GODDESS - AFTER SHOT

GODDESS - AFTER SHOT

SELECTIVE COLOR EDIT TO MAKE HER LOOK LIKE ONE OF THE INDIAN GODDESSES. THIS WAS TAKEN AT THE HOUSE OF OUR FAVORITE TAXI DRIVER SATISH IN CLAPPANA. THE NEIGHBORS AND HIS DAUGHTERS WERE ALL WILLING VICTIMS OF MY CAMERA. 

GODDESS - BEFORE SHOT

GODDESS - BEFORE SHOT

HERE WAS THE PREPARATION FOR THIS SHOT AND OUR DOG LUCKY WAS THE PRODUCER. THE PEOPLE OF KERALA ARE SO OPEN AND INNOCENT AND WE HAD SO MUCH FUN RELATING WITH THEM.

CLAPPANA, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA.

HARLEY MAN

HARLEY MAN

MY WIFE AND I WENT FOR A RIDE ON MY DUCATI AND STOPPED AT DUDLEY'S BAKERY IN SANTA YSABEL ON THE WAY TO JULIAN. KIRKENDALL PULLED UP ON HIS HARLEY AND WAS SO FRIENDLY AND LET ME TAKE A FEW SHOTS. I PHOTOSHOPPED ONE TO PUT HIS BELOVED HARLEY REFLECTING IN HIS SUNGLASSES.

HARLEY MAN - BEFORE SHOT

HARLEY MAN - BEFORE SHOT

GRAND CANYON PANO - AFTER SHOT

GRAND CANYON PANO - AFTER SHOT

GRAND CANYON - BEFORE SHOT

GRAND CANYON - BEFORE SHOT

I DID A HAND HELD BRACKETED PANO AS IT WAS SO BRIGHT.

I FIND MYSELF RE-DOING MANY HDR AND PANO SHOTS NOW THAT LIGHTROOM STITCHES THEM IN RAW INSTEAD OF TIFF NOW WHICH GIVES SO MUCH MORE EDITING POWER.

GENERATIONS - AFTER SHOT

GENERATIONS - AFTER SHOT

WALKING IN THE VILLAGE THIS GRANDMOTHER AND HER GRANDDAUGHTER LET ME TAKE A FEW PHOTOS.

NEAR VALLICKAVU, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA

GENERATIONS - BEFORE SHOT

GENERATIONS - BEFORE SHOT

SANNYASINI - AFTER SHOT

SANNYASINI - AFTER SHOT

IT IS NOT THAT COMMON TO SEE WOMEN RENUNCIATES. RENUNCIATES OR SANNYASI'S SUPPOSEDLY TAKE A VOW TO GIVE UP EVERYTHING AND TRADITIONALLY WEAR OCHRE/ORANGE. THIS WAS TAKEN AT THE PARABRAHMA TEMPLE IN OACHIRA. IN REALITY THERE IS NO TEMPLE AS PARABRAHMA IS A FORMLESS GOD BUT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MEETING HERE FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS AND THERE ARE SEVERAL YEARLY FESTIVALS. I HAVE BEEN HERE A HANDFUL OF TIMES AND THERE IS SO MUCH TO PHOTOGRAPH THAT YOU ARE BOUND TO GET SOMETHING GOOD. NOW I READ SOMETHING ON A WEBSITE THAT YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PHOTOGRAPH HERE BUT I NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS PERSONALLY. I WOULD COLLECT A SMALL BAG OF RUPEE COINS TO HAND OUT TO BE GIVEN AS ALMS OR YOU WILL NOT BE WELCOME TO TAKE PHOTOS AFTER ALL IT THAT WOULD BE ALL TAKE AND NO GIVE. ONE TIME THOUGH I WENT TO OACHIRA WITH SOMEONE AND HE BROUGH HIS FLASH UMBRELLA AND I THINK IT BROUGHT TOO MUCH ATTENTION AND HE WAS TRYING TO POSE PEOPLE INSTEAD OF TAKING THEM AS THEY ARE THEN THIS MAN  STARTED YELLING AT HIM RELENTLESSLY TO GO AWAY SO WE DID OUT OF RESPECT AND TO DE-ESCALATE THE SITUATION.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oachira_Temple

OACHIRA - PARABRAHMA TEMPLE - BEFORE SHOT

OACHIRA - PARABRAHMA TEMPLE - BEFORE SHOT

IT IS NOT THAT COMMON TO SEE WOMEN RENUNCIATES. RENUNCIATES OR SANNYASI'S SUPPOSEDLY TAKE A VOW TO GIVE UP EVERYTHING AND TRADITIONALLY WEAR OCHRE/ORANGE. THIS WAS TAKEN AT THE PARABRAHMA TEMPLE IN OACHIRA. IN REALITY THERE IS NO TEMPLE AS PARABRAHMA IS A FORMLESS GOD(UNIVERSAL CONSCIOUSNESS) BUT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN MEETING HERE FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS AND THERE ARE SEVERAL YEARLY FESTIVALS. I HAVE BEEN HERE A HANDFUL OF TIMES AND THERE IS SO MUCH TO PHOTOGRAPH THAT YOU ARE BOUND TO GET SOMETHING GOOD. NOW I READ SOMETHING ON A WEBSITE THAT YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO PHOTOGRAPH HERE BUT I NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS PERSONALLY. I WOULD COLLECT A SMALL BAG OF RUPEE COINS TO HAND OUT TO BE GIVEN AS ALMS OR YOU WILL NOT BE WELCOME TO TAKE PHOTOS AFTER ALL IT THAT WOULD BE ALL TAKE AND NO GIVE. ONE TIME THOUGH I WENT TO OACHIRA WITH SOMEONE AND HE BROUGH HIS FLASH UMBRELLA AND I THINK IT BROUGHT TO MUCH ATTENTION AND HE WAS TRYING TO POSE PEOPLE INSTEAD OF TAKING THEM AS THEY ARE THIS MAN STARTED YELLING AT HIM RELENTLESSLY TO GO AWAY SO WE DID OUT OF RESPECT AND TO DE-ESCALATE THE SITUATION.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oachira_Temple

 

 

 

SUNSET CLIFFS - AFTER SHOT

SUNSET CLIFFS - AFTER SHOT

SUNSET CLIFFS NEAR POINT LOMA, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

SUNSET CLIFFS - BEFORE SHOT

SUNSET CLIFFS - BEFORE SHOT

SUNSET CLIFFS NEAR POINT LOMA, CALIFORNIA, U.S.A.

OACHIRA - AFTER SHOT

OACHIRA - AFTER SHOT

I UNDEREXPOSED 3 STOPS IN THE CAMERA AND OVEREXPOSED 3 STOPS IN THE FLASH.

OACHIRA, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA.

OACHIRA - BEFORE SHOT

OACHIRA - BEFORE SHOT

LOCAL KIDS EXCITED TO SEE THE IMAGES OF THEM.

OACHIRA, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA.

SAKTHIKULANGARA - AFTER SHOT

SAKTHIKULANGARA - AFTER SHOT

THIS WAS TAKEN OUTSIDE THE DAILY EARLY MORNING FISH MARKET IN SAKTIKULANGARA. THIS MAN IS THE SHOP OWNER WHERE THEY MAKE TYPICAL KERALA FOOD. NOTE THE CHRISTIAN SAINT ON THE WALL TO HIS LEFT.

THE FISH MARKET IS AN AMAZING PLACE FOR GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS. EVERYTIME I HAVE BEEN THERE I AM THE ONLY FOREIGNER AND HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH THE PEOPLE.

INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH THERE ARE HINDUS, MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS THAT LIVE IN RELATIVE HARMONY IN KERALA AND MANY BOATS ARE NAMED AFTER CHRISTIAN SAINTS.

THE FISH MARKET IS AT NEENDAKARA OR SAKTHIKULANGARA HARBOUR ON THE MAP.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakthikulangara

SAKTHIKULANGARA - BEFORE SHOT

SAKTHIKULANGARA - BEFORE SHOT

THIS WAS TAKEN OUTSIDE THE DAILY EARLY MORNING FISH MARKET IN SAKTIKULANGARA. THIS IS A SHOP WHERE THEY MAKE TYPICAL KERALA FOOD.

THE FISH MARKET IS AN AMAZING PLACE FOR GREAT PHOTOGRAPHS. EVERYTIME I HAVE BEEN THERE I AM THE ONLY FOREIGNER AND HAVE A GREAT TIME WITH THE PEOPLE.

INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH THERE ARE HINDUS, MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS THAT LIVE IN RELATIVE HARMONY IN KERALA AND MANY BOATS ARE NAMED AFTER CHRISTIAN SAINTS.

THE FISH MARKET IS AT NEENDAKARA OR SAKTHIKULANGARA HARBOUR ON THE MAP.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sakthikulangara

 

 

OACHIRA PARABRAHMA TEMPLE - AFTER SHOT

OACHIRA PARABRAHMA TEMPLE - AFTER SHOT

OACHIRA , KERALA, SOUTH INDIA.

OACHIRA PARABRAHMA TEMPLE - BEFORE SHOT

OACHIRA PARABRAHMA TEMPLE - BEFORE SHOT

OACHIRA, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA.

OACHIRA MAN- AFTER SHOT

OACHIRA MAN- AFTER SHOT

I SEE THIS MAN IN OACHIRA EVERYTIME I GO AND HE IS A LITTLE STRANGE BUT HE LET ME TAKE THIS PHOTO.

OACHIRA, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA.

OACHIRA MAN - BEFORE SHOT

OACHIRA MAN - BEFORE SHOT

I SEE THIS MAN IN OACHIRA EVERYTIME I GO AND HE IS A LITTLE STRANGE BUT HE LET ME TAKE THIS PHOTO.

OACHIRA, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA.

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STRETCHIN' THE CHAI -

STRETCHIN' THE CHAI -

TEA STALL IN KARUNAGAPALLY, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA.

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TSUNAMI

TSUNAMI

PARAYAKADAVU, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA.

NOTICE THE STAIN LINE ON THE WALLS, THAT IS THE LEVEL OF THE WATER FROM THE TSUNAMI FROM THE ARABIAN SEA. SOME HOUSES AND MANY SMALL HUTS WERE WASHED AWAY. ALTHOUGH THIS AREA WASN'T HIT AS HARD AS OTHERS IT STILL MANAGED TO TAKE THE LIVES OF OVER 160 PEOPLE IN THIS AREA.

TSUNAMI

TSUNAMI

PARAYAKADAVU, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA.

NOTICE THE STAIN LINE ON THE WALLS, THAT IS THE LEVEL OF THE WATER FROM THE TSUNAMI FROM THE ARABIAN SEA. SOME HOUSES AND MANY SMALL HUTS WERE WASHED AWAY. ALTHOUGH THIS AREA WASN'T HIT AS HARD AS OTHERS IT STILL MANAGED TO TAKE THE LIVES OF OVER 160 PEOPLE IN THIS AREA.

TSUNAMI

TSUNAMI

PARAYAKADAVU, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA.

NOTICE THE STAIN LINE ON THE WALLS, THAT IS THE LEVEL OF THE WATER FROM THE TSUNAMI FROM THE ARABIAN SEA. SOME HOUSES AND MANY SMALL HUTS WERE WASHED AWAY. ALTHOUGH THIS AREA WASN'T HIT AS HARD AS OTHERS IT STILL MANAGED TO TAKE THE LIVES OF OVER 160 PEOPLE IN THIS AREA.

ALPINI

ALPINI

TORINO, ITALIA.

ALPINI

ALPINI

TORINO, ITALIA.

 HOT SWEATY DAY IN VALLICKAVU, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA.

HOT SWEATY DAY IN VALLICKAVU, KERALA, SOUTH INDIA.

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