Gangasagar Mela is the largest fair celebrated in West Bengal, India. Makar Sankranti is celebrated in the last day of the Bengali month of Poush. In Bengal, this day is one of the most auspicious day of the year. Thousands of pilgrims from different parts of the country gather at Gangasagar, the point where the holy river Ganges meets the sea, to take a dip and wash away all the earthly sins. Makar Sankranti falls on the day of the year when the sun-considered the king of all grahas (planets)-is in the rashi (zodiac sign) known as Makar (Capricorn). This is considered the most beneficial and auspicious zodiac of the sun. The calculations for determining Makar Sankranti are done according to the solar calendar. Therefore, Makar Sankranti always falls on the 14th January according to the English calendar. It is usually the month of Magh of the Hindu calendar, the 'Tithi' or the position of the moon keeps shifting because of the difference in calculations.
Taken in the late afternoon. 16:30
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Do you find the settings of this photo too light or dark ? I'm not sure about my screen ! It would be nice to hear from you.
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yeln (11516) 2010-03-06 5:35
I like this simple composition and perfect POV. beautiful photo, lovely reflection, great idea.
peppe59 (14555) 2010-03-06 5:39
also young your gallery to show of the beautifulst photos, this photo is truly beautiful, great clearness, beautiful the colors and the composition. BRAVO! salutes from Italy.
vagabondtravels (6511) 2010-03-06 5:49
Very sharp reflection with great detail. Such vibrant colors, hdr? Excellent scene you have capture here. Well done.
tober (8797) 2010-03-06 6:19
Hello Apratim, excellent shot with colour dressed pilgrims and their reflections on water. The setting of the photo is neither light nor dark. It looks completely normal in my opinion. Regards, Tolga
yquem46 (38752) 2010-03-06 7:25
Good dynamic shot of these musicians and their reflections
You have some disturbing red/green chromatic fringes at the contour of the persons that you can easily get rid of in Photoshop or Lightroom
Have a nice WE
tusharkmandal (3173) 2010-03-06 8:26
Really stunned to see such a clear picture. Great colors and reflections. Great mood in the air.
Thanks for Sharing
reijame (577) 2010-03-06 8:52
a striking photo, very good colour scheme, and superb reflections. Creative POV adds an extra bonus. TFS.
Goutamendu (101) 2010-03-06 9:11
KIRTAN is call-and-response chanting performed in India's devotional traditions. A person performing kirtan is known as a kirtankar. Kirtan practice involves chanting hymns or mantras to the accompaniment of instruments such as the harmonium(not in picture), the two-headed mridanga . Khol or pakawaj drum, and karatal hand cymbals. It is a major practice in Vaisnava devotionalism,
In this particular photograph we can see two devotees playing kartal while a man is busy with his Khol In the middle. The beautiful expressions and gestures of the ‘kirtankars’, the sky and above all the nice reflection have added an extra dimension to this picture.
Apratim, this is a very beautiful work indeed. I liked the processing also!
Many many Congratulations!!
dwaipayan0 (165) 2010-03-06 9:21
grt photography, the charecters are so clear and three different mood of the persons express the mood of the photography, the dull sky enreach the color of the subject, perfect light and exposure, grt grt grt photography,
LOOOK13 (19046) 2010-03-06 9:41
Great shot, spectacular reflection, very original, splendids colors, very very nice;
patdeph (35748) 2010-03-06 10:01
this is a very beautiful colorful scene,where the reflection adds a great interest!For me,on my sreen,this a perfect picture,I like it very much!
Prisley (1485) 2010-03-06 10:20
Unlike my fellows, I won't go full green for several reasons, though I think your shot have good potential for its low POV, reflection on water, bright colors. Let me explain my thoughts:
- saturation of colors is pushed too high and spoils the natural beautiful colors you already caught clicking on the shutter of your camera. I am sure you could have kept the original color levels.
- sharpening mask or high pass filter are too visible, as we see a purple or green halo all around the people shapes/faces.
- no one looks in your direction nor have an expression on their face that I'd identify to. I feel lost here, in fact and I don't know what message is given.
That's only my humble opinion ;)
sayeed_rahman (6455) 2010-03-06 10:39
Another frame full of dynamism story and charm, using shadows and reflections always accentuates the visual appeal of any well framed photograph..keep going brother
Amirrezapakroo (453) 2010-03-06 11:44
Nice shot excellent composition and nice colors and detail.
i like this refelect with your good framing
also nice sound of their music with your perfect moment at this shot
fplohoff (0) 2010-03-08 6:37
Very dynamic with wonderful warm colors.
adramad (46476) 2010-03-08 9:15
Wonderful photo with these musicians pilgrims, the image has a great dynamism, the reflections are beautiful, veru nice colors and very good balance of light. Well done.
quillo (11856) 2010-03-08 9:22
Excelente toma ------------->
Color, luz, reflejos en una interesante escena
de los músicos/cantantes de la playa.
Un saludo amigo Apratim y felicidades.
rodgerg (55767) 2010-03-10 3:16
Excellent vertical framing for this very well coloured scene of life. Incerdible and superb reflections in the water.
korina (547) 2010-03-11 1:46
Wonderful shot with great POV! You've captured their mood really well! The silhouettes of the men on the water make the picture more atmoshperic.
Greetings from Greece,
P.S. The colours on my screen are neither light nor dark, they seem normal.
ryno (6865) 2010-03-14 20:33
Great shot, Apratim. Wonderful colours, contrasted against the blue sky, and you did well to capture their reflections. An evocative, moody picture. Good work!
testmaniac (13508) 2010-03-21 5:58
Hi Apratim, great photo and perfect scene. The composition,colors and reflections are wonderful!
fritzi007 (11055) 2010-03-21 6:02
For me the photo of the day, beautiful!
- Copyright: Apratim Saha (apratimsaha) (440)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-01-13
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D 70s, 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Nikkor
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-06 5:13