Whilst many of the “people” photographs that I took during my recent India trip took the form of close up portraits, there were other shots which simply used human elements within a larger picture. These photos were taken alongside the River Ganges at Varanasi.
I liked the idea here that the man was quite engrossed in his book whilst being dwarfed by the huge script all around him.
This shot may look familiar? Until recently a cropped version of this image was being used as a scrolling banner at the top of my blog page. This was a case of noticing the various geometric elements, lines, horizontal, vertical and diagonal, having a composition in mind and then waiting for a subject to oblige by walking through the frame. A similar approach to that used in the “woman in a red sari” image which I posted a week or two ago.
Once again a human element within a larger picture. I was drawn to the graphic elements of lines, colours and shapes, but am most pleased with the inclusion of the, perhaps not so obvious, human element. Whimsical?