Kebab Seller

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A Kebab seller at the Iftar Stalls on MM Road, Bangalore

Every year, Ramadan time presents a great opportunity to food lovers to indulge in some excellent non-vegetarian street food. There are street stalls in several parts of the city and one can choose from a pick of locations.
It is also a great opportunity to do some night street photography. This year I went to MM Road on Frazer town for my annual dose. For the photos I choose to focus on the people rather than the food.
I was photographing a young boy across the street when his soliciting cry caught my ears – “kebab, Kebab, Kebaaaaaaaaaaaaab….”. I turned around to see him across the street calling out to a group of college kids who had turned up for an evening of revelry.
His Afghani cap stood out amidst the other stall keepers.
This picture was taken a little later when I crossed over to his stall and sampled some of his kebab’s which were excellent.

Some more pictures from that evening at: People At Ramzan Iftar Street Food Stalls

Technical Details

Camera: Olympus E-M10ii
Lens: Olympus M.Zuico 45/1.8
Exposure: 45mm, F/2.0, 1/50s, ISO200
Editing: Lightroom + Gimp (Border)
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Chasing the Sun

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Sun rises through the mist on one of the back-roads of Bangalore

I love riding out to the back-roads on winter mornings. The villages are just waking up, smell of the smoke is in the air and the sun is peeping though the mist. The stillness of the morning, the slow smoke that rises and then hangs in the air and the motion of the people just starting to go about their day’s business, all come together to create a slow rhythm to the morning which we city dwellers often yearn for.
The picture above is on the outskirts of Bangalore where I paused for a few minutes to enjoy such a morning.
Technical Details
Camera: Canon G1XMk2
Exposure: 12.5mm, F/5.6, 1/640s, ISO100
Editing: Lightroom + GIMP (Border/Text)

Smile ‘n Sweat

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A young boy smiles thorough the sweat and smoke at the Iftar Stalls on MM Road, Bangalore

Every year, Ramadan time presents a great opportunity to food lovers to indulge in some excellent non-vegetarian street food. There are street stall in several parts of the city and one can choose from a pick of locations.
It is also a great opportunity to do some night street photography. This year I went to MM Road on Frazer town for my annual dose. For the photos I choose to focus on the people rather than the food.
I found this boy manning a kebab grill dishing out some fabulous meat. The heat and the smoke made it a sweaty evening. Yet though the discomfort, he was smiling throughout the time I was at his stall.
Technical Details
Camera: Olympus E-M10ii
Lens: Olympus M.Zuico 45/1.8
Exposure: 45mm, F/1.8, 1/25s, ISO320
Editing: Lightroom + Gimp (Border)

Veteran Chef at Work

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An expert chef overseeing young apprentices cook at the Iftar Stalls on MM Road, Bangalore

Every year, Ramadan time presents a great opportunity to food lovers to indulge in some excellent non-vegetarian street food. There are street stall in several parts of the city and one can choose from a pick of locations.
It is also a great opportunity to do some night street photography. This year I went to MM Road on Frazer town for my annual dose. For the photos I choose to focus on the people rather than the food.
I found this gentleman overseeing a group of 5 stalls manned by young boys selling a variety of item. A word to the boy lighting up the coal, another to the one grilling the kebabs, a handful of spices in one mixing bowl and a touch of rearrangement to the beautifully placed mutton samosas – skillfully orchestrating the entire show.
Technical Details
Camera: Olympus E-M10ii
Lens: Olympus M.Zuico 45/1.8
Exposure: 45mm, F/2.0, 1/20s, ISO250
Editing: Lightroom + Gimp (Border)

Street Food

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Street food during Ramzan in Bangalore, India

During Ramzan, there are streets in Bangalore which turn into non-veg food lovers paradise.For me it has become an annual ritual to visit one of those streets both for the food and photography. The picture above is from one of such visits. While the picture cannot convey the flavor and aroma of food cooking over fire, it does reflect the environment.

Technical Details
Camera: Olympus E-M10ii
Lens: Canon 50/1.8 with manual adapter
Exposure: 50mm, F/1.8, 1/100s, ISO250
Editing: Lightroom + Gimp (Border/Text)