Monday, May 31, 2010

India 45

Click on image for larger viewThrowing confetti over a brass band in Bundi.

Just finished editing my India pictures and I'm thinking about a book again. My last book was in 2006.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

India 44

Temple gathering.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

India 43

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Three street portraits of Indian women in Jodphur, Rajasthan. These are finished prints.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Nelson Airport

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Man on bike

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

India 42

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Passing buses in Delhi with the sun setting behind.

India 41

Click on images for larger viewSome of the last photographs I made before leaving India. Above is the river we got to know so well beside the Tibetan colony.

Workers in Sikh quarter near the colony.

Above are children in the Sikh dwellings. Below are two shoe shine boys who worked just outside our hotel.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Over Petone

Click on image for larger viewLanding in Wellington this evening.


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After days of heavy rain in Nelson the light was very dramatic today.

Monday, May 10, 2010

India 40

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India 39

Click on image for larger viewThree more finished landscapes. I'm really enjoying these photographs.
The dogs in Rajasthan tended to be wild and living peacefully amongst people. They scavenge and hunt smaller animals such as piglets (also wild) in the streets. They packed and howled in the night and slept during the day. I remember seeing of a pack feasting on a dead cow while children filed past in neat school uniforms.

We hired a driver and car for much of the journey. $60 a day (plus very generous tips) covered all cost including the car hire, driver's wages, accommodation, food, fuel and road taxes. We were able to stop anywhere and go to very remote places. One day we travelled for 10 hours and it cost us no more. The driver (Ramesh) was a lovely man and we have a friend for life.

Friday, May 7, 2010

India 38

Click on image for larger viewJust starting the mammoth job of post production of my India photographs. I only use the PhotoShop 6 digital tool as if I'm still in my wet darkroom. That is: Burning, dodging, spotting, cropping and contrast contrast. I keep my photographs pure and nothing else is modified. PhotoShop 6 (although nearly 10 years old) does all this perfectly.

I'm also amazed how good my old PC is and I hope it never fails. When it was new ( 9 years ago ) I purchased the best graphics card I could find (it doubled the price of the PC) and it is a joy to work with. For these three pictures I spent about 30 min on each, and I hope it shows.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Ghost Boat

Click on image for larger viewI have a boat shed at Clyde Quay and often sit there in the sun. Today I saw this ghost boat pass by. This picture is straight out of the camera with no special effects or Photoshop.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Cuba Street Diners

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Clyde Quay Swimmers

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Dick Smith's Sale

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