Originally this started as a collection of photos I wanted to post. I was a novice photographer when I started this blog. Now I have learnt some of the tricks of the trade and can call myself an amateur. I will use this blog to highlight some of my works and also some tricks/tips which I think may be useful to others.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Kolkata Part 2: Street Photography on a hot Sunday Afternoon

Sunday afternoon, I was on a small trip to a relatives house. I decided to take my camera with me, to capture some of the street scenes of Kolkata. Since I was in a moving car, composition was a big challenge, and most of the images came with a motion blur. Most of the photographs are technically not that great, but I have posted some of the images which I liked a lot personally. I will post them chronologically, to give an idea of my route.

The first shot ... taken near my house. A cyclist is being followed by a bus near the red shiva temple, Central Avenue , near Sovabazzar Metro.
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ISO: 100 Exposure: 1/250 sec Aperture: 8.0 Focal Length: 20mm

The second shot. taken near Dunlop bridge crossing, on BT Road. Grafitti on a city bus. This is one of my favorites from this session.

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ISO: 100 Exposure: 1/50 sec Aperture: 11.0 Focal Length: 18mm

The third shot. A parked truck on BT Road, while a man urinating in front of it.
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ISO: 100 Exposure: 1/125 sec Aperture: 11.0 Focal Length: 20mm

The fourth shot. A young couple on a bicycle near Sodepur.
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ISO: 100 Exposure: 1/100 sec Aperture: 11.0 Focal Length: 70mm

The fifth shot. A couple of middle-aged men on their way back from the vegetable market. Shot at Sodepur, BT Road Junction
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ISO: 100 Exposure: 1/160 sec Aperture: 11.0 Focal Length: 40mm

The sixth shot. I feel the story is very symbolic. A cigarette, pan and guthka store, youth on motor-cycle, and political graffiti.
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ISO: 100 Exposure: 1/40 sec Aperture: 11.0 Focal Length: 70mm

The seventh shot. I wanted to capture this for a long time. However my driver never stopped, so I got shots with motion blur. Weekly make-shift clothes market at Titagarh, BT Road. I love the subject, so I will do a better job on it the next time.
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ISO: 100 Exposure: 1/80 sec Aperture: 11.0 Focal Length: 18mm

The last shot. Three stories unfold on station road, Barrackpore.
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ISO: 100 Exposure: 1/100 sec Aperture: 11.0 Focal Length: 70mm

Do let me what do you think, and what you would have done to make the shots better.

4 comments:

tm said...

very very ordinary..rather to say its a very bad kind of photography

Street photography said...

Street photography generally refers to photographs taken from the public places like streets, parks, beaches, malls, political conventions and other same places

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