31. Bus Station


Well, I am back to Mumbai with a loads a photographs of my visit.

I was at the bus station of my town when I noticed this man. His costume, his stillness, groundnuts all contributed to my decision to make a photograph of him.

The polythene bag of the groundnuts, his angle of sitting almost fixed my vantage point also. While experimenting with the vantage point some other person came and sat with him.

I tried to use a different background of the temple.

The temple background dint feel right. It is close to the subject so a large aperture would be required to separate the subject from the background. Other than the board behind the subject you couldn’t guess that it is a bus station.

In order to give some more contrast to the subject I tried to shoot from a high vantage point and use the

light floor as the background.

It did provide a good amount of contrast but now the subject was looking very small. Also there was an uneasiness in the shot. A confusion over what the photographer wanted to show. This confusion might be good many times but this time I decided to use my original background- the shops.

This photograph has many things to write about:

1. The sharpness of the Photograph- the subject is completely sharp and you can see very tiny details.

2. The expression specially the eyes

3. The colors: it includes the color of his hat as well as the colors in the nameplates of the shops

4. Perfect blend with background- The aperture is perfect for just blurring the background a little bit to separate the subject and keeping enough details to see what is in the background.

5. The empty space in front of the subject- somehow that space in the direction of sight of the subject is adding to the photograph.

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  1. I agree with you in regards to the vantage points in the second and third photo. I do prefer the the first and last but they are all great! For someone who has not been to India, the photos share culture and environment. Thanks for taking me on a journey to India through these and the other posted photos!

    • Keep looking the website for more stuff……. Your comments encourage me to do better 🙂

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