A Touch of Rural Bengal - VI
This image was captured at Digha too on the first of January this year,like the previous two images.In this image you can see a man selling fresh coconut loaded on his bicycle at the same fair.In Indian Villages,it is a common sight to see salesmen of all kinds from garments to fish selling their products loaded on bicycle like this.The transportation is easier and practically free of cost. Bicycle still remains the basic mode of transportation for the common man all over rural India.
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williewhistler (15787) 2014-03-05 1:51
this is such a lovely shot,full of colour and interest with the coconut seller and his well loaded bicycle making a fine subject whilst the busy market scene adds a sense of environment to a fine daily life photograph.
Apurba20 (984) 2014-03-05 1:59
The decrepit cap, the soiled shirt, a dirty 'gamcha' covering a probably torn trouser: all tell tale signs of a poor coconut seller, who will be happy just to sell all of them off.
Emotions excellently captured.
daddo (26338) 2014-03-05 1:59
Salam Farhat. The good old, reliable bicycle- a workhorse that doesn't need food. In addition no pollution. Well timed shot as he doesn't seem to be aware of your presence. Regards. Klaudio.
npecanhuk (72000) 2014-03-05 3:16
Very interesting and attractive daily life photograph!
Sharp fg, blurred bg, soft light & colors, vertical format, slim black borders, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that I truly enjoyed!
TFS - congrats,
macjake (63154) 2014-03-05 4:05
this one easily captures my attention.
bright colors, bright light, and of course the interesting cultural scene.
I guess he can't really ride the bike now?
he walks up and down hoping for a sale?
I wonder how many he sells in a day?
fun photo, also rich in culture.
jhm (146570) 2014-03-05 4:47
This is a wonderful picture you show us, the reality of your country, this is nice to look at
A nice daily life picture
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Greetings from Belgium,
Sergiom (70532) 2014-03-05 5:52
Cet homme en demande beaucoup à sa bicyclette.Elle porte un plus grand poids qu'elle ne pèse elle même.Un beau portrait en pied avec une belle profondeur de champs.
mohammad_H (9804) 2014-03-05 7:54
Beautiful colors, and I think India is the country of colors, a variety of attractive colors and everyday life of this man, bicycle, and fresh coconut
Nicou (133338) 2014-03-05 8:01
fantastique scène et vue quel chargement sur le vélo tous ce fruits quelle compo et cet homme qui pousse cette lourde charge sueprbe scène.
Bravo et amitié
PaulVDV (25549) 2014-03-05 8:25
Overloaded to even be able to ride the bike!
Wonderful daily life-picture with a colourful scene on the background.
Best regards, Paul
fds (9150) 2014-03-05 8:28
great friend farhat great moment with the people with the bicker and all fruits
great moment of life from west Bengal and fantastic scharpnees and very nice colors
rychem (30287) 2014-03-05 9:04
Interesting scene of daily life in India, this here is a perfect photo with great sharpness on the main subject and blurred BG, very good composition, well spotted and presented
holmertz (47066) 2014-03-05 10:05
A very nice snap-shot from a rural market. The coconut salesman is well captured, isolated from the immediate surroundings but with a lively background, and it's amazing to watch his heavy load. It's a very well composed and well cropped photo with lots of local atmosphere. If anything, I might have liked the picture to be slightly darker, in order to have the colours and contrasts increased, and maybe the blue tone just slightly reduced.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2014-03-05 10:20
a very multi colored background and one shot of real life action where people struggling for the daily....
nice work and testimony as usual!!
Subhogen (4067) 2014-03-05 19:57
Nice DL shot of the coconut seller from Digha. Good control over DOF to make the stand out well. Good timing as well to catch the facial expression of the Dab seller.
Thanks for sharing.
pajaran (56558) 2014-03-05 22:42
Dobar tekst, lep pogled na biciklistu sa kokosovim orasima ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, ostrina i kontrast, lepo pokazan covek sa biciklom, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo uhvacen trenutak.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
Good lyrics, nice view of the cyclist with coconuts ...
Good time recording, sharpness and contrast nicely shown a man with a bicycle, beautiful colors.
Good composition, well captured moment.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
dip (23888) 2014-03-06 0:12
nice shot of daily life,well captured and framed,
subhendu_bagchi (25991) 2014-03-06 2:32
hello, a nice frame here with a touch of bengal. Like the 'daab-wala' who is coming with his portal vendor. Nice shot. Tfs.
mirosu (15844) 2014-03-06 5:07
Excellent snapshot of local coconuts seller. Hard job for small many, but I always enjoy to buy one, the coconut water is very refreshing and also healthy.
Superb viewpoint, excellent light and clarity.
The selective focus makes it special.
Very well done.
kato (11630) 2014-03-06 5:09
You're capturing well this daily life bt a good angle and a good focus and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the spectacle a seller is carrying coconut loaded on his bicycle. It looks like the heavy weight. And, it's also impressive in a row of gift shop in background.
ikeharel (65141) 2014-03-06 7:37
Face expression of the man in picture, show the burden of heavy load of fruits carried on his bikes, Farhat.
You managed to be right in front, and collected this unique moment.
Fine clear photo, details shown well under bright daylight.
Oceania (5202) 2014-03-06 7:48
Through your pictures we learned a lot from your country. This time, a man with a load of coconut on a dirt road, it's very interesting to see daily life like this. Thanks for sharing.
eldancer1 (33861) 2014-03-06 10:46
That's a heavy load of green coconuts! Used to eat a lot of them in the Philippines. Good documentation with good details. Well done, tfs.
adramad (41965) 2014-03-06 12:58
Very original and attractive composition, with the portrait of coconut seller, curious and can carry all that much on his bike, of course him have to take it, it has no place to raise her.
Very good brightness and sharpness.
Well seen and done better.
Have a good day.
omid266 (6700) 2014-03-06 20:21
** سلام فرهاد
ممنون بابت این تصویر زیبا از هندوستان
another nice and informative image from people and
jobs in India ,
all the best with nice text , nice captured,
Thanks for sharing ,
krzychu30 (15510) 2014-03-07 0:03
you have excellent intuition when it comes to daily-life shots.
This one is the best proof of that.Perfectly framed and timed.The man and his expression tell us a lot about him and his life and emotions.
I like here also the way you´ve coped with DOF-slightly blurred BG is just great in this kind of shots.
Have a nice day
Fis2 (92113) 2014-03-07 0:55
Interesting scene from daily life.
I like frame and delicate colours.
Good reportage shot.
Have a nice afternoon
everlasting (14704) 2014-03-07 5:52
That must be a heavy bike to push with all those coconuts. Nice colors on the daily life scene
Silvio1953 (133690) 2014-03-07 7:15
Ciao Farhat, lovely composition with man and bike full of everithing, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
lousat (85018) 2014-03-07 12:39
Hi Farhat,very nice capture of this man and its green coconuts on his bike,original pic with a very rich background and nice composition,i like it!Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano
COSTANTINO (61391) 2014-03-07 13:28
interesting and impressive capture
showing this fine daily life photography
a shot with details from another way
of working of this man selling fresh
coconut loaded on his bicycle
original way of transportation
have a nice weekend
Gigidusud (18691) 2014-03-07 14:59
Beautiful daily life scene well captured. I like a lot!
Have a nice Week-end.
pierrefonds (61868) 2014-03-07 17:43
The persona and the bike are well placed in the frame. The point of view is showing the details and the colours of fruits. The good luminosity is giving nice tints to the colours. Have a nice day.
siudzi (34141) 2014-03-07 22:52
Another amazing shot in your gallery of the market scene. The man and his green stuff were captured and framed very well to get full attention. Beautiful image! TFS.
Have a nice weekend!
Schnappilic (9690) 2014-03-08 10:04
Splendid daily life scene with careful composition and superb DOF. It's great!
mcmtanyel (18039) 2014-03-08 11:03
An excellent photo of daily life from Digha. The predominant colors of blue and orange look very appealing in the background and your use of selective focus is exquisite.
Cricri (113589) 2014-03-09 11:44
Vous êtes un grand spécialiste des portraits des plus naturels, toujours bien cadrer, la lumière et des couleurs toujours au top, j'aime celle ci aussi, netteté et bon DOF
nikkitta (17066) 2014-03-09 16:32
A touch of daily life, well taken at the right moment, good to blur the BG , helps to add contrast
Good transport an ecological one, not pollution at all but hard to do it every day
photoray (13725) 2014-03-09 18:10
Interesting candid view of the bicycle vendor with a very large number of fresh coconuts tied together, with a faded background of canopied vendors.
Thanks for sharing,
jacquest (18919) 2014-03-11 4:04
This is a good daily life scene with this man using his bicyle to move his stock. The image is veru colorful and well done.
ChrisJ (107083) 2014-03-11 4:42
A superb daily life scene of the travelling salesman with his lovely bunch of coconuts. Fresh juice is refreshing on a hot day and more nutritious than cola as well! Nice use of a shallow dof here with perfect sharpness on the fg man and bike. Tfs!
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-03-11 22:27
Great photo of this guy and his coconuts going to sell them.He do's look overloaded, but as you say this is his only way to transport his wares to this market.
Super daily life scene, well managed and presented, Tfs,
ourania (38892) 2014-03-13 13:18
a very effective candid portrait, a very interesting scene with action and lots of details both in the foreground, where the main theme is placed, and in the background, that includes busy and useful context. I like very much the naturalness and the sense of movement, it's great how the gentleman's face is so sharp and expressive. A characteristic scene from the daily life of the vendor and his city. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
UlfE (14641) 2014-03-14 23:05
Superb photo. I love the way the man with the bike and coco nuts fills up the frame but still perfectly position and within the frame. His concentrated expression and the you have captured him in a step also contribute to the attractiveness of the photo. TFS and have a nice day!
jcpix (13846) 2014-03-16 8:37
I suppose it's a good workout either way, actually riding the bike, or trying to keep it balanced with the heavy loads. Great idea and use of it to haul around your products though, and you've captured that very well in this shot. Love the depth of field, the slightly blurred background still allows us to see the other activity taking place, putting this gentlman and his work into context. A telling picture of daily life, well portrayed. Enjoy the new week ahead. All the best.
clic (16306) 2014-03-17 6:13
Another colourful pleasure for the eyes of yours "scented" of local flavor and attractive colors.
Such a heavy load on a bicycle can cause flat tires, though!
Miguel82 (27024) 2014-03-17 20:58
That brave merchant is carrying a heavy load of fruits of the palm tree Coco nucifera visible in so many countries of the world Fabbs, the pulp and the milk are yummy! good portrait and very authentic capture from the street itself, greetings
fritzi007 (9855) 2014-03-19 15:20
very good photo, and good information, congratulations!
Very well done, TFS.
delpeoples (56004) 2014-03-21 7:20
Namaskar dear Farhat
hehehe now that's what I call a heavy load. At least he is in perfect balance. And what an interesting photo it makes. I love these daily life scenes. Nowhere else in the world (except maybe for Asia) would one see a sight like this. I love it!
Warmest wishes, thanks for sharing
serp2000 (42516) 2014-03-23 2:45
Wow! I think this cargo is not for a bicycle. Although he knows more about this weight than me ;) Thanks for so interesting photo from Bengal.
Have a great new week!
claudeD (36584) 2014-03-28 3:29
very fine daily life picture from India showing this interesting scenery. Very good composition and fine sharpness.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
adores (42227) 2014-04-01 16:22
Another good daily scene! It must be very heavy and he looks a little worried, life must be very hard for him. I like the way you framed him, with so much colour in the market in background.
kwekwekan (1078) 2014-05-18 17:23
A great portrait of this man and his trade. The backdrop is excellently captured and goes a long way in situating and contextualizing the main subject.
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (17129)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-01
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D90, AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-105mm f/3.5-5.6G ED, Hoya 67mm U/V
- Exposure: f/8, 1/250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-03-05 1:07