India Travelogue: Kochi and Alleppey

India Travelogue: Kochi and Alleppey

This is the final installment of my travelogue to India. The final leg of our journey in India took us south to Kerala for a bit of a beach holiday.

India Travelogue: Varanasi

India Travelogue: Varanasi

For the next few weeks, I’m posting a travelogue about my recent trip to India – my first on the sub-continent. We arrived in Varanasi as the sun was setting – not that one can tell in the ever-present haze. A car took us from the train to the nearest ghat (steps leading to the river) where the hotel’s boat picked us up. A boat ride at sunset was a great introduction to Varanasi!…

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eyes

Weekly Photo Challenge: Eyes

This week’s photo challenge is a focus etude — Photograph Eyes. One exercise in the Focus section of my book 32 Photo Etudes is to focus on eyes. Whether you like to photograph people or animals, capturing the eyes are key. Our eyes go directly to any eyes in a photo, so it’s important to practice getting a sharp focus where it counts.

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.

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….

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….

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.

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….

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….

Street Photography in Old Delhi

Street Photography in Old Delhi

I dusted off my street photography chops (not much true street photography in mid-America) and headed into the narrow streets of Old Delhi. I was reminded of a few things about taking street photographs in one of the world’s most crowded cities.

Preparing for an Epic Trip

Preparing for an Epic Trip

I’m heading out this week for a very exciting trip. Truth be told I’m a little nervous. I’ve done a lot of traveling but this is an adventure a little outside of my comfort zone. But the trip is about photography so these are the things I’m doing right now to prepare to make great photographs on my trip.

Finding your Best: Curating you Photo Collection

Finding your Best: Curating you Photo Collection

Overcoming Stress and Leading a Well-Balanced Life
I’d like to introduce you to a symbol that changed my life and forms the basis of my life’s philosophy. The symbol is that of a cairn. I’ve gathered my thoughts together as an ebook