In the Cacophony

Bicycle Rickshaw Stand, Outside Lajpat Nagar Metro Station, New Delhi, India
The Cacophony
Of motion and sound
Falls away
Deep into the background
As he waits
For the next fare
In a peaceful quiet
Of his own making

Bicycle Rickshaw Line
Lajpat Nagar Metro Station
New Delhi, India

Taken during travels, last night, 2017

This is the shot I’d wanted to take a couple of nights ago, when I shot They Wait. All but impossible without a tripod. So I carried mine all day yesterday, walking for kilometers through the massive Chandni Bazaar, and on the packed-closer-than-this metro trains, just for this shot.

The one motionless cabbie wanted very much to be in the shot, and well defined also. It took him several exposures, coming back to the camera to see the result, to understand the concept of a 3 second long exposure which made the hectic traffic on the road and the sidewalk disappear, but for a stream of light in the background.

I think I like They Wait more, in the end. But… this one was worth the effort.