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    When traveling in India, trains are part of the journey. Often called "the lifeline of a nation", 23 million passengers ride them every day. Those trains can be crowded, loudy, messy, with no place to seat. They are like the country : unpredictable. I arrived early on this one departing from Mumbai. The morning light was soft and the train surprisingly quiet. Quiet but still alive.
    WHAT MAKES THIS PHOTO GREAT?
    Composition 8
    Lighting 6
    Creativity 2
    Story 5

    I love how ordinary and everyday this moment is. But after reading your caption, I learn that the moment you captured in your frame might be rare, as trains in India are "the lifeline of a nation" with "23 million passengers [riding] them every day." Now your photo feels even quieter. Now I feel the two riders really enjoying this quiet time in the beautiful morning light with their newspapers. Well done.

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Feb 26, 2013
    Date Uploaded: Sep 29, 2017
    Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Focal Length: 28 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/80 sec
    Aperture: f/3.2
    ISO: 400
    Copyright: © AKA Milena Berndt
    Categories: Culture, People, Travel
    Assignments: Quiet Moments