A man drying his cloth in front of the famous Howrah Bridge.
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prezntime (3946) 2007-11-26 18:41
Man, it is so strong...yet, it's been done before. I mean, even here on TE Sohrab's is the difinitive version. So, kill me because I brought that up...nothing in this photo shouldn't make you proud. It is an excellent photograph...great tones and beautiful pairing of the man drying and the bird flying off. It's a beautiful metaphor. I love the photo...it's just from the same perspective and that hurts your vision. The endless drive to have an original vision can be painful at times, but, that individual vision is yours and can't be revoked.
avene (12675) 2007-11-26 18:56
stunning shot, Arindam, the B&W version adds drama to this already somber scene. I like a lot the composition you've chosen, the busy background is an excellent contrast to the figure in the foreground, while the line of the bridge gives the scene a great depth.
I wonder how many of us that are so used to our twice-daily hot showers and bubble-baths realise that water is a luxury not available to many, while clenliness is human necessity... what impresses me most in this shot are the little details - the dogs, the ravens, the litter on the shoreline. together with the title they create a powerful message. thanks for sharing.
jasmis (57824) 2007-11-27 0:55
Superb exotic (for me) scenery. Smart composition. Amazing bird above the bridge.
Manash (499) 2007-11-27 1:47
exellent...nice composed shot...I think nothing is better than it at that very femous spot..
Furachan (0) 2007-11-27 2:53
Great shot superbly composed, Arindam. Man that Howarth Bridge is a goldmine for photographers, eh? Really well set up across the horizontal frame, everything sharp and meaningful, both near and far...
partha (14020) 2007-11-28 6:57
The man in front, the flyinf crow, the ambiance and the essence of kotkata all adds plus here.
Darren (6823) 2007-11-28 8:42
This is a really nice composition and you were either really lucky or really perceptive to get the crow when you did. It is badly oversharpened though; so much so that it becomes hard to look at for long. A lighter hand in PP would make a world of difference to me. Nice shot.
nicoz (1979) 2007-11-28 9:01
This is an excellent photo! I had to check, because I thought that it was exactly the same as this one from Sohrab:
The bird is still there ;-)
I like your vesion too, this man looks very religion somehow.
michiels (4170) 2007-12-05 12:14
The magical bridge ! it has a great attraction ! the b&w is perfect here, you created a special atmosphere. It's like entering a movie-set...
nerve (10231) 2008-07-15 22:18
beautiful one Arindam..
- Copyright: Arindam Thokder (arindam_thokder) (3985)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2007-05-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 350d, 24mm f/2.8
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): nerve's favs., India [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-26 18:15
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