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Trip to India – Thursday 8th November 2012

More driving photos from my trip to India.  

I stayed with 2 amazing host families during my 3 week stay in India, and they took us out and showed us all the sights.  

Today I visited Marine Drive, which is also known as “The Queens necklace”.  It was so pretty all lit up at night, and was gutted I didn’t have a tripod with me.  I had to make-do with a wonky sloping wall to rest the camera on whilst I did some long exposures, and they didn’t turn out too bad.  Again the majority of the night time photos are taken using ISO 6400.

Photos from day 3…

The Queens Necklace at night
The Queens Necklace at night
The Queens Necklace at night
The Queens Necklace at night

Children in the road counting the change given to them by a passing car
Children in the road counting the change given to them by a passing car

Too tired to stay awake!
Too tired to stay awake!
Fed up...
Fed up…
Using a sloping wall as a tripod!
Using a sloping wall as a tripod!

On the way to Marine Drive
On the way to Marine Drive

Sunset through car window
Sunset through car window

Wedding reception
Wedding reception
Illuminated tree outside the Wedding Reception
Illuminated tree outside the Wedding Reception

Over-crowded bus, although this one is empty compared to others I've seen!!
Overcrowded bus, although this one is empty compared to others I’ve seen!!

Trip to India – Wednesday 7th November 2012

The daylight photos are from the car journey to Whistling Woods International Film School in the morning, and the night photos are from the journey home, where an ISO of 6400 was used.  It was good to see how my camera performed in such conditions, and I’m fairly pleased with the results.

Day 2 photos are below…

My favourite photo taken today, although it was heartbreaking taking it.  We had stopped at traffic lights and this is taken through the window as she approached the car.
My favourite photo taken today, although it was heartbreaking taking it.  We had stopped at traffic lights and this was taken through the window as she approached the car.
Another favourite of mine taken today; this guy was stood in the middle of a busy road, trying to dodge the fast moving traffic.
Another favourite of mine taken today; this guy was stood in the middle of a busy road, trying to dodge the fast moving traffic.
It was heartbreaking seeing children begging for food
It was heartbreaking seeing children begging for food

Street life after dark…

Barbers shop
Barbers shop

Selling decorations for Diwali
Selling decorations for Diwali
Every shop and street was decorated for Diwali!
Every shop and street was decorated for Diwali!
Sari shop
Sari shop
Street seller
Street seller – they sold everything from flowers to feather dusters!

Shops stayed open late; most of them until midnight!
Shops stayed open late; most of them until midnight!

Some people were happy to pose when they saw the camera…

People use horns instead of indicators!
People use horns instead of indicators!
Auto Rickshaw fare meter
Auto Rickshaw fare meter – the price always went up when tourists got in!
Traffic signal - I liked the blue background!
Traffic signal – I liked the blue background!
I was amazed at how many people they could fit on a bike, and the oversized things they carried!!
I was amazed at how many people they could fit on a bike, and the oversized things they carried!!
Making Diwali flower garlands - cars and houses were decorated with these
Making Diwali flower garlands – cars and houses were decorated with these.
Diwali decorations
Diwali decorations
"Horn please"  Horns were constantly being honked!
“Horn please” Horns were constantly being honked!
Selling shoes
Selling shoes
We got excited every time we saw a monkey, however, it is quite normal for the locals to see monkey's hanging out in the trees!
We got excited every time we saw a monkey, however, it is quite normal for the locals to see monkey’s hanging out in the trees!
Travelling light??!!
Travelling light??!!
Selling flower garlands at the Toll Booth
Selling flower garlands at the Toll Booth
Bright coloured wagon
Bright coloured wagon – the majority of them were painted like this
I couldn't believe what they carried on their heads?!
I couldn’t believe what they carried on their heads?!

That is all for day 2, thoughts comments and feedback welcome and appreciated as always.  x