Over exposure is one of my favorite ways to mess around with an image. Mainly because it means I’m breaking rules.. no surprises there. Yep, this is a purposefully taken shot.
The image is of a very run-down neighborhood of laundry men popularly known as the ‘dhobi ghat’. (if you enjoy thought provoking cinema I highly recommend a recently released movie by the same name) These guys live and work in conditions that one would never want to step in but the clothes come out super white and daisy fresh at a fraction of the price that the dry cleaners charge. I will post a properly exposed image tomorrow for you to see what I mean. But till then you have to indulge me with my whimsy. And you would agree, doesn’t it look almost like a painting? 🙂
Edit: As promised here is a better picture of the dhobi ghat. I could have taken close up shots of the people and their houses and the hanging clothes to make it look artistic and appealing to my creative sensibilities. But at the end of the day, this is what the reality is. Sometimes its better to accept that.