Street Shot Sundays Story & Stats
This Sunday’s Street Shot of the Week was taken in the Fort district of Mumbai, India. Fort is a primary business and financial district in Mumbai. It was the heart of the city for centuries and has become a popular area for tourists to stay due to its convenient location.
I stayed in this district and after stopping for some chicken tikka masala (even for breakfast), I headed out for a day of shooting. In Mumbai, I try to stick to walking, or using the local train if I need to go a long distance. Sitting in traffic wastes too much time and in Mumbai you can find so much just exploring on foot. There aren’t many areas you can walk through that don’t contain interest and activity. It also saves me the hassle of bartering a taxi driver :)
So as usual, the traffic was at a standstill. While walking through the stopped vehicles, I noticed how the light was hitting a taxi driver. He looked serious, while sitting through another day of dealing with Mumbai traffic. He had one hand resting against his face while the other hung out the window. The light hit both nicely against the shadows, while also revealing only part of his face.
I decided to include the biker on the phone in the background to emphasize the stopped traffic and add a little more interest to the scene. I also waited until the taxi driver looked at me so I could get that initial eye contact of his one eye revealed by the light. Then I snapped the photo and continued walking through the traffic, onto another hot, chaotic day of street photography in Mumbai.
- Camera: Fujifilm Xpro1
- Lens: Fujinon XF 18mm
- Focal Length: 18mm (27mm full frame equivalent)
- Aperture: f/11
- Shutter Speed: 1/500
- ISO: 800