Sunday, February 24

An image that I missed.

I am working on Melissa and Brady's album tonight --doing a bit of photoshop to the files they chose for the album. I love this picture they chose, and I completely missed it in my edit of the images. The wedding party looks like a line up of warriors before battle, or maybe, just a police line up. That has got to be one of the most rewarding parts of the album design process, when I get to see how another person (the client) reacts to the images. They often choose photos that I sort of gloss over, but upon second glance, sometimes end up being my favorite images.

Wednesday, February 13

Dark, with Light

Photography is nothing more than light and shadow, though it becomes more apparent when you use a lot of shadow and just a bit of light. One, of some dancers at an old palace northern India, and another of some shadow-play at that same location.

Saturday, February 9

silhouettes, birds and leaves....

You might have heard the expression about how everything is bigger out West. And I suppose that is true for many things, but in India, everything is more intricate, as well as huge. This is the view of a very large tree in central Mumbai, and a large flock of pigeons. There is 1.2 Billion people in India, and I am sure, equally as many, if not more, pigeons.

Monday, February 4


This is a shot of my new sister-in-law's henna dyed hands on the day of her wedding.

Friday, February 1

The Delhi Gate of Shaniwar Wada

This series of photos are from The Delhi Gate of Shaniwar Wada, in the city of Pune. Pune is home to one of the largest universities in the world in terms of matriculation, and thus is sort of a technical center of India. It has been described as the Oxford of the East. A lot of the customer support phone calls routed to India are answered by folks living in Pune. The huge growth of this, and many other technical industries has ballooned Pune's population in the last five years.

Shaniwar Wada was the seat of Peshwa rulers until 1818 when the Peshwas surrendered to British. Ten years later, an unexplained fire gutted the buildings, and all that remains are their stone plinths and the perimeter fortification wall. Shaniwar is Marathi for Saturday. A [wada] is Marathi for a group of houses together in a complex, not necessarily royal, though this one was. The Shaniwar Wada palace complex contained the magnificent and stately mansions built by the Peshwas, as their residences. Today it is a popular tourist attraction in the heart of Pune. [wikipedia]