Working the street

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by Alf, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. Alf

    Alf Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 23, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Today I spent a few hour cleaning the Rajasthan folder, remaining with about 1200 pics to be re-examined and eventually purged (past statistics show I'd get about 700 when I'm done). Here a few people on the street for you to enjoy:

    Chandni Chowk, Delhi. Clustered around the Jamaa Masjid are hundreds of little alleys, temples, shops, homes. It's the place to be when in Delhi to feel what's going on. People are packed tight, and uniformly kind.
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    Chandni Chowk di alfrjw, su Flickr

    In the Sikh Temple volounteers prepare food to give out to the people in need, while 35°C outside make it serious work.
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    Chandni Chowk di alfrjw, su Flickr

    And everybody seems to be business-ready, anytime:
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    Chandni Chowk di alfrjw, su Flickr

    For the people waiting to enter the mosque, we are the show 6302747033_2f656cfa59_b.
    Chandni Chowk di alfrjw, su Flickr


    Then, step forward a few days in Jaipur, time to market
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    EPL17285.jpg di alfrjw, su Flickr

    And back, out of the Palace of the Winds
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    EPL17295.jpg di alfrjw, su Flickr

    On the road out of town they prepare for the festival
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    Road to Ajmer di alfrjw, su Flickr

    When we reach Ajmer, kids head home from school, and we head to the sanctuary.
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    Ajmer di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Evening later, in Udaipur, preparing
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    Udaipur di alfrjw, su Flickr

    and celebrating, for it's The Day
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    Udaipur di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Going to Kumbhalgarh, we stop on the road and meet ladies waiting for the bus
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    Kumbhalgarh di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Here's why we often get them to smile
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    Kumbhalgarh di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Then in Ghanerao, walking around, constantly drinking streams of chai and soft drinks, and meeting people
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    Ghanerao di alfrjw, su Flickr

    This town is moving fast, and they are proud of their young ones.
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    Ghanerao di alfrjw, su Flickr
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    Ghanerao di alfrjw, su Flickr

    In Jodhpur we come back from the fort, and stop for business
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    Jodhpur di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Some are more proactive in selling, some less
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    Jodhpur di alfrjw, su Flickr

    And in the end in Mandawa, I think that guy has never seen someone having breakfast!
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    Mandawa di alfrjw, su Flickr
     
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  2. Jonathan F/2

    Jonathan F/2 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 10, 2011
    Los Angeles, CA
    Beautiful shots! Very film like!
     
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  3. DekHog

    DekHog Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    May 3, 2011
    Scotland
    Great stuff, Alf - it seems like the kind of place you have something you want to photograph no matter which way you turn!
     
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  4. Aniseedvan

    Aniseedvan Mu-43 Regular

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    Sep 25, 2011
    Northants,uk
    Posts like this make me want to travel to India, great set, particularly think the schoolkids is my favourite.
     
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  5. digitalandfilm

    digitalandfilm Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jul 18, 2011
    Very, very kool.. a different style of "street" shots.
     
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  6. GaryAyala

    GaryAyala Mu-43 Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    SoCal
    Very nice and entertaining, thanks for sharing.

    G
     
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  7. avidone

    avidone Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 24, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Great shots Alf! Makes me nostalgic for India and at the same time reminds me to appreciate the (relative) order and cleanliness of Italy. Thanks for sharing

    Sent from my iPad using Mu-43 App
     
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  8. hkpzee

    hkpzee Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 5, 2011
    Hong Kong
    Patrick
    Great stuff! Thanks for sharing!
     
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  9. phrenic

    phrenic Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 13, 2010
    Awesome pics! I am headed to that area in January and I'll have to touch base with you for suggestions for a first time visitor and photography enthusiast. :)
     
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  10. Alf

    Alf Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 23, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Just ask. I suggest to make sure you have plenty of time to visit and walk around if you like street. After visiting, I think my 17 days forced us to spend too much time on the bus reaching the next town, and to cut visiting time on the run.

    Next time, it's less places, more time on foot.
     
  11. dennisk

    dennisk Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 4, 2011
    Bay Area, California
    Dennis
    Awesome pictures! Brings back memories of my last visit. Thank you.
     
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  12. peterbee

    peterbee Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 2, 2011
    Huddersfield, UK
    Peter Bartlett
    Great set of images - they give a real feel of the place. Thanks for sharing them with us.
     
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  13. 0dBm

    0dBm Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jun 30, 2011
    Western United States
    Great set!

    Thank you for sharing.
     
  14. Arnie

    Arnie New to Mu-43

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    Oct 24, 2011
    Good shooting

    profesional PS work!
     
  15. Wasabi Bob

    Wasabi Bob Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Excellent!

    I think your work is stunning! You've managed to capture the essence of their local life in every photo. Well done!
     
  16. Jorge Ledesma

    Jorge Ledesma Mu-43 Veteran

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    Aug 27, 2011
    Miami
    Excellent, lovely selection of shots.
     
  17. Holmes375

    Holmes375 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jan 6, 2010
    Rocky Mountains, USA
    A most enjoyable series. Well done in all respects.