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"50 Extraordinary Photographs that can happen only in India – Part 1"
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Some very nice images there - there are links at the bottom of the page to more photos too... I am looking at the 'street photography shots' now...
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Some really great shots. I like the shot of the woman flying her kite with the Jaisalmer fort on the horizon and the shot of the woman in red fetching water with the Taj in the background.
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Nice photos

Not to hijack your thread but I'm tempted to share my all time favorite India travel photo. It's by Raghubir Singh, a pioneer in use of color photography in India. Singh was inspired by Cartier-bresson's perspective and shot a 35 mm, fixed lens camera on India's streets.

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(c) succession Raghubir singh, 1993.

When I view it, I feel transported to the madness of crawford market. More about Singh and his work is here: http://thestreetfactor.deviantart.co...y-IV-325186248
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Not to hijack your thread....
I will hijack my own thread....

one of my all time favorite snaps from my 8 trips...thus far!

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Originally Posted by Fing Fang View Post Some very nice images there - there are links at the bottom of the page to more photos too... I am looking at the 'street photography shots' now...
in the orignal link I love the shot of the woman and the monkey!

and yes, more great links at the bottom of the article.... love the Kolkata street photography one. my second fave city!
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That's a beautiful collection of pictures, Sama, and the one you've posted is neat! Please post more

The li'l guy's expression in the picure titled 'every day is mothers day' is priceless..
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From the original post, I love the one where the dog has its head on the bicycle pedal!

The others I find too processed. I don't know the right words to use, but over-cooked was what originally came to mind. For all I know, some of them may be straight from the lens, and may never have actually seen the inside of Photoshop at all, but that is my impression. Maybe the photographers can put this better --- whether they agree or not.

If I were selecting images for picture postcards (which is not so far off from work that I did once do) then there are lots of grap-the-eye pics there. They'll sell, off that postcard rack, whilst, sadly, more subtle images that would actually hold the eye longer are left behind.

We've become too used to the results of over-done photoshop, and, these days, even casual pics are instagrammed out of reality. The result is one sees the effect, rather than the subject.

Whilst this post may belong to the grumpy-old-man department, both the photos in the previous posts are long-term "eye holders"
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Interesting post, Nick.

I don't care for over-processed photographs either. Of the photos in Sama's link, my favourite ones are Ganga Darshan (the boat on the river with overflowing pasengers), Pillow (the dog and the bicycle) and READ! where there is a guy reading in water, shot from vertically above his head.

As postcards from those photographs, the ones in the link, Shadows and Silhouettes (the saree with reflections) would surely be a huge hit. The photo called The Carnatic Wave (lady with a musical instrument shielding her face from splashing water) is heavily contrived, but somehow it does work.

I don't really like the composition of the jar and the Pepsi ad. That is altogether too composed .

But I guess there are photos for all tastes.
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Ok Sama, since you've posted one of your favourite photos I'm gonna post one of mine too ...

Everyone else please do the same!!

This is one I took when I was on a walking tour in Varanasi. The guide took me to a market where men and women were selling flower garlands and offerings for the temples. It was down a tiny alley and then opened up into a square which was full of vendors and shoppers. We climbed some steps to get onto a terrace and I took this photo of the women selling I think herbs?? - not sure...

But I like it because the market was so full and their outfits were really colourful and contrasting.... I only managed to get one picture but wish I'd taken more.
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Well, O.K., here is my favourite of all my pics… shot last year in Nagaland.

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Originally Posted by Fing Fang View Post Ok Sama, since you've posted one of your favourite photos I'm gonna post one of mine too ...

frankly, nadreg could sell a coffee table photo book of Indiamikers' photos because many of us have taken NatGeo worthy shots in my opinion!

we should get a cut of the sales tho!
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Originally Posted by theyyamdancer View Post Interesting post, Nick.

I don't care for over-processed photographs either. Of the photos in Sama's link, my favourite ones are Ganga Darshan (the boat on the river with overflowing pasengers), Pillow (the dog and the bicycle) and READ! where there is a guy reading in water, shot from vertically above his head.

As postcards from those photographs, the ones in the link, Shadows and Silhouettes (the saree with reflections) would surely be a huge hit. The photo called The Carnatic Wave (lady with a musical instrument shielding her face from splashing water) is heavily contrived, but somehow it does work.

I don't really like the composition of the jar and the Pepsi ad. That is altogether too composed .

But I guess there are photos for all tastes.
After a second viewing (on a full stomach ) I could add one or two more to my likes. The transgender ladies is a wonderful pic.

The "Carnatic wave" at first annoyed me: WTF is she doing there, with that valuable instrument (its a tanpura, a drone instrument) by the sea? But I clicked to flikr photostream, and the previous pic shows her sitting what must have seemed like a safe distance from the water so... whilst the situation is posed, I think that the wave was unexpected, and the pic a genuine happy capture.
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Originally Posted by Sama View Post frankly, nadreg could sell a coffee table photo book of Indiamikers' photos because many of us have taken NatGeo worthy shots in my opinion!

we should get a cut of the sales tho!
Hah... I'm just making my own... it'll cost a fortune to have my entire 6 months trip of photos organised into books... best souvenir ever though!
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I did the same with my 2010 trip when I was at the Kumbh Mela and then flew to Africa to teach. easy enough to do with different companies like Shutterfly, etc.

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