I SHOT IT AT GANGASAGAR MELA(FAIR).FOCAL LENGTH=105MM approx.
Gangasagar Mela is the largest fair celebrated in West Bengal(INDIA). This fair is held where the Ganga and the Bay of Bengal form a nexus. Hence the name Gangasagar Mela. This festival is celebrated during January every year and is a major attraction for millions of piligrams from all over India.
The pilgrims come for a holy dip on Makar Sankranti (last day of the Bengali Month) Negha -Mid January. They take dips in the Ganges and offer water to the Sun God. The dip, as they say, purifies their 'self' and according to them, 'punya' can be obtained thus. When they are done with the ritual obligations, they head towards the Kapilmuni Temple situated nearby, to worship the deity as a mark of respect....
***I DEDICATE THIS PHOTO FOR MY FRIEND ISABELLA AND HER SON****
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japiey (10163) 2007-05-25 4:12
Simple, yet a fantastic emotional image.
Thank you, dear friend, for the love and care in you, for this wonderfull dedication to Isa and Mihai..
Have a nice day.
indoka28 (5261) 2007-05-25 4:19
Beautiful photograph and really good dedication..we are all praying for Mihai to get well soon..!!! very good motherly love afrom the very basic Indian level you havce captured and I love the quality of the shot very much..!!
Paolo (41222) 2007-05-25 4:23
Hi Subir, wonderful one, so full of mood, colours, light and people!
excellent POV, composition and high quality.
kiwi_explorer (12209) 2007-05-25 4:31
A very touching capture ... I like the bonding portrayed in this composition. The eyes of the child says all the love towards his mother. Excellent work! tfs
goodwill (4226) 2007-05-25 7:53
A beautiful double portait of Mother and Child.A daily life scene from India.Well Done..rajeev
sayan (2617) 2007-05-26 3:50
Wonderful portrait. The look of the child is beautiful. The softness, love and emotion between a mother and her child is beautifully captured!
isabela_sor (47746) 2007-05-26 13:11
Ohhhh,THANK YOU my dear friend!!!!I don't have enough words to say how much I like it...this is pure love!!!!
teutza (10590) 2007-05-27 15:36
i think that indian kids are sooooo cute and sweet!!!
love their big beautiful eyes with strong look
Standa (1877) 2007-06-22 12:09
I am first time in your gallery; it´s full of emotional daily life shots from India. I choosed this one because it is simple but strong motif with fantastic look of this little boy. It´s a pitty that his mother doesn´t look to the camera but never minde for this detail. You captured sweet moment with nice composition.
dilane (861) 2007-07-04 8:41
Belle image où l'on sent l'amour de ce petit garçon pour sa maman - tu as très bien capturé cet instant - belle émmotion -
noborders (1010) 2007-07-28 4:33
A photo full of tenderness, the child is really lovely in his attitude, the colours are beautiful too,
- Copyright: SUBIR BASAK (photographer123) (6246)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-01-14
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/4, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: GANGASAGAR MELA
- Theme(s): my favorites..., MOTHER : [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-05-25 4:00