Power of Fire

Category: Travel Portraits


Photo and caption by marius coetzee

I arrived at twilight at the famous Khajuraho monuments waiting for the gates to be opened in order to capture one of India's most famous tourist destinations in all its glory. While waiting for the gate to open I wondered around the street looking for photographic subjects. A small group of street vendors sat close to a small fire, and was deep in conversation while warming their hands. I managed to get close to them without them noticing me and capture 2 images. The available light was poor and I used the bright orange flames to lit my image sufficiently in order to capture the moment.

Location: Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh, India


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