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Fashion photoshoot in India

Fashion photoshoot in India

©Claire Epton 2012

©Claire Epton 2012

©Claire Epton 2012

©Claire Epton 2012

©Claire Epton 2012

©Claire Epton 2012

©Claire Epton 2012

©Claire Epton 2012

Trip to India – South Bombay

Today I visited the markets in South Bombay, including Chor Bazaar; one of the largest flea markets in India.  It was probably my favourite day of photographing so far as there were so many different things going on around me, and I didn’t have to photograph it from the inside of a fast moving car!  

Most of my photos seem to focus on the locals going about their daily business.  I didn’t realise my love of photographing people in such a way until I visited India, as my normal work is studio or sport related.  There was also time for a quick visit to Dhobi Ghat; India’s biggest human laundry, washing thousands of clothes daily!

People and their daily life…

Photos form Dhobi Ghat Laundry…

Everything else…


Trip to India – Elephanta Island

Today I went sight seeing in South Bombay; catching the boat across to Elephanta Island.  I caught the little rickety train round to the entrance, and began my ascent up the many many steps to the top, where the view was stunning.  The Caves were impressive and the locals charged us double when purchasing drinks!  There were hundreds of monkeys and dogs roaming around, and people asking for money when I took their photo.  But overall it was a great day!

Photos from Elephanta Island…

The Taj Hotel
The Gateway to India where we boarded a boat to Elephanta Island
The Gateway to India where we boarded a boat to Elephanta Island
The boat we took to Elephanta Island
The boat we took to Elephanta Island

 

Some of the locals…


So many souvenirs for sale, but all made in China!
The view from the top
She tried to charge me for taking her photo!
Inside of the Caves
Inside of the Caves
Inside of the Caves
A monkey stole someones lunch!
…and sat in the tree and ate it!

 

On the boat crossing back to the Gateway of India

A few more locals…

Cityscape

We visited Krishna Temple…

Musician outside of the Krishna Temple!
Musician outside of the Krishna Temple!

Making flower garlands
Making flower garlands

Trip to India – Saturday 10th November 2012

More photos from my trip to India.  Today was mostly street life and Sari shopping…

Family
Family
This seemed a popular way to travel
This seemed a popular way to travel

 

Many people owned bikes - it made travelling easier as they could weave in and out of all the traffic
Many people owned bikes – it made travelling easier as they could weave in and out of all the traffic

On the bus...
On the bus…

 

 

 

 

Street seller - Anyone for a My Little Pony?!
Street seller – Anyone for a “My Little Pony”?!

 

 

 

Baby!
Baby!

 

3 on a bike!!
3 on a bike!!

 

Not sure what this is but I liked the photo!!  Answers on a postcard....

 

My friend Sari shopping
My friend Sari shopping

 

Trip to India – Friday 9th November 2012

Photos from day 4…

At work
At work

 

Guest speaker that came into Whistling Woods today
Guest speaker that came into Whistling Woods today

 

Filming for a TV series was taking place right outside the WWI Campus
Filming for a TV series was taking place right outside the WWI Campus

 

We saw this lady most nights.  Sad to see but she was always smiling!
We saw this lady most nights. Sad to see but she was always smiling!

 

Street seller
Street seller

 

Beggar on the streets of Mumbai, heart breaking to see.
Beggar on the streets of Mumbai, heart breaking to see.

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!!