I am starting a small series of photographs taken by me through my friends Digicam (Nikon COOLPIX S3) during the numerous tours I have gone with my core friend's group in the year 2006-07.This photograph has been taken on beach behind Mayfair hotel in the morning.
In Orissa ,a unique type of art form which is developed at Puri has spread all over the world . To carve a sand sculpture , the raw material is the only clean and fine grained sand mixed with water . With the help of this type of sand and with the blessings of God and by the magic of fingers , an artist can carve a beautiful and attractive sculpture on the beach.
This art is almost 700 years old and the story associated with the origin of sand art is once Poet Balaram Das, the author of Dandi Ramayan, who was a great devotee of Lord Jagannath tried to climb on the rath(chariot) to see Lord Jagannath but was not allowed by the priests, so with a lot of frustration he came to the beach (Mahodadhi) and carved the statues of Lord Jagannath , Lord Balabhadra and Devi Subhadra on the Golden sand . Then there he started praying and worshipping these statues . His devotion was so strong and deep that the original statues vanished from the chariot and appeared at that place where Balaram das was praying.
This story has no historical evidence but People of Puri associate this story with the origin of sand art.
With the upliftment of tourism, this wonderful art form has high prestige and is very popular. Appreciation of tourists encourage the artist to do well. Without any motive, these artists have dedicated their life for the development and popularization of this art. By their dedicated efforts they have been able to achieve international Acclaim.
Sudarsan Pattnaik is the best in the business with his magical fingers and tremendous innovative potential. He runs "Golden Sand Art Institute " which is an open air institute in Puri Beach behind Mayfair Hotel started in the year 1995.Students take courses in sand art here and even tourists can take basic 7-10 days familiarization course. Beautiful gallery on the beach can be observed in the beach in the afternoon from 4-6 P.M.
ENJOY THE ART..!!!
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lestans (17098) 2007-07-02 1:23
Very interesting note and well captured this artist!
I saw some young men working human shapes in Salvador de Bahia.
japiey (10163) 2007-07-02 1:24
"Time walks with me, dare I slow my pace?
Watching the menacing waves,
Pleading, spare me again..!!
Last night, I dreamed her..
I touched her, kissed her..
Pearl, lilac and purple shells..
Sun ripens, the daiseys stare,
I ran my fingers through her hair..
My hands tremble, sand in it..
Now she pleads:'let me not away..
For I love you thee..'
I shape her, beautifull
I love her very dear..!!! "
LOVELY IS THIS ART, INDRO..
AND YOUR VISION IN CAPTURING THIS
HEARTFELT IN SINCERITY IS
Salutes, dear Indro..
stiginthedump (1823) 2007-07-02 1:24
Interesting photo this, Indranil. I like the warm colours of the sand here, and a like the inclusion of the sea. It reminds us that this rather fine art will cease to be when the tide comes in.
wolf38 (31258) 2007-07-02 2:03
Hello indranil. Beauty on the Beach is a beautiful photographic contribution. The motive is perfectly composed and technically realized. Very beautifully. Best regards, Wolfgang.
bhuniatrekearth (764) 2007-07-02 2:36
Extensive research work in your note. your endeavour to catch the sands Golden is fruitful. A perfect frame for this composition.
gabrielpat (7163) 2007-07-02 4:35
Hi Indranil,the same beautiful work from you like the man who did this work with the sand.splendid.
somak_g (497) 2007-07-02 6:08
lovely composition and extensively resesrched note.
sagar (2410) 2007-07-02 7:37
Great to see your changed profile photo.A beautiful post yet again from you with the lovely sand sculpture depicting wonderful colors.
cepekdong (3676) 2007-07-02 8:52
art work: in two ways, because the guy created art in the sand and you made art of it in a well compose pic with good colours and bg !
clnaef (6289) 2007-07-02 12:45
Belle composition bien équilibrée avec des couleurs chaudes !
rkailas (32) 2007-07-02 21:26
Excellent composition, exposure and colors in this potrait. Its nice to see the seashore curve in the background.
sayan (2617) 2007-07-02 23:57
this is wonderful. The colours are nice, the engagement of the artist in his art work is really well captured.
nirajsinha (857) 2007-07-03 10:55
The interesting and informative note here doubled the effect of your picture.The sand artist is looking engaged and devoted toward his work. The diagonal placing of sculpture with good composition of artist and some amount of sea is beauty of your work. framing is also great.
Keep it up!
richwm (1215) 2007-07-03 14:10
Great portrait of this man and his sandy princess!
Your low angle and POV are perfect for this shot and the positioning of the man is also very good.
Excellent colours and detail and good sharpness in the foreground. The sculpture itself is fantastic, I love the line of the skirt for how well it is sculpted but is it my imagination or does this beautiful lady have 6 toes?!
Excellent work - Another very nice black frame and a very informative note too. Well done!
Best regards from England,
partha (14020) 2007-07-04 0:26
Hi Indranil ,
another shot with high documentaery value. Niceley placed artist and u have composed it brilliantly.
JCG (35129) 2007-07-13 0:28
I especially admire much this work of precision with this material as difficult to handle as sand. Beautiful catch of sight on this artist and his composition. The luminosity and the colors of the image are very pleasant. Interesting photograph accompanied by an instructive note. Cheer.
With all my friendships of France and a good WE,
sadeik (3268) 2007-07-18 9:15
A work of art just like the ice sculptures which melt away. This is a great photo but I would have liked to see one without the presumed artist as well and another one withjust the sand and not the sea. I think it was a wonderful idea and all that is left now is an image well done.
robsz (741) 2007-11-11 6:25
The colors are amazing in this photo. Do you do much post-processing? Great capture of that morning's memory. POV is excellent and the exposure makes this image so realistic.
- Copyright: Indranil Kar (indoka28) (5237)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-06-17
- Categories: Nature, Artwork
- Exposure: f/8.5
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Just sand, snow, ice (II), Orissa [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-07-02 1:10