The Puddles is the latest photo series I have shot with my Samsung smartphone. I have serious inclination towards street photography. I photographed this series of photos over the course of last few months.
I have post processed all these photos in photo editing app, Snapseed. Some of these photo are turned upside down.
The road system in Kashmir is one of the worst in the world. Slightest of rains turn our roads into puddles and pools. Drizzle means havoc. Water logging is frequent.
One can see puddles in every nook and corner. Every road. Every street. Every alley has a puddle.
Different persons look at a thing differently.
For example, a commoner sees these puddles as a daily life problem but a photographer sees an opportunity , a frame , a beautiful reflection , a different POV .
Using this natural mirror to click reflections and turning them upside down to produce some magical shots.
Here is how I saw what I saw in these puddles.
I have shot this one photograph back in January when there was heavy snowfall in Kashmir which resulted in severe water-logging of roads. This puddle is just outside my home.
One of the kids from my neighbourhood posing for a photograph. His name is Sahil. A harmonium player with a soulful voice , he is one of the most talented kid in the village. An internet addict , he has already uploaded some of his videos on youtube.
It looks these kids are posing but they are not. When I took my phone out to photograph them , they stopped , the kid in front closed his eyes while the other one looked curious.
The following photograph won an honourary mention in Black and White Photo Contest by World Photographers Club.
An autorickshaw driver waiting for his customers. Photographed this on a busy street near SKIMS Soura.
I recently went to Sonamarg. It was my visit and of all the photos I took , I liked this one. Two of my friends who accompanied me to Sonamarg where walking ahead of me when I realised a puddle on road having a beautiful reflection of them and the snow clad surroundings.