A "small" business man proudly pours his chai. He doesnt even have his own premises his "shop" is the porch of another business. I am sure he pays some kind of rent.
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scalerman (26900) 2009-03-26 13:49
Elaine: it's a busy image - but I see where you were headed with the details. The crumbling plaster in a complementary element. regards, c
BennyV (13578) 2009-03-27 6:24
Even before I read it in your note, the gentle pride in this simple man's expression and posture struck me. This is a portrait with a lot of dignity and respect in it. Nice work!
holmertz (39529) 2009-03-27 6:39
Oh, these chai wallas, all these little entrepreneurs in the streets of India. I only returned home a week ago and I already feel nostalgic. This is a fine portrait of a man showing pride in his work. The light is good and the background is a marvellous addition.
aadilj (18102) 2009-03-28 3:31
Another of your quaint Indian snippet shots Elaine. Done with care and wholesome perspective.
vincz (19113) 2009-03-28 4:36
Great compsotion with this man so straight. The tones are so natural, we can almost feel being there. It looks so quiet.
alftrek (3270) 2009-03-28 16:51
An interesting daily subject only seen in third world country. You have capture the action well and I like the perfect exposure, without any under exposed or over exposed area. The diffused light works extremely well here. Having the mural in the BG adds nice colours to an otherwise dull colour scheme. Well done.
Angshu (55267) 2009-04-03 2:07
I'm your new neighbour today. Came to Delhi for a couple of days to take my family to Mumbai for school admission. Nice daily scene...like the moment of capture as well with the transfer of tea in progress into the cuppa (for you?). The image of Durga & also the painter (Amir Paintings Kala kendra) creates a good BG.
- Copyright: Elaine springford (everlasting) (14564)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-02-12
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D 200, Nikon 18-200mm VR
- Exposure: f/7.1
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: India - for business and pleasure
- Date Submitted: 2009-03-26 13:20