liftoff, version 2.0

First post in a while, so I picked a favourite. One of many shots taken over the course of one evening spent on the battlements of the old Bal Samand hunting lodge wall shooting down into the lake as the sun set. 4 hours, 2 batteries and 3 memory cards exhausted, and one of the best evenings EVER.

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On the Hunt

Great White Egrets fishing at sunset on the Bal Samand Lake in Jodhpur. The lake is man-made, part of the old ruling family’s hunting lodge, and the ruins of the buildings that used to stand in the lake bed before it was flooded are still visible here and there, like in this shot.

Taken in December 2009

Look, a native!

*sigh* Awfulness, at the Jaswant Thada memorial in Jodhpur. OK. Yes, I take photos too. I am frequently also a tourist. I am very often That Person with the camera being dorky to Get My Shot. But I draw the line at getting all up in an eight-year-old’s face and treating him like a performing seal – a mentally defective performing seal, at that – which is what these idiots did for close to 20 minutes, apparently, according to other people who were there. They yelled at him when he didn’t pose exactly right, they manhandled him into the positions and poses they wanted, and were generally awful. Until a few of us went over to yell at them. For all I know they could have done the exact same thing somewhere else the next day, though.

Taken in December of 2009