Hema Narayanan  

Weaving for life by Hema Narayanan

October 2019 - Weaving for life

About the Image(s)

Place: Nirona Artists Village, Bhuj, Gujarat, India
About the Image:
Beautiful weaves are made in these simple villages of India, in various places. This one particularly is in a remote village of Bhuj (well known for the Great White Salt Desert). The concentration on the weavers face caught my attention and I used the composition of leading lines (which are also converging and symmetrical) to frame this shot. I converted it into Monochrome to bring out the message a bit more effectively.
Shot with: Canon 70D, f/5.6, 100 ISO, 1/20 sec

4 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
A really gritty story telling image. I did try a crop in PS to try and make the chap a bit larger in the frame but didn't like it as I think the background all adds to the image and the story of what type of life he has. Mono is a good choice and has been done very well. I would also like to see the colour version. Everything is sharp and the leading lines work very well.
Well done.   Posted: 10/03/2019 10:35:31

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Hema, what wonderful leading lines you have drawing us into the picture and your subject. I like the bnw rendering, and the low angle from which you took the shot, and there being no barrier at the bottom of the lines my eye just slides into the picture, which is very effective.   Posted: 10/03/2019 15:54:15

Janet McLaughlin   Janet McLaughlin
Hema, this is a wonderful shot that sure makes use of all the leading lines and angles that were present. Those warp(?) threads are like train tracks leading us right to the Weaver with his intent expression! I think B&W was the best way to go for this story!   Posted: 10/03/2019 17:59:57

Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
Great job with this image. The warp lines lead right into the weaver. Great job on this black and white image.   Posted: 10/04/2019 15:56:04


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