Young girl on train in Southern India


This innocent young girl is barely visible on the the train. The photography tour in India was powerful to say the least. Despite the obvious poverty and hardships, the people are one of the most beautiful in mind and spirt of anywhere I have travelled.

Train stations are a wonderful photography on any tour. India, however, takes it to a whole new level. The richness of color, texture, people, and shadow and form make, for what seems like an endless them of great street photography.

This young girl on the train waiting to depart was particularly striking. The barely visible young innocent looking girl, juxtaposed with the texture, deep shadows, was enough for a powerful image, But add the word ’emergency exit’ and you suddenly find yourself pondering the dual meaning of the word in the context of this train image bound for Bangalore, India.

I make use of a limited colour pallet in this image. Which I do in so many of my street photography images. The feel of the image closely resembles a black and white photograph, but with more emotion.

Gear: Leica M9, Leica Apo-Summicron-M 75mm f/2 lens. 
Settings: Focal length 75mm; exposure 1/90 sec; f/5.7; ISO 160.

Creative Commons Licensing: You are free to share copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format for any purpose, even commercially, with attribution.  Click here to view license details.

Notify of