People in Jaipur

Indians cities are noisy.
Unlike the mediterranean people, indians never yell, nor talk at high volume. They don’t even make noise in other ways (apart from honking, of course), if it isn’t indispensable (working, with hammer or other utensiles, for example).
But they’re a lot. And a lot of people necessarly produce a lot of noise. Even just breathing, perhaps.

With this assumption, we were really surprised when we entered in a street market, in a sort of yard a little distant from the main, crowded street.

It was silent, in comparison with the rest of the cities.
Nobody scream to catch your attention, nobody even describe its products, like every street market I’ve seen in Europe.

And there were women, also.
In that street market, for the second time during the trip (after Delhi’s streets) I noted what is almost missed in the indians streets. Women.
Here in Europe, the genders are well represented on the streets, and often you feel to be surrounded by more women around than men.
In India it never happened. It seems that the majority of the woman are somwhere else.
…And the Jaipur panorama from above gives the answer, with its prying sight into the dwellings.

Coming back to the topic, Jaipur streets and that market, I tried to catch the people. Offhand istants, always trying to not bother.

The light was bright, making strong contrasts, deep shadows and (more important) strong highlights.
In order to isolate the subject, my main way to describe a daily moment, I needed to shoot at large apertures, an impossible mission without cut part of the light enter the lens. I used a gray filter ahead my 50mm, to cut three EV (ND8) and keeping the possibility to shoot at f2 under the bright sun.

And below, some few more photos, taken outside the market, in the scenic streets of Jaipur.


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