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Bathtime, Bhaktapur

 

 

This is another image made in Nepal in March 2006 and part of my ARPS panel of prints illustrating everyday life in the intriguing city of Bhaktapur. Without running water and living in cramped conditions, families carry out routine tasks in the streets. Here one child is about to be rinsed while another, older child  - leaning against the post - awaits their turn.  Shot at f18; 1/60th , I made a deliberate choice not to use a wider aperture and so blur foreground and background because the context is a very important part of this composition. Final print cropped tightly, losing about 25% of original. Just one 'grab' shot was taken of this scene.

 

Technical Details: Canon 1Ds mark ii; 24-70 2.8 L lens at 50mm; f18; 1/60th second; iso 100.

 

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