India Travelogue: Allahabad

India Travelogue: Allahabad

For the next few weeks, I’m posting a travelogue about my recent trip to India – my first on the sub-continent. We set off today on our 2nd railway journey in India, from Agra to Allahabad (or as it’s known now, Prayagraj). Allahabad isn’t really on the tourist map, we went there because that’s where my husband was born.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Comfortable and Cozy

Weekly Photo Challenge: Comfortable and Cozy

It’s been cold – really cold – this week. We get these polar vortexes (vortexi?) every once in a while and I usually just hibernate in a warm cocoon until they’re over. I know not everyone is in the throws of winter, but we all like to think warm and comfortable thoughts. This week’s challenge is to photograph something comfortable and cozy.

India Travelogue: On To Agra

India Travelogue: On To Agra

For the next few weeks, I’m posting a travelogue about my recent trip to India – my first on the sub-continent. We left Jaipur heading towards Agra and the Taj Mahal. We chose to do this leg by private car so we could stop along the way at the stepwells at Abhaneri and the palace at Fatehpur Sikri….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Interesting Light

Weekly Photo Challenge: Interesting Light

This week’s photo challenge is a lighting etude. Photograph Interesting Light.
Sometimes photographers look for a subject first – what we’re going to photograph – and forget to look for the light. Light is the medium of photographers – it is what we use to create photographs. Being able to see and use light is fundamental to photography….

India Travelogue: Jaipur & Pushkar

India Travelogue: Jaipur & Pushkar

For the next few weeks, I’m posting a travelogue about my recent trip to India. I wasn’t a fan of Jaipur, but I really hadn’t seen the beauty spots yet so I left the hotel filled with hope….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Repeating Patterns

Weekly Photo Challenge: Repeating Patterns

This week’s photo challenge is a compositional etude. Photograph Repeating Patterns
I worked on this compositional technique a lot when I first started trying to improve my photography skills. My eye will see repeating patterns, but only if the are really obvious. Once I started looking for repeating patterns, though they seem to be everywhere!

India Travelogue: Delhi to Jaipur

India Travelogue: Delhi to Jaipur

For the next few weeks, I’m posting a travelogue about my recent trip to India – my first on the sub-continent. We’ve had some time in Delhi and our last is a travel day – our first journey by the legendary India Rail – but before we left the city, we had a bit more of the old city to explore before moving onto Jaipur.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Under Cloudy Skies

Weekly Photo Challenge: Under Cloudy Skies

It’s winter where I am and we’ve had quite a few cloudy sky days. It’s gotten me thinking of all the photographs I can make under cloudy skies. This week’s challenge is to: Photograph Under Cloudy Skies

India Travelogue: Delhi Part 2

India Travelogue: Delhi Part 2

Today, we had a full introduction to the ways – and traffic patterns – of India. We made our way, fairly slowly as we were often part of the weaving traffic pattern, towards the Jama Mosque….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Something New

Weekly Photo Challenge: Something New

It’s a new year and we’re all making resolutions – one or two we might even keep. Let’s have a new challenge for this new year.

Photograph Something New

The first thing that comes to mind is photographing in a new style or genre….

India Travelogue: Delhi Part 1

India Travelogue: Delhi Part 1

For the next few weeks, I’m going to post about my recent trip to India – my first on the sub-continent. We arrived in the narrow streets of Old Delhi, our hotel in view of the Jama Mosque and the Red Fort….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sequences

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sequences

This week’s challenge is to: Photograph Sequences. Sequences set up a story with a beginning, middle and end. This challenge is perfect for showing how to do something – everything from cooking a recipe to creating a piece of art to changing a diaper (I dare you! 🙂