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Passage to India – There’s Something About Doors

Doors are often a photographer’s favorite subject. They are generally easy to frame, because they already suggest the frame. Many doors have great texture. Sometimes a subject will poke out. These doors are just a few of the many that caught … Continue reading

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Passage to India – Boats on the Ganga

Every morning pilgrims and tourists pile into boats for a ride up or down the river, which at this point is quite low. Some people toss food which results in flock of seagulls as seen above. Many boats are rowed … Continue reading

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Passage to India – Varanasi Snapshot – Old and New

Ok, it’s not really a snapshot but a quick street shot of a boy in Varanasi. I came upon him by accident and noticed something about him that made me want to raise the camera to my eye. He showed … Continue reading

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Passage to India – Varanasi

The Ganga, the sacred river, mother of all that is holy in India; the Varanasi ghats, literally the bathing places with steps down to the river. Varanasi / Benares / Kashi the oldest continuously occupied town/city in the world according … Continue reading

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Passage to India – Bodhgaya

I’ll be brief because my internet connection in Bodhgaya is tenuous. I’ll play catchup once I get home in a little over a week. One photograph cannot begin to do this subject justice but it will have to do. Bodhgaya … Continue reading

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Passage to India – Shooting Calcutta – Part 3

A Word About The Hope Foundation The major effort of the charity that sponsored this workshop, Hope Calcutta, is working with street and orphan children in feeding, education, and medical care. Hope has its own hospital with a staff of … Continue reading

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Passage to India – Shooting Calcutta – Part 2

Working people and street portraits. Although street photographers seem to decry any non-candid shots, I find that eye contact often helps the photograph. Although I never posed a shot, I would indicate to the person that I wished to take … Continue reading

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Passage to India – Shooting Calcutta – Part 1

For eight wonderful days I was part of the Hope Calcutta street photography workshop. Led by documentary photographer Mark Carey, we spent our days and nights shooting on the streets and in the slums of Calcutta, helping each other, and … Continue reading

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Passage to India – Toy Train II

There are books on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway that you should be reading and a BBC documentary that you should be watching. But here you are on my blog. Silly you! Part II contains numerous things that didn’t fit into … Continue reading

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Passage to India – The Toy Train

Darjeeling – the name conjures up so much. Tea surely comes to mind since it is the most famous of its products and sold all over the world. I’ve drunk my share of the tea since I’ve been here. It’s … Continue reading

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