~ Ghat Rituals By Night @ Haridwar ~
Rituals performed by the group of priests at evening. It is a daily evening programme at the ghat of Haridwar... The atmosphere at this place at this time is unparallel. Though my picture couldn't convey the spiritual atmosphere of here, I think you'll enjoy it... Kindly bear with the photo quality. It is once again hand held and with 1/3sec of shutter speed...
In your screen there is only the view of this ghat and which is delivered without the sounds of rhythmic instruments and Sanskrit shlokas... With those sound effects it is just a lifetime experience...
~ Just Feel The Atmosphere ~
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shreya2000 (1186) 2014-03-20 2:20
I have felt this divine event many times. You have taken the snap from the middle island. The lights are clear for a 5.1MP. Thanks for sharing.
kasianowak (6839) 2014-03-20 2:32
Wonderful vibrant scene presented so well. The colours and light are incredible. Very well done and thanks for sharing.
danos (87465) 2014-03-20 2:44
very nice the night shot with the light and the colour management to make the image so inviting and unique.Great the presentation of all these pilgrims during the rituals with the reflections on the surface of the river to create a very effective atmosphere.Excellent.
jurek1951 (42158) 2014-03-20 3:22
I like night shots, I like this photo,
very nice lights and reflections in wather
good work, best regards,
JanArie (577) 2014-03-20 3:30
Hi Subhendu, nice picture with this bank full with people.
Nice color reflection in the water.
williewhistler (14607) 2014-03-20 3:34
there is a fantastic amount of colour and detail in this well exposed night scene.
The excitement and atmosphere is beautifully displayed in a fine photograph.Well done indeed.
Kind regards Les.
papagolf21 (86738) 2014-03-20 3:42
Bonjour, cher Subhendu,
Oh ! Admiration totale pour cette scène d'une grande beauté et d'un grand intérêt.
Le résultat est superbe.
lousat (77802) 2014-03-20 5:03
Waaw Subhendu!I wish to watch me too a ritual like this one day.What a atmosphere and what a lot of people,a great capture with perfect details despite the difficult light,beautiful colors too,very interesting post.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
timecapturer (49280) 2014-03-20 5:17
Wow! what an amazing scene this is. This shot captures all the atmosphere and intensity of this ceremony superbly. For hand held it is wonderfully clear and detailed. Excellent!
Sergiom (61092) 2014-03-20 5:35
Un très beau point de vue pour nous montrer la foule sur les rives du fleuve et l'atmosphère de fête très haute en couleur. La gestion des lumières hautes est parfaite.
Subhogen (4065) 2014-03-20 7:18
This taken with a P&S camera!! the result is almost unbelievable. What a shot, absolutey fantastic. I have seen shots better than yours from this place but none as good as this with a P&S camera. This is I guess where a photographer's skill comes in. Excellent job, thanks for sharing.
holmertz (41725) 2014-03-20 12:18
You have very steady hands, you were not even trembling from excitement at the atmosphere. For a 1/3 second shutterspeed this is a tremendous photo with such perfect light and well captured colours. I wouldn't even have to read your note to imagine the sounds and the atmosphere of this place. It would have been a great experience to be here. Maybe I still have some time for it.
jcpix (13688) 2014-03-20 16:06
We may not have sound, but there's definitely a wonderful sense of the rhythm and beat. :) Another impressive hand held shot, especially under the cover of a blackened sky. There's no shortage of color however, the bountiful red and yellows from top to bottom liven the scene even more, in fact, it also adds a touch of mystical atmosphere. Quite a gathering indeed, it must be inspiring to see up front and close. Enjoy the day ahead. All the best.
fabbs99 (16475) 2014-03-20 19:06
Great evening shot from Haridwar.Lots of lights,colors and human activities.Very well captured.TFS.
mirosu (14452) 2014-03-20 21:30
I was in Haridwar in October 2011, but only during the day time. You have captured the lights and the ritual in excellent way. The light reflections are superb. Excellent night photo.
Very well done.
Angshu (55892) 2014-03-20 22:06
I can almost smell the smoke...memories of 5 years back come rushing!
Fine shot of the aarti ritual, which has been captured well in the good ambient light thus showing the atmosphere well
jjcordier (76852) 2014-03-20 22:57
Beau rendu de cette atmosphère nocturne particulière de ce rituel sur les ghats.
SnapRJW (31427) 2014-03-20 23:10
Hello Subhendu - I think your shot conveys a vibrant and busy atmosphere. The crowds of people around the banks of the river give testimony to the fervent beliefs of the participants. In this instance the quality is secondary to the subject and mood, I think the shot is excellent.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-21 2:45
The first thing that this image does is to hit you with the color and rouse your senses.
Been to this place once, and yes, the place is so divine.
ourania (32049) 2014-03-21 12:21
a captivating photo, I think you managed to convey a lot of the amazing atmosphere of this scene on our screens. It's interesting how architecture, people, lights and shadows mingle in the background. The warm colours of the strong lights and the fascinating reflections that spread on the water enhance remarkably the intensity and suggestion of the scene. I like very much this feast of golden colours and the space you gave to it thanks to the deep foreground. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
Cricri (107244) 2014-03-22 2:33
Grand respect pour cette scène, merveilleuse en nocturne, j'aime les teintes chaudes et les reflets
abmdsudi (43716) 2014-03-22 17:28
What a fantastic presentation in brilliant warm glow and vibrant colours beautifully executed night shot which render such a fine contrast and well balance exposure. This image has such wonderful clarity and the amazing effect, sharpness and a lovely 'fire in the water' but above all the crowd participation liven the religious ritual really well as we can almost feel the atmosphere, perfectly judged and it works well to convey the absorbing drama. It's really dynamic timely shot and a slice of religious awareness so well taken. Congrats
Didi (57256) 2014-03-23 23:14
Very nice golden lights with a good control of the exposure
Interesting local scene unique in your country
josepmarin (57823) 2014-03-26 12:01
Namaste, my friend Subhendu,
a fantastic evening scene in this capture, where you have caught the crowded Ghat during the religious rituals.
The vitality and the atmosphere of the composition is amazing.
I like the beautiful lighting of the place, its golden tones, and the nice reflections and sheens on the water.
A splendid work.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-04-05 1:25
great picture! The way you captured all the lights illuminating the shore and reflecting in the water is just excellent. Very nice composition and well presented group scene with interesting settings.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day
adores (37541) 2014-04-18 16:05
You managed very well in such conditions. We can feel the life and the atmosphere of the moment. I like your pov, you're showing all those people around and the Indian architecture. We can almost hear the sounds!
- Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (subhendu_bagchi) (25818)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-11-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Festivals, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5600
- Exposure: f/2.9
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Chardham + Chopta, Auli & Delhi
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-20 1:52