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A Deal that she could not refuse

EXPLORED ON 18 JULY 2009 - # 473




On a trip to Mahabalipuram, this week, I met this woman selling juicy mangos in the early hours of the morning. I was amazed at the colors that was on display and quickly went over to her to ask if I could shoot her.


She was not very open to it and said that she had not yet done any business that day. Hence she felt that by posing for me, it would bring her bad luck.


I thought about Don Corleone of The God Father fame, and offered her a deal that she could not refuse. I offered to buy a dozen mangos from her, if she would allow me to take her portrait. Her face beamed. She did her business first, then blessed the first income of the day and inserted into her money bag. Then gave me this gentle smile, signaling that now she was ready to be photographed. Click....and a few more clicks.


Happy Weekend my friends.


Photograph © Kausthub Desikachar


Photographed with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, and Leica R Summilux 80mm F1.4 Lens, with B+W UV + Haze Filter. Handheld.


The Leica Glass on a Canon body, combines the best of both worlds. Manual Lens with Digital body. Old school with new technology. It just rocks.


Because this is not a canon compatible lens, but has been used with an adaptor, the lens info will not reflect correctly in the EXIF data.


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Taken on July 18, 2009