Riders of the Sea, by Nirupam Roy

The shot is taken in Udaypur sea beach in New Digha in West Bengal at around 5.40 a.m., when the local fisher men were going to the sea to put the ‘Sareen’ (a traditional and popular way of fishing) on the Sea as it is their occupation to maintain their family. At that time they were just waiting for the pulling out of water as it highly depends on high-low tides. There is the risk, but they must have to go wining over all odds of life. They find sea as their means of earning. I was lucky as I got that opportunity to capture the moment.

Riders of the Sea, by Nirupam Roy

Nikon D7000 with Tokina 12-24mm | Exposure 1/5Sec @ f/4 | ISO 640 | Focal Length 12mm
Riders of the Sea, by Nirupam Roy

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | March 27
Award Score: 66 (Value 11, Clarity 12, Composition 17, Style 13, Skill 12)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Motion Photography
Photograph Location: Talsari, New Digha, West Bengal | India

Photographer: Nirupam Roy (Tufanganj, Coochbehar, West Bengal, India) Registered
Nirupam Roy is from a small town Tufanganj, located in CoochBehar District in WestBengal, India. Being a school teacher, entering into this unique arena is really dramatic for him. Going to school he always thinks about the phenomena of the society, but could not understand how the common yet beautiful aspects can be modified represented. Though he has done some documentary video works in YouTube, but it did not satisfy him. Then in one summer he planned a family trip to Orrisa, India. There he realized the necessity of a camera to capture the scenic beauty of the place surrounded by several sea-coasts. At the same time he wanted to photograph his family, especially his son Arkapravo, and bought his first camera Canon SX 40 HS. After returning home, he has fallen in love with photography passionately, and bought the DSLR, NikonD5000. Now-a-days friends rebuked him by telling that camera becomes his only obsession. But Nirupam believes it becomes his passion because he always thinks how the new concept of photography can be produced. Photography completely changes his whole attitude towards nature and human being. It gives him a sort of peace to his weary mind, as if a blessings from Almighty.

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Reggy Jeffrey
Reggy Jeffrey
6 years ago

Beautiful.

Nirupam Roy
Nirupam Roy(@nirupam)
Reply to  Reggy Jeffrey
6 years ago

Thank You.

Terri Clifton
Terri Clifton
6 years ago

Is this their daily routine? If I travel there, do you think I can get photographs like this?

Mcknight
Mcknight
Reply to  Terri Clifton
6 years ago

Don’t go there, it’s really dirty. Indian people don’t know how to keep their sea beaches clean.

Nirupam Roy
Nirupam Roy(@nirupam)
Reply to  Mcknight
6 years ago

No, it is not completely true.I admit, but there are also some clean beaches in India.

nickie backer
nickie backer
Reply to  Terri Clifton
6 years ago

I hate sea beaches of India. Don’t go for a photo shoot, it’s complete waste of time.

Emalee Wegner
Emalee Wegner
Reply to  Terri Clifton
6 years ago

Indian tourists will not let you take photos. Don’t go.

Nirupam Roy
Nirupam Roy(@nirupam)
Reply to  Emalee Wegner
6 years ago

No, this is not correct. Actually out of curiosity, perhaps they created trouble in your shoot. And you faced the problem. But it does not happen everywhere. People are friendly here. I hope that your next tour will be smooth enough. Thank You.

Nirupam Roy
Nirupam Roy(@nirupam)
Reply to  Terri Clifton
6 years ago

Yes, of course. You can get. It is their daily activity. But the time depends on the ‘sea tide’. I was lucky that it happened in dawn.

nonna hertel
nonna hertel
6 years ago

Combination of Nikon D7000 with Tokina 12-24mm seems going well? Have you taken any other photographs in that combination?

Nirupam Roy
Nirupam Roy(@nirupam)
Reply to  nonna hertel
6 years ago

Yes. Actually, I wished to take Tokina 11-16 f2.8, but at that time due to my monetary condition I took that one. Yes, I am using it for 2 years. In Light and Composition, few of my selected photographs are taken by that lens. It works. Thank You.

Gary
Gary
6 years ago

I never heard the name of this sea beach. Everyone talks about Cox Bazaar.

Nirupam Roy
Nirupam Roy(@nirupam)
Reply to  Gary
6 years ago

Yes, it is in Bangladesh. My one is in India, WestBengal. It is on the border of two states – Orrisa and WestBengal in India by the side of Bay Of Bengal.

vonni janson
vonni janson
6 years ago

I think Tokina 12-24mm does the tricks. I am going to have that lens.

Nirupam Roy
Nirupam Roy(@nirupam)
Reply to  vonni janson
6 years ago

In my opinion, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 will be more effective than it.

Yalena Jones
Yalena Jones
6 years ago

66 is poor score for a photograph like this.

Nirupam Roy
Nirupam Roy(@nirupam)
Reply to  Yalena Jones
6 years ago

Thank You but it is up to the judges.

Lon Paris
Lon Paris
6 years ago

Well done.

Nirupam Roy
Nirupam Roy(@nirupam)
Reply to  Lon Paris
6 years ago

Thank You

frankie villegas
frankie villegas
6 years ago

How did you make your hand steady at 1/5 second?

Nirupam Roy
Nirupam Roy(@nirupam)
Reply to  frankie villegas
6 years ago

It was very tough though I managed it somehow. Perhaps at that time my determination to take that shot helps me a lot. Infact, at that time I have no other choices and in rushing and splitting using of tripod was next to impossible. Thank You.

sergei slocum
sergei slocum
6 years ago

Roy, this surely is an amazing capture.

Nirupam Roy
Nirupam Roy(@nirupam)
Reply to  sergei slocum
6 years ago

Thank You.