a langoti-which is the traditional indian underwear- flutters in the wind as it is left out to dry by a priest...
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maciekda (19895) 2005-10-29 12:45
fantastic image Sohrab, excellent composition and great timing, i like that person in the foreground and the jumping guy, and there are also two guys at the bottom, very complex photo, beautiful
jeanfrancois (1260) 2005-10-29 12:58
Close to the sublime, accurate and surrealist, a masterppiece !
Homerhomer (4080) 2005-10-29 13:07
This is one of the images I had in mind when I made the comment on your photo with children in the corn field as being superior.
Sohrab my friend, this image absolutely blows me away to the point that anything I say will simply be a waste of time. Perhaps later on when I pick up my jaw and collect my thoughts I will write something more detailed, for now I will just enjoy it.
WORK OF ART.
designsoul (21492) 2005-10-29 13:29
A wonderful, wonderful composition, a poem in b/w, Sohrab... marvellous elements... there is something in it that decidedly evokes Cartier Bresson to me... and is that boy just jumping into the water down there? Spellbinding. A masterpiece!
torben (3100) 2005-10-29 13:48
"indian underwear- flutters in the as it is left out"
Oh - modern poetry at it's finest, I'm still gobsmacked and confused, the underwear flutters in something, but what _is_ it (hopefully not in the arse).
Now apart from this slight mockery I must say that I'm very impressed by this shot, the way you managed to combine in the precisely correct moment the two unrelated activities of a priest hanging clothes out to dry and a boy jumping in the water to get wet.
KevRyan (22956) 2005-10-29 14:03
Fantastic vision to make so much out of such a simple and mundane scene Sohrab - absolutely wonderful juxtaposition from the fore and midgrounds to this compelling action in the background - one of your best imho
best wishes kev
clodreno (0) 2005-10-29 14:04
strange enough , not a lot of people have written on this one..
It's beautiful.really. I wish I could go back to Varanasi.
i am less often here..
Porteplume (3470) 2005-10-29 14:08
They say it's "work of art" and "poem in B&W" and they should know but I can't see why... ;o((( - I must learn a LOT more, Sohrab, before I will be able to analyse your photography. But one day...
And ONE thing is sure, it DOES attract me, picture after picture, even if I don't take the time to tell you. Sometimes I'm amazed, stunned, impressed, or, just like today, amused... Thank you for the smile - also thanks to Torben's joke! :o)))
misterB (2250) 2005-10-29 14:17
How many times can you honestly say you've seen a photograph of someone's underwear hanging out to dry and say "what an absolutely brilliant photo"?
And this is that photograph!
Simple yet complex.
Private yet public.
Colourful yet black and white.
An inspiring photograph. TFS.
smartins (1967) 2005-10-29 14:25
I like the composition and the choice for the B&W.
Nice that you have included the men ii the background!
Nice work ;)
Elise_d (1943) 2005-10-29 14:29
Simply magic. An outstanding shot, unbeleivable. I can't describe how much I love it. The best shot seen on TE for months.
flydragon (0) 2005-10-29 15:28
a masterpiece this picture
a complex composition but so good
and sure this guy jumping in water
make this picture for me
congrat Sohrab a brillant photograph
AnimeshRay (9089) 2005-10-29 16:59
This one goes straight to my favorites. I can fool around and say that only you can make an underwear shot to get to my favorites, but compositionally this defies further comments. Hence I shut up.
[I came back to this after about 10 minutes. Sohrab, this is abosolutely genius]
rowanb (864) 2005-10-30 0:19
fantastic shot sohrab, so much going on, perfectly composed and timed.
dolin (7369) 2005-10-30 3:49
I write this note in french, sorry.
Incroyable cette composition, c'est un vrai délice au niveau du timing et du cadrage.
Très poétique aussi je trouve.
La dof, le n/b, ce cadrage,...cette scène...waouhhhh !
Un grand bravo pour cette magnifique prise.
(I come back for the smile)
bnallama (3763) 2005-10-30 5:19
Sohrab.. simply beautiful.. so many elements in one shot! It is magical Kasi... Hope you are fine and thanks for sharing.
Mingfang (1415) 2005-10-30 9:50
So wise to take this pic. every element here is so nice. it is hard to tell what it mean, but it actually attact every eye.
don_narayan (2014) 2005-10-30 9:59
yeah, like Maciej said, it is complex. so well done. for me, the man jumping makes it, it would be good with him, but with him, it is stellar. and the foreground is an entirely different story, situation, composition. really impressive, superb work.
smiles later... if I could give this one 10, I would.
naxius (16685) 2005-10-30 12:20
Splendid compo Sorhab, very complex with so many details.
Great B&W shot.
Thanks for sharing.
PeterC (2242) 2005-10-30 13:37
Wow very complex and superbly composed shot. So much to look at. One of the best photos ive seen on TE. Just genius !!!!!!
greg (2835) 2005-10-30 16:24
That is astonishing, sohrab. I can't imagine how you go about taking an image like that. It's just brilliant.
arnabchat (7233) 2005-10-31 1:36
i wonder how you manage to put so many things in one frame. sheer magic!
the height of this surprise being the man/boy jumping for the river!
jcandeli (40) 2005-10-31 8:49
my god this is an awesome photo! :O
I could tell from the thumbnail that the lighting was beautiful but when I opened the large photo I was amazed by that guy jumping. He is so tiny and yet my eye is immediately drawn to him. His placement (dead center) is perfect. Wow. This is an inspiring shot. Thanks! JP
sarju (5324) 2005-10-31 12:32
way too complicated photo to even attempt man ... and you have done it with great resutlts .... The guy jumping from the roof, langoti fluttering, two persons on the roof ... dhoti of this guy ....
Sorry man I cannot make any suggestions on your posts ... you are way too good for my suggestions
cheers ..... sarju
PS: you have captured the mood in this photo very well ... tfs
bullabulla (3488) 2005-11-17 6:00
your photos are wonderfull just so special nothing similar on te.
The graphism of this picture and the B&W is great beautiful contrast!
fiedelhund (93) 2005-11-19 8:39
simonekarl (404) 2005-12-17 4:03
Congratulations, this is probally one of the best images I've seen on TE in ages. The composition includes at least three different images.
babul (612) 2006-01-03 13:03
ooo this is a masterpiece what can i say !!!!!!!
bishansamaddar (868) 2006-02-28 6:51
i have rarely seen a photograph this good. i am awestruck.
i think the photo is all about "looking through". the underwear story is really a story of things precautiously hidden yet vouyeuritically seen. truly magnificient.
kajspice (4542) 2006-03-09 14:39
You have catured a very personal moment with such dignity and grace. A complex composition, which only you could do justice to...
stefi (1230) 2006-08-09 16:38
Thank you Sohrab for this masterpiece, everything is perfect. Timing, exposure, composition; everything is mixed with a grace that is common only to few great photographers.
mlopes (494) 2006-11-18 8:37
Not fair, i've spliped this one out!!! shame on me... everything is said... no more bow's to be made... this is simple wonderfull.
I always admired your work, really and i guess you know that, but know that i'm adventuring with film and developing i must confess... i admire you even more!
mrbialy (2568) 2006-12-07 17:38
great photo, nothing to add to maciek critique, just great
m_s_s (1687) 2006-12-11 4:23
it's simply amazing how you've placed objects in this photo. stunning. great work. thanks for sharing.
Furachan (0) 2007-02-28 0:32
I never cpmmented on this pic before, Sohrab, for muy sins...;o) Actually it happened to be rotated as a "favorite" shot on the opening page todday and I was struck by the thumbnail. This, perhaps more than any other shot of yours shows one thing verty clearly: the seemingly easy elegance of your eye - the subtle way you "see" things. I mean - underwear, you know... But here they are like the small sails of ships.
And as if that wasn't enough you have three shadowy figures walking beneath from bottom right to the center, out in the blinding ligyht of that day.
It is a great shot, you know, a "classic" photograph.
What can I say...?
- Copyright: sohrab hura (sohrab) (7439)
- Genre: Lugares
- Medium: Blanco y negro
- Date Taken: 2005-10-00
- Categories: Momento Irrepetible
- Versión de la foto: Versión original
- Tema(s): magic in benaras [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-10-29 12:31
- Favoritos: 23 [Ver]