Your Pictures: October 2011

 

In the October 2011 issue of Better Photography we showcase a collection of gritty black and white images that break the rules of composition.

Subjugated Childhood

Supriyo Ranjan Sarkar, Kolkata
“While visiting the underdeveloped outskirts of Kolkata, I noticed this boy peering at me through his windows. His innocence and the intensity in his eyes prompted me to make this photograph.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50
Aperture:
f/3.2
Shutterspeed:
1/40sec
ISO:
100

“While visiting the underdeveloped outskirts of Kolkata, I noticed this boy peering at me through his windows. His innocence and the intensity in his eyes prompted me to make this photograph.” Photograph/Supriyo Ranjan Sarkar

“While visiting the underdeveloped outskirts of Kolkata, I noticed this boy peering at me through his windows. His innocence and the intensity in his eyes prompted me to make this photograph.” Photograph/Supriyo Ranjan Sarkar

Framing Nature

Manoj Kumar, Gurgaon
“The extreme mist of a winter morning made this scene nearly black and white. With absolutely no colour in the scene, the image had a sense of mood and drama that I tried to photograph. The window frames helped me frame the trees perfectly.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Canon EOS 1000D
Aperture:
f/5.6
Shutterspeed:
1/40sec
ISO:
200

 

“The extreme mist of a winter morning made this scene nearly black and white. With absolutely no colour in the scene, the image had a sense of mood and drama that I tried to photograph. The window frames helped me frame the trees perfectly.” Photograph/Manoj Kumar

“The extreme mist of a winter morning made this scene nearly black and white. With absolutely no colour in the scene, the image had a sense of mood and drama that I tried to photograph. The window frames helped me frame the trees perfectly.” Photograph/Manoj Kumar

Locked Up

Kaustubh Chuke, Amravati
“The inclusion of a lock in a photograph almost always adds a sense of mystery to the image. What is being locked up, what is being protected, why is it there in the first place? Though the lock is just hanging on the gate, at first glance it arouses a certain curiosity.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Nikon D5000
Aperture:
f/5
Shutterspeed:
1/200sec
ISO:
320

“The inclusion of a lock in a photograph almost always adds a sense of mystery to the image. What is being locked up, what is being protected, why is it there in the first place? Though the lock is just hanging on the gate, at first glance it arouses a certain curiosity.” Photograph/Kaustubh Chuke

“The inclusion of a lock in a photograph almost always adds a sense of mystery to the image. What is being locked up, what is being protected, why is it there in the first place? Though the lock is just hanging on the gate, at first glance it arouses a certain curiosity.” Photograph/Kaustubh Chuke

In the Window

Ayush Goyal
“The netted structure in the background brought my attention to the scene. However, it felt slightly empty, so I waited to capture the reflection of a passerby and shot the image when a girl appeared in the frame.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Olympus FE-100
Aperture:
f/3.8
Shutterspeed:
1/40sec
ISO:
200

“The netted structure in the background brought my attention to the scene. However, it felt slightly empty, so I waited to capture the reflection of a passerby and shot the image when a girl appeared in the frame.” Photograph/Ayush Goyal

“The netted structure in the background brought my attention to the scene. However, it felt slightly empty, so I waited to capture the reflection of a passerby and shot the image when a girl appeared in the frame.” Photograph/Ayush Goyal

Surrealist Form

Chinlop Lepcha, Darjeeling
“The image is the result of slow melting tar on water. Though Darjeeling has cold mornings, the tar started melting as the day grew warmer. Since tar is a petroleum product, it started floating on water. It was this abstract formation that caught my eye. The oil content of the tar looked as if some heavenly being was taking shape.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Nikon D80
Aperture:
f/4.5
Shutterspeed:
1/40sec
ISO:
400

“The image is the result of slow melting tar on water. Though Darjeeling has cold mornings, the tar started melting as the day grew warmer. Since tar is a petroleum product, it started floating on water. It was this abstract formation that caught my eye. The oil content of the tar looked as if some heavenly being was taking shape.” Photograph/Chinlop Lepcha

“The image is the result of slow melting tar on water. Though Darjeeling has cold mornings, the tar started melting as the day grew warmer. Since tar is a petroleum product, it started floating on water. It was this abstract formation that caught my eye. The oil content of the tar looked as if some heavenly being was taking shape.” Photograph/Chinlop Lepcha

A Cloned Humanity

Ankur Awasthy, New Delhi
“Walking around Connaught Place, New Delhi at 6am is quite a unique experience. The mannequins, motionless imitations of humanity, just stand there draped in the best clothes and accessories. I wondered what it would be like if they suddenly came to life… I would be the first human they would be in contact with.”

Exposure Details
Camera:
Nikon D90
Aperture:
f/5.6
Shutterspeed:
1/200sec
ISO:
400

“Walking around Connaught Place, New Delhi at 6am is quite a unique experience. The mannequins, motionless imitations of humanity, just stand there draped in the best clothes and accessories. I wondered what it would be like if they suddenly came to life... I would be the first human they would be in contact with.” Photograph/Ankur Awasthy

“Walking around Connaught Place, New Delhi at 6am is quite a unique experience. The mannequins, motionless imitations of humanity, just stand there draped in the best clothes and accessories. I wondered what it would be like if they suddenly came to life... I would be the first human they would be in contact with.” Photograph/Ankur Awasthy

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