I’ve found that photography is a lot like blogging. At first you are a little shy and you do it because it’s fun, but you don’t want to interact too much with other people. You start to see great pics and great ideas everywhere, but you can’t take that shot because it would be awkward, an invasion of privacy, just like you can’t write that post because what would people think about you. But the more that you step out of your box, the more you find that the world is truly a beautiful place filled with people that are ready to be a part of your life.
As I traveled across India, I started out pretty shy in my willingness to pull out the camera, not wanting to disturb or annoy people whose world I would be invading. Because of that, I missed a lot of great shots. But, as I went along, I became more and more free with it and found that people were ready and willing to accept some intrusion into their world. Here are some more shots from that trip.
From a train, I caught some kids playing cricket in a trash field:
I saw these guys stuck in the road. Yes, I took the shot, but I went over and helped them out afterwards. Don’t worry, I’m not that bad…
The last few pictures I was going for that Rowlands effect. The way she gets real close to something to create perspective and creates extreme contrasts with what is farther away. Maybe I was reaching creating the effect without the shot… but I had fun anyways.