It was a sunday, and I decided to step towards an unknown part of Mumbai. Its always interesting to visit new streets. I have no idea what to expect, how will the people in the area react. It makes the shoot more challenging. The streets we moved around are around Byculla. Its on the harbor line, the erstwhile industrial belt, close to coal bunder and near well known Reay Road railway station.
This part of the city is grim and crowded. The roads are full of lorries and trucks moving goods - coal, iron, scrap..
This is also the first post with photographs from my new Panasonic DMC LX7 with a Leica Sumilux F 1.4 super fast lens. LX7 is a small monster packed with features. This being the first day, I ended up shooting in JPEGs. Am very pleased with the color rendition and overall quality. The autofocus is fast and the step zoom lends to 'zone focusing' - best for streets. I have a feeling that this will be my new companion on the streets now on. Anyways, here are select photographs from the day.
Goats and Men. It was 7 am and people had started getting on with morning chores. (Other nice elements as well - Did you notice the white ears!)
Visual aesthetics is important for me. The large cranes on the jetty and the reflections against a strong sun made it an interesting shot. What do you think. (This is the coal jetty)
This is my favorite of the day. The streets here were full of such homes, the floor above the shop.
Reay Road deserves a visit again - for the many untold stories that I saw but missed to capture and many more I am sure which remain to be discovered.
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