“I shot this image on one of my daily lunchtime walks. I have gone past this café restaurant many times, and I always make sure to look at who is sitting at that particular window.  It is one of those rare moments where all the pieces fell into place – having the right person at the right place at the right moment. Street photography is exciting because you never know when that confluence of elements would happen.  I clicked the shutter as soon as I saw this lady, and at the same time, she lifted up her glass and made eye contact with me. It was her striking appearance that drew me to her at first instance, and her gaze possessed such warmth and intensity that it stirred my heart. Without saying a word, her presence evoked a strong sense of nostalgia, and with a complementary setting, I felt for a brief moment that I had captured a scene from the old days.”
 Sunrise Shadows…..While visiting Istanbul, I woke up at 5am one morning to try to catch the sunrise at Galata Bridge. The light at sunrise was absolutely beautiful. I had a great time watching the boats head out to catch fish for the day, and the people braving the cold to fish. As more and more people started started appearing, I had lots of fun playing with shadows and sihouettes against the gentle morning sun in the Eminonu area. I was very happy to end up with this shot.
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