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The Perches

This was taken after the break of dawn on the Dal lake in Srinagar at the local floating vegetable market. I set out in a flimsy boat called 'shikara' which the locals use for transit in the serpentine waterways of the lake. It was cold and I saw these men perched at the edges of their boats as they waited for the market to begin.

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Date Taken: 10.2013
Date Uploaded: 12.2015
Photo Location: Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India
Camera: Canon EOS 550D
Copyright: © Shantanu Saha