This is the clay idol of Goddess Durga Face made by a Potter...I took this snap at Kumortuli,Kolkata...Durga Puja is the famous festival of Bengali,which is held in the month of October.I am also a Bengali Guy :)...only 1 month left till now of Durga Puja...
Kumortuli (also spelt Kumartuli, or the archaic spelling Coomartolly) (Bengali: কুমোরটুলি) is a traditionally potters’ quarter in northern Kolkata (previously known as Calcutta), the capital of the east Indian state of West Bengal. By virtue of their artistic productions these potters have moved from obscurity to prominence. This Kolkata neighbourhood, not only supplies clay idols of Hindu gods and goddesses to barowari pujas in Kolkata and its neighbourhoods, but a number of idols are exported.
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Limat72 (137) 2011-09-02 1:18
A beautiful photograph. I like the composition with the potter in the center, surrounded by gray colour.
bayno (18342) 2011-09-02 2:40
Hi Prasun, the scene is very beautiful, I really like the shot, the natural colors and sharpness are excellent, nice light too, have fun, Valter
bukitgolfb301 (36516) 2011-09-02 3:44
Hi NAMASTE my dear Prasun
Sorry for my late reaction!
This is a very significant shot indeed!
Great wide focus image with tasteful background presentation as always. His expression is a very calm and attractive. Your high technique should be so highly appreciated. Thanks for sharing with your finest shot and have a good day, Best regrads.
Takero from Tokyo being hitted by a big typhoon
mkamionka (30921) 2011-09-02 6:25
very interesting portrait showing man at work.
You have captured him nicely surrounded by the intriguing shapes of unfinished creatures.
Very well done.
Have a great weekend,
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-09-02 9:41
Never get tired of these lovely photos. Nice image of this man making Durga's idol with clay. I like the red chair and the red bucket of paint amidst the grey background. You have placed the man nicely in the image.
adores (38240) 2011-09-02 16:09
Hope you may take some photos of the festival:)!
This is a good scene. I like your low pov to show it and the details around. Well done!
Nard (6972) 2011-09-03 4:03
Interresting and very nice picture of this working man. I like the contrats between the gray statues and the skin of the man and the dark background.
jurek1951 (42160) 2011-09-03 5:09
Nice composition and very good point of view. Excellent light and sharpness.
geoant68 (331) 2011-09-03 8:20
nice the snapshot with the potter to create an idol of the Goddess Durga face,sitting between all these of his constructions.A good reportage shot with the light management to be superb.
baddori (19965) 2011-09-03 9:30
Difficile per un occidentale fotografare e raccontare.
Bene chiare idoli e l'esportazione "turistica" non l'apprezzo.
Il turista forse un po guasta il sentimento religioso .
Tu racconti come fotografi con intensa calma spirituale .
patdeph (35748) 2011-09-03 10:01
a beautiful scene of this potter among the statues.I like very much the light and its contrast with the strong shadows,and the red elements brings nice colors to the picture.
Silvio1953 (124729) 2011-09-03 10:36
Ciao Prasun, lovely composition with artist at work, splendid light, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
limielski (0) 2011-09-03 12:55
A very interesting shot showing everyday life. Good composition and very natural portrait of the man during his work.
Sonata11 (33298) 2011-09-03 13:57
fantastic composition of daily life with the warking man. Your picture Prasun is a very interesting photo with wonderful colors, sharpness, super clarity, great POV. An excellently excecuted shot. I like it a lot.
Perfectly well done.
All the best and have a nice WE,
BluSimo (9392) 2011-09-03 14:31
it is indeed a very interesting photo. the pov from low and the light that detaches the elephant to right from the background are two meaningful elements. so the man at work appears encircled by his materials and captured in a moment of great dedication to it. cheers!
maria-v1981 (10814) 2011-09-04 6:23
A beautiful moment i like the contrast betwwen the grey sculptures and the craftsman. All this sculptures has extraordinary forms give a theatrical atmosphere on the image.
All the best,
abmdsudi (44328) 2011-09-04 7:00
I love the totally candid nature of most of the people shots, it makes me feel like I've had a chance to look at real life in there. A great shot of a fine artist at work and his very intense concentration caught unaware, is the strongest element for me that makes this picture. The lighting is optimal, lovely eye level pov to let us fully focus on the subject, this is great! Indeed, a very interesting piece of work and great street candid image well captured. Excellent well written infor to guide us along.
Wel done, Congrats
Budapestman (82620) 2011-09-04 12:03
a beautiful portrait again, I like the composition and the interesting details, superb POV and lights, Tfs! Have a nice evening! Kellemes estét kívánok!
dip (23640) 2011-09-04 12:58
beautiful image with good sharpness and lighting and interesting details,
very well captured!
vasilpro (40943) 2011-09-04 12:59
Wonderful daily life composition, beautiful scene with the man in his workshop, excellent POV, natural colors, very good light and contrast, TFS!
Have a nice evening, Vasilis.
mauro61 (52623) 2011-09-04 13:14
il lavoro degli artigiani con la loro tranquillità e la sicurezza nei gesti delle mani regala sempre oggetti di grande pregio.
Ottimo il POV per riprendere la scena,
Charo (51210) 2011-09-04 16:06
A good portrait of this man surrounded by his sculptures, and again, checking the quality of them.
Excellent composition with excellent details and colors.
danos (87937) 2011-09-05 0:37
nice the view of the potter as he's making the clay idol of Goddess Durga face.I like the daily life of the man as the good reportage shot from this part of Kolkata.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-09-05 0:53
Very interesting and very well composed shot. POV well selecetd with the very graphic sculptur on the right which give depht. Attitude and expression of the man very well collected too.
Have a nice week,
Nicou (124295) 2011-09-05 2:34
super captage de cet artisan, quel captage quelle vue avec l'éléphant dans le bor, mon animal préféré, sueprb ele couleurs, les contraste, fantastique compo.
Bravo et amitié
GREGG (7888) 2011-09-05 10:45
very interesting portrait showing man at work.
I like your low pov to show it and the details around.
anel (563) 2011-09-09 6:53
Interesting picture which you show so well here. Love to see the colorful center(red chair, blueclothes) of the picture and as contrast the grey clay figures, especially the elefant at right.
Well seen and presented
muratcaloglu (2) 2011-09-13 12:44
very interesting portrait.
surrounding objects give enough information about his work.
very well captured photo
Graal (98351) 2011-09-14 23:51
an interesting reportage and portrait in one. Well informations and done photo. Good captured scene and place.
Have a nice day.
subhendu_bagchi (25877) 2011-09-16 6:06
a nice capture from the home of a clay artist. Like the composition with the other idols surrounding him and the face of 'maa' in the hands of him... Light and depth are superb. A very good one. Tfs.
Best wishes, bhalo theko.
Angshu (56066) 2011-09-16 8:48
The artist seems to be one of the few elements in colour amidst the mono-toned idols. You captured him in a good poise...I was just thinking if it had been better to get closer to him, eliminating the right side...my personal opinion
serp2000 (40654) 2011-09-21 19:31
Excellent photowork! I like your idea. This man looks one colour object on the grey background. Attractive composition, fine details, nice colours.
This is one the most interesting works that I saw today.
Didi (57494) 2011-10-01 11:37
Interesting local scene and very good description.
Very good lights ambiance.
patpatch (1601) 2011-10-04 9:37
A very nice shot with beautiful colors.
This view is very interesting because i like particularly this kind of athmosphere that gives us a a good approach of the real life.
I have gone twice in India,and i fell in love for this country.
I like to have a walk in the little street in india to discover all this trade like your potter.
lpi (4857) 2011-10-04 23:39
Très belle composition, joli cliché de la vie quotidienne!
macjake (57490) 2011-11-08 8:43
I like these men at work type scenes.
its a true portrayal of daily life, and its also a great cultural scene.
lots to see and view.
nice photo :)
mafegan (8624) 2012-01-02 4:14
Incredible detail and overall a very pleasing composition. So much grey from the thumbnail I thought you had partially desaturated the image. Cheers, Marlene