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Look up down and all around after scanning the horizon for possible prey in search of opportunity from a simple mundane everyday subject that caught my eye here. Everyday people go about their daily lives and most go largely unnoticed as they carry out their daily tasks and errands but the actions and life displayed in city streets can actually be far more fascinating.

This is just a fraction of street life taken at Shahi Zinda, Samarkand. Photography allows us to freeze one of those unrepeatable moments and study all of the small dramas that are taking place and there is no contrivance on earth which can make those continually vanishing moments come back again!!

I just love the challenge of trying to capture a few moments from the chaotic world that passes by us each and every day in a candid image.


Meantime enjoy their attentiveness and the almost synchronized steps........

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The exact shooting location, Shahi Zinda. Samarkand
Shooting data; D70, 70mm (70-300mm), 1/300sec, f11, ISO 200, 19 Dec2005 1040hrs

Shahi Zinda or 'Tomb of the Living King' is Samarkand's most important place of pilgrimage which refers to its original, innermost and holiest shrine - a complex of cool, quiet rooms around what is probably the grave of Qusam ibn-Abbas, a cousin of the Prophet Mohammed who is said to have brought Islam to this area in the 7th century.

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