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May 14, 2011

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Indian Bride Gives Smiling Glance Riding Pillion on Motorcycle - Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India - Daily Travel Photos
(Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India)
f/2 || 1/500s || @50mm || ISO100 || Canon 5D || Canon 50mm f/1.4 Embed Code

A momentary glance from a cute Indian bride as she rides pillion with her new husband (ARCHIVED PHOTO on the weekends - originally photographed 2008/01/26).

They (on their motorcycle) zipped by me (on a cycle rickshaw) in a flash. In that fleeting moment, I didn't have the reflexes to compose or to get a proper focus lock. I snapped the photo anyway and despite its softness, I'm still rather fond of the image. I've heard it said before that a technically perfect image lacking emotion can never outshine a technically imperfect image with a sense of emotion. I believe that statement applies to this photo but in a perfect world, I would have nailed both elements perfectly.

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2 COMMENTS - Beaming Bride
1) RedCat430 -

Cool, she looks really happy!

May 22, 2011 02:33 AM
2) TravelGuy -

@RedCat430, Here's a bit of backstory. After I took the picture, the 2 on the motorcycle (including "happy" bride) stopped and seemed angry/confused that some foreigner on a rickshaw took a picture of the bride. As I passed them in my cycle rickshaw, they were looking very hard at me. I gave them a smile and 'thank you' which completely disarmed them and they smiled in return... fortunately.

May 22, 2011 03:06 AM

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