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Sitting by the window!

Honolulu, Hawaii - August, 2016. After 9 pm the whole city become calm and quiet. People usually are don't seen in the streets, the buses usually remain empty. I manage to relate these two cases and combine to a glass reflection on the bus.

Honolulu, Hawaii – August, 2016. After 9 pm the whole city become calm and quiet. People usually are don’t seen in the streets, the buses usually remain empty. I manage to relate these two cases and combine to a glass reflection on the bus.

Sitting by the window!, photo essay by Shafkat Anowar

Sometimes clicking the reflections on the window can be a way to get the natural expressions of the people rather than going in front of them and boom! I ride on buses a lot. I see people smile, sleep, chant, taking selfies and much more. I thought if I tend to click that directly, the naturalism would be broken. So, I thought reflections on the bus windows will serve my purpose which I want. I would a powerful way to express the natural activities of the people while riding a bus.

During the night time, the windows come up with strong and contrasted reflections which knocked my mind. I though a slow shutter Sometimes clicking the reflections on the window can be a way to get the natural expressions of the people rather than going in front of them and boom! I ride on buses a lot. I see people smile, sleep, chant, taking selfies and much more. I thought if I tend to click that directly, the naturalism would be broken. So, I thought reflections on the bus windows will serve my purpose which I want. During the night time, the windows come up with strong and contrasted reflections which knocked my mind. I though a slow shutter like 1/10 or 1/8 and ISO 800 would give an overall exposure. So, I began to click and it continued for the whole month of August. (by Shafkat Anowar)

Honolulu, Hawaii - August, 2016. Leis and flowers are known as the purest element to represent good luck in Hawaii. Very often women are seen to wear different colored flowers on the side of their head. Instead clicking it directly, I thought the reflection would give the fact a new look.

Honolulu, Hawaii – August, 2016. Leis and flowers are known as the purest element to represent good luck in Hawaii. Very often women are seen to wear different colored flowers on the side of their head. Instead clicking it directly, I thought the reflection would give the fact a new look.

Honolulu, Hawaii - August, 2016. What is the name of the game today's world is mad about. It's none other than "Pokemon GO!" I saw people playing it while driving, eating and even though surfing. Playing Pokemon in the bus is the simplest way to get rid of boredom. Consequently, I managed to find out someone who was playing the game and of course with a reflection on his right!

What is the name of the game today’s world is mad about. It’s none other than “Pokemon GO!” I saw people playing it while driving, eating and even though surfing. Playing Pokemon in the bus is the simplest way to get rid of boredom. Consequently, I managed to find out someone who was playing the game and of course with a reflection on his right!

Honolulu, Hawaii - August, 2016. I see people being apathetic while riding the bus. They sometime engulfed themselves in any sort of deep facts or issues. So to me reflections are a great way to capture such moments without disturbing the subject.

I see people being apathetic while riding the bus. They sometime engulfed themselves in any sort of deep facts or issues. So to me reflections are a great way to capture such moments without disturbing the subject.

Honolulu, Hawaii - August, 2016. The most common scenario in the public bus is sleep. Sometimes they lean on the person whom they even don't know! In this case, I caught the reflection of a couple who was sleeping, leaning on each other with a touch of caring and love.

The most common scenario in the public bus is sleep. Sometimes they lean on the person whom they even don’t know! In this case, I caught the reflection of a couple who was sleeping, leaning on each other with a touch of caring and love.

Honolulu, Hawaii - August, 2016. To me the most natural and powerful way to express one's happiness from inside is a smile. The momentum becomes deep if its a magical and a endearing one from a pretty girl. A staged photo may not served the purpose of naturalism like it did in case of the reflection!

To me the most natural and powerful way to express one’s happiness from inside is a smile. The momentum becomes deep if its a magical and a endearing one from a pretty girl. A staged photo may not served the purpose of naturalism like it did in case of the reflection!

Honolulu, Hawaii - August, 2016. People engage themselves in reading newspapers, solve riddle published in it to pass the time while in the bus. Its a daily activity of general people, why not clicking in a different way?

People engage themselves in reading newspapers, solve riddle published in it to pass the time while in the bus. Its a daily activity of general people, why not clicking in a different way?

Honolulu, Hawaii - August, 2016. It is a normal reflection of a person chanting with the person beside him. Normal procedures of life can sometimes be great subject for photography.

It is a normal reflection of a person chanting with the person beside him. Normal procedures of life can sometimes be great subject for photography.

Honolulu, Hawaii - August, 2016. Two persons with 2 different stories.

Two persons with 2 different stories.

Honolulu, Hawaii - August, 2016

Sometimes the looking glasses of the bus can serve the purpose of a different look to see people.

Honolulu, Hawaii - August, 2016.

Is he sleeping? May or may not be? Is he thirsty? Thirsty for what? Water or Drugs? The refection says it all!

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