Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Photo: Ice-cream vendor

Ice-cream vendor -

Here’s a photo of an ice-cream vendor waiting for the customers at Marina Beach, Chennai. It was a common sight at beaches but viewing through the camera lens, I find something special with the light and darkness surrounding the ice-cream vendor.

Two weeks back and while coming back from my dad’s friend house in Chetput; we landed at Marina beach for sometime before head to home. Being Sunday it was crowded. But in front of the Vivekananda house, in Kamarajar Salai, where the rain water stagnant into the beach sand restricted people movement. Usually I used to check marina beach after rains to watch the fun happening with the stagnant water along the service road aside the beach sand. Vehicles wade thought the water make wonderful splashes and few times we too have made through it but never in a way of threatening others.

The darkness behind the ice-cream vendor is full of water, so I was glad to shoot the photo without any hindrance at background distracting the view. Though there were few kids playing in the water doesn't interfered in anyways. 

14 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that's a wonderful shot, jeevan! you have an awesome photographer's eye!

Pooja Mittal said...

the pic actually is great , shows simplicity actually is beautiful
I so wish we had a beach in delhi
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Meoww said...

I am reminded of the ice cream vendor in the movie Santhosh Subramaniam. Cool :)

Twilight Man said...

What a lovely photo! So well taken in the darkness to contrast the subject. It is interesting to note that he is selling ice cream at night!

Locomente said...

A briliant shot... Makes me wonder if he misses his family... warmth... home. If he is alone...

What he could be thinking..

Destination Infinity said...

I thought the marina beach area is well-light now. But this area seems to be dark?

Destination Infinity

Uppal said...

HEY MISTER ICE CREAM WALE,BE HAPPY. WE'RE ORDERING HALF OF YOUR CONES FOR THE CHILDREN'S PARTY!!!:-)

ashok said...

super shot Jeevan...awesome composition..one of the best you have clicked!

EG CameraGirl said...

This photo works very well!

Dhara said...

This post is making me miss India so much. Beautiful photograph with more beautiful narration.
After reading your comment on my blog, I came here and was surprised to see how big of a blogger you are. Hundreds of posts being written for almost a decade. TERRIFIC. I am so impressed.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

This is an incredible shot, my friend. Makes me want to know his story!

George said...

This is a wonderful photo. You did a great job of capturing the ice cream vendor at night.

Betsy Adams said...

On a hot summer's day --there's nothing better than some ice cream... Bet that guy makes a lot of money especially on a hot day...

That is a great picture, Jeevan. You are such a good photographer.
Hugs,
Betsy

Indrani said...

It is good night shot. I hope he made good sales. :)