Scene from India // February 2018
I bought a cheap macro lens clip for my iPhone, and was pleasantly surprised by the outcome. This was a #flower in India, but as an avid gardener, I’m looking forward to playing with it more in my own yard. #iphonephoto
I’ve started editing my catalog of photos from India. One night, in Hampi, we finally got to see all the monkeys I had been hoping to see. I couldn’t get enough of them. They were everywhere. One of my favorite moments was when a monkey and stray dog faces off for a banana. And then, when the banana was eaten by the monkey, he taunted the dog with the empty peel! This monkey successfully kept this territory to himself while others tried to move in on his dinner.
A portrait I made during my time in India over the last couple of weeks.
That awkward period of time when it is too close to your departure tome to go out and explore again, but too long to just do nothing. So I decided to play around with the #flowers in my hotel room with the sheer curtain as my light diffuser.
I leave India tonight, so I’m spending the day walking around Bangalore and taking in whatever comes my way. Walking around a city, with all the sites and sounds and smells is, for me, the best way to etch it in my memory. It will take me just a bit more than 24 hours to get back to Atlanta. As much as I’ve loved my two weeks in India (and ALL THE FOOD!), I’m ready to sleep in my own bed and snuggle up with my other half and our dogs. #india
Friday we stopped at one of the markets in Bangalore. It was toward the end of the day and all of the incredible aromas from the fruits and flowers filled the air. As an avid gardener, one of my favorite things about India is how there are beautiful, fresh flowers everywhere. Since I have been here, my daffodils have started blooming back home and when I return later this week, it will be time to sow some seeds for the new season. In the meantime, I have never smelled roses so lovely as the roses that filled the air in that market. #india
I had hoped to see some monkeys in our journey to Hosapet. I had seen a handful as we were driving by, but could never snap a photo of them fast enough. Last night was our last night in the area before returning to Bangalore, so we went to the temples in Hampi. The monekeys were everywhere, including all over Sri Virupaksha Temple, seen here. #india
As a dog person, I’m always drawn to the dogs that often run amok wherever I go. This little one, with its pointy ears and the way it was curled up, reminded me of my June dog back home. #dogsofindia
Yesterday, while the video team was filming an interview in the village of Kandakur, I walked around the neighborhood to hopefully pull some of the (noisy) crowd with me. A group of kids took me around to their homes, and introduced me to their neighbors. This is Fatima’s neighbor, and she asked me to take her photo. I loved watching her smile when she saw it on the back of my camera. #india #documentaryphotographer