Getting back to street life photography is always my favourite and here is the shot taken in Bikaner within the old city wall in the late afternoon. I spent some time at the road side just trying to figure out and study the pattern of traffic flow within the chaos and crowds before picking my right actors to enter the stage before firing the shutter.
Capturing street and people going about their daily lives and the essence of a place is a great challange and often find these extremely captivating. I find there's something really satisfying about it and I think it's because it's real life situation going about its business which I really like to record, and it is such an entertaining experience as well.
I loved the warmth blinding sunlight and the casted strong shadows and it's always interesting to observe on how actually the light interacts with the subjects which quite often means watching for and incorporating shadows. Street is fast and street is unique thus, this is the split second decision to compose and shoot several frames in a row - using spot metering mode without hood and lens preset at its hyperfocal distance with the expected bit of lens flare - the effect that I wanted.
Hopefully this makes it more engaging to viewers and allows us to be a part of the scene rather than just an onlooker...
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subhendu_bagchi (25727) 2013-06-06 9:20
Marvellous shot... Excellent use of backlight.. Like the light and shadow with such colours. Great.
Romano46 (18450) 2013-06-06 10:30
a mio parere questa foto è eccellente per le forti sensazioni che essa riesce a suscitare per via della particolre illuminazione nella quale le ombre dominano la scena insieme al sole che attraversa i soggetti dando loro una certa dose di trasparenza e di irrealtà.
Uno scatto fatto in situazione di luce quasi estrema che però ti è riuscito particolarmente bene
Ciao e buona serata
pajaran (52062) 2013-06-06 10:47
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst, o mestu i trenutku na ulici ...
Dobra kompozicija i trenutak sa senkom, lepa fotografija.
Very interesting and good text, the place and the time on the street ...
Good composition and the moment the shadow, beautiful photos.
All the best.
AdrianWrobel (1686) 2013-06-06 10:49
Heil, ³adne ujêcie pod ¶wiat³o, ciekawa forma wypowiedzi cieni... Pozdrawiam - Adrian
papagolf21 (86172) 2013-06-06 11:40
Vous avez un art consomme pour savoir jouer avec la lumière et les couleurs.
Ici, encore, vous maîtrisez parfaitement ce moment de la vie quotidienne avec votre touche personnelle.
Très bonne soirée.
jemaflor (84707) 2013-06-06 11:42
Whar a beautiful light capture, great result with these shadows, perefctly managed, tfs.
Fis2 (85515) 2013-06-06 13:11
A very interesting work.
Excellent light and colors.
Very impressive picture!
TRB (13755) 2013-06-06 13:14
The use of light is very nice.
the perfect shade-light photo.
ourania (31029) 2013-06-06 13:25
your notes and enthusiasm about street photography are fascinating and, together with Valter's encouragement, have made me discover a very exciting style of photography that is open to endless possibilities. It's extremely hard to achieve results like yours but the influence of your descriptions and advice make even a brief look around searching for subjects a thrilling and creative experience.
This picture is like a capture of a dream. Light, shadows, colours, flare, movement, mystery, a frame full of wonder. The postures of the people display a great variety and we really feel as part of the scene. I love the contrast between warm tones and shadows. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
Silvio1953 (122215) 2013-06-06 13:33
Ciao Abmdsudi, great perspective on lovely scene, fantastic light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-06-06 13:44
I must admit,the flare effect looks great in this scene.Normally,we would like to avoid such things in our photos,but here it adds some kind of unique and typical for street photography feeling(actually it´s hard to explain,but it looks really good with the scene)
So it´s magnificent shot and nice utilization of backlight.Also the scene itself is very interesting and colorful.Just love the golden glow of light in the whole scene.
adidas5nb (5397) 2013-06-06 21:38
thats an amazing street shot with great use of the back light.just love the shadows and the elements involved.gives a real sense of the place.
Cricri (106327) 2013-06-06 22:52
La lumière de fin de journée rend l'ambiance chaude et des plus agréable, rehausse a la fois les couleurs et donne de superbe reflets, belle réalisation
jjcordier (76350) 2013-06-06 22:58
L'effet de lumière est particulièrement intéressant sur l'homme debout sur sa charrette.
kato (11630) 2013-06-07 0:08
You're capturing well this street scene by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see people who go a narrow passage back and forth by on foot or various vehicles. And, it's effective for the light and shadow projected to the street. It is visible to the life spectacle of chaos.
Graal (97485) 2013-06-07 2:59
amazing effect after the shot under the sun light. Interesting presentation of street life with the strong contrast, shadows and light. Good idea.
Have a nice day.
Urs (14082) 2013-06-07 8:23
This is a master shot against the sun using the sun to paint with the strong light. A fantastic shot with vibrant colour hues and high sharpness. Well done
rychem (23244) 2013-06-07 9:15
Excellent shot against the sun, great idea with silhouettes and shadows
gojo (1769) 2013-06-08 2:09
macjake (56582) 2013-06-08 10:02
reading your note, its easy to feel your passion and we understand your work and dedication to get these shots.
I really admire your work here because these are scenes I usually stay away from, You could certainly teach me a thing or two about street photography!!
love the light and how it shows through the pants of the man up on top there.
ACL1978 (7467) 2013-06-08 16:37
Amazing, Abmdsudi - the pants at center look almost on fire in the bright sunlight. You've painted this with the direct light. The whole scene has a glow to it, and the deep long shadows emphasize that, as to the colors created as the sun passes through loose clothing.
As usual, a wonderfully detailed and informative note that gives a great sense of your thought process for these shots. Thank you!
delpeoples (53009) 2013-06-08 20:10
Hi dear Abmdsudi
A great street shot, and I'm wondering whether you shot from the hip to get this low POV or whether you were actually focussing and composed. The flares add a wonderful and artistic element to the image and I love the warm colours, the haze and the dust. The donkey in the centre of the frame is the most engaging subject, I just love the look on his face, but also the shadows that are thrown by the people walking away from the camera also add to the dynamism and the atmosphere.
Thanks for sharing, have a great day
npecanhuk (65500) 2013-06-09 8:37
Chosen pov against the sunlight, colors, composition and exposure are highlights here!
I really like it! It's different and special!
TFS - congrats,
Bartleby (13552) 2013-06-09 9:48
liked your note about street photography. I really like what you've obtained here with the long shadows, the lens flare and the warm light hitting the colorful clothes. Give us more of that!
Juzo (4345) 2013-06-12 6:46
Marvelous light, the light and shadows dance all over this scene, it compliments the bustling life here. Superb shot.
Schnappilic (9690) 2013-06-16 11:55
A superb street scene with a special light. I like your contre jour framing. Great idea with best result! Congratulations!
rigoletto (34255) 2013-06-17 17:42
this is more than a street photo, this is painting with light! everything here is so attractive: spontaneity, long shadows, warm colors, transparency, incomplete figures as well as complete figures, movement, stillness, the iconic figure of the standing cart rider... a great one, which i hope to be able to approach some day.
claudeD (32721) 2013-06-26 9:27
very fine play with light and shadows. Excellent fresh colors. I like your contribution to TE very much.Fine contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
ikeharel (57210) 2014-09-22 8:41
Amazing picture came out with the good use of the backlight-effect, Abmdsudi.
Yet, a fine dynamic scale shown on the street view, and clarity rendered inspite the motion of all participant on scene.
My best regards,
COSTANTINO (55506) 2014-10-11 22:30
Hello my dear friend
here we have a n artistic shot against the light
almost perfect with the shadows and lights
playing togther this scenery is like a capture
of a dream or a movie film in which the figures
are flying artistic photo taken after great
aliabazari (15437) 2014-11-30 20:33
Good view of the street and everyday activities. Well seen. Exposure clarity and well performed. Thanks for sharing
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (43530)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-18
- Categories: Decisive Moment
- Camera: Nikon D70s, TOKINA AT-X PRO 16-50 F2.8 DX, ISO 200 RAW, 77mm Cokin Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-06 8:36