Thank you Aiden. This gem won me £50 worth of photo book vouchers.
Glad you like it!
Why is it a winner? (Judged by Exodus' Paul Goldstein)
"Absolutely magnificent photograph. I have seen thousands of shots of Varanasi and none have had this impact. Using the head of the vendor to cut out the glare yet not losing exposure on the samosas, this is a fantastic grab shot. The halo effect highlights the plight of the young seller and the atmosphere, colours and moment are caught superbly. I sincerely hope the photographer bought something from him". - Paul Goldstein
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