Posts from February 2010.

February 17th, 2010

Memory of India

I’ve been going through the photos from the trip to India in November last year. One part of the reason is to select photos for my online portfolio and the other part of the reason is to make a book to document and share my wonderful experience in India. I took way too many photos, it took me a couple months to process all the photos, and I shared 746 photos through Flickr a little by little.

Although it’s very time consuming going through all that photos and quite difficult to choose which ones to use, it has been a pleasant process as the photos remind me all those wonderful experiences and beautiful moments and I’m thankful to have had the chance. And, here, I came up with a few special ones to share with you.

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My friend Sumit’s bride Khushboo at their Indian wedding.

framed.
The view from the hotel, Jaiwana Haveli, we stayed in Udaipur.

magic of light.
The light coming through the colorful curtains at the hotel we statyed was so beautiful.

many more hand made.
I can’t explain exactly why, however, I like this photo of the traditional Rajasthani puppets.

naru - ravanahatha musician.
This is Naru playing Ravanahatha, a popular fiddle of western India. We ran into him and his family by a lake in Udaipur on a beautiful sunny afternoon in November.

different lives.
I like the composition of this photo. The youth and the old, the street seller and the passerby, the perspective of the side and the back, and the line in between.

a perfect day.
I remember it so well how beautiful the sunset was and how pleasant the breeze felt in the evening at the rooftop restaurant.

indian dream.
I picked up this beautiful flower called Plumeria at a garden in City Palace. The fragrance was so nice and I had to take it with me to enjoy it for the rest of that afternoon.

happy kids.
Running into these kids on their way home from the school at a random residential area in Udaipur was the highlight of the trip. They were so happy to be photographed by a foreign traveler and we had a blast. In a while after this shot, I looked around and realized that the entire neighborhood came out to see us photographing. I manage to get their address in English so that I can send them the photos.

making a journal.
This old man told me that he has been making these journals for the past 60 years of his life and now that his son works with him as well.

afternoon
It made my heart warm to see these two taking a break and enjoying the beautiful afternoon sunlight in Jaipur. I like to call it a beautiful shade of orange wall but I guess the wall supposed to be pink as Jaipur is called the pink city.

sunset at monkey temple.
We arrived at Monkey Temple (Galwar Bach) right about the sunset hour. I took sooooooo many photos of monkeys as I love them and had hard time choosing one single photo from them.