Scooping Junk in Mumbai

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    These three guys spent at least eight hours out in the bay of Mumbai (Bombay is the British name) scooping up junk into their little boat. I know this because I kept passing the same place over and over again by the seafront. This was actually right by the Taj Mahal Hotel that was recently bombed, so I remember it very well.

    After my third go-around, I leaned over the sea wall as they approached. After I got a few shots in, they all waved happily. There were not many white people around there, so I think I kinda stuck out, especially with the big ol' camera.

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    1. Stuck in Customs 59 months ago | reply


      I've thought about Geotagging my stuff... just don't have time I'm afraid!

    2. Miguel Herrera 59 months ago | reply

      Nice shot!

      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    3. kiwi5555 59 months ago | reply

      nice shot!! i love it...!!

    4. JazzLuv Photography 59 months ago | reply

      This image is captivating...simple, but full of so much detail. It's such a realistic capture til it makes me feel like I could actually reach out and touch the people and feel the texture and roughness of the rope. Excellent...

    5. Nezar Kadhem 59 months ago | reply

      very interesting. is this HDR?

    6. Cristi Popi 59 months ago | reply

      interesting that none of the faces of the characters shows, although they are all in the frame :) good picture, and a good message for our future!

    7. rabidash* 59 months ago | reply

      wOnderful wOrk.
      Seen in ExplOre ..#..

    8. Janette & Jack, on and off 59 months ago | reply

      Excellent photograph with great detail.

    9. @alviseni 59 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called El Fotógrafo, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. Japester68 59 months ago | reply

      Normally off-kilter water shots irritate me but it really works here.

    11. rfwillie 59 months ago | reply

      Terrific shot!

    12. Neil Zone 59 months ago | reply

      Wow, great and powerful image... I love the composition.

    13. markus_linke [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

      I think from all your pictures I've seen so far I like this one most. Very well done!

    14. Arshofersh [deleted] 59 months ago | reply

      very nice.

    15. Gantulga 59 months ago | reply

      GOLD STAR AWARD (invite needed)
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