Night Market Bidar India

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I am currently on a business trip to a small town called Bidar in India. I only wish this distinctly average image did the vibe of the place justice, but it does not. A western face is an oddity here. A western face with a camera is really unusual. It is impossible to take candid photos, because everyone wants to pose and know where you are from. Each time I visit India I realise more that we put ourselves on a ridiculous treadmill of materialism in the west. People in India do not have the trappings of western life, but they are irrepressibly happy and optimistic. Taken with a Samyang 85mm f/1.4 lens. If the focus isnít as good as it could be, I was more worried about whether I was about to get run over than I was about nailing focus!
30/06/2016 - 19:58davesexton
CategoryStreet Photography
Shutter Speed1/125
Focal Length85mm


Link Posted 30/06/2016 - 21:02
Nice portrait


Link Posted 30/06/2016 - 21:19
A terrific street shot.
Best wishes,


"These places mean something and it's the job of a photographer to figure-out what the hell it is."
Robert Adams
"The camera doesn't make a bit of difference.† All of them can record what you are seeing.† But, you have to SEE."
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Link Posted 30/06/2016 - 21:36
Lovely shot... he has such great energy... really well caught...




Link Posted 04/07/2016 - 07:22
Nailed that Dave!

Photography is not a sport. It has no rules. Everything must be dared and tried! (Bill Brandt)


Link Posted 05/07/2016 - 19:32
Thanks for the comments.
Capture: Pentax K-1, PENTAX HD PENTAX-D FA 24-70mm F2.8 ED SDM WR, PENTAX 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro, SAMYANG 14mm F2.8 ED AS IF UMC, SAMYANG 35mm F1.4 AS UMC, ē SAMYANG 85mm F1.4 AS IF UMC

Processing: Adobe Bridge for organisation, DxO Optics Pro Elite for RAW development, ON1 Photo RAW for some 'stylising' and Affintiy Photo for more involved edits.
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