This man is very elusive. Every time he sees camera pointing at him, he will definitely shift his direction or he will hide his face by any means. Then I was given a chance, after almost 30 minutes of roaming around, I bumped into him again but I pretended I was not interested in taking his photo at all. He stopped at one of the stores and went inside and I took few more steps away. The alley is a bit dark so I stayed in one corner where he can not notice me immediately.
After 3 minutes of waiting he came out of the store and there I started clicking the shutter button until he made a turn. I guess, a better composition came out with his silhouette.
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Fueled with enthusiasm, I drove hurriedly to Souq Waqif after dropping my daughters to school and my wife to office. I checked the time, 7:00a.m. I still have a lot of time to shoot before proceeding to office. It was first day of Ramadan and our office timing is from 9:00a.m. – 2:00p.m.
Frustration almost ate me up; I roamed around but could not see anything that interests me. There are very few people moving around mostly the sweepers. I sat on a bench in one of the alleys; one sweeper came and started cleaning the area. I was carefully watching the scene trying to compose.
Finally I saw the silhouette of him with the warm sunlight passing through the entrance when this guy reached nearly at the other end. I got up from where I am sitting and virtually slumping on the ground, I focused my camera and started clicking the shutter.
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