neglecting my duties…

…someone wiser than me referred to blogging as being like tending a garden, you need to water it and tend to it regularly or ultimately it withers and dies…which is absolutely true and i must admit i have definitely neglected the watering part of late…so i shall try to make amends. There have been foraging trips and Spanish culinary adventures, all coming soon, in the mean time here is another photo from India. I would love to say it was a requested portrait but it was me who did the asking, they looked so marvellous in the early morning light:

same place, new request…

Same place, same request, new subjects (see last post)…They called over to me, laughing while they brushed their teeth asking for their picture to be taken…this is a good place to come of a morning!

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requested portrait, behind the wall…

Early morning requested portrait during morning walk in Buddawaram click on image for larger version:

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requested portraits and mugging for the camera…

Requested portraits are a category of photographs i take whereby the subject asks for the picture to be taken and they pose themselves, i just shoot, here are a few recent ones:

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deeksha, muggu and dosas…

Morning walks are always enlightening, trying to find new routes, little angles i have not yet explored. The earlier i go the better, these were all taken around 6.30/7.00am…

A group of Ayyappa Deekshas getting close to the end of their period of abstinence, coming back from Temple:

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…and early morning is the best time to catch the muggu drawings freshly done, in this house a mother and daughter were both busy making their muggus. The father called me over seeing my camera and asked me to photograph them, the daughter did not want to be photographed…just her work…and as she was less experienced than her mum, she was still working from a notebook of patterns. Most households have these books and during festive periods the newspapers also produce patterns to be copied…

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…and taking a shortcut towards Gannavaram in another small village near ours they are, in impromptu Indian style, selling breakfasts of dosas and idlis (delicious crepes and fluffy steamed “cakes” both served with coconut chutney -my fave- or a sicy broth known as sambar) and savory spicy donuts…it’s all good…

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