Friday, September 28, 2012

Ma is coming 1 !!!

With only a month left for the Sharodiya Durgotsav (Read more about it here) I decided to pay a visit to the local kumar tuli, the place where the potters make the clay idols of Goddess Durga. This is what the idol initially looks like before it is painted and adorned with embellishments. Made of rough clay this a beautiful masterpiece. I will be posting atleast one every week till the end of Puja..... and yeah she does have a lot of hands...... ten in total!!!

Ni Hao Yall


  1. Beautifully subject to photograph.

    In my opinion, the natural shadows are too dark. The natural light has caused one hot spot in the upper right hand corner. The latter is not critical.

    Fill light in post-processing may help.

    1. Hey Daniel
      Thanks for the input...... really appreciate it..... made some changes...... ie filled light. Thanks again!!!

  2. Such a beautiful capture! The serenity in her face is enlightening. Great work by the artists, both the one with the hammer and the chisel and the one with the camera! :) Keep at it, it would be truly fascinating to have one picture every week!

    Stopping over from BPOTW. :)

  3. Sometimes I could so do with 10 hands!


  4. That is an incredible piece of art. I agree with Molly....all those hands could come in handy.

  5. brilliant subject for photography.

    well done:)

    happy weekend!

  6. Oh wow- I have heard of this goddess before- great to see a statue to put the image together.

  7. Ma looks powerful and kind in this B&W! Nicely clicked!

  8. I would love to have ten arms sometimes.....Great b&w photo of this statue!

  9. Amazing. I cannot imagine seeing many of these at the same time. I bet painted it is gorgeous. genie

  10. Whew!! Somedays I would give my eye teeth for 10 hands

  11. A fine statue, and a fine photo.

  12. Oh Wow! This is so interesting.....It just makes you want to keep looking at it. Like fine art photography.

    ~Lisa M.


What did you think of the pic???? Critical evaluation is welcome...... Would give me great pleasure to hear from all you photography lovers.