~ Chhat Puja - I ~
Photo captured at the eve of Chhat Puja... Devotees are worshiping the God Sun at its setting time... They used to worship the Surya (Sun) at its setting time and the next day morning when the Sun rises again.
This is a moment of the evening with the last rays of Sun.
Some information about Chhat Puja :
'Chhat Puja' is an ancient Hindu festival and only Vedic Festival dedicated to the Hindu Sun God, Surya and Chhathi Maiya (ancient Vedic Goddess Usha).
The Chhath Puja is performed in order to thank Surya for sustaining life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes.
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npecanhuk (72000) 2013-11-12 0:46
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Many details to be seen and enjoyed in this daily life scene!
Sharpness, exposure, (wonderful) saturated colors, horizontal format, black & white borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
siudzi (34141) 2013-11-12 0:56
The scene with all these people looks superb attractive and unique. You have found a great POV to capture them so naturally including the stuff and surroundings. Beautiful presentation achieved. Well done!
Have a nice day!
daddo (26338) 2013-11-12 1:08
Namaste Subhendu. Lord Surya must be pleased with all the colourfully dressed devotees, who are like His rainbows,and the brightly coloured offerings. Excellent exposure, POV and sharpness.It's lovely how the sun's light brightens all those reds, greens, blues... Regards. Klaudio.
rigoletto (34279) 2013-11-12 2:14
hi subhendu. this photo has a timeless, epic taste. beautiful colors and composition. i like the wide view while i believe you could make at least 4 photos out of this one.
dta (72959) 2013-11-12 2:25
Hello Subhendu ,
A gorgeous scene , full of life and colors . The light is wonderful . I like a lot the composition , with the juxtaposition of the row of baskets in the FG and the row of prayers in the BG .
besnard (55465) 2013-11-12 3:01
Une très image d'un des aspects de la vie quotidienne. j'ai eu la chance de voir une scène identique à Bénarès, inoubliable souvenir.
Amitiés et bonne journée.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-11-12 4:12
this is amazing! So full of the atmosphere of this festival and so beautifully captured. So many colours and a real sense of the spiritual intensity expressed here. Wonderful and powerful imagery. Love it!
Regards - B.
papagolf21 (93094) 2013-11-12 4:15
Bonjour, cher Subhendu,
Encore une bien belle image proposée à travers cette composition.
Les détails sont parfaitement rendus.
Une image très professionnelle.
jhm (146570) 2013-11-12 5:06
A very nice example of the devote people in the river as thanks for the God Sun
Your picture is very well taken
Nice perspective and depth.
Excellent captured, nice composed picture.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Sergiom (70532) 2013-11-12 5:14
Namaste mon ami. Quelle belle photo. Un événement haut en couleurs que ces dames en vêtements traditionnels avec leur paniers remplis d'offrandes. Le cadrage est excellent et une belle gestion de la lumière.
Nicou (133338) 2013-11-12 6:28
quelle iamge et compo sueprbe vue et captage tous ce personnages dans l'eau et les offrandes fantastique vue et compo.
Bravo et amitié
saxo042 (37730) 2013-11-12 8:14
There are many different parts in this picture. The foreground contains colourful fruits in a good line and further away a line of worshipping people in the water. Between a group of eye-catching red-dressed women. A very calm and peaceful mood!
sukantamit (66) 2013-11-12 8:15
Great shot, superb utilization of the tilted sun during the golden hours....Superb Shot
Zengi001 (2739) 2013-11-12 9:19
Very good and colorful presentation of everyday life in India.
Superb composition almost like a painting.
holmertz (47066) 2013-11-12 10:03
This is a truly fantastic photo, a real masterpiece. It looks as it was all arranged for you, but of course it wasn't. You just found the perfect place where you had women in colourful sarees encircling nearly the whole frame, and the only gap is filled with just as attractive baskets of fruits and flowers. The setting sun has given the colours wonderful, saturated tones. This is the kind of picture that makes me long for another visit to India before it is too late.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-11-12 11:08
una foto molto bella non solo nella realizzazione dal punto di vista tecnico, considerando che colori e nitidezza si inseriscono molto bene in una bella composizione, ma anche per il notevole valore documentarisco che essa offre agli occhi di noi occidentali.
Hai ritratto nella migliore delle maniere una bellissima scena che racconta un attimo della vita dell'India, qualla magica India che esiste ancora oggi.
Ciao e buona serata
parvatibb (1387) 2013-11-12 12:58
WOW! Wonderful colors and great composition. I could easily lose myself in the light and details.
ourania (38892) 2013-11-12 14:03
a wonderful picture that offers us the details and the atmosphere of this festival most effectively. I love the interesting foreground, the circle designed in the frame, the depth and perspective, the way the composition closes with the thin stripe of the distant landscape. There's excellent definition on details and colours, the light exalts and graces some bright colours directing the viewer's interest around the frame. Your photo is not only a wonderful description of the scene, it conveys the people's feelings and influences the viewer's mood as well. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
jjcordier (79289) 2013-11-12 22:46
Excellente photo de cette Chhat Puja. La composition est parfaite pour montrer les caractéristiques de cette cérémonie et la lumière idéale pour bien rendre l'atmosphère du moment. Très belles couleurs.
everlasting (14704) 2013-11-13 3:46
Although I would have liked to see a little more sky just to balance the composition. You have managed to capture the atmosphere in a great light
Cricri (113589) 2013-11-13 9:08
Quelle merveilleuse image, une scène particulière et très jolie, j'aime le cadrage de tout ces paniers de fruits et les vêtements des dames hautes en couleurs, vraiment très belle présentation
nikkitta (17066) 2013-11-13 15:12
I love India, colors, people, festivals and all is present here, arranged ibn a great curve with offrends at the FG and going down
Then the actitude of the people at the last rays of sum, praying a in a quiet and solemm way
And the colorful reflects, quite a charming capture
Enjoy it and the informative note
Waiting for more
Didi (59654) 2013-11-15 8:56
Wonderful colours in the evening with interesting lateral lights direction
Very good sharp scene
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-11-21 21:11
great composition sharpness light and pov on this 1.you have captured the pious and festive mood perfectly.great colors.
adores (42227) 2013-11-23 15:05
This is a wonderful event! So much to see here and you have captured a great moment of faith! Perfect with the baskets of fruits all around!
tatadalou (7305) 2013-12-11 19:44
A strong mystical mood is expressed in this picture. Light and colours nicely combine in a sweet and peaceful scene of prays. Excellent shot, with great sharpness.
Surajmondol (20) 2014-01-14 11:53
yquem46 (38750) 2014-01-14 12:05
I missed this good one but no wonder why, I was in Argentina !
Excellent view of this Puja and good use of the offerings in the baskets at fg
I start missing India !
best regards, have a nice night
- Copyright: Subhendu Bagchi (subhendu_bagchi) (25991)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-11-08
- Categories: Festivals, Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D5100, AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR
- Exposure: f/18.0, 1/20 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Chhath Puja - A Hindu ritual [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-12 0:39