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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 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 – 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 – 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 – A Short and Sad Life

I see the street dogs and the beach dogs here and I am saddened because I know they will have a short life. Except for a few families who treasure their dogs, most of the strays are ignored or poorly … Continue reading

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Passage To India – Packing less and enjoying more

Two weeks from today I take off to India for a two-month vacation. I was there seven years ago on a rushed, guided tour. Now I’m going to take my time and travel solo. I am trying to do this … Continue reading

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A New Mexico Excursion – Santurario de Chimayo

The Santurario de Chimayo is in northern New Mexico and is visited by thirty thousand people during Holy Week each year. Sometimes called the “Lourdes of America”, the church is on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated a … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – West to Fish Spings – Dugway Pass

We’re not yet reconnected to the Lincoln Highway since we’re still bypassing the Dugway Proving Grounds. Leaving Simpson’s Spring and heading west we come to the last barrier before  rejoining the LHW near Fish Springs. This is the pass that … Continue reading

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The Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Simpson Springs

Captain James Simpson is an important figure because he defined the major wagon and Pony Express route through central Nevada. Much of this became the Lincoln Highway. The definitive book on his journey is his own report: This book is … Continue reading

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The 1913 Lincoln Highway in Basin and Range – Introduction

Defined on the west by Reno, Nevada and on the east by Salt Lake City, Utah, the Great Basin stretches across five hundred miles of sparsely inhabited and convoluted land. The mountain ranges run north and south, as do the … Continue reading

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