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Bandhage Saree Rajasthan

By vishhhy
The saree bandhage which is cotton patterned saree is worn across gujrat and rajasthan.
The history of dyeing can be dated back to pre-historic times. This art finds its mentions in the Alexander the great time texts about the beautiful printed cottons of India. As per evidences in Historical Texts, the first Bandhani saree was worn at the time of Bana Bhatt`s Harshacharita in a royal marriage. It was believed that wearing a Bandhani saree can bring good future to a bride.
The term `Bandhani` is derived from the word `Bandhan` that means tying up. It is an ancient art practise that is mainly used in the state of Rajasthan and Gujarat. Some 5000 years ago Indian Tie & Dye or Bandhani was started. Places in Rajasthan like Jaipur, Sikar, Bhilwara, Udaipur, Bikaner,Ajmer, and Jamnagar in Gurjarat are the well known centres producing odhnis, sarees and turbans in Bandhani. Different communities in Rajasthan have for ages followed the tradition on tying turbans with different patterns of bandhani on their heads. These were used to identify which community the person belonged to.In the early days dyes were extracted from roots, flowers, leaves, and berries.

Camera Details:
Model:COOLPIX L810
F-stop :f/5.2
exposure time :1/160S
ISO 80
Max aperture 3.3

Tags: India Rajasthan Portraits and people Indian women saree women indian saree group of indian women

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20 Mar 2018 6:43AM
Excellent image!
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4253 Canada
20 Mar 2018 4:00PM
This is a lovely and very colourful image that would likely be best loaded in the General Gallery.

Its close to impossible to critique with the image being so small and much of the shot details missing. However, the background information you have provided is excellent and very interesting indeed.

Well done


pamelajean Plus
15 1.6k 2227 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2018 8:09PM
Welcome to the site, and its Critique Gallery, Vishal.
I see that this is your first upload.

You arrived here because you checked the "Critique Wanted" option when you uploaded this picture. I assume that was your intention.
In the main gallery, reached by NOT checking that option, you can receive votes and even awards, but not necessarily constructive critique.

Can you kindly confirm that it WAS your intention to put this image into the Critique Gallery, and if so, let us know why you want critique, why you took the shot, what you hoped to achieve, and if you think you succeeded....that sort of thing. Without knowing how you took the shot and what you were trying to achieve, it's very hard to offer any constructive comments. If you didn't have any particular intent in mind, thats fine.
Your Exif Data (camera settings) are important, too.

I like the colours, the interaction of the people, their expressions, and the way you have almost filled the frame with the sarees that you have told us a lot about. In the main gallery I think it would attract quite a few votes.
My only critique is concerning the cut-off heads at the bottom of the frame, but I can appreciate how difficult it must have been to avoid intrusions like this when you were photographing a crowd of people like this.

paulbroad 13 131 1293 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2018 8:28AM
I have to differ on the colours. There is something very in-natural about them giving a very strong pastel yet over saturated effect. The content is first class, but the colours are wrong.

21 Mar 2018 11:07AM
Thanks for the valuable feedback friends i have updated the details of the camera. Smile
I have taken this image ,in udaipur rajasthan . I am beginer to this platform, and i am kind of a newbie to the photography world.
I highly admire the good prespective and yes ,i will explore and update the details and update more from next post. I have edited this
using photo shop using saturation and other effects.

Thanks again Smile
Looking forward to wonderful collabaration in future.
dudler Plus
17 1.6k 1868 England
21 Mar 2018 11:21AM
And a belated welcome from me, too, Vishal.

This is brilliantly colourful - and I wonder if a version with less processing would be even better - this has the look of an HDR image - an effect that some people love, and others hate.

There is such a sense of community, or many conversations here: the variety of women, all absorbed in what they're doing and hearing. Wonderful observation on your part.
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 778 England
21 Mar 2018 10:18PM
Welcome from me too.

A very pleasing image.
I'd crop slightly so the cut off faces of the women top right and bottom left are avoided. Half a face in an image doesn't look right and can distract the viewer.
I appreciate it's not easy to avoid when shooting in a fast moving environment so adjutments later are fine.

I do like the way you've got in close so it's all about that colour and busy activity.

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