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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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