Archive for the ‘kali puja’ tag
It was the August edition of Better Photography, where the theme was “Monochrome shades of Monsoon”. I got quite interested in monochrome, specially which are not the pure black and white. And, at times, you dont need to use filter or editing to get a monochrome. I shall share 3 photographs with my readers, which are quite close to my heart and shall discuss it.
I cannot tell this is an awesome photograph, but this is quite close to my heart. No filters were used. This was shot at the Diwali night, on the streets when there were no other source of light, except for the red crackers, that the girl was bursting. The ISO was high, adding grains to the photograph. This is completely unedited, shall try to edit this. This gives an unique feel, which I refuse to express, because each viewer perceives a photograph in his/her unique way. But do leave a comment on this photograph.
The next in this line is another unedited photograph of Maa Kali. I have another similar photograph at f/3.5, which I will upload later. This photograph too is very near to my heart, unedited, no filters used. They were spray painting Maa Kali at Kumartuli when I clicked this photograph. Its serene and is divine, and perhaps no one can perceive it in any better way.
This is an edited monochrome. I converted it monochrome, as this takes me back to my childhood days when I played galli cricket in the by-lanes of North Kolkata, or watch others play.. this is nostalgic, and thus I converted to Black and White.
Please do leave a feedback on the photographs, however harsh it might be. Coz, I believe I need to learn and I have a loong way to go ..and If you like my work, hit the “Like” button..
Well a lot to write perhaps. About Sourodip, about kids in Dum Dum Park… about my day and yes – the Kali puja. Sourodip, is a guy I met for less than 5 mins in a puja pandel. He is an extremely nice person and knows well how to make people their own, treat them with warmth and make them feel comfortable. Almost everyone I met today are kids.. a majority of them from school… Utsav – a first year student from Techno, and Titir is next to me by age, and she is doing MA in Bengali…and I kinda enjoy myself, feel comfortable with these kids… I stay relaxed. They dont care to call me “dada” and that actually puts off much pressure and expectations from my shoulders
I went to Sourodip’s place, I became a part of their puja preparations, accompanying him and abhishek to Shyambazar to get food packets. Sourodip’s turned out to be one of the pure “north kolkata” people …and I knew I was in comfort zone
I loved the entire Kali puja.. from the start – the lakshmi puja.. till the yajna and the puspanjali. I wished to see Kali puja from quite some time. I kinda love attending religious/ spiritual functions.. the last one I attended was the Satya Narayan Puja at Karthik Sivakotis’ place in Durgapur.
Oh, did I forget to mention that Sourodip (nick name : Rana) loves posing and loves someone who clicks his photographs! hahaha…
After the puja, we all were bursting crackers, meeting and greeting new people. It was great
I hope you have kept this Diwali and Kali puja safe… leaving with you 3 memories of the evening
Photograph : Anirban Saha Photography.
Happy Diwali friends, keep this safe. Let Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi bless us all with the richness of wealth and of wisdom. Share this if you like the photograph.
..and as I said, I am falling in love with my home city… never loved it so much. So now, that Kali Puja is tomorrow.. I went out to see what is up at Kumartuli. And I was correct.. Kolkata is all geared up for the big occasion – the Kali Puja.
Shall leave you with few images of the visit
I am kinda in love with this photograph. It is completely natural and unedited. They were spray painting maa kali, and few photographers were fearing damage of their lens. Do give me feedback about this photograph in particular.
May you have safe celebrations this season, take care of your elders and love your young like never before. Best regards from me to you and to your family.