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Some are concentrated, some are not – Baitul Mukarram [Dhaka, Bangladesh]

This photo is taken after Eid Prayer in front of Baitul Mukarram Masjid, Dhaka. The Kid I was shooting was concentrated on Munajat, but other’s ware concentrated on my activity.

Dhaka Kamalapur Railway Station in 29th Ramadan

Stepping on platform

My last visit of Kamalapur Railway Station was in 27th Ramadan, which was a photo walk by TTL. But today Shadow (Kamal Pasha) called me at morning 10.30 that am I interested to go Kamalapur Railway Station as we don’t have any special things to do. For Eid purpose, my office was off and I was free. I said an immediate yes and ask him when he will start, if he can inform me so that we arrive in same time. He also informed that Jenny and Nerood bhai is also going to come. Except me, none of them attended in TTL walk due to other business.

Kamalapur Railway Station Ticket Counter

Shadow called around 11.30AM and I went out right at that moment. I though will not found many people like day before yesterday but I was wrong once again. Found a much bigger line of people in Intercity Ticket Counter waiting to buy tickets. I was surprised.

Waiting for time

When we went into the platform 5 & 6, Joyontica Express (Dhaka-Sylhet) was waiting in platform 6. Found a guy who was pumping a leaver to feed the train oil.

Pumping Oil

By this time Jenny & Nerrod bhai arrived and then I came to know Tahiti was also going to come. Then we had a little discussion standing on platform and waited for Tahiti. By this time we took few photos as well. When she arrived we started again.

who don't want to go home?

I tried to observe many people around the train. Some people was trying to sale their product, some was just walking in free area, some was purchasing chips for their kids.

Sealers 01

Sealers 02

Sealers 03

Sealers 04

In this rush we found a kid named Laden. His family was going home. When we was talking with Laden, his another brother and sister arrived and we took photos of them too.

His name is Laden

Laden and his brother

Laden and his brother 02
Today I’ve learned a lesson..

Whenever a kid smiles, Its the most beautiful thing in the world

no matter from which society he came from, in which country he lives.

Laden and his sister

After shooting Laden, we found another sealer who was sealing wrist watches.. he ask us not to publish his photos in news paper cause that might be harmfulness to him.

Wrist watch sealer

In my opinion, my best photo in this walk is the photo where an old man reading news paper “Amar Desh”

Elo Khushir Eid - Eid of Happiness has arrived

After a long time with Joyontica, we moved to platform 3 where a Broad gauge train was waiting to start for Rajshahi.

The final rush

There was too rush of people to get into the train. After a shot time we planned to officially end the walk.

Dhaka started to be empty on Eid Vacation & Eid Preparation

Today (08 Sept, 2010) after photo walk in Kamalapur Railway Station, me and sunny planned to go new market to buy a travel beg for him. We also planned to have an interval in High Court Mazar sharif.

Empty Malibag area

Earlier in railway station, we felt the emptiness in Dhaka, but we observed it clearly in road when we took rickshaw to go High Court Mazar. Most chaotic circles like Malibag, Shantinagar, Kakrail was almost empty comparing other regular days.

Empty Shantinagar circle

Empty Kakrail Circle

Empty Segun Bagicha

Empty High Court Area

Within a short time we reached High Court Mazar Sharif. Me and sunny visited Shrine of Khawja Sharfuddin Chisti (R) in High Court Mazar. After visiting I planned to take some photos of High Court Eidgah field preparation.

Preparation 01

Preparation 02

Preparation 03

Preparation 04

Preparation 05

After taking some photos of Eidgah, we went to new market but didn’t took many photos. We was hell tired.

Part of Dhaka New Market

I hope within next tow days, Dhaka will be more free city to move and we will have some good days here in the capital.

TTL Photowalk in Kamalapur Railway Station targeting Eid Rush

Kamalapur Railway Station

As this is a new blog, many things will appear suddenly which might surprise you about me. Surely I’ll tell you another day, actually how did I enter in the world of photography. No matter how did I started this hobby, but if TTL (Through The Lens:Bangladesh) wasn’t beside me, I would not be here today.

TTL arrange photo walks in regular basis and as per the groups tradition from 2008 & 2009, photo walk in Kamalapur Railway Station has been arranged in this year too. As per schedule, walk is suppose to be star at 8.00am and end at 10.00am. In yesterdays adda with cousins, I informed Sunny about the photo walk as he is also a photo enthusiastic.

Kamalapur Railway Station

As per plan, Sunny called me at morning 7.30am but I couldn’t stop me sleeping more 15minutes. Finally I weak up and stepped my 1st step towards todays walk. I reached in Kamalapur at 8.30 and did not find anyone in front of Duch Bangla ATM Booth.

Intercity Ticket Counter

Nobody want to wait for start shooting in this event and I wasn’t surprise. What about I was surprised is unexpected low rush of home going people. Only few peoples was in Intercity & Local train counter line. The biggest line i’ve found was for Balaka Commuter train.

Commuter Train Ticket Counter Line

Ticket Purchase Counter

between platform 2 and 3

After shooting there, I enter in the platform and low rush was also there which surprised me there too.

waiting to start

Today is 27th Ramadan and as per calculation, a little bit rush was expected. Well fight with what you have.. started shooting in low rush.



Passenger 02

Passenger 03

Passenger 04

Kamalapur Railway Station

I attended in any photo walk after a long long days. Experience of shooting & meeting old buddies after a long day was very good. Thanks to Kamrul for lending his ultra wide lens. I really enjoyed shooting with Tokina 11-16mm f/ 2.8.