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    On a lazy eve i took this frame in unknown lane at Varanasi. A surreal light effect i got when i was walking through this lane. perhaps he was returning from his job and allowed me to take this frame on request. I took at least 5 frame out of which this one is cleared most.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 72
    Lighting 115
    Creativity 56
    Story 51

    Wow...really great. There is so much here with so little. I really love the light and the larger darker spaces prompt intrigue and mystery. I also love the incorporation of our means of travel and commuting into telling the larger story of change...nicely done.

    Cory Richards
    National Geographic Photographer
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    Saurabh Deshmukh
    Saurabh Deshmukh

    lights and shadows r making this composition!
    nicely done!

    John Warner
    John Warner

    I am using this photo as a talking point, not an example, so please do take this personally. This is intended to be read by the judges of After Midnight. I see that this photo has been listed under Editor's Favorites for After Midnight. It was taken in 2013. The After Midnight assignment clearly states the images must have been taken within the two-week duration of the assignment, and between a four-hour window from midnight to 4a.m.. The vast majority of the images submitted are the stock images of photographers. I have a handful of file-photo night shots that I knew would have worked well for the assignment - until I read the fine print. I also happened to be in the mountains of Montana over the past weekend and submitted two images that fulfilled the requirements of the assignment. They were good but not extraordinary. They would do well however if judged against those images taken during the past weeks. It's one thing to grab your best images for these assignments, over and over. But doing an assignment starting NOW was a first for the Your Shot community and I thought it was pretty nifty to ask "what can you do for me today?" I hope the authors of the assignment will stick to the rules they laid down and check the metadata on the images. Otherwise they wasted my time, and that's the one thing I really don't have time for. 

    Alok Das
    Alok Das

    Brilliant picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Excellent lighting and composition!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Thomas Roost
    Thomas Roost

    Agree with Cory Richards, wonderful composition

    Drkamal Mohanani
    Drkamal Mohanani

    LIGHT ,SHADOW AND MAN WITH CYCLE , LOOKS ALTOGETHER DIFFERENT FROM OTHERS - DR KM

    Ashla Thomas
    Ashla Thomas

    Amazing gallery. A truly inspiring collection of pictures. Thank you Somnath.

    Abhitra Mallick
    Abhitra Mallick

    really love the composition and play of light n shadow... grt Somnath

    Anirban Mandal
    Anirban Mandal

    Magnificent capture....what's the lens did you use with the D7000?

    Tony Oswald
    Tony Oswald

    @John Warner Agree, 100%. I also read the assignment closely, and took it literally  assuming that the rules, as laid out, would be followed to the letter. I was wrong.

    Somnath Chakraborty
    Somnath Chakraborty

    @John Warner absolutely you are right enough and i was wrong that i have submitted this image in this assignment..... thank you 

    John Warner
    John Warner

    @Tony Oswald @John Warner Actually Tony they did keep it to the time-frame requirements. I happen to have one they selected for publication, and prior to it being posted, I received an email from the editor asking me to verify and confirm the date/time taken. It was in the metadata, but they were double-checking. 

    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Sep 8, 2013
    Date Uploaded: Oct 5, 2013
    Location: Vārānasi, Uttar Pradesh, India
    Camera: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D7000
    Focal Length: 12 mm
    Shutter Speed: 2/1000 sec
    Aperture: f/8
    ISO: 400
    Copyright: © Somnath Chakraborty
    Categories: People, Places, Travel
    Assignments: Time Capsule, After Midnight, Home , Imagine If, Explore Our Changing World