Uploaded: November 02, 2007


70-300mm, f/5.6, 1/125
When I went to shantiniketan for a weekend tour with my photo club members, one day I saw this boy with some pigments in his face in an adjacent village. His bright eyes were continuously looking at our activities. Suddenly I saw that boy was standing just beside two white goats. At that time I was attracted by the contrast between the boy and the goats, black & white, dark pigmented face & smooth white hair of goats. His look & posture both were beautiful. He was actually looking at me standing beside my left hand side when I was busy to shoot one decorated door of that tribal village. Suddenly I turned to the left and snapped this moment. When I returned kolkata I sent this photographs to my brother in law, who is a doctor. And asked him whether it was a case of arsenic or not. He told me that the raindrop pigments are one of the symptoms of arsenic affected patient. So it may be a case of arsenic infection.


November 02, 2007

A very deep, sad but interesting photo which is great with the black and white Abhijit. To me the sadness is the plight of the child compared to the health of the goats- they are goats- cannot see the tail! #777154

Christian P. Nicolas November 02, 2007

interesting shot indeed. #5019922

Patrick Rouzes level-classic November 02, 2007

A powerful lesson in contrasts here, Abhijit!!! Thnaks for showing us a different part of the world!!!
Would you mind telling us where this was taken? #5019941

Abhijit Nandi November 02, 2007

thanks patrick, chritian and richard for your valuable comments. this photographs was taken at a remote village of west bengal,india. #5019980

Michelle Alton November 02, 2007

Wonderful slice of life, as sad as it is. As a photograph, it is very emotive and beautiful. #5020132

Jenny D November 02, 2007

This is an amazing capture!! #5020347

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