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Along the Hooghly

You can see more shots from the Hooghly here. These were all taken from a boat ride I took while on a trip to Kolkata in January.

Along the Hooghly

You can see more shots from the Hooghly here. These were all taken from a boat ride I took while on a trip to Kolkata in January.

comments (42)

wonder what the yellow line was for
WOW,Nice colour and lovely captured.
  • Will
  • Japan
  • 6 Mar 2010, 02:12
Great stuff, being on the boat and shooting people on the river bank works so well, I am really enjoying seeing your travels through your photos.
  • Mike
  • Thailand
  • 6 Mar 2010, 02:13
Charles a great shot. Although I didn't visit the Ghats in Calcutta, I have observed a similar scene in Varanasi.

An added interest for me is that there are both men and women in the shot so my guess is its not a bathing ghat?
Nice shot
  • Ajay
  • India
  • 6 Mar 2010, 02:49
A great panoramic view. Amazing how everyone is busy in his or her own activity.
Fantastic images from this series, Charles. Lots of activity in this one. Love the warmth it exudes.
water is so vital to everything. it looks like an amazing boatride. and great shot- i like the colors and how intent everyone is at their tasks.
The light and colors are truly beautiful Charles...great shot!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 6 Mar 2010, 05:39
Fascinating look into another culture
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 6 Mar 2010, 06:47
Looks like the people make a party of bathing - like a get-together of an extended family.

Another good one.
  • tede
  • France
  • 6 Mar 2010, 08:03
The blur in the image makes it even more surreal, really beautiful. Nice day.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 6 Mar 2010, 08:09
This is my favourite, thus far, of you excellent series on the river, Charles...so much going on here.
  • jpla
  • France
  • 6 Mar 2010, 08:16
Les couleurs sont toujours aussi belles. Bon samedi !
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 6 Mar 2010, 08:22
Lot of activity along the river !
Lots of different actions to see, What are the ropes for! smile
What a completely different culture to that in the West.
Looks like a good community spirit there Charles. Nice capture.
Beautiful colors and well ceptured Charles
  • Davidikus
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Mar 2010, 13:10
I really like this picture: the scene, the setting, the colour, the diagonal... I love diagonals!

How do you get this slightly blurred effect on your picture? Or is it just that there is a lot of humidity in the air?

  • sil
  • Italy
  • 6 Mar 2010, 14:15
Beautifully seen and captured. There's a lot going on in this beautiful scene
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 6 Mar 2010, 14:26
Again wonderful range of colors, so busy in this shot with all the people bathing and washing, Superb
  • Debby
  • India
  • 6 Mar 2010, 14:50
It must have been cold in January then. Are those line at the back ropes or smoke rings from incense sticks, I wonder...
a superb shot , Charles!
You have an excellent series here, Charles.
Looks like a nice hot summer day. Nice shot Charles!
  • Carlib
  • France
  • 6 Mar 2010, 16:59
That's it!
nice to see the crowd!
It makes a very lively scene!
  • Clif
  • United States
  • 6 Mar 2010, 17:50
Greetings from Arizona! I love that yellow line. What fortunate timing.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Mar 2010, 18:07
Ah.. this was the sort of crowd I was expecting to see in a previous upload. Full of colour once again. There's a sort of reddish laser-like beam towards the right going into the water; any idea what that is, please?
  • macgo
  • Spain
  • 6 Mar 2010, 18:56
Estás consiguiendo un reportaje fascinante
  • Patrick
  • Belgium
  • 6 Mar 2010, 19:58
Great capture. Beautifil color!
Superb shot.
buena captura, refleja muy bien el lugar y sus costumbres!
  • K.B.R
  • Switzerland
  • 6 Mar 2010, 21:03
Excellent, love light and colors,
wonderfull and great shot!
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 6 Mar 2010, 22:36
Oh! Wow! what a really interesting shot smile
It's a frequently shot subject, but with the wonderful lighting and panoramic format, you've managed to make it your own.
  • JulianG
  • Argentina
  • 7 Mar 2010, 00:03
Great scene! Good shot, Charles smile
lovely to see the mix of traditional and modern clothing. and once again gorgeous light.
  • JMS*
  • Thailand
  • 7 Mar 2010, 13:38
Belle scène du bain quotidien avec des couleurs superbes.
  • kyungmee
  • United States
  • 7 Mar 2010, 14:56
Ah..very nice..an image that I recognize..symbolic!
All is like a theatrical scenery, but Real, and with the colors so vivid. Beautiful!
  • Zhu
  • Canada
  • 8 Mar 2010, 01:28
Pretty crowded! Yet people seem to mind their own business. Funny.
This is a good composition! I like it! If I were a painter...I'd ask permission to paint it, but in such a case I'd need some extra on the upper side...

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