" Dashami is the day when Goddess Durga accompanied with her children sets for Kailash, her husband's abode. With a heavy heart the Bengalis immerse the clay idol of Durga in the sacred Ganges bidding her goodbye and earnestly waiting to see her again the next year. "Sindur Khela" (Vermillion game)- is a major event of Dashami. Married women apply vermilion to each other and greet each other with sweets. It is in the evening when Goddess Durga is immersed Bengalis greet each other with bijoya greetings and men follow the customary 'Kolakuli' (embrace each other). Durga Puja is a festival, Bengalis celebrate without religious inhibitions. It is more of a socio- cultural celebration that tends to renew kinship with friends and relatives. "
This Picture was taken by me at Baghbazar on Dashami. I captured this face because I found it the lady was newly married ( I thought ) and was dressed in a so traditional way. I like her smiling also..
Hope on TE, I can give the bit of glimpse of real traditional image of beautiful Lady..
F- Stop - F/4.5
ISO - 100
Focal Length - 85 Meter
Metering Mode - Pattern
Max Aperture - 4.4
Flash not fired.
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prasun984 (5590) 2011-10-15 4:47
very good portrait shot during vermilion game on dashami...like her joyful expression with relaxed smile on her face...like her large nose ring with other ornament...very good DOF controlled...
lovely shot with nice informative Note...
TopGeo (38126) 2011-10-15 4:55
Hello Arijit! Impressive portrait and expression of the lady smiling in traditional celebrations and watching strikes and other presentations of friends TE. A stunning capture of the road and giving the atmosphere and the expression of festive celebrations!
elkab (4939) 2011-10-15 5:56
That's super! Very atmospheric portrait of smiling lady with natural pose and expression. Fine sharpness of her face and details of celebrational costumes. Moody light management and colors
limielski (2577) 2011-10-15 7:33
What a beautiful portrait of the smiling woman (beautiful woman) A very impressive shot and very natural. An excellent DoF. I like it a lot!
Didi (52489) 2011-10-15 9:17
Very original portrait of this young woman
Natural expression, interesting tight frame.
BennyV (13358) 2011-10-15 9:36
Hello dear Arjiit,
Fantastic portrait, warm smile and great colours.
The heavy grey frame isn't the best choice for this gem, but the beauty of this lady does come across.
jhm (130684) 2011-10-16 0:43
Splendid portrait, one advice, activate the eye a little bit.
I like the picture with the traditional of your country.
Excellent captured and nice composed.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
lousat (67181) 2011-10-16 0:51
What a rich decoration for this girl! You magnificent portrait is very nice and interesting,i like the excellent quality of light,sharpness and colors and the crop too.Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
ChrisJ (92167) 2011-10-16 2:12
Excellent use of a shallow dof in this superb portrait. Lots of interesting little details to explore in addition to the face, which is unusual for a portrait. Tfs!
DjoleEric (0) 2011-10-16 2:27
Nice photo with plenty of beautiful natural shades of vivid colors.
Nicou (109778) 2011-10-16 4:04
Fantastique portrait de cette belle dame avec le bijoux qui brillent et cette décoration symbolique sur sont visage en rouge, grandiose captage et compo.
Bravo et amitié
madhumita_roy86 (2344) 2011-10-16 6:42
wow! another nice one.... very good shot....nice unique framing.... the lady is very beautiful.... very traditional costume....good DOF....
SnapRJW (26152) 2011-10-16 9:14
Hello Arijit - I like the off-centre framing you have chosen for this naturally beautiful and open face. Red and gold; colours associated with festivities and pageant. Lovely. Best regards Rosemary
pajaran (44402) 2011-10-16 10:48
Vrlo interesntan tekst o mestu i tradicionalnom dogadjaju ...
Dobar snimak dame u narodnoj nosnji i ukrasima, lepa fotografija.
Dobra ostrina snimka i kontrast, lepe boje.
Very interesntan text of the place and the traditional event ...
Good shot ladies in traditional costumes and ornaments, beautiful images.
Good length and severity contrast, beautiful colors.
All the best.
Fis2 (78834) 2011-10-16 11:47
A vry interesting portrait.
Good frame and colors.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-10-17 0:40
A very efficience vertical framing well selected for this excellent and well coloured portrait. You have very well collected the expression, the glance
and the smile of this sympatic young lady.
Have a nice week,
jlbrthnn (79791) 2011-10-17 3:32
I admire the beauty and the quality of this portrait. It is a good and interesting photo about the local traditions. Congratulations.
Have a nice day
quillo (11850) 2011-10-17 3:42
Namaste Arijit ...
Nice portrait of beautiful woman
adorned with his best smile ...
I like the softness of light
and image definition ...
Congratulations for the good picture.
Saludos y feliz día.
bayno (18340) 2011-10-17 5:13
Hi Arjit, clearer portrait of this beautiful woman with her lovely jewelry and colors of puja, interessting note, well done, TFS, have a nice day, Valter
Cricri (95455) 2011-10-17 8:19
Un joli sourire et des jolis yeux en amende de cette jeune dame parée de ces plus beaux bijoux , très joli portrait, cadrage et lumière
peppe59 (14551) 2011-10-17 8:39
thanks for the compliments, this image of quality parts, very interesting picture with a history of traditions.
vasilpro (40685) 2011-10-17 8:43
Wonderful portrait of a lovely young lady, excellent POV, interesting traditional makeup and jeweleries, beautiful expression, lovely light and colors, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast, very nice framework, TFS!
geoant68 (2747) 2011-10-17 8:44
very nice the portrait of this young woman with all the gold gems to make her even more attractive.Her big smile and the clarity of the portrait, make the shot very successful.
patdeph (35744) 2011-10-17 10:37
superb and interssant portrait of this beautiful young woman during this festival.I love the tight framing,the soft colors,the texture of the skin that makes me think to a doll.Magnificent.
Angshu (53667) 2011-10-18 8:45
Jobbor goina! I've never seen such a large nose ring being worn by a Bengali. Good crop & frame. But I don't like the grey frame..you should have used white IMHO
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-10-18 10:27
Hello dear Arijit,
A very nice portrait, her face is photographed from a close distance. Off centred placement of her face adds an extra charm to this image. Well-captured details and your most informative note help us to understand the “Vermillion game”. Very superbly controlled DOF brings out her lovely expression even more livelily. The portrait is a very successful one, a very captivating image, with my very humble compliments.
Very best wishes to you,
Have a very pleasant day, Arijit
emilbo (21962) 2011-10-18 13:40
Merveilleux portrait et merci de nous montrer le tradition d'autres endroits. La qualité d'image est exceptionnelle, l'éclairage est parfait et les couleurs splendides. J'aime beaucoup.
Bravo!... et merci de ta visite,
nikkitta (10482) 2011-10-18 15:26
Super portrait of the smiling lady at the festival
Nice golden and red natural colors and plenty of interesting details ( golden ornaments) to watch and admire
You were lucky to be there and enjoy this traditional festivity
Hope it will continue that way for years and years
Congrats and TFS
subhendu_bagchi (23699) 2011-10-18 22:48
A nice moment indeed. There were a lot of photos in this subject 'sindur khela' among which it really stands well because you really captured the mood well. The colours are vibrant and the blurred background behind this beautiful lady helps us to concentrate on the main subject. Very good one. Tfs.
eldancer1 (22463) 2011-10-21 9:20
Awsesome portrait of this beautiful lady with beautiful smile. Sharp details and wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
dale54 (5799) 2011-10-22 9:06
nice shot,hi arijit! this colorfull pic is very interesting and your note helps,i likr her smile! tfs!! dr
Longroute (19392) 2011-10-25 9:13
Very good and nice portrait. To us westerners it offers an interesting sight of your habits and customs. I see lovely golden jewels so I presume she must be rich. Fine expression and a good framing.
Silvio1953 (109385) 2011-10-25 12:07
Ciao Arijit, great portrait of lovely girl with fantastic smile, fine details of beautiful ornaments, nice clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
delpeoples (50271) 2011-10-26 18:50
What a beautiful young woman she is. I love the tight frame and how she shyly looks away from the camera. It seems more natural to me somehow. Her skin tones are lovely and perfectly contrast with the vermillion tones that naturally frame the photo. Just exquisite, congratulations.
marcan44 (6223) 2011-10-28 8:00
I like the old traditions of folklore or religious.
A nice day
scalerman (26900) 2011-10-28 10:11
Arjit: a beautiful model and a candid shot. It's fine portraiture. Best, c
siudzi (29061) 2011-10-28 12:49
What an amazing portrait picture of that beauty! Like the smile on her face and peaceful look. Very well seen and executed. Bravo! TFS.
Waylim (24360) 2011-10-29 15:58
Absolutely beautiful portrait, I love it, it is not one of those perfectly posed portrait, it is more intimate and personal, a more casual and relaxed atmosphere, it is almost like a long lost friend. Love the smile that brighten up the screen and the glance to the side, giving that timid and tender expression.
Good details on all the element. Really enjoyable and compelling shot. thanks.
Any relation to Amitav Ghosh, the writer of the Hungry Tide :) I just finished that book recently.
axiotea (21649) 2011-11-03 3:08
You've chosen a lovely model, and the tight framing allows to see her jewellery, tilak and the vermilion on her face and forehead. She looks very sweet and peaceful. Just, I'm not really fan of the thick grey frame, but that's only a minor detail ;D
Have a nice day
skippy007 (12510) 2011-11-03 19:23
Interesting & informative note Arijit and a very beautiful image to compliment it, a very good presentation that is informative, colourful and pleasing to the eye. A beautiful young lady with a lovely expression, well captured.
lgir (6673) 2011-11-05 11:47
very nice portrait with the colors provided by tradition and ornaments worn by this young woman.
Her beautiful smile enhances the beauty of this beautiful image.
photoray (7970) 2011-12-02 5:52
Fine upclose portrait of the very attractive young woman, all in colorful reds.
Excellent traditional Dashami view.
- Copyright: Arijit Ghosh (arijit_ghosh86) (795)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-06
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Nikon D3000, 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED AF-S VR Zoom
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-10-15 4:29