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A Simple Village Life in Rajashtan

These images were shot in a small village off the highway from Ajmer to Jaipur, Rajashtan, India last year. All were shot with Leica M9 and Voigtlander Color Skopar Classic 35mm f/2.5, except for the last one.

These people were very friendly, inviting me and my friend for afternoon chai and I was free to walk around including going inside their houses. You probably can’tktell, but cow dung was used to build their houses, especially for the wall and the floor. They mix the cow dung with clay, mud, sand and water. The image below shows the woman painting the wall made of this mixture. Can you see the little boy standing on a chair with a pail of paint on his head?

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The train from Agra to Lucknow

My friends and I took the midnight train from Agra to Lucknow in India when we were there October last year. We started the trip from Agra Cantonment Railway Station, which is the main train station in the city of Agra. We arrived early and I had a couple of hours to walk around the platform and shoot. It was quieter than I expected, but it could be very busy during day time, I believe.

The images were taken with Leica M9 and Voigtlander Color Skopar Classic 35mm f/2.5 unless otherwise stated. The black and white images were shot in color and converted to BW in Adobe Lightroom. The first nine images here were taken at Agraa Cantonment Railway Station.MORE +

People of Kishangarh Rajashtan

People of Kishangarh, Rajashtan, photographed with Leica M9 and Voigtlander Color Skopar Classic 35mm f/2.5, except the last one, which was shot using Olympus E-P3  and 12mm f/2 lens.

I stayed one night in Pushkar during my trip to India in October last year. My friend and I went out in the morning to Kishangarh, a nearby town from our hotel. Many locals started their day by having tea on the roadside. It was a nice little town with friendly people. We stopped at the shop in the photo above to have our morning tea. The locals were curious and kept looking at us with their smiles, while we were having our tea. :)

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Barbers in India

I did think for a moment that my blog has become an iPhone Photography blog since I have been posting lots of iPhone photos in the past couple of weeks. But it’s not, it’s still a general photography blog and I still love my rangefinder M9, just as I like my iPhone 4s. But, you will see more iPhone photos here.

So, it’s weekend guys. It’s the time of the week, that we usually go around doing our errands, including having our hair cut. If you are in India now and happen to be in the city of Jaipur, Pushkar, Lucknow or Kishangarh Rajashtan, try one of these barbers. And from my previous posts, if you need barber in Bangalore or Hoskote, check them out too.

These are all shot with Leica M9 and Voigtlander Color Skopar Classic 35mm f/2.5.

Please send my regards to them.   :)

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Panning – Photographing Moving Subjects

Panning is a technique used to shoot a subject moving parallel to you. It is used to create a sense of movement by moving the camera to follow the subject. It will blur the background / surrounding objects while keeping the main subject in focus.MORE +

Waiting for the move

Everyone was waiting what move that guy with the hat was going to make. :)

I can’t get enough of shooting these in Chinatown as you probably can tell from my previous posts. I love shooting them playing these games. Their expression, and also those surrounding them, are priceless. They are competing, but they and the spectators are complementing each other to make a good photo for you. You just need to wait, wait some more and then click the shutter button.MORE +

One Good Day

I love the story of this image. Can you see the hands of those teenagers eager to get their ice cream? It was a good day for the ice cream man. You can’t see the complete crowd here, but there were about 80-100 teenagers standing around the ice cream man, eagerly waiting for their turn to get their ice cream. It was a hot afternoon in Singapore’s Chinatown. MORE +

Happy New Year 2012

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2012 everyone! May it be a year of great things for all of you.

I shot the above image couple of days ago at Little India. I asked them if they would pose for me showing 2012 using their fingers and they agreed. I wish them a great 2012 and beyond. Thank you guys!MORE +

The Colorful Old Delhi

More street photos from the Old Delhi, India. They were taken during that short window of blue hour after sunset at the Dariba Kalan street. The street was decorated with lots of lights to celebrate the Diwali day and I couldn’t get enough of rickshaw, so I kept shooting them whenever I saw one. And you don’t need to wait long for one to come.  :)

All photos taken with Leica M9 and Voigtlander Color Skopar Classic 35mm f/2.5. Enjoy the photos.MORE +

The Old Delhi

I am back from India today. Covered Delhi, Jaipur, Ajmer, Pushkar, Agra and Lucknow. I was traveling light and it was quite liberating. I fit my Leica M9, four small lenses and Olympus PEN E-P3 with 12mm lens, into a small Domke ‘school bag’ (F-803) and I could walk for hours without breaking my neck and back.

First up here are few photos I took in the late afternoon at the Old Delhi, near the Red Fort, on Diwali day. The road was packed with people, rickshaw, bicycles, motorcycles and cars and continuous sound of horns. One of the best locations I went to shoot at during this trip. I would love to go back to the Old Delhi again one day as I only managed to cover one lane as we didn’t have lots of time.

I will post more later, but for now, enjoy these four photos from the Old Delhi. All four were shot with Leica M9 and Voigtlander Color Skopar Classic 35mm f/2.5.MORE +

100 Strangers Project – No. 10

These two cool looking girls are my stranger no. 10. Ashley on the left and Melissa on the right. They are from Singapore. They were sitting on a bench, chatting, when I asked them if they would want to be my stranger.MORE +

100 Strangers Project – No. 9

Her name is Christy and she is my stranger no. 9. Christy, who came from Hong Kong, just graduated from her school and is currently in the last week of her 3 month internship with a company in Singapore.MORE +