Lifting heavy sack of corn to transfer them to the truck waiting outside the factory. The factory was hot as a furnace even on a charming Autumn evening.
Series:Poultry food manufacturing factory
During my last visit to Kolkata, I visited a poultry food factory owned by a friend of mine. The food mainly consists of corn sparsely mixed with other grains. We were there for about 15 minutes which gave me the opportunity to take a few shots.
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dlevy23 (2018) 2007-06-30 16:01
Great photo, I love the lights that is coming through the windows.
giorgimer (34722) 2007-06-30 16:04
wonderful image, very interesting POV with the detail of the fan, extraordinary light coming in from the windows and excellent moment capture.
A great work!
maredeniz (1016) 2007-06-30 16:19
Really really nice compositon and light comings are excellent.
Thanks for sharing
e30mike (310) 2007-06-30 16:20
The lighting here is awesome, i really like how you positioned the fan in opposition to the hard working people, great job.
daddo (21274) 2007-06-30 16:51
Namaste Prantik.Labourers make dramatic shots by the nature of their actions and sinewy bodies. This shot has been given extra power due to the beams of light and the inclusion of the fan in the composition.Revealing note too, warts and all. Regards. Klaudio.
PIERRE-HENRI-AU (448) 2007-06-30 18:09
IT seems an holdup !!!!
partha (14020) 2007-06-30 18:32
excellent capture.Perfectly timed , well visualized shot.The fan gives nice perspective and the ingressing light gives a wonderful effect,
sidstakes (772) 2007-06-30 21:52
The colour version is good as it is, but I just have this feeling that a B&W conversion would be nice too...good continuation...and that streak of light does add drama to the photograph..how much time did you get to shoot in the factory complex..
Partha_c (2015) 2007-06-30 22:25
Hi Prantik. Though a good shot no doubt, but honestly I was concentrating more on your note. Beautifully articulated the pulse of the city that never dies. Standing at any street junction of this city all alone for hours together, I never felt lonely. A city of all oddities but still so vibrant. TFS. Regards.
Ulishna (2268) 2007-06-30 22:26
Great journalist photo!
Interesting moment and composition.
Dpbours (222) 2007-06-30 23:02
Looking at this shot, I can just imagine the dusty smell in the air here. The light is just wonderful. The fact that this is hard labour is clearly visible.
It's a nice series you're building up here with various angles looking at the history and at todays city. Thanks!!
jjcordier (69571) 2007-06-30 23:33
Belle scène et beau traitement d'image.
Furachan (0) 2007-07-01 0:30
Superb compo, Prantik A shot that makes one want t jump and shout! You've got that great fan breathing life into the action, and those shafts of light... Top notch work,
faubry (35373) 2007-07-01 1:55
again a superb light here. beautiful scene, bravo, i like how you had framed. well done
holmertz (33511) 2007-07-01 1:56
Great composition and fantastic light. The fan doesn't just create an aesthetic effect, it really tells the whole story of the picture. Thanks to the fan, we can feel the heat, the dust end the smell.
vikous (2217) 2007-07-01 4:27
Prantik this is impresive photograph and very good note too!!! I can't but agree with what you wrote here, thanks for this view and all information about your hometown.
vincz (19099) 2007-07-01 5:11
Very creative composition with the fan in the foreground. The rays of light are very spectacular. Very good catch of the action there.
wolf38 (29666) 2007-07-01 11:11
Hello Prantik. This is a picture worth seeing from the world of the work. The light is very interesting. Outstanding. Best regards, Wolfgang.
michiels (4170) 2007-07-01 13:05
Again great light. You really got the atmosphere ! Beautiful documentary photo. Hard working people who deserve it to be in the picture !!
noborders (1010) 2007-07-01 22:43
Interesting documentary photo, and great POV,
(Great note too, well worth reading till the end !)
sayan (2617) 2007-07-05 0:12
Wonderful work again. This documentary is very much unique in its own merit. The idea is wonderful here and the execution too. I like the way how you have included the fan in the frame. Great work.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-07-09 1:17
Another great composition!
i love the fan you have included here and the image gives a great idea of the place!
again the rays of light are superb as the moment!
nerve (10231) 2007-07-11 23:55
another excellent one, this fans are so typical in India, makes me laugh sometimes, lol! great compo.
flory (4848) 2007-07-13 0:06
see your pic from today and going in your theme,i find this..excellent one,the rays who comes in the factory,the hardly work,practically you got the atmosphere so well!interesting theme
Wanda1 (14654) 2007-07-29 9:30
I love the beams of light streaming through the windows and onto the workers in action. The old fan in the forground is great too and adds a wonderful element to the shot. Nicely captured details and textures in the factory. Out of all your shots in this poultry food factory I like this one the best.
giugo (47) 2008-09-29 5:28
This is really strong documentation of the toiling workers. The rays of light filtering through the windows and shining on the workers, combined with the industrial fan and the gazillion sacks, make this an impressive photo!
Benedict (7064) 2008-09-29 6:02
hard working gentlemen here! i like the rays of sunlight peeping through the windows and the scattered corn kernels all over. the antique electric fan, half its image is an added awe. light management gives this capture a more vivid appeal.
Didi (52429) 2009-01-16 10:56
Interesting scene well framed, but it's a hard ambiance for theese young guys.
Good quality of exposure.
- Copyright: Prantik Mazumder (prantik) (1136)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-10-26
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/4, 1/25 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): "INDIA photos that I'd like to remember (II), Poultry food manufacturing factory [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-06-30 15:57