Tag Archives: alleys

Silhouette of a Newspapers Delivery Man

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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Silhouette of a Street Sweeper

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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