Sharing moments in time…

India – the Motorcycle portraits…


Here’s another couple of my “from the car” photos from India.  The common thread here is that they are both candid shots of motorcycle riders.  This first one is of a young lady passenger on the back of a cycle in a small village outside of Agra, India.  This is one of those inadvertent shots where the subject (the young woman) was highlighted by someone or something passing in front of my camera on the left side – adding a nice blur to that side of the photo and putting all the attention on the girl.

A lucky shot of an interesting young woman

A lucky shot of an interesting young woman

The next photo is of a young couple on their motorcycle in an intersection in Varanasi at night.  We sat in the SAME SPOT in that intersection for at least 10 minutes with absolutely no movement in any direction.  This couple were just outside our car window so why not capture them for posterity….. 🙂

Portrait by traffic jam

Portrait by traffic jam

2 responses

  1. Beautiful candid shots!
    In this situation you mentioned they were passing by on motorcycles, but otherwise how do you make yourself go unnoticed when shooting candids of people?

    May 4, 2013 at 6:23 am

    • Jackie,
      Good question. I normally use a versatile zoom lens with some “reach” to get candid shots and not disturb the people I am trying to get natural photos of. My “go to” lens for street photography and shooting out of a car window is a 18-200mm.

      May 4, 2013 at 1:06 pm

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