The Face in the Crowd : This is the image from the street of Calcutta. Summer has set in suddenly after a few months of pleasant weather.The temperature has soared into the mid 30s on the centigrade scale.This poor chap wants to hide himself from the heat and has become the face in the crowd - draped in a yellow towel over his head and trying his level best to beat the cruel heat.With may and june yet to come,you never know how many Towelman you will get to notice on the streets of Calcutta.The next time you come to Calcutta in April to June,make sure you carry an umbrella else you might end up becoming the Towelman.
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mcmtanyel (28906) 2014-03-20 20:24
I see the fellow behind "the face in the crowd" is a fan of Germany. Great colors in this photo, busy but pleasantly so.
jcpix (13948) 2014-03-20 21:09
Oh boy, do I ever know this feeling of unrelenting heat...especially when it lasts for months! The look on this gentleman's face says it all, looks as if he's had enough already. I really like the sense of humor that accompanies this expression, unfortunately there's still a long way to go. Bright, colorful and amusing...very nice spontaneous capture. Enjoy the new day. All the best.
mirosu (16273) 2014-03-20 21:50
Excellent colourful portrait in very good light. It would be also very nice in square format (by cropping the right side). Well chosen POV.
shreya2000 (2795) 2014-03-20 23:14
Nice portrait of the man trying to save himself from heat. The colours are good and enjoyable. However, you could crop a little from right side.
Thanks for sharing.
Nicou (150892) 2014-03-21 0:32
On dirait qu'il a peur cet homme quel bel habit coloré quel regard et attitude dans la rue sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié
kato (11630) 2014-03-21 0:48
You're capturing well this man by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle that the man has covered the colorful towel to his head and body in the sake of protection from the cruel heat. The expression of his face seems to be irritated by the heat of the open air.
Fis2 (106222) 2014-03-21 2:38
Interesting photo from street.
Good frame and colors.
Have a nice afternoon
Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-21 3:11
A nice click of the daily life of Kolkata. One, it shows a characteristic of the people who do not really care how they look. Two, nobody else bothers how anyone looks like.
The lines on the forehead also has a tale to tell.
Sergiom (88141) 2014-03-21 5:32
Tu as su bien choisir ton sujet qui porte une serviette multicolore sur la tête. Les couleurs sont belles et l'homme semble parfaitement inconscient de la situation.
snunney (106393) 2014-03-21 6:02
His brightly coloured towel tends to make him rather conspicuous poor chap, difficult to merge into the crowd wearing that:-) Well presented daily life composition.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-03-21 6:33
yes, you spotted nicely the face from the crowd. Nice and interesting expression to slip from the hot atmosphere... After some days you may find him with ice pack on head ;-) ... Anyway, a nicely captured moment with sharp details of his face with nice colour tone. Enjoyed it. Tfs.
ikeharel (78161) 2014-03-21 7:31
Very attractive colors of the cloak, this guy put over his head and shoulders, and you were right on timne and position, Farhat.
Nice shown the face expression, something besides the heat was bothering this man, thoughts aroused him.
Have a nice weekend,
rychem (42504) 2014-03-21 9:41
Amazing scene, you have caught an interesting face in the crowd, and the man behind the towelman has a t- shirt with the original name of Germany :))
holmertz (59006) 2014-03-21 11:22
This photo really lives up to its titel. In a typically crowded Calcutta street one man sets himself apart from the rest with this bright towel wrapped around his head. It's a very straightforward photo, a real snapshot, but it's colourful and amusing and an interesting glimpse of life in the street.
adramad (49468) 2014-03-21 11:39
Very interesting note, which gives us enough background to understand this sympathetic picture, you've captured on the streets of Calcutta, the towel is remarkably striking, so that man does not go unnoticed.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Good job. I like.
Enjoy a good weekend.
pierrefonds (71037) 2014-03-21 18:21
The presence of the people is adding life to the scene. You have captured well the different expression of the men. The point of viewew is showing the details of the colourful clothing. Have a nice day.
omid266 (6750) 2014-03-21 21:37
** Salam Farhat ,
I admire you courage in hunting all your fotos from people in your country because it is diffrent foto for
taking from peolple , and also hard work,
Very well done and Good Luck ,
** Willst du gesund Sein ?!
Vergib den kochtopf !!
Book from (Helmut Wandmaker / 1916 - 2007 )
** Have a long and successful Life , **
pajaran (65664) 2014-03-22 1:12
Dobar tekst o mestu i trenutku sa opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontarst, lepo pokazan covek sa peskirom preko glave, lepe boje.
Imajte lep dan, sve najbolje za vikend, srecno.
A good article on the place and time of the description ...
Good time recording, sharpness and kontarst, nice man shown with a towel over his head, beautiful color.
Have a nice day, all the best for the weekend, good luck.
dip (23892) 2014-03-22 2:12
nice capture of the street scene in Calcutta,I like the close framing where we can see the facial expressions of the people.
the multicolored towel is the eye catcher in the photo,
well seen and captured,
thanks for sharing,
ourania (51079) 2014-03-22 3:33
an interesting candid portrait from the very busy and hot street of Calcutta. I like very much the diagonal perspective and the tight framing that enhance the impression of movement and traffic. It's nice how the inventive passer by is framed by other people. The sharpness on him and the bright colours around his face make his presence and expression very eye-catching. Your light and colour management are superb. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
ChrisJ (117699) 2014-03-22 13:43
The bright yellow and red colours contrast superbly against the blue stripes, car window and shirt at right. Good sharpness and effective tight framing. The German themed t-shirt at left adds interest. Nice use of a shallow dof. Tfs!
krzychu30 (15512) 2014-03-22 23:36
excellently spotted and executed street scene!
Very good timing and close-up make the scene takes on very expressive character and atmosphere.Also bright,vivid colors helps you to achieve so strong and atrractive graphical effect.
Have a nice sunday
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-03-22 23:43
My goodness, he do's look hot and bothered and quite stressed in this heat.The towel offers a bit of shade.
Well spotted, managed and presented, Tfs,
jurek1951 (42196) 2014-03-23 0:49
a superb portrait with attractive composition and warm lights, great sharpness and clarity, suggestive photo work,
josepmarin (58359) 2014-03-23 6:12
a great spontaneous capture of this man in the middle of the crowd.
I like the sharpness of the image, which offers us all the details of the face and the garment of him.
Light and colors have a high quality.
A good work.
m (0) 2014-03-23 9:12
yes, the weather's been acting pretty weird this year, I hope we'll see summer soon too:)
A very colorful photo and funny expressions on the men's faces.
Have a great week!
Cricri (125748) 2014-03-24 11:00
Une bonne capture de cet homme couvrant sa tête avec le tissu très colorée, une expression forte bien saisie au milieu de la foule
danos (103056) 2014-03-25 2:25
nice the daily snapthot from the streets of the town with the man in the middle to walk having on his head this colourful towel.I like the timing of the shot as the alive of the scene.Excellent the light and the colour management.Well done.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-03-27 7:35
Maybe he is hiding from the heat but with those bright colors, yes, it's hard to miss him. Nice capture with good lighting and sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
mesutilgim (97474) 2014-03-27 12:25
Nice capture with good pov and crop.
Nice warm colors.
TFS and best regards
clic (18472) 2014-03-27 16:24
Resourcefulness is quite evident in this exotic picture and conveys an attractive poster captured by the rules book!
Miguel82 (27752) 2014-03-27 19:13
I like these scenes showing people, this man had a towel on his head maybe he came back from Digha, some funny, I like his face expression lost in his minds, good light, regards
Royaldevon (43265) 2014-03-29 2:33
I cannot imagine it being so hot in March!
You have made a very interesting composition, which creates a pleasing diagonal movement across the frame, keeping the sharp focus on your main man. He certainly looks troubled by the heat or, maybe, he is mulling over a deeper problem.
Have a lovely w/e,
UlfE (14641) 2014-04-06 11:30
Excellent focus on the man in his colourful cloth. All Three men in the photo do not look to happy I guess it is the heat, that the street is very busy and perhaps that they do not enjoy to be photographed. Nevertheless it is a really great street scene. TFS and have a nice day!
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (17179)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-10
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, Hoya 67mm U/V
- Exposure: f/6.7, 1/250 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-20 13:47