It’s a big wide world

School boy stepping carefully into the main road, Hyderabad, 2014

School boy stepping carefully into the main road, Hyderabad, 2014

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15 thoughts on “It’s a big wide world

    1. Thanks Madhu! As you know, unless one is used to the traffic in India, crossing main roads is not for the faint hearted!! I have a fair amount of practice but sometimes it is still a bit nerve racking for me. In Hyderabad there is a particular bad place at night where I have sometimes waited for so long for a break in the traffic but it doesn’t come.
      The only choice is to literally walk out in front of it and let the traffic weave around you! My tactic is to “shadow” a stranger who seems to know what they’re doing and stay right next to them all the way across!!!
      Lucky for this small fellow, it’s his only big road to cross on the way to school and it’s not too bad either :)

  1. What a powerful photograph, Peter. Little kid stepping out to face the big wide world – you have captured the sense of anxiety brilliantly. I agree with Madhu – it’s the composition that makes this photo what it is. Wonderfully done!

    1. I know you’ll appreciate when I say that I saw the picture coming when the boy was starting to walk by the bus, but…I didn’t know he’d touch the bus with his hand! When he did, I was luckily ready for it because it lasted a split second. As they say I guess, you have to make your own luck!! :)

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