Agra Station by Paul Vanzella

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Agra Station. The lights kept going out but the natural light proved quite atmospheric. A longish exposure captured the moment. I manged to take quite a few images in this moment of darkness and light – and was swamped by the people around me who were fascinated at the instant image on the back of my digital camera… God I love India!

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  • Lee Burgess
    Lee Burgessover 7 years ago

    What a fantastic description… It must be such an amazing experience to be in a place like that..

    The guy on the left must have been telling one heck of a story! And you’ve captured it wonderfully!
    Well done..

  • Anthony Begovic
    Anthony Begovicover 7 years ago

    God I love India, too. Such a unique place full of life and contrast.
    Great image! I was stuck at Agra station for about 3 hours waiting for a train to Delhi … yep, made a whole lot of new friends!

  • John Conway
    John Conwayover 7 years ago

    love the lighting in this Paul (multiple shadows look great) the subdued tones work well within the subject matter at hand, good work.

    Johno

  • transmute
    transmuteover 7 years ago

    Great image Paul. I love the description ‘moment of darkness and light’

  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstoneover 7 years ago

    I love the way they can squat like that for hours. What I’d give……the colours are wonderful, Paul, so smooth, and the textures in their clothes stand out so well

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 7 years ago

    Thanks for your great comments – yes, Mel I love the textures in their clothes, it was so awesome just wandering and choosing what to frame – like being on a movie set at your free will – and this is real life too!

  • Melinda Kerr
    Melinda Kerrover 7 years ago

    Fantastic Paul. I know the feeling. I had the same experience in Africa. That feeling that the whole world is one massive set and you can frame it a hundred times over and still get a great shot. Which by the way you have achieved yet again.

  • Sandra Chung
    Sandra Chungover 7 years ago

    That is, without a doubt, a fabulous photograph. Well done.

  • theurbannexus
    theurbannexusover 7 years ago

    Oh! This I like very much. I like the grain, the tones, the capture of a moment of simple conversation, perhaps in the cold; huddling and waiting for work to come their way.

    A moment of quiet reflection in the chaotic abandon of an Indian train station.

  • dahimages
    dahimagesover 7 years ago

    Hey Paul… so much of your work has an erotic edge to it which is great …but this one is quite different…I can feel the humanity and almost smell the atmosphere…never been to India but I think you have really captured the essence of whatt it is about…people, friendship, and living in the moment…wicked photograph.

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