living india- by albi
my pictures taken with my nikon equipment:
during the two weeks i spend in pushkar and
varanasi; next on the right my wife took this
pictures with my nikon df and the 28-300mm3/5-5/6g
1/10s – f/3,8 – 12800 iso: handheld !!
on the camel market in pushkar,
1/1250s f/4,5 vr 28-300mm iso 320
often in india you don’t need a shop,
no need a seat or a table, just sitting on the ground
and do your business…living india:
all is handmade, far away from « just in time »
dogs are everywhere in town,
they sleep at any place, in the middle of the street, i just read in « national geographic » that india has every year over 30 000 000 bites of dogs and 50 000 people are killed every year after infections from dog bites: is that possible today???
nikon df, 28-300mm 1/500s – f/11 – iso 320
« still live (nature morte) with five dogs »
« six pack on two wheels », no helmets, no security
they have other standards…
all the family is on the motocycle,
four, and four without helmets, the smallest
just has a dust protection, looks like a towel:
d4s + 70-200 1/1250 f/6,3 iso 1250
about dust protection: living india
it looks like nobody cares, in fact
it’s just impossible to accept for us!
d4s + 24-70mm 1/640s f/4
1/250s f/4 nikon d4s + 24-70mm
feeling save: the dogs are sleeping in the middle of the street, they don’t care…animals are everywhere and they « do » everywhere…
« dog slalom in india »
nikon d4s: 1/40 f/3,5 3600 iso
evening in pushkar, preparing street food, the boss doesn’t agree….
« doing better next time »
colors everywhere, proud people, they love when you take a picture
the market looks good, but we didn’t find any lemons…no lemons in india !!
1/60s f/8 nikon d4s 70-200
« the weel of bamboo juice »
I did ten pictures to got his eye and his hand..
1/160 f/8.. you are never alone in india, streets: full, the town: full, railway station: full, people are everywhere and that’s one of the reasons why you feel so good falling in the evening in your bed…alone with « almost » no noice: i had sleepless nights in india with music and dogs, if somebody could tell me: how can support the indien people it?
in india you will see often groups only with boys and groups only with girls, even boys hand in hand, i saw in a restaurant a couple eating together but masked behind a tissue, they will never walk hands in hands
open air transport system,
don’t forget: you are different, everybody is watching you !
save ganga-clean ganga: you better pray for a clean ganga…
this holly man was on a ghat at ganga river in varanasi early in the morning
you can take pictures, you better also give him first some rupis, business is business
ladies are always well dressed,
« dogs don’t care »
if i will be reborn in a dog:
i will live india!
1/800s – f/7,1 35mm with the 24-70mm
sometimes they clean, here close to the ghat where people join directly nirvana, burning on the ganga river, but cleaning like this means: dust everywhere…
1/250s f/3,2 – 800 iso – 24-70mm
welcome to cable city, electric cables are all over the sky
1/500s – f/8 – 200-500 f/5;6g
on the ganga river, varanasi, the other side of the river
always with a smile, he helped us to join the boat, i gave him some rupis, but is that enough ??
…feeling like: you could make more…i am sorry
1/1000 – f/4,5 – 70-200mm
« don’t move in this situation »
haircut, barber shop at pushkar camel fair, all is open air service, need a chair and a mirror and business is ready for action
1/640 f/3,5 – 24-70mm
« everybody is ready for the picture ? »
kids are so friendly, it’s like a game,
just for fun ! thanks india !!
something very, very important in india:
water, for europeen: clean water, we have been eleven in our groupe, ten have been sick during our stay, so you better look for clean water !
« far away from iso 9001 »
almost every building, every construction is just out of western « standard »
sometimes you need a rest
at the ganga river in varanasi, every evening for the thousands of indian tourists there will be hold a religious ceremony
125s – f/3,2 – 70-200mm – 2000iso
please click on the pictures below to see the slide show…