28 July 2011

Joy of Bihu

Joy of Bihu
Joy of Bihu

Continuing the theme of dances of india, here is another one shot on the same day. Needless  to mention - Bihu dancers in full flow is a captivating sight.




Bihu Dance from the land of Assam is a popular dance form. Characterized by graceful movements in even more beautiful attires, this is one dance that is likely to hold attention undivided. The men do participate as well, but its the women who hold centre stage, sticking strictly to circular formations.
The rythmic beats of dhols and other folk instruments provides the right backdrop to equally rythmic hand and body movements of dancers. The sarees worn by dancers are probably silk in lovely pastel shades. the bright punchy reds complementing the colors perfectly.
This one shot at a cultural event in Gurgaon, NCR
Exif
Exposure0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperturef/3.5
Focal Length18 mm
ISO Speed200
Exposure Bias0 EV
FlashAuto, Fired, Return detected
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41 comments:

Cloudninetalks said...

Lovely! The dancers clad in off white and red, the dash of blue onstage...mesmerising picture:)

zephyr said...

the joy on the faces of the dancers is lovely to behold :)

umashankar said...

Brilliant control. I like your copyright statement.

mayankpandey said...

Thank you! As for copyright, its a statement of intent at best. I know one cannot avoid digital theft.

mayankpandey said...

Thank you Z. Am keeping a bit busy these days but promise to come back and read all the posts that I am missing in the interim. Peace - M

mayankpandey said...

Thank you. You are so right. Without these colors, this image would have been so different.

joshi daniel said...

always a pleasure to see different cultures!

mayankpandey said...

thanks Daniel sir.

Chintan Gupta said...

Sheer awesomeness and beauty. Pretty ladies :D

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mayankpandey said...

hahaha... yeah sure. Good looking subjects always make photographers job easy.

PURBA RAY said...

A graceful dance captured beautifully.

magiceye said...

beautifully captured!

and yes do hope to meet up!

jaynthbusi said...

This is beautiful :)

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Andrew Graeme Gould said...

What a beautiful bright capture!

Barkha Dhar said...

Embracing a culture is a treasure and so is this bright and beautiful picture. A great shot indeed.
Barkha Dhar
 http://dharbarkha.blogspot.com/2011/08/its-tough-to-be-man.html

mayankpandey said...

Thanks mate. 

mayankpandey said...

@magiceye - thanks. Lets connect am at mayank211atgmail.com

mayankpandey said...

your neighbourhood!! lol

mayankpandey said...

thanks.

mayankpandey said...

Thanks

Jitaditya Narzary said...

great details... good tht you are sharing the settings too...

aame said...

Brilliant !! So vibrant and Indian in essence !

Venkatesh N said...

Beautifully captured! Good work Mayank!

mayankpandey said...

@6076c895d41658db87fcaff560047d2d Aame - thanks for visiting my blog. Japan is one country that I hope to visit sometime in near future. 

mayankpandey said...

The more we share the more we learn. The key here was use of flash which ensured the motion was frozen and colors captured in all their vibrancy. Am glad you enjoyed the details.

mayankpandey said...

Hi Venkatesh, thank you for dropping by. Look forward to feedback in future as well.

CooperJal said...

Great photo

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Wasn't aware of this dance form... thanks for sharing

Nairita16 said...

check out this review of a fabulous dance performance by Malabika Sen.

Nairita16 said...

check out this review of a fabulous dance performance by Malabika Sen.http://thoughtsconnect.com/2011/07/08/a-divine-rhythm-of-dance-and-music/

Deepazartz said...

Wonderful galore of colours:)

Sneha said...

That's a pretty shot...... :-) Well done...

mayankpandey said...

Thank you Sneha.

mayankpandey said...

Deepak. thanks.

mayankpandey said...

Shrinidhi - its a beautiful dance form from east. Lot of content on web for reading too.

mayankpandey said...

thanks. Ideaindia sounds like a good idea.

Ayushi Bhatia said...

Exquisite picture this is :)

M.P said...

beautiful snap... reminded me of the days when i used to dance this

jidhujose said...

lovely

mayankpandey said...

Ayushi - thank you. I hope you come back again.

mayankpandey said...

MP : thats so wonderful to hear. Unfortunately the men seem to take the backstage for once. :-)

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