Life … in a Metro

This picture taken in 30th Oct 2012 at the Metro City Kolkata which happens to be my home city as well.


The caption of the image taken from a well known Bollywood movie. This is a heritage Pulled Rickshaw of the City of Joy, Kolkata.

My framing was from the top, from the second floor of a building. I used my Nikkor 40mm with the ISO at 100 and shutter speed of 1/60 secs and aperture f/4. I wish I could frame it from the front of his cart.

He can’t hide the truth, he can’t escape his fate and may be nobody will remember him. This is my salute to those “Rickshawalas” who are still maintaining this wonderful heritage withstanding so many barriers.


The Bright Side

This photo is basically almost 2 years old. I was located in Bangalore at that time.

The Bright Side

In the March 2012, I visited a village near by Mysore, which is 3-4 hours drive from Bangalore city. I was so thirsty and somehow lost my water bottle. I went to small tea shop nearby and this guy helped me with some cold & fresh coconut water, well that’s a relief. I had an wonderful conversation with him. After few minutes I requested a picture of him, he has agreed but he was shy.

While taking his snap he covered his side face with bare hand. ItsĀ  He was laughing and so am I. Technicality apart, the photo has good amount of noise. But the expression of the guy is very natural. He might be poor but he has a beautiful bright side. He is a hard working person, running a small shop all day long to feed his family. The photo has been taken using my kit Nikon 18-55 AFS VR, F/5.6 at the focal length of 55mm.

God Bless him.