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Walking around Old Delhi near Jama Masjid

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On a small alley near Jama Masjid


When visiting Delhi, be sure and take a walkabout in old Delhi near Jama Masjid, the huge historical mosque that is the cornerstone of this district.  The small alleys and streets are teeming with people, animals and every means of transportation one can imagine.  It exudes atmosphere and is chockful of opportunities to practice your documentary photography.  Remember, it is difficult to perfectly compose every shot as life in this neighborhood is dynamic, so focus on capturing life on the streets, imperfections and all.

Although you may feel uncomfortable on some of these streets due to the lack of tourists, the streets are safe and the people open to having their photographs taken.  If you feel some discomfort, move on.  There’s always someone else to shoot.  Also remember, approaching people with a smile and openness goes a long way.

Photos taken with a Nikon D700 and Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 zoom lens.

Congested streets

Congested streets

A frown here but really friendly later.

A frown here but really friendly later.

Hidden by merchandise.

Hidden by merchandise.


Old Delhi restaurant.

Old Delhi restaurant.


Written by leolaksi

November 8, 2009 at 7:00 pm

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