I have just entered my first photography contest.
The National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest sends me updates every year. In the past I haven’t entered, but this year I felt it would be nice to enter and try something new, come what may.
Please check it out the link below if you are so inclined. It is one of my favorites from Varanasi this year.
PS. The smiley faces are the link. 😉
I finally got the Nikon film developed from my trip to Varanasi!
When I held up the slide shots to the light, I was pleasantly surprised. The one shot I had the most hope for, a little Indian girl with bright blue eyes, didn’t turn out as I had hoped.
However other shots jumped out at me. A red tea stall. A snake charmer’s cobra, and a small dog suffering sleeping in the back streets.
I’m thinking of framing some of these. Especially the one of the dog. It’s an element which those who have gone to India would be hard pressed to miss, and with the picture India is never far from my mind.
I had a great photo walk the other day. Not so many pictures, but the weather was wonderful.
My next post will be from the USA.
After a busy week I’d like nothing better than a nice photo-walk, and this time I’ll be bringing the old family camera along with me. This is one of my first experiments with film since I was ten.
Truthfully I have no idea how well it holds up since I haven’t been in any place which could develop the film, but I know that I have some of my best potential shots on here.
It’s 7:am Himalaya time, and I’m going for a walk.
Its graduation week, so there will be no photo challenge today.
But enjoy some of the random bits from campus.
This weeks photography challenge wasn’t planned as much as it was a sudden fascination with ladybugs. There are hundreds outside my door living around a large leafy plant who’s name escapes me right now.
So here’s to the little guys and gals.
Today I read a story about a samurai and a man who cultivated flowers. It reminded me of the spirit and energy we can placed into life other than our own. The Japanese know this very well.
So as a personal celebration for receiving 1,000 views on the New Nomad Photography I want to share a flower which has been growing in our garden in India. Even without much work it holds it’s own spirit and I have tried to capture that even once it is cut.
When I feel I’ve got lots of work to do, I look at these guys. No comparison.
Wow. It’s been a busy week, but there’s always time to fit in a photo challenge somewhere. 🙂
This weeks challenge is thanks to my friend Preeti, who suggested high speed photography. When I thought of this I thought of super fast shots of milk droplets splashing or shots of super fast objects. Well, we don’t have much in the way of super fast photo equipment, and not much in Bir moves at high speed, except for birds. So birds it is.
I spent a few days trying to catch birds in flight, particularly the elusive Asian Paradise Fly Catcher. It was tough, but I found a few interesting shots.
My thanks to Preeti for the idea 😉