The India Gate

This is the famous India Gate in Delhi.  It was a bitter hot and humid day and the water nearby somehow seemed to make everything hotter!

India Gate

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Saree Emporium

Found in the streets of Delhi…

Saree Emporium

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The Old Sikh with Suspenders

There was simply too much to shoot in the dusty streets of Mumbai! I only spent about an hour on the streets between meetings, but I found a lot of interesting things…

The Old Sikh with Suspenders

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Downtown Delhi on a Seasonably Hot Day

Cindy and I had an hour between meetings in Delhi.  We ended up going off through the random streets here and there to see what we could find.  She was looking for rugs and I was looking for antique chess sets.  We found neither, but we did find a lot of interesting and chaotic activity…

I textured this, as part of my upcoming textures tutorial.  This thing is so overdue that I am SURE you guys think I am TEASING you now about it.. but it really is coming.  The video tutorial and the textures are huge – it will be almost a 1 gigabyte download, so it takes awhile to set up all the logistics.  Actually I am not doing anything – Ken is helping me out over at FastSpring.  I just made the video and he is doing all the hard work of setting up the download processes!

Downtown Delhi on a Seasonably Hot Day

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Headstrong

I found this old woman not too far from Dhobi Ghat, with a full load as she slowly made her way through the streets. She was kind of sassy, in an old Hindu way.

Headstrong

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Wet Cleaning – Daily Laundry Chores in Mumbai

Thousands upon thousands of clothes get washed every day from dawn until dusk in this sea of pools, cleaning, sweat, and toil.  I had a great time walking around down inside getting some up close and personal shots, all of which I lost in a tragic memory card confusion problem on the causeway.

Wet Cleaning - Daily Laundry Chores in Mumbai

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The Goat at the Village

Shot on the steps on the way to Akbar’s Palace.

The Goat at the Village

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The Largest Gate in the World

This is the larger than life Buland Darwaza in Fatehpur Sikri, in the far north of India.  I spent a long time around here, looking at all of Akbar’s Mughal architecture from every angle.  I pictured many a fantastic battle being fought for control of the palace and inner cloister.

It’s the highest gateway in the world and you can easily see the detail of the red sandstone and the inlayed white marble, which still has remarkable architecture, even though it has been there for over 400 years.  A very close look uncovers verses from the Koran, winding their way up and around the towers.

The Largest Gate in the World

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I Get the Feeling This Guy is Up To Somethin’

I spent a Saturday in the bazaars and streets of Mumbai, walking around and taking pictures. I also had my own car and driver that I hired for about $16 for the whole day. He sat in the car on the edge of this area, and I kept going back and forth to swap out lenses or change memory cards… but I found all kind of interesting things… like this guy… every shot I got of him with the 300mm was just as intriguing!

I Get the Feeling This Guy is Up To Somethin

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Offerings at the Mosque

This mosque was not easy to get a shot in… and they even made me wear a little hat… but I am happy with the results, although everyone inside wondered what a WASPy-lookin guy was doing with a camera!

Offerings at the Mosque

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