December 9, 2009

Candid Photos from India #8

While waiting for our “on time” train, I spotted this gentleman. He seemed so relaxed and patient with everything going on around him. In this photo, I really like his pose and his gaze towards a track that does not have our “on time” train. I also like the crowds in the background—they seemed to really add context to the overall image.


Camera settings: Nikon D200, Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 at 70mm shot at ISO 400, f/2.8 and 1/60th of a second.

Post Processing:

Lightroom—Set white and black points, added mid-tone contrast, added clarity.


  1. Different from your other India portraits. Good environment and setting. He does seem very at ease with himself.

  2. Not as good as your previous ones.
    Charles M

  3. A very common train station scene in India.

  4. I like the photo. Good exposure and light. I think I would crop out the tin roof just down to the black area. The black and white doesn't pull my eye like the brighter tin does. I know it's part of the environment, but I think it takes away from the photo. Just a thought.

  5. The image has possibilities. I am bothered by the background which seems cluttered. Good lighting and good pose.