A scene from the Muslim district in Calcutta. I just love those wall paintings there.
I am in Jaipur now, just arrived here, 7 hours by bus... I have visited Delhi and Agra already, In Delhi I have met Sohrab, Avishek and Saraubh.
After Delhi I spent 2 days with Avishek and Saurabh in Agra... Great guys! I had a great time with them. now I am looking forward to seeing their best shots from our shooting, I know they have some really good stuff...
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kourosh (2346) 2004-09-14 9:34
hey Maciek, so you are in india again!
this is really good. i like the little blur in the old man and the wall with that funny sign: please don't throw garbage here!
but strange is the red sign in a moslim district.
Luko (14000) 2004-09-14 9:52
This shot is litterally packed with interesting features : it's almost fractal, you can get your fill of interest from the largest view to the smallest things (inscription, panther on the tank of the bike...).
I think you can't demonstrate more than here that you have a good eye for building coherent yet very complex shots. Your ability to view and understand things is your real strength more than only sensitive pics (and that's why I prefer these shots rather than portraits).
However I think you can also progress in Post Processing even though you may think that it's not the noblest part of the imaging process.
If I say that, it's just because your image would have been a little more powerful with a hint of brightness on the old muslim's dress.. simply the distance between an excellent and a perfect shot, I guess...
Don't get me wrong, the way you caught the things matching together is fantastic.
Proxilva (2157) 2004-09-14 9:58
Ola makiak... very nice to seee you posting from india.. i like the composition and the colors of the bike and the comunistic sign... the old man walking in the frame is very nice... great capture..
eleparc (24063) 2004-09-14 10:20
Maciek, i have the same liking for those great wall paintings... So you had fun? great ! we are all expecting to see your shots now... and avishek's and saurabh's...
this is is simple daily scene and i quite like it. why always look for the spectacular when everydaylife has so much to offer...? take care Maciek
elihesamian (26149) 2004-09-14 10:25
Glad to see you again with this fine shot,with this title that you use from the board on the wall,and with notice to sign on the wall,also the oldman,...you creat a intellectual with a bit vague in meaning,...I like it alot,Well captured & composed.
naxius (16685) 2004-09-14 13:54
The contrast between the motocycle that is very powerful and this old man who is slower is excellent Maciej. Great daily life shot.
avigur_11 (22107) 2004-09-14 22:24
This is a great one, Maciek. I like the poswe of the old man and the high contrast.
THe old soviet logo looks quite new on the wall, and it is a bit strange. I like the blue door and the sign "Do nOt Throw GArbage Here".
Very good shot.
avis2avis (4264) 2004-09-15 1:16
This reminds me of what you had said about trying to make your shots complex by including as many elements in your composition as possible. I wish I could join you in Rajasthan. Take care.
saurabh (104) 2004-09-15 3:08
The complexity of the shot is great...the sicke n star catch the eye but then there's so much more to explore. is this the only shot you took here...wuld be interesting to see more passersby/activity around this spot.
flydragon (0) 2004-09-15 3:20
a verry nice picture
sure this paint is nice
but please next time dont parc your
motocycle here ,o)
good you have this old man also
welcome back on TE
ChrisJ (116674) 2004-09-15 3:24
Very good juxtapositioning of the old Soviet hammer & sickle, & the new Western mototorbike. Well lit & composed. The Indian looks disinterested in both.
kikvel (4784) 2004-09-15 9:16
plenty of symbolisms here Maciej
I like the old man walking towards the motorbike.
the sign in red is a bonus.
very well seen
smael (2878) 2004-09-15 13:58
Luko's words is just speaking my mind better than I've could written it myself!!!
So nice to hear of TE people getting together and share their interest... I guess you will have a posting-contest, and to post before the others posts similar shots ;)
RGatward (20086) 2004-09-15 19:01
Hey, you're making very good use of TE as a social club. Glad the trip is working out so well. This is nicely observed, I like the movement in the guys feet, very thought provoking shot. Pts tomorrow.
babul (612) 2004-12-03 23:55
dla mnie bomba zabieram do ulubionych jak sie nie obrazisz ale robi wrazenie ojojoj
manu_itu (305) 2005-01-04 10:19
Great work Maciej! Red yellow and shades of B&W. Liked high contrasts and very subtle story(which everyone can have their own!)
Agus (103) 2005-01-12 1:22
Great Maciej!! When I visit any town or city I love to watch wall paintings and graffitties too. Counter-art (or pop-art) of any counter-culture perhaps saved there. As the wall painting in a background of a motor bike, such a contrary symbol of cold-war decade.
wag (659) 2007-10-07 13:08
wonderfull composition, tfs
gmg (4202) 2011-02-17 12:55
Absolutely stunning image, full of emotions and very well done.
- Copyright: Maciej Dakowicz (maciekda) (19895)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-07-03
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Hidden Life of Garbage /1/, Old & New [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-09-14 9:12
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