My Best Shot: Neeraj Paul

 
Photograph/Neeraj Paul

Photograph/Neeraj Paul

Neeraj Paul

Neeraj Paul

Why it is my best shot
This is one of my best shots because of how perfectly I was able to capture the curve of the tunnel, as it winds its way under the surface of New Delhi’s roads. The presence of the man in the frame adds a subdued mood to the composition.

Where and when I shot this image
This image was made on the site of the underground tunnel construction of the New Delhi Metro in 2009.

How I achieved it
I was inside the tunnel, trying out different compositions and lenses that would best depict the curve of the tunnel. As I was changing my lens, I saw this construction worker approach from the other end. He seemed to be tired and when he stopped to take a break, I made this image of him.

The gear I used to get the shot
I used a Nikon D200 camera with a Nikkor AF 80–200mm f/2.8 ED lens.

About Neeraj Paul
He has been the Photo Editor of The Times of India, New Delhi since the year 2000. He has been a photojournalist for over 25 years, and has been featured in several leading publications over the course of his career. While he primarily enjoys shooting human interest stories, he also indulges in landscape photography when not on assignment.

This article originally appeared in the April 2015 issue of Better Photography.

Tags: New Delhi, Nikon D200, Neeraj Paul, New Delhi Metro