Weekend Photo Hunt – Khokana – Crafts in Black & White

Posted by: sangharsha

Title: Weekend Photo Hunt
Theme: Crafts (in Black & White)
Date: Jan 9, 2010
Location: Khokana, Bungmati, Lalitpur.
Participants/Photographers: Bhanu Chalise, Basu Dahal, Pawan Pandey, Sandeep Pradhananga, Suresh Maharjan, Sangharsha Bhattarai
Creative Support: Dijup Tuladhar

Materializing (and actually resuming) a long awaited photo hunting series, we had a photo trip to Khokana last weekend. Trying to limit ourselves in a particular theme of Crafts and also on color (no colors actually), we took these shots.
I hope we will be able to continue this series in the coming days as well.

Please click on the image to see its large version.

Basu Dahal
Basu-Aligned
01 Aligned
Basu-Buddha sleep
02 Buddha sleep
Basu-Craft mind
03 Craft mind
Basu-Deserted
04 Deserted
Basu-Fusion
05 Fusion
Basu-Into the new world
06 Into the new world
Basu-Motherhood
07 Motherhood
Basu-Paired
08 Paired
Basu-Preserved
09 Preserved
 Basu-The first step
10 The first step
 
  
Bhanu Chalise
 
 Bhanu-Beautiful
12 Beautiful
 Bhanu-Ages
11 Ages
 Bhanu-Bells_and_bells
13 Bells_and_bells
 Bhanu-Hands_and_feet
14 Hands_and_feet
 Bhanu-I_shall_preserve_your_belief
15 I_shall_preserve_your_belief
 Bhanu-Layers
16 Layers
 Bhanu-Perfect_window
17 Perfect_window
  
Pawan Pandey
 Pawan-A_maize_doctor
19 A_maize_doctor
 Pawan-Guess_who
18 Guess_who
 Pawan-Details
20 Details
 Pawan-Shree_ganashaya_namah
21 Shree_ganashaya_namah
 Pawan-The enlighting step
22 The enlighting step
 Pawan-What_an_idea_sirji
23 What_an_idea_sirji
 Pawan-Wisdom_all_around
24 Wisdom_all_around
  
Sandeep Pradhananga
 Sandeep-Three_Owls_of_Wisdom
34 Three_Owls_of_Wisdom
 Sandeep-Horny
25 Horny
 Sandeep-I_am_watching
26 I_am_watching
 Sandeep-In_your_memory
27 In_your_memory
 Sandeep-Lord_Ganesha
28 Lord_Ganesha
 Sandeep-Nepali_Craftsmen
29 Nepali_Craftsmen
 Sandeep-Sitting_the_day_out
30 Sitting_the_day_out
 Sandeep-The_Demon
31 The_Demon
 Sandeep-The_Guard_Dog
32 The_Guard_Dog
 Sandeep-The_Skyline
33 The_Skyline
 Sandeep-Weaving_the_thread_of_life
35 Weaving_the_thread_of_life
  
Sangharsha Bhattarai
 Sangharsha-Dai,_Darshan!
38 Dai,_Darshan!
 Sangharsha-Among_the_light
36 Among_the_light
 Sangharsha-City_of_Crafts
37 City_of_Crafts
 Sangharsha-Emerging
39 Emerging
 Sangharsha-Jaha_Dhunga_Dhungaa_ma...
40 Jaha_Dhunga_Dhungaa_ma…
 Sangharsha-Manjushree_-_in_the_making
41 Manjushree_-_in_the_making
 Sangharsha-Mayuri_Jhyaal
42 Mayuri_Jhyaal
 Sangharsha-Mudra
43 Mudra
 Sangharsha-Rato_Machhindranath
44 Rato_Machhindranath
  
Suresh Maharjan
 Suresh-Mellifluous_(Bells)
50 Mellifluous_(Bells)
 Suresh-Dread_(Wooden_Mask)
45 Dread_(Wooden_Mask)
 Suresh-Empty_Dalo(Baskets)
46 Empty_Dalo(Baskets)
 Suresh-Good_morning
47 Good_morning
 Suresh-Hungry_(Lion_Sculpture)
48 Hungry_(Lion_Sculpture)
 Suresh-Insculpt
49 Insculpt
 Suresh-Oversight_(Stone_statu_of_...)
51 Oversight_(Stone_statu_of_…)
 Suresh-Shapes_(Bell_handle)
52 Shapes_(Bell_handle)
 Suresh-Support
53 Support
 Suresh-Thirsty_(Traditional_Nepali_carved_Stone_Tap)
54 Thirsty_(Traditional_Nepali_carved_Stone_Tap)
 
Weekend Photo Hunt – Khokana – Crafts in Black & White was last modified: July 22nd, 2015 by sangharsha

Blog Comments

  1. photoglam

    These pictures are superb in black and white color. The different subjects are given justice by the photographer. Nice work of art. Great skills and talent.

  2. pawan

    that was some photo hunt! really enjoyed it.

    @suresh: i agree, the ’12 barse mela’ sounds great!

    and regarding B/W… i would like to point out that most of the photos were originally shot in B/W.
    there’s even one photo which was originally B/W and later converted to sepia. i think suresh will agree with me :) .

    any way, all my photos are B/W. i found that shooting in B/W is extremely hard… especially for someone like me who constantly shoots in color.

    all in all, it was a great experience and looking forward to a next photo hunt.

    cheers.

  3. suresh

    Thanks guys for all kinds of comments, technical and others. I must say the final output is great and agree with @dhk.

    @Sangharsha…I’ve also followed the theme and captured them in B/W and sepia and yes i’ve done simple PP technique like cropping and details enhancement. Hope they are allowed…

    @Lava Dai…loved your thread analogy … and yea, like to add the that concurrency issue between threads will be properly handled by the mother…

    Also, I’d like to purpose the next theme and destination. What about capturing the “12 Barse Mela ” that started from today in panauti and will last till end of Magh.

  4. sangharsha Post author

    Thanks Shutterbug for the comments.
    As always, your keen reviews on the posted photographs are appreciated.

    Btw, I took all shots directly in B&W – just to take the risk, and it was fun.

  5. Shutterbug

    Photography is undoubtedly the world’s greatest hand-on hobby, to the extent that people nowadays take a camera for granted. ‘Weekend Photo Hunt‘ is indeed a wonderful start to tickle our creativity and cherish the joy of photography in exploring endless possibilities. Let me give one round of applauses for the good initiation. Don’t let this initiation fade away in the long run.

    Being a shutterbug I always feel photography is not just about pushing the shutter of our camera but giving meaning to our life. Because the pictures which we click momentarily is fixed and can be the subject of close scrutiny. This is one good reason why I do comment on photos here on EU most of the times helping others to make better pictures from the view point of exposure, composition and subject matter. With the growing use of digital technology it has never been easier to master the technicalities of these key areas, but, as with all technologies, the camera can be fooled and the results may not be necessarily what you had in mind.

    I am happy to see the post which is purely dedicated to explore this fine art of photography. Needless to tell I am the happiest one to surf any post where photography makes bigger dominance. Excuse me if I may sound biased while saying so.

    Craft in Black n’ White‘ is good theme and can be explored for great pictures, though most pictures here seem converted into sepia and BW later on. However, many of these pictures are easy to overlook because by themselves they might not be particularly eye-catching, but when put together in a series or collage like this post, it is amazing how effective they can be.

    Pic no: 39 Great detail and it takes observant eye to visualize this composition.
    Pic no: 41 I’d have included those hands of craftsman which in action in making Manjushree.
    Pic no: 50 is well composed and shallow depth of field played vital role in making picture striking.
    Pic no: 31, 51 and 54 well effort to depicts ages and reveal history.
    Pic no: 30 the character overshadowed by the smile. Being a photographer sometime we need to dig the story behind her smile and reveal stories of those wrinkles on her face. Portrait mode would have been better.

    Well by going close most of you have tried to highlighted the intricacies of the carving and other details of the workmanship yet desperate attempt to gain ‘soft focus’ by post-production and giving sepia effect to pictures distract the genuine feel of black and white pictures.

    Keep up the good initiative.

  6. sangharsha Post author

    Thanks Ravi, Dhilung, Dijup, Lava, Rina, GBG & Rina.
    @Ravi – you were already counted in, we’ll surely go next time.
    @Lava – your Mother-child-Server-client analogy is interesting.
    @mabi – thanks again.

  7. mabi

    I think, EC will be converted into CPC, “Center of Photographic Excellence”.

    Great experiment with the photographic techniques.

  8. Rina

    All the photographs are awesome and lovely. Black & white colors mood reflect these crafts more ancient time. Good job friends!
    Definitely I missed this time but will join you guys next time. :)

  9. Lava Kafle

    Photo 7 Motherhood is my best: It represents the nature of a server milking its children threads. The child does not leave a mother’s nipple, until satisfied, or If there is no milk, the child would ling on getting STUCK onto Mother’s Breasts for ever. The Server mother would have thousands of such children, and limited milk and breasts to feed on milk. She would try to send some already fulfilled children away, but she could not , and sometimes Mother would fall down because she has her limitations on how many children can she feed milk.

  10. Dhilung Kirat

    What an awesome collection of photographs the team has produced ! Very well documented and will be very precious in the days to come.

    We hope to see its continuation with more photographers from around included :)

  11. Ravi

    missed this time …
    will join u guys next time to learn some tips (will you count me in?)

    gr8 job ! all the photographers (Y)

  12. Bhanu

    Good work Shangharsha,
    from office to field and making it upto here in web. Thanks to all of those who participated and supported.
    BTW, I am missing photos from Abishesh.

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