A wander around in the morning with my Nikon D750 and 60mm macro lens. A lens I would never normally use for street and urban landscapes.
Little IndiaStreet Art.
I tried setting a time limit too, I usually spend hours taking a few shots; this time I force myself to just keep moving and shooting different subjects.
Little India, Singapore.Shop keeper making sure her produce looks good to buy!
Tuesday morning, between 9am and 11am; a good time to watch all the shopkeepers preparing for the day.
Collection of concrete statues ready for their new homes.
Flower petals everywhere ready to make into garlands.
Flower garlands for sale.Little India, Singapore.
Lotus buds, marigolds, jasmine buds and roses...a heady and beautiful smell.
Using the macro lens really made me think about different possibilities. These photos are far more intimate and specific that I would normally take, it's a really good habit to get into.
Silks in any colour you need!!Little India, fabric shop.
Cottons and silks in bright colours to make into just about anything you want!
...and plenty of shops to buy ready made suits and saris.
Bundles of fresh herbs for sale.Little India, Singapore.
Stalls full of fresh vegetables and herbs, many that I'm still to learn the names of.
Colourful murals on every street corner & colourful shirt!
Mural.Little India, Singapore.
The barbers will open up a little later in the day.
I learned two things today, one a fixed focus lens can be more versatile than you'd think & don't over do a subject, keep moving and keep shooting. I managed to get a lot of variety in just two hours.
If you need a cafe recommendation in Little India, I always head for the, Greenleaf Cafe, 43 Cuff Road, it's vegetarian and the perfect place for a ginger tea and a cool down after wandering around.
Thank you for taking this tour around Little India with me.
Ruth Morris (MA) has a Diploma in Professional Photography, is a multiple award winning member of the Guild of Photographers and an Associate of Royal Photographic Society.