Went to shoot with Kolkata Weekend Shoots, last Sunday to the Badhadad market in Howrah, crossing the river Ganges at the Ahiritola point. It was the industrial belt..
I was searching for water, and had to walk about 1.5 kms to find a bottle of Kinley 🙁 It was there, near a Sai baba- mandir, when I noticed few workers having their lunch. While the rest went to play cards, these 4 were engaged in chit chatting, on the half of the “ThEla GaaDi”, and was so comfortable balancing themselves there.. 😀
They did not notice me at first, then I tried photographying them. Had various options in framing them.. but i chose this particular frame, coz mine is not a wide angle cam. Its Sony DSC H10, compact.. But i wanted to show maximum of the situation. My key points were:
1. the four people should stay in the middle of the frame.
2. it should be evident that they were on the “ThEla GaaDi” balancing themselves.. and I framed the wheel for it. For those who have seen the “ThEla GaaDi”, they will be easily able to connect.
I donot know whether these carts are used anywhere else in India 😀 Neither do I know what the english equivalent term is for “ThEla GaaDi”, but I have seen them in Kolkata since childhood for shifting finished products in bulk.
I am almost satisfied with the shot, but the fourth person from the left was looking at my lens, which even for a bit upsets the frame :-/
Photograph: Anirban Saha Photography.
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