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Surrounded by Demons

Posted by
Sugata (Lake Forest, United States) on 23 September 2009 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

Unfinished clay figures of the Hindu goddess Durga await completion and delivery at Kumortuli, Kolkata (India) before Durga Puja. She is surrounded by figures of the demon Mahishasura whom she is depicted to be vanquishing. It is amazing how these larger-than-life idols are made in such cramped studios without even adequate lighting facilities.

SONY DSC-W5 1/8 second F/2.8 ISO 100 8 mm

Thanks a lot to everyone who commented on my photos, or even stopped by for a visit. The comments have been pouring in pretty fast and I'm finding it increasingly difficult to reply to each individually. I'd rather spend that time in viewing others' photos and commenting there. But I do read each comment individually, and if you ask me something specific, I'll answer that.

1/8 second
ISO 100
8 mm