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Graham Smith
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Post by Graham Smith » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:21 am

Sarenga, West Bengal, India.

A very obliging rickshaw wallah. When the people of India see you with a camera they clamour to have you take their picture. Small crowds gather, babies magically appear. It's a street photographers paradise.
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Post by davechinn » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:58 pm

Graham Smith wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:21 am
Sarenga, West Bengal, India.

A very obliging rickshaw wallah. When the people of India see you with a camera they clamour to have you take their picture. Small crowds gather, babies magically appear. It's a street photographers paradise.IND_2243-b.jpg


Well composed and willing subject Graham !!! I am curious, why do you think the people of India are so willing to have their picture taken? My thoughts are, it’s good for us and then again it’s not so good, depending on the goal is, while on the streets. In the case of your posted image, I don’t think it matters because the subject, expression and overall quality is excellent.
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Post by Psjunkie » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:01 pm

The composition and perspective are engaging, I’m just feeling a bit too much vignette, but may have been your intention. Your streets work is top notch Graham….it seems you are always able to capture the soul of the scene. Looking forward to more.

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Post by Graham Smith » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:48 pm

davechinn wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:58 pm
Graham Smith wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:21 am
Sarenga, West Bengal, India.

A very obliging rickshaw wallah. When the people of India see you with a camera they clamour to have you take their picture. Small crowds gather, babies magically appear. It's a street photographers paradise.IND_2243-b.jpg


Well composed and willing subject Graham !!! I am curious, why do you think the people of India are so willing to have their picture taken? My thoughts are, it’s good for us and then again it’s not so good, depending on the goal is, while on the streets. In the case of your posted image, I don’t think it matters because the subject, expression and overall quality is excellent.
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The Indian people, in general are a very friendly and hospitable race, particularly the Bengali's who are renowned for being "smiley" people. They love to be seen with western people so the requests for selfies is never ending. You, of course, can take candids but a beaming Bengali shows so much more of their character. Also bear in mind that we are not visiting tourist areas so we are somewhat of a novelty, I'm sure that in the two weeks we were there you could have counted the number of non Indians we saw on your digits... without taking your shoes off :)

A candid and a non smiley... and no. they are not do-nuts :D
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Post by minniev » Tue Feb 06, 2018 10:24 pm

Love the rickshaw puller, a great street portrait with just he right amount and rendering of environmental context. Your conversion is excellent and gives it a timeless look.
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Post by St3v3M » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:00 pm

You've captured the quality of this man in a beautiful way. Thank you for adding this! -
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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:06 pm

Wonderful portrait Graham.
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