The Bearded Sadhus : This is my 200th image uploaded on Trekearth.com.My 100th image was a black and white shot of the Darjeeling Toy Train.So,I decided to upload a colorful image for my friends.In this image,you can see a pair of bearded sadhus probably related to each other,sitting by the side of an overbridge in Central Calcutta.They were in the city probably to visit the annual Gangasagar Festival at Sagar Island in South 24 Parganas. I liked the look in their eyes as if asking me why did you choose us for satisfying your photographic knack.
Some tidbits about the Ganga Sagar Festival :
Sagar Island is an island in the Ganges delta, lying on the continental shelf of Bay of Bengal about 100 km (54 nautical miles) south of Kolkata. This island, also known as Sagardwip and is a place of Hindu pilgrimage.Every year on the day of Makar Sankranti (14 January), hundreds of thousands of Hindus gather to take a holy dip at the confluence of river Ganges and Bay of Bengal and offer prayers in the Kapil Muni Temple.In 2007, about 300,000 pilgrims took the holy dip where the Hooghly meets the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. Almost five-hundred thousand pilgrims thronged Sagar Island in 2008.For the rest of the year about 500,000 people come to the island.
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snunney (89996) 2014-02-05 7:08
The expressions on their faces are quite intense to say the least. You have captured them very well with their begging cups. Top class technical presentation.
danos (90367) 2014-02-05 7:33
nice the snapshot with the portrait of the two men bearded Sadhu as taking place in the annual Gangasagar festival.I like the vivid colours with the quality of the scene to be so effective.
PS congratulations on your 200th uploaded photos on the site,with this brilliant one.I hope to see even more beautiful shots.
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-02-05 7:33
a superb portrait with attractive composition and warm lights, great sharpness and clarity, suggestive photo work,
ikeharel (62959) 2014-02-05 7:48
The eyes Farhat, very notable on the picture is the look they had put on you.
Fine taken on street scene, clarity light and colors - all mingle to a wonderful picture.
williewhistler (15571) 2014-02-05 8:16
very attractive colours of the Sadhus dressed in their traditional clothes in a well balanced composition.
Clarity is first rate.
omid266 (6700) 2014-02-05 8:29
** Salam Farhat ,
In first , Congratulations for 200 th foto in TE ,
Wish and Pray in your work in future as now,
Another nice image from India ,
Thank you friend for sharing this image ,
** God & Angels may be with you **
** Let PEACE And LOVE Prevail in the Earth**
carlo62 (38729) 2014-02-05 9:08
ottimo contrasto, sia di colori, sia di età, ma il contrasto continua anche con lo sfondo, sembrano quasi due foto unite.
Miguel82 (26541) 2014-02-05 9:44
Fabbs, I laught so much when I cliked on that picture! You can put it in humorous category for sure, you caught these holy men saddhu baba red hand! The glance of the white bearded character is so funny, bright hues, clear picture, good evening
Gigidusud (18065) 2014-02-05 10:14
Congratulations for your 200th post!
Great double portrait of these two men with nice colors and an expression well captured. I like it!
Thanks for sharing.
marina7 (8055) 2014-02-05 10:19
really nice street capture in very characteristic Indian colors. These men look somewhat frightened by your sudden interest in them. The guy on the left has sexy eyes, should have pursued a career in Bollywood instead:))
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-02-05 10:40
You have really good eye for this kind of photography.This one is another magnificent study of daily-life on Calcutta´s streets.Itriguing and very expressive in its message portrait!
Have a nice evening
pajaran (55057) 2014-02-05 11:20
Dobar rad -200. fotografija na TE.
Interesantan tekst o ostrvu i hodocasnicima, sa opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazano hodocasnici, lepe boje.
Sve najbolje u daljem radu i zivotu sa dobrim zdravljem, lepim fotografijama na TE i dobrim kritikama.
Prijatno vece i lepa noc, sve najbolje.
Good work -200. photos on TE.
An interesting article about the island and pilgrims, with a description ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely demonstrated pilgrims, beautiful colors.
All the best in their future work and life with good health, beautiful photos on TE and good reviews.
Have a nice evening and night, all the best.
photoray (13680) 2014-02-05 11:31
Fine timeless candid of the Pilgrims in their holy garments. Life can be less complicated if we shed our modernistic materialism.
Thanks for sharing,
PaulVDV (24423) 2014-02-05 14:11
Congratulations with your 200th post on TE!
A very colourful daily life-picture and an excellent sharp portrait of both sadhus.
Looking at their faces I also think they are relatives.
Best regards, Paul
mirosu (15302) 2014-02-05 17:34
Nice colourful photo. Thanks for your comment to my Opera House photo, but my name is Miro, not Silvio and I also do not fully understand the meaning of your comment "has been morphed". If you can, please explain.
kato (11630) 2014-02-06 2:54
You're capturing well this scene by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see two beared men sitting the side of overbridge and coming to Hindu's pilgrimage in the annual Gangasagar Festival at Sagar Island. It's also impressive that one has black beard another has white ones as well as their traditional clothes.
mohammad_H (9728) 2014-02-06 3:44
Beautiful images of living people Social Documentary Your good things of everyday life
Subhogen (4067) 2014-02-06 4:13
Good portrait of sadhu duo with nice colours around. Nice colours, clarity and light. TFS.
Oceania (5202) 2014-02-06 5:41
Congratulation on your 200th picture on TE!
You always show us the ordinarily daily life from your country. That is one way we learn different culture around world. Thanks for sharing.
Fis2 (90057) 2014-02-06 6:43
Next interesting scene from street.
I like frame and colors.
Good reportage work.
Have a nice evening
subhendu_bagchi (25975) 2014-02-06 6:54
hello, today you also go with a double portrait of Sadhus... A nicely composed shot. Nice focus and colours. Though I think the brown pant behind the sadhu on left is a bit distracting and which could be avoided by the use of a shallow depth of field such as f-3.5... Otherwise it is a nice composition with excellent management of light. Well done. Tfs.
eldancer1 (32075) 2014-02-06 7:38
Congratulations on your 200th post, I surely learn a lot about your country from your photos I hope you will continue posting for a long time. Good documentation of the daily life with nice details. WEll done, tfs.
rychem (28093) 2014-02-06 8:47
Congratulations on your 200th photo, you celebrate it with a nice portrait of two interesting men, very nice capture
berek (43639) 2014-02-06 8:59
very good double portrait. good framing with vivid colors. Congratulations.
Cricri (111433) 2014-02-06 10:11
Félicitations pour cette 200éme image sur TE, De très jolie présentation et aussi intéressante de votre pays
Deux superbe portrait bien cadrer, des expressions comme surpris, interrogateur, superbe dans les couleurs et détails
UlfE (14641) 2014-02-06 11:17
Congratulations on your 200th photo. An impressive number in less than two years. As usual with your street scenes it is a very colourful and well framed photo. The men's facial expressions and intense gaze are really great and I like you photo a lot. TFS and have a nice day!
Silvio1953 (130392) 2014-02-06 11:29
Ciao Farhat, lovely double portrait with intense expressions, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful soft colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
mcmtanyel (16667) 2014-02-06 20:09
As far as color is concerned, you went all out. Very colorful and appealing photo. Yes, the younger fellow has the expression on his face that you describe but I don't think the older fellow is even looking at you. BTW, what or who is a Sadhu?
RhodieIke (11742) 2014-02-06 22:32
My these guys have a stare which goes' right through you. Wonderful colours, super Pov, well managed, and interesting note. Well done on your 200th.
Nicou (130145) 2014-02-07 1:35
quelles vue et scène très touchante ce mandiant qui tend la main cela fait mal au cœur, bien vu bel hommage.
Bravo et amitié
mjw364 (2) 2014-02-07 7:02
Congrats on your 200th image Farhat!
Nice street scene from daily life. Very colourful.
Royaldevon (33387) 2014-02-07 8:02
You are right, the eyes are speaking without words.
A delightful shot, accompanied by equally interesting notes. It is always better to have three in a composition but when only two people are present, you have no option, and in this case, you have made a fine job of your composition, especially as one figure is slightly more forward than the other, to give a main focal point.
I am intrigued by their lack of footwear. Do these men always walk barefooted or is it part of the religious celebration?
My warm regards,
josepmarin (57947) 2014-02-07 10:41
first, I want to congratulate you about your 200th photos published in the site.
These two bearded sadhus seem to pose for you with their severe attitude and their deep look.
You have caught them beautifully, I like the vivid colors of the image, its great sharpness, its graphical wealth, and the nice light.
It's a good work to celebrate the event.
adramad (40662) 2014-02-08 12:53
Congratulations on these 200 photos on TE, I hope will be many hundreds more.
A perfect portrait of these two characters, which your interesting note, put a little explanation for us.
Very good color.
Good management of both the lighting and the sharpness.
Enjoy the weekend.
ourania (36428) 2014-02-09 9:16
the two Sadhus sitting side by side gave you a very interesting subject which you treated in a very effective way. Their expressions are similar but they have many differences that enhance the interest of this spontaneous study. Your tight framing has worked superbly, making all the details and colours imposrtant and accentuating the intensity of the sadhus' glances. Great sharpness and colour management have exalted all the appealing features of your picture. Congratulations and thank you for this image and for your great work and progress so far on TE!
All the best, have a great week,
clic (16074) 2014-02-11 14:02
I would be disclined to give money to Sadhus, being afraid of decitfull profiteers; anyways, those playing wise men compose a stryking exotic portrait.
SWEETFREEDOM (23544) 2014-02-15 0:24
very nice full body portrait. good colots and details.
macjake (61496) 2014-02-24 23:48
Look at these 2 fellas, the man on the right looks a bit scared or frightened, his eyes are so intense :)
Its a fine cultural scene though, lots of interesting colors and sights which hold our attention. Informative note aswell.
benenuts (234) 2014-03-07 13:47
commentaire instructif, belle prise avec de belles couleurs vives.
Les regards de ses hommes ont l'air inquiétant.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (16817)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-09
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, 18 mm - 55 mm - f/3.5 - 5.6G Nikkor AF-S, Hoya HD Protector 58 mm
- Exposure: f/5.3, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-05 6:34