March 2013

Reception Hall

Reception Hall

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After greeting family outside, we joined the reception hall and took our turn greeting the bride and groom, then exited the doors on the right in the image to the dining hall for breakfast.

[Canon 7D, Aperture]

Ganesha entry hall

Ganegreet

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Ganesha in the entrance area with guests greeting greeters.

[Canon 7D, Aperture]

Celebration hall

hall n parking

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This is only the second Indian wedding I’ve been to, this one the ceremony took place in the early morning in Kangayam, Tamil Nadu state, and guests greeted the bride and groom then enjoyed a breakfast. Above is the scene as we left to head home around 10 am or so. Plenty of guests had already been gone.

[Canon 7D, Aperture]

The art of ripoff

right copy

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Maybe that’s too harsh a headline. We had a decent stay at this place on the way to a wedding in southern Tamil Nadu state. Not only are they, shall we say, benefitting, from the similarity to a much larger lodging chain, but this logo oddly enough also resembles the (old?) NBC logo. Like I say, decent place to stay, clean, a/c, no bugs. Interesting.

[iPhone 5, Aperture]

Moving pano 2

ricksaw pan

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Second shot, made about 1k later in a village. You can see several shops and what appears to be repeated slices of maybe something hanging from a shop awning.

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[iPhone 5 panorama mode, Aperture]

PS, this also appears to be blog post #200!

Moving pano 1

roadside

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This iPhone 5 has a panorama feature in its camera, and while riding as a passenger I thought to try it from a moving vehicle instead of just panning from one spot (yes, we drive on the left here, so the motion in the image is that the car is moving perpendicular to the scenery, to the right, as I sit on the left side).

Need to try panning the other way one of these days and see what happens-the camera seems to want you to pan left to right.

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[iPhone 5, Aperture]

Why not pink and yellow?

colorworld

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Also in the neighborhood, around the corner from the last image, a right colorful house. Bold colors are not unusual here and do visually brighten the scenery. In some places such colors could be considered eccentric, but not here.

[iPhone 5, Aperture]

 

Rush hour on a swide stweet

Rush Hour Swine Street

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Back in Bangalore suburban, another kind of traffic, a local wild pig family out for an afternoon stroll.

[iPhone 5, Aperture]

Light evening traffic

light traffic

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We enjoyed the nice quality of the roads and relatively disciplined traffic of Jaipur, at least in the small portion of it we saw during our visit for the show. Bangalore, our base, is… um… different. Here we see early evening traffic in front of our hotel. Yes, they drive on the right side here. The left side.

That should do it for the Jaipur series. We’ll see what comes up next.

[Canon S110; Apertured for exposure, contrast, burning, sharpening and so on]

Northwest forts

Northwest hills

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From a vantage among the pigeons atop our hotel, a sunset vu to the northwest of surrounding hills and forts of Jaipur.

[Canon S110; Aperture for… not much]

We really mean by invitation only

cannon guard

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Security guard outside the show/buffet next to the gate cannon, floodlit. We had plenty of time to photo, observe, philosophize. The hotel’s pre-paid taxi driver kept telling us he was only a few minutes away. For over an hour. We could have had more dessert!

[S110, Aperture’d for highlight recovery and not much else]

Jewelry-a colorful thing!

show finale

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Speaking of the show, here is the stage, with models of jewelry parading back towards replenishment.

[Canon S110; Aperture cropped with minor tweaks]

Feting the finale

tolerating the show til buffet

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Towards the end of the show was a large outdoor jewellery show and presentations by the organizing committee, at the City Palace inner courtyard. Following was a large and delicious outdoor buffet. The level of interest in the show among attendees varied, and some were bundled up against the frigid mid-60s F cold.

[Canon S110; Aperture crop, burn]

Breadline

bread, yum!

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Bread bakers at the huge daily exhibitor buffet at the Jaipur show. Many kinds of flatbreads were made, some on automated machines, some in ovens like this one (the green barrel with circular opening. Bakers take the bread balls, flatten them, then use tongs to quick hands to stick them to the inner sides of the oven, recovering them with the tongs. Yummy!

[Canon S110; Aperture cropped, some burning]

Head ’em up, move ’em out

morning haul

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A moderately laden tricycle driver admirably plugs away towards destination. You guessed it, same street as the previous ice cream photo. Relatively common sight everywhere we’ve been in India.

[Canon S110; cropped, burned in Aperture]

Luv balloons and ice cream

ice cream luv

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This scene was pointed out to me, outside below our hotel window. Cool ice cream stand with heart balloons amid a row of eateries and gliding 2- and 4-wheelers.

[Canon S110, thru glass, iso 1600, 1/5@5.9; fairly heavily worked in Aperture with dodging, burning, crop, sharpening, color correction, and so on. If you’ve ever shot thru thick or double pane glass, you know the deal.]