Category Archives: Color

Passage to India – Sikkim and Gantok

Sikkim is a state, and former country, in the north east of India that still seems like a separate entity. It even has its own border crossing where foreigners must present a special permit to continue.   I traveled from Darjeeling … Continue reading

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Passage to India – Faces

Some of the people I met during my two months in India. I don’t know all their stories but I’ll never forget their faces.

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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

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 – Morning Rituals

  The morning bathing in the Hooghly, a branch of the Ganga, is an important ritual. Never mind the trash. The river is all important and takes care of all. Meanwhile in a quieter part of the ghat, a worshipper … Continue reading

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Passage to India – In the Kolkata Flower Market

A friend wrote that she thought I had been enhancing the colors in my images. I’m sure it looks that way sometimes but in fact the colors here are so vibrant that I usually have to work to keep them … Continue reading

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Passage to India – The Charnel Ground

I went to the cremation ground in Puri today. I was deeply moved and it helped me to reflect on our own lives and deaths. I’ll only show one photograph because it seemed that my taking lots of photographs was … 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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