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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23 reviews
    • Nirupam Roy
      Nirupam Roy says:

      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.

    • Nirupam Roy
      Nirupam Roy says:

      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.

    • Nirupam Roy
      Nirupam Roy says:

      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.

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