikeharel (79263) 2014-01-01 20:00
You managed to draw attention of the three ladies in black, Farhat.
A bit inquisitive look on their faces.
Fine spotted and also spotted by them.
have a nice day,
pajaran (66378) 2014-01-01 23:27
Interesantan i dobar tekst o Burqa ...
Lep pogled na gospodje u narodnoj nosnji ...
Dobar snimak i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje.
Interesting and good article about the Burqa ...
Nice view of the lady in folk costumes ...
Good footage and contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work nicely shown the place and moment.
Have a nice day, all the best.
mohammad_H (10126) 2014-01-02 0:22
زیبایی زن در نزد،ما مسلمانان نجابت و پاکدامنی،و شرم و حیا است
این فرهنگ در تمامی جوامع،از جمله کشورهای غربی وجود داشت،با احترام به فرهنگهای گوناگون،داوری کردن اشتباه است،هر ملتی تابع اصول و معیار دینی و اعتقادی خود است
UlfE (14641) 2014-01-02 0:48
Brillant street scene with the three ladies in the seat of the rickshaw standing out against the slighly blurred surroundings. Also very good that you could see a lot of the surroundings. An interesting observation is that when the main subject is in focus and sharp it does not matter if the rest is blurred you perceive the image very good and sharp anyway. TFS and have a nice day!
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-02 1:57
A nice street scene here with so much of details in such a compact frame. Very well spotted and a fine execution as usual.
holmertz (59760) 2014-01-02 2:32
This is an interesting street-shot, probably taken in a hurry (at least I would be in a hurry to take a picture like this). You still managed to get good sharpness where it was needed. The two young women are clearly interested in your camera, only their mother doesn't care. I wouldn't call this kind of dress a burqa, which normally means that it should cover the body, and face, entirely like it's done in Afghanistan and parts of Pakistan.
KInd regards and a happy 2014.
snunney (107513) 2014-01-02 2:52
The ladies do not look too pleased at being captured on film. Nevertheless, it makes a great daily life image; the ladies sitting pretty if a little cramped and the man doing all the hard work. Excellent technical presentation.
ourania (51103) 2014-01-02 4:42
this is a great photo, a very interesting portrait within a rich and fascinating context. I like very much how sharp the three and ladies (and their glances:) are, standing out so intriguingly amid an environment slightly blurred by movement. The naturalness of the colours is superb. The younger ladies' expressions are intense, suspicious and curious, really captivating. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a wonderful year,
Sergiom (89313) 2014-01-02 5:19
Cela doit prendre de très bon mollets pour tirer cette charge féminine. Un moyen pas facile de gagner sa vie, surtout avec tout ce trafic dans les rues.
Miguel82 (27752) 2014-01-02 5:45
You were prompt to capture that street scene from Patna in Bihar Fabbs, a cycle rickshaw driver and muslim girls passengers, they look surprised but not so angry, a brillant portrait, all the best, kind regards
Oceania (5202) 2014-01-02 6:08
Happy New Year!
I would guess they are mother and daughters. You always show us the ordinarily daily life in the place you live. It's very good. Thanks for sharing.
Kamilutka (8107) 2014-01-02 7:52
I like how you managed to capture some of the people very sharp and some of them out of focus - it almost makes a suggestion who should one concetrate on. Nice colors and framing.
Thanks for sharing
adramad (50002) 2014-01-02 8:19
A splendid image with this group of women rises in rickshaw, more used to seeing images of Indian, with colorful saris women, a little surprised, to see them well dressed in black, is a magnificent work of everyday life.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Enjoy a good night.
Noel_Byrne (33732) 2014-01-02 9:27
You have masterful control over depth of field in this, especially given a moving subject! You really drew the attention to the lady in black so perfectly well, and the fact that she is making such direct eye contact is such a bonus for the shot. She looks very regal, like nobility.
Indeed, its been a pleasure seeing your posts in this series Farhat, thank you for sharing them.
All the best
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-01-02 16:55
hello, a nice frame from street life. Good composition with those ladies and ricksaw-wala. Like it, but a bit more space in front of them would be better, IMHO. Overall a good one. Tfs.
kato (11630) 2014-01-03 0:26
You're capturing well this scene by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see two young women who wear black costume and thir mother who wears black head-scarf. It looks like the costume Percian counties peculiar. You catch daily life well with cycle rickshaw and roadside stand in behind.
I wish that you and your family will spend healthy and good year in 2014.
Silvio1953 (154217) 2014-01-03 0:46
Ciao Farhat, great portrait of lovely women, nice scene, excellent clarity, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Nicou (152118) 2014-01-03 6:24
quel regards ces jeunes fille sur la charrette tirée èar l^homme et son vélo sueprbe portrait de belles attitude et captage au vif splendide.
Bravo et amitié
danos (103216) 2014-01-03 7:05
very nice this snapshot from the daily life of the owner of the cycle rickshaw.Excellent 'portrait' with the mother and her daughters in black,to sit on the back of it.
I wish you a Happy and Prosperous New Year,Danos
jhm (161013) 2014-01-03 7:56
Both young ladies look right to the photographer, this gives always a very good contact picture.
Sharpness and clarity are sublime.
A nice presentation, pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
rychem (43412) 2014-01-03 9:02
Amazing scene with this rickshaw and passengers, great details of the clothes and faces, interesting informations in the note
imageme (1790) 2014-01-03 9:40
Hi Farhat, An awesome street scene with helpful notes about the culture of Islamic traditions. Nice composition and POV along with good lights managed.
Perfect presentation of daily activities happening in the street. Thank for sharing and Happy New Year
williewhistler (16496) 2014-01-03 11:26
I do enjoy the disparaging gaze of the ladies dressed in black,all tightly squeezed into the rickshaw.
A fine street scene.
clic (18560) 2014-01-03 15:13
In my country, this scenery could be considered as some kind of a reduction to slavery towards the man who has to work intensely for his family!
Quite an exotic daily-life scenery indeed!
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-01-03 23:38
very nice full body portrait, good sharpness and colors
omid266 (6750) 2014-01-04 7:19
Salam dear Farhat,
Very nice foto ,
Two of women have wear Scarfe like Muslims ,
All the Best ,
Thanks for sharing your fotos with us ,
Best wishes ,
Omid , I.R.IR
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-01-04 7:33
Somehow I find that black garments enhance the beauty of the a woman. Nice capture of those ladies with good details. Well done, tfs.
Cricri (126794) 2014-01-04 9:42
Trois personnes d'un coup , le pauvre!! un travail dur, fatiguant, une très belle présentation de cette scène de vie
willperrett (11918) 2014-01-04 10:55
This is a good street photograph, capturing a moment of ordinary life. It doesn't look as if your subjects share my enthusiasm however: they've caught you catching them, and don't look at all pleased!
Waylim (25436) 2014-01-04 15:12
A very typical scene on the street of India and many parts of Asia. A type of transportation and way of getting around with the bicycle rickshaw. Excellent quality image with good focus on the three ladies.
mirosu (16273) 2014-01-05 6:02
excellent group photo in superb light. Hard work for the man pulling heavy, but beautiful cargo. Very well done, superb snapshot.
mcmtanyel (29752) 2014-01-10 10:59
Great shot of the The Black Beauty.This is a colorful image of the sky and the clouds.Perfect composition and sharpness.Keep sharing. TFS
PS. Seriously speaking, I like the use of selective focus here.
serp2000 (45970) 2014-01-11 2:29
What's happened with your skills? ;) It looks like a photo from cell phone camera... I think it could be very interesting and excellent daily life photo. The sharpness is very bad for this exposure.
fritzi007 (12518) 2015-02-28 8:00
very good street scene, the driver, the weight is too high, well done!
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (17179)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-26
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, 18 mm - 55 mm - f/3.5 - 5.6G Nikkor AF-S
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-01-01 19:27