Street Scene : Calcutta
This is another image from the street of Calcutta.A policeman is overseeing traffic discipline at a busy intersection of Central Calcutta.The trams have been part of Calcutta's public transport system for more than a century.Similarly the taxis have remained the same for the last half a century.Very little modernisation has taken place with regard transport system of the city except for the introduction of the underground Metro Rail in 1984.Then road space which stands for about 8 percent of the total area of the city needs to be increased by creation of newer flyovers and network of roads,so that public transport can be smoother in years to come.
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mesutilgim (89100) 2014-04-22 11:29
Nice capture of this Street scenery in Calcutta with good pov and layout.Interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
ikeharel (62945) 2014-04-22 11:30
Street scene par-excellence with the policeman stand and watching the traffic around, Farhat.
Colorful diff. buses, strange yellow one, though.
Good DOF upstreet and fine clarity.
nikkitta (16758) 2014-04-22 11:46
Hello my today neighbor
Well taken street scene, police watching, buses, motors and yellow taxis
Lot of local color and mouvement with rails given perspective
Well done, enjoy watching
Noel_Byrne (27418) 2014-04-22 11:49
A great city scene, the policeman looks to be keeping these wary buses under control, but they also look like they are straining to go when given permission! I love the colors of the buses, to me they look like something from a pageant. I guess its the colors of the various bus companies, but they look brilliant, like a carnival procession, just waiting for the word go!
Thanks as always
lousat (82572) 2014-04-22 12:09
Hi Farhat,an excellent capture showing us the daily life and the confusion in the Calcutta streets,i like the different "architechtures" of the bus,all made in different colors,excellent quality as usual.Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
mcmtanyel (16647) 2014-04-22 16:58
This is a street scene after my own heart, with many exotic (to me) vehicles. If I ever went to India I think I would have a heyday just photographing the vehicles.
photoray (13670) 2014-04-22 17:19
Interesting scene for me with the various buses grouped together, the yellow one electric? And the standing policeman appears to be an observer,
Thanks for sharing,
rychem (28069) 2014-04-22 21:15
It is interesting to see such a scene in another country, other forms of transport, other police uniform, different customs in traffic,
well seen, well done
adidas5nb (5685) 2014-04-22 21:54
i like the frame here with the pov and angle.it also shows the modes of transport.
emka (86455) 2014-04-22 23:47
Hello Farhat, As for India street scene, the traffic is not so big and guarded by policeman. I usually had big difficulty to cross the chaotic roads. And it looks quite clean, with no garbage on the street. Interesting street scene.
WArm regrads MAlgo
pajaran (55045) 2014-04-22 23:54
Interesantan tekst o mestu i trenutku sa opisom ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazano mesto i trenutak, lepe boje.
Dobar rad i kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak kada je guzva u saobracaju.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article on the place and time of the description ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice place and shown the moment, pretty colors.
Good work and composition, well captured the moment when a traffic jam.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
Fis2 (90015) 2014-04-23 1:31
Curious scene from street.
Good reportage shot.
Have a nice afternoon
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-04-23 1:50
That's a lovely street shot from kolkata. The diagonal tram lines with the policeman in the foreground balances the remaining colourful elements very well. Thanks for sharing and have a great evening.
really really sorry to have missed your 'noboborsho' greetings. However, 'shubho noboborsho' to you too. (after all the new year is only 9 days old ;-P).
macjake (61442) 2014-04-23 1:54
another interesting daily life even going on here that you captured.
its a bit strange to see the policeman without a hat!
the old taxi cab reminds me of the cars i see in Cuba.
colorful buses too.
lots to see here, nice scene.
snunney (89960) 2014-04-23 2:47
The angle of view is well chosen with the traffic cop making an excellent focal point. Captured at just the right time when the intersection is clear and we are able to have a full view of what's going on. Very good technical presentation.
holmertz (45239) 2014-04-23 3:03
Another nice street view from Calcutta. Considering what it could sometimes look like this seems at this moment like a comparatively quiet corner of the city. From your POV the crossing has created two fine diagonals along the tracks and the invisible line between the policeman and the taxi.
shreya2000 (1700) 2014-04-23 5:49
Well taken and well seen scene of Calcutta city. The policemen is alert at this duty. It seems that traffic is running in discipline not like Delhi where there is no traffic discipline. Good composed pic.
omid266 (6700) 2014-04-23 21:10
Beautiful scene showed in your post, POV within POV,
very well made , all the Best and Thanks ,
Have nice moments
Royaldevon (33385) 2014-04-24 5:36
Transport improvements take a lot of organisation, realisation and financial input. There will also be protests from some factions!
Having said that, this is an excellent daily life scene. The tramlines make a great lead line, whilst the policeman is a good focal feature, strongly placed in the frame. The busses are detailed and following the parallel of the tramlines whilst the taxi is on the opposing line. It is all so beautifully co-ordinated.
Have a great day,
adramad (40654) 2014-04-24 8:22
A magnificent and lively scene of daily life in the city, with the feel of the street and the hustle and bustle of traffic.
A splendid colorful in this beautiful image.
Very good management of the brightness and sharpness.
To enjoy a good day.
All the best.
eldancer1 (32051) 2014-04-24 9:38
I hope this policeman has better control of the traffic especially those motorcycles as they go in and out of those big buses. Good documentation of the daily with nice details. Well done, tfs.
berek (43639) 2014-04-24 23:36
interesting daily life view from Calcutta . nice composition. well done.
have a nice day.
jurek1951 (42194) 2014-04-26 23:39
a spectacular photo with attractive composition and superb details, great perspective,
claudeD (35469) 2014-04-27 4:06
Very fine daily life street scenery from Calcutta with an excellent composition and fine sharpness. I like the atmosphere with all this transportation modes very mode.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Nicou (130091) 2014-04-27 5:30
Quel personnage qui régule et contrôle la circulation sueprbe vue et ocmpo quelle scène de trafic et rue sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
kato (11630) 2014-04-27 9:10
You're capturing well thid daily life by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the policeman who is controlling the traffic with many trams and taxi in the street.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-04-27 20:45
caught in duty..a nice and thoughtful dedication!!
danos (90333) 2014-04-27 22:58
interesting the daily life of the traffic discipline with the polisman to be there to overlooking the whole scene.The old yellow tram is really a good focal point of view.
Excellent the good reportage shot.
Silvio1953 (130358) 2014-04-28 9:54
Ciao Farhat, nice Street scene with a lot of bus, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
jhm (144268) 2014-04-29 4:02
Everything is very quiet with the police in the foreground.
We see clear the direction to the left side, here in Belgium drive every car at the other side.
Nice perspective and depth picture.
Sharpness and clarity make these picture attractive.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation too.
Very well done, TFS.
jcpix (13814) 2014-04-30 14:59
Had you not mentioned in your note, I would have never suspected this to be a policeman...I just figured his attire was a personal preference. :) His stance certainly suggests a watchful eye over the streets however, and I like how you've arranged this scene to convey that idea. Must be difficult at times to keep up on all the action taking place in front of him, as this appears lively and energetic. Hope all has been well. Take good care.
Cricri (111403) 2014-05-03 11:21
Une image intéressante des véhicules moto, taxi, bus, tramway, même les piétons, il ne manque plus qu'un vélo, bon cadrage du policier qui regarde tout ce mouvement, bon POV et couleurs
Miguel82 (26541) 2014-05-03 20:23
A common scene of traffic in Calcutta Fabbs, buses, motorbikes, yellow taxis, tram track and a police man, they're often corrupted in many countries, good street report, regards
UlfE (14641) 2014-05-06 10:24
Excellent street scene. The police officer that is monitoring the traffic is perfectly positioned and the street with the buses diagonally across the photo adds dynamics to the scene. TFS and have a nice day!
ourania (36386) 2014-05-10 1:52
you made this composition work in a striking way, your point of view and framing are very smart indeed. I like very much how you've juxtaposed the policeman to the street scene, he's well placed in the frame, there's superb sense of space around him and his association with the background is meaningful. You've achieved fine natural colours, great sense of movement and smooth dynamism. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
josepmarin (57947) 2014-05-12 3:18
it is a spontaneous daily life scene, full of freshness, caught well in the streets of the city.
The presence of several public transportation vehicles, as the yellow tram and taxi, and the diverse buses as well, under the attentive vigilance of the policeman, create a very powerful and dynamic image.
A good work.
clic (16074) 2014-05-14 8:30
Strange to say, in Montreal where I live, the city intends to reintroduce tramways because of too much cars on traffic lanes!
The policeman composes much depth, compared to motor vehicles.
mirosu (15302) 2014-05-16 2:36
Excellent street photo in superb light. Nice arrangement with the policeman following the quite easy traffic. Nice crop, very good color balance.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (16817)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-10
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-22 11:23