One of the highlights of my trip to India was a sunrise visit to the most famous of places, the Taj Mahal. The shrine itself is amazing, and the detailed stone work is something that I have never seen anywhere else. While the views were as breathtaking as I had expected what I wasn’t prepared for, was the extreme early morning heat. I would never had thought that even at 5:00 am in the morning I would be pouring sweat after a short ten minute walk from the car into the gardens.
While I was on my trip I also stopped in a local silk shop. A travel companion of mine had set his mind to getting a custom tailored silk shirt. While I love the idea of a custom shirt, I’m not sure silk is the fabric of my choice for a mans shirt. So instead of getting measured up, I instead struck up a conversation with the vendor and picked out a beautiful silk shawl for my wife. I sealed the deal by asking if I could also take his portrait as part of the sale. He kindly agreed and draped himself with some of a silk in front of is shelves of stock. What a great colorful image.
In this collection you’ll also find images of local street vendors and street scenes. Wether it is a fruit vendor selling bananas from a wheeled cart, or a crowd of people riding a cart through town. Most of these images were suprisingly shoot through the windows of a van with a good polaring filter attached to the front of the lens to reduce reflections from the van windows. It just goes to show you that you can still get a good image through a window if you have the right gear.
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