Based in Dubai. Traveling everywhere. All photographs by Catalin Marin.

Early morning in MumbaiJune 14th, 2012

A few months ago when I went to Mumbai for a quick weekend photo trip, everything happened so quick that I hardly had time to register the fact that I was in a city that has more people than many countries and that there is so much to photograph around you. But I’m working on rectifying this by going through my images I shot then and by planning a photography workshop sometime in October / November.

The shot you see to the left was taken early morning on our second day in Mumbai and it’s pretty much the exact opposite of every other shot I have from that weekend. Most of the images are busy, with many things going on, while this one is almost surreal. It’s just two guys on a boat, fishing, in front of an important religious monument (Haji Ali Dargah) that usually by lunchtime is teaming with life.

As for the post-processing, I really struggled with this image in terms of black and white or colour. I went for the colour version in the end, purely because of the nice light on Haji Ali Dargah, however, the black and white version also had its merits.

Shot with NIKON D300S | 62mm | ƒ/2.8


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