The Old Delhi

I am back from India today. Covered Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar, Agra and Lucknow. I was traveling light and it was quite liberating. I fit my Leica M9, four small lenses and Olympus PEN E-P3 with 12mm lens, into a small Domke ‘school bag’ (F-803) and I could walk for hours without breaking my neck and back.

First up here are few photos I took in the late afternoon at the Old Delhi, near the Red Fort, on Diwali day. The road was packed with people, rickshaw, bicycles, motorcycles and cars and continuous sound of horns. One of the best locations I went to shoot at during this trip. I would love to go back to the Old Delhi again one day as I only managed to cover one lane as we didn’t have lots of time.

I will post more later, but for now, enjoy these four photos from the Old Delhi. All four were shot with Leica M9 and Voigtlander Color Skopar Classic 35mm f/2.5.


1 comment
  • TonyNovember 2, 2011 - 1:07 pm

    Great pictures. How did you get all these nice lightings when you did your street photographing? Did you choose place or object wih sufficient lighting?
    The other posting you have is really filled with color. I think it really tells story of colorful old delhi. I also notice there is no blurry movement in these pictures even though you took it during “blue hour”. That is why i wonder how did you choose lightings for your pictures. I don’t do a lot of street photography but lighting on the street is always a challenge for me, (sorry for a lengthy Q)ReplyCancel

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