Howrah Bridge

Howrah Bridge

f/2.8, 1/160 sec, at 16mm, 250 ISO, on a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Spent a few hours at the Howrah bridge yesterday. The bridge is a landmark of the area. It connects the Howrah Railway station to Kolkata. The station is the largest in India. This is a bridge that 80,000 vehicles and more than 1,000,000 pedestrians cross every day! I have never seen a bridge that is awash with humanity like this. Below the bridge is a major flower market and bathing ghats. Here are a few images.


f/2.8, 1/30 sec, at 23mm, 500 ISO, on a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

f/11, 1/30 sec, at 16mm, 500 ISO, on a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

f/2.8, 1/40 sec, at 16mm, 1000 ISO, on a Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

f/1.2, 1/30 sec, at 85mm, 250 ISO, on a Canon EOS 5D Mark II

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Matt Brandon

Matt is a Malaysia based humanitarian and travel photographer. Well known as a photographer and international workshop instructor, Matt’s images have been used by business and organizations around the globe. Matt also on the design board for Think Tank Photo, a camera bag manufacturer. In 2013 Matt founded the On Field Media Project to train the staff of non-profits to use appropriate technology to produce timely as well as quality images.


  1. Jon McCormack

    Lovely Matt. The second image is really really good! 

  2. cfimages

    Lovely work. I’ve passed through Kolkata three times and spent the odd night there but always as an arrival or leaving point in/out of India. I’ve not taken the time to explore it but after seeing these, I now want to.

  3. CathyTopping

    I love the first image. It seems almost peaceful – which is definitely not how I experienced Kolkata!

  4. Fernando Gros

    Always love your work & these are so strong as well.

  5. Jamin

    We are going to Kolkata for 4 days next month. Looking at these makes me excited to get there!

  6. Jamin

    We are going to Kolkata next month for 4 days. Looking at these makes me excited to get there!

  7. Dennis

    Matt, I did not realize you have a 1D. Great pictures. Much better than the eagles. Just kidding.


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