Shot taken from Shikara on Dal Lake in Srinagar, the capital of Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
For us Bengalis, fish and rice is the staple food. The woman who was catching fish from the lake, could make out perhaps that I am a Bengali and wanted to sell her catch to us. She was zealously displaying various types of fish and wanted us to buy some. Me and my wife tired of having meat and eggs for days really wanted some fresh fish for lunch and almost took the plunge. But thinking about the hassles of cooking without any arrangements of our own we decided not to give in to the temptation :-).
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emka (100989) 2014-01-07 2:04
hello Subho neighbour,
Nice portrait of the fisherwoman proud of her catch. and how she must have been disappointed that you didn't buy such a nice fish (carp?). And reading you were tired of meat, I must go to Bengali. In Rajasthan no meat, no fish, in Pushkar even no eggs, mainly vegetarian food, not for me :).
Very interesting houseboats. Excellent composition.
Warm regrads MAlgo
snunney (101778) 2014-01-07 2:12
A fine portrait of this fisherwoman proudly displaying her golden catch. I like the framing, which sets everything in context. Well presented with good light, colours and sharpness.
pajaran (62590) 2014-01-07 3:42
Dobar dan, popodne.
Ja sam strastven ribolovac, volim ovakve trenutke ...
Interesantan teskt o jezeru i trenutku ...
Dobar snimak, lepo pokazana zena sa ulovljenom ribom, lepe boje.
Bas dobra riba za rucak.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
I am an avid fisherman, I love moments like this ...
An interesting text block on the lake and time ...
Good shot, nice women shown with fish caught, beautiful colors.
Such a good fish for lunch.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
Fis2 (100828) 2014-01-07 4:21
Interesting scene from daily life.
Good reportage shot.
I like frame and colours.
Have a nice afternoon
jhm (155370) 2014-01-07 4:25
A happy fisher man with his wonderful big fish
Real a daily life picture with the port and boats.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Very well done, TFS.
danos (99902) 2014-01-07 5:23
very nice the view as the 'portrait' of this happy fisherman as hold with his hand a fresh fish.Excellent the snapshot as the light and colour management of the scene. The clarity of the image brings out the details of the scene.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-01-07 6:14
Hello Subho - I am most interested in what type of fish this is, it has a lovely golden colour and looks good to eat. I too would be tempted. A lively DL shot with plenty of local colour to enjoy. Funny, I think of fishing as a more masculine job. Warm regards Rosemary
cargus (10273) 2014-01-07 8:12
Beautiful composition, beautiful colors, well framed and rendered, image well done.!
abmdsudi (55706) 2014-01-07 8:19
Excellent daily life shot with her wonderful expression and the golden fish. Looks very peaceful lake with lovely background to put this shot into perspective, cracking colours, detail and cheery atmosphere so well caught. Her sincere smile makes my day Subho! Congrats.
rychem (38265) 2014-01-07 8:39
A very nice scene at the lake, it is a kind of documentary photo with an optimistic message, very well done
ourania (47880) 2014-01-07 8:46
I like very much the immediacy of this picture, the strong character of the lady and the thorough context in which this scene is taking place. You've achieved superb definition of details and colours all over the frame, the light and the chromatic contrasts are so invigorating. You captured the eagerness of this experienced vendor very aptly and your picture is very vivid in every respect. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
Cricri (121333) 2014-01-07 9:20
Un très beau portrait du pêcheur fier de montrer son poisson d'une jolie couleur or, beaucoup de détails a voir, belle lumière et composition
Silvio1953 (146807) 2014-01-07 9:47
Ciao Subho, lovely fishing scene, fine details, splendid sharpness, great light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
PS: per cortesia clicca mi piace
aleXundar (1256) 2014-01-07 10:01
So you see the advantage of keeping wify along... they help taking practical decisions. It is good that you did not resist the temptation of clicking this in opportune moment.
Wonderful take it is, dear, with great colors and a lovely background. Excellent use of light. A pleasant daily life shot... liked a lot.
rbassin (23429) 2014-01-07 10:19
une belle scène de retour de pêche, les détails et la lumière sont agréables.
jemaflor (99171) 2014-01-07 11:34
Well taken, nice light and reflections on water, a good fisher.
Oceania (5202) 2014-01-07 12:52
Wow...a big fish! It's very interesting to see. Thanks for showing us the daily life from a country far away.
dekanski (5642) 2014-01-07 13:54
I enjoyed it, the photo and the note!
macjake (69859) 2014-01-07 15:54
good for you to refrain from purchasing the fish :)
although she was probably a little disappointed.
personally, I'm not a fish lover at all, so i'd just stick to the rice :)
love these cultural daily shots, we can learn so much from just the items in sight and the clothing.
fun to take a look at the boats too.
mcmtanyel (24593) 2014-01-07 21:46
I like the in-your-face placement of the fishmonger here. I think this is one photograph in which the rule of not placing your subject in the middle is better broken.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2014-01-08 2:34
a nice daily life shot here. Love the colourful atmosphere of daal lake which you presented here with sharp details and nice light. Excellent one. Tfs.
mrichat (1755) 2014-01-08 4:07
Hello Subho,the thing i like most in this photo is the super sharpness with clarity.strong contrast and colors.plenty of lights. Nice Daily Life shot.color of the fish is very attarctive.katla naki? very tempting.
Thanks for sharing.
Noel_Byrne (32112) 2014-01-08 5:14
This is a wonderful composition! I could see this as an advertisement for a TV show based on the life of these fishers. The light is perfect, bringing excellent detail to the buildings in the background, the woman is composed perfectly, the fish looks beautiful and nay, even tempting to eat (and I do NOT eat fish at all) and the water is as soft as silk. Beautifully done, if I were there, I would probably have bought it. And then not known what to do with it :)
All the best
nikkitta (17066) 2014-01-08 15:49
Cute note to introduce the woman fisher that proudly shows the golden carp and good of you both not to accpt the offer or better the temtation, love fich, eat it aalmost daily
Like the colors, reflects and in general the ambience of this well composed capture
berek (50504) 2014-01-09 0:05
very nice photography of everyday life. I like a lot of detail and good framing. What kind of fish is this? Thanks for sharing.
mesutilgim (95850) 2014-01-09 2:16
Very nice capture of this "proud" fisherman with his majestic catch !
Very good layout and interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Royaldevon (40380) 2014-01-09 2:38
Ha! Ha! Subho, it must have been a disappointment that you weren't able to use the fish, for there couldn't be any fresher than this!
A most interesting daily life shot. Strong, sharp images in the f/g with lots of b/g information to create an interesting context.
Have a lovely day,
holmertz (55035) 2014-01-09 3:09
This is a splendid photo. It has fine colours, great human touch and interesting glimpses of the typical Kashmiri houseboats and shikaras. The golden fish the woman is tempting you with really looks appetizing. I had a fascinating tour of Dal Lake long ago but I didn't manage any photo as good as this.
adramad (47022) 2014-01-09 9:15
What a wonderful picture of daily life with this fisherman in the foreground, and showing us his capture as a background the beautiful wooden houses anchored on the lake.
It made me excited to see this picture of you, for I visit Srinagar very many years ago, before political problems and when tourism was very usual, we stayed for three days in a beautiful wooden house boat and everything was an unforgettable experience .
Very pretty color, which gives a lot of life to the image.
A magnificent brightness management, sharpness also
is perfect for enjoying the details.
Very well done.
Have a good day.
fabbs99 (17167) 2014-01-09 22:17
Darun Chobbi ! You must have grilled it with turmeric,salt,chillie powder and lemon with little olive oil.Great colors and excellent framing. I am going to Kashmir this summer and I must confess that I am going to search for this lady at the Dal Lake to buy fish from her.TFS.
Nicou (145294) 2014-01-10 5:21
Et bien je cois que cela doit être une carpe quelle compo et vue quelle fièreté de ce pêcheur sueprbe compo et cpatage avec son poisson dans la main merviellsuse vue.
Bravo et amitié
COSTANTINO (66639) 2014-01-12 23:01
a different shot from the usuals
with the woman who was catching
fish from the lake
a different life showing this
woman trying to earn money
have a new week
delpeoples (58856) 2014-01-13 4:05
Ah I have learnt something new: that the staple food of Bengali is fish. This fish looks delicious and so tempting as you say. I can see why you were tempted, but it was not practical to buy it. Beautiful colours here and the light is well-controlled. You timed the shot superbly, with the lady proudly displaying her wares and flashing you a smile. An excellent and compelling part of daily life, expertly recorded.
kato (11630) 2014-01-14 5:39
You're capturing well this spectacle by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the portrait of the fisherwoman who is holding the gold fish by hand. Her look looks like so proud. And, you catch well this lake and the surrounding situation.
annjackman (21899) 2014-01-14 22:10
This is a lovely 'environmental portrait' where we learn about the place that this fisherman works. The golden colour of the fish is beautiful. Lovely clarity in this image - TFS.
Kind Regards, Ann
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-01-18 1:11
Super capture of this fisher woman who looks very pleased with her catch, great low Pov, splendid colours, great clarity. Well done one in the bag hey? Ha ha.
adores (45891) 2014-01-18 13:16
Very good shot, seems the golden fish matches with the colour of the houseboats in background and they really situate us. This is a region of India that I've never visited but I'd surely like to. The woman looks really proud of her work and you got a very good postrait, with a good composition.
Romano46 (18472) 2014-01-21 10:39
un ottimo ritratto molto curato in ogni dettaglio.
Colori, nitidezza e contrasto sono eccellenti al pari della composizione.
Ciao e buona serata
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-01-24 0:08
it is very invitating this fish, i like colors and details.
Miguel82 (27646) 2014-01-30 10:38
It's a carp but I would not eat it as Dal lake's water is contaminated for sure I know that place and slept on a sikhara, high quality of image and pleasant scene with a character proud of her catch, all the best, good night
fds (9467) 2014-02-08 1:08
dear indian friend very beautiful portrait with this fischerman and the Fischer
great details and very beautiful colors