Archive for November, 2010

India – Part 4: Street Scenes

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

When I looked over my postings from yesterday I realized that by concentrating on images that were sharp, well-composed, and painterly I failed to show the busy, bustling energy of India. And so I went back to my files to look for some representational shots that I had originally rejected for one reason or another. In retrospect I think the energy in a few of these may make up for the technical imperfections. It is challenging to get exactly the shot you want when you are in the back of a bicycle rickshaw hurtling through traffic at breakneck speed. So here they are, a few of the out-takes. Let me know if you think they belong with the others.

A child alone in the tangle of wires of Old Delhi.

I love this guy.

Yes, there were cows.

And people

Lots of people.

Really, lots and lots of people.

India – Part 3: Mother Ganges

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

The Ganges River is revered by Hindus as Ganga Ma, Mother Ganges. It is here that Hindus come to bathe, to drink, and to die.

Cremations at night.

Waiting at dawn.

A boat launches.

Along the banks.

And looking across to the other side.

India – Part 2

Saturday, November 20th, 2010

More images from India.

Inside a Sikh temple.

Checking in at the Ranthambore Tiger Preserve. We did not see a tiger.

Outside a Hindu temple.