What do you do when your train halts in the middle of nowhere ?
I see stories and click pictures or vice versa.
On the way to Aurangabad my train had halted a few times in the middle of the fields. Perhaps somebody had pulled chain, a usual practice in India to get down if your village or town is far from regular railway station. A very bad practice, I hate it but no one can really do much about it. These people do get penalized sometimes but mostly they run into fields before guard or anybody else catches them.
On one such instance when our train got stationed for a few seconds, I could see vast expanse of the green lush velvet carpet and a few houses at a distance and behind those houses were monsoon clouds and mist kissing the mountains.
A perfect landscape picture.
The people who got down were hurriedly moving away from the train. I could also see some cattle feasting on the green grass provided by nature and wanted to click them.
I prayed that the train doesn’t move & waited for people to go out of my frame…
so that I can do my work….
I made some noises to make them look at me but for them the feast was more tempting than a photo session with me.
And then as I turned towards left, I suddenly saw this man. I didn’t notice what he was doing but the contrast of his shirt against the green background was good enough for me to press the shutter.
I think he was taken aback when he noticed camera in my hand and he put his hands in the front.
I had already clicked. Later I realized he was relieving himself in the open. He would not have thought that the train will halt and a crazy woman will have a camera ready just in front of him.
Ignore his ability to fertile the land and enjoy the landscape. 🙂
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