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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

Trip to India – Tuesday 6th November 2012

I have just returned home from a visit to Whistling Woods International Film School in Mumbai.

The photos below were taken during the car journey to Whistling Woods/Film City for the first day of lessons.

I didn’t end up taking that many photos, or should I say not that many turned out well enough as I was photographing from an erratically but expertly driven car at high speed, with the subject also moving, and to make things slightly more challenging the windows were tinted too; all the while trying to hold steady a large and heavy lens!!

I instantly became hooked though at all the sights and goings on around me, and driving around Mumbai became my favourite part of the 3 week trip!  I can’t remember a car journey where I didn’t have my camera out, and I got much better at taking photos in such conditions!

Photos from day 1 are below…

My favourite photo taken today.   "People" and "documentary" quickly became my preferred style of photography whilst in Mumbai
My favourite photo taken today.
“People” and “Documentary” quickly became my preferred style of photography whilst in Mumbai
Holding on to Dad!
Holding on to Dad!
This made me laugh!! There is no lane driving in Mumbai!!
Auto Rickshaw!  We were all desperate to travel in one of these!!
Auto Rickshaw! We were all desperate to travel in one of these!!
Hitchin' a ride!!  I was amazed at how many people in Mumbai travel this way
Hitchin’ a ride!! I was amazed at how many people in Mumbai travel this way
Every car has this or something similar on the dashboard!!
Every car has one of these, or something similar on the dashboard!!
Make up/wardrobeTrailers for the stars of shows filming at Film City
Make up/wardrobeTrailers for the stars of shows filming at Film City
I got well excited when I spotted this!!!
I got well excited when I spotted this!!  (Manchester United fan!!)
Part of Film City
Part of Film City
Film set that would be used when a Court room scene is required
Film set that would be used when a Court Room scene is required