Mumbai Street Food. Huge pots with Dal and Rice ready to be served.
After each meal the Indian restaurants have a service of Fennel. A natural mouth freshener!
Mughal Masjid Entrance with impressive art decoration, Mumbai, India.
Interesting Apple and fake snake skin decoration inside the taxi. Mumbai.
Sugar Cane juice stand in Mumbai
Four beautiful ladies in their Sarees from an unexpected photoshoot (thanks to my friend Albana) during our visit in Mumbai…
Preparing the flowers for Diwali. Mumbai street.
The experience of tasting the traditionally prepared local Biriyani rice.
Insence to drive the insects away from the dried fruits and nuts stand, Mumbai street.
Double deck Bus and a Bicycle in Mumbai
Diwali festival preparation involves flowers, lot’s of them. It’s not unusual to see street sellers preparing and selling them, Mumbai, India.
Bollywood actress, Silkeena. My favorite type of portrait/action walking. Testing my new 6D Mark II, Mumbai, India.
Minara Masjid Street View, Mumbai, India
Sitting in meditation pose inside a Hindu temple, Mumbai, India.
Water tank in front of Gateway of India, Mumbai
Home away from home. Receiving gifts from mom Munisha, an amazing person. We were very lucky to enjoy her hospitality during our stay in Mumbai.
Street Seller, Mumbai
Haji Ali Dargah. Sunset at the famous 600 year old Mosque / tomb. A fine example of Indo-Islamic style of architecture. Left and right on this thin piece of land you can spot the numerous visitors of the Mosque. Got lucky with the sun, the following day the visibility was poor. Mumbai, India.
Low Tide is a chance for boat repairs, you can walk to your boat! For me is a chance for an unusual cityscape photo. The foggy afternoon light has added to the atmosphere. Unfortunately high levels of pollution in this congested city. Mumbai, India.
My favorite composition from our Trip to India, combined with the rule of thirds and a bit of low key portrait. This lady was totally natural, I didn’t instruct her at all. Just standing there in the huge door window keeping a track of the shoes people were taking off before entering the Balaji Temple, Mumbai, India.
Diwali festival flower preparation, Mumbai
Selling flowers for the Diwali, Mumbai
I used the 70-200 mm lens, for this one, which means I was in the street with cars speeding continuously. Not the safest place to be, but it was worth it! Haji Ali Dargah, Mumbai.
Mumbai gave us some foggy mornings when I wanted sunrise views. Since I cannot control the weather (yet) I used the natural soft light for my portrait and waited for the guest stars: the birds. Gateway of India, Mumbai.
Victoria Terminus by night. I was aiming for a better photo, but to take a long exposure in such a busy place is already an achievement. Mumbai, India.
The artist behind the Henna tattoo.
A True Henna artist at work.
Tourists entering the Amber Palace in Jaipur, on elephants (thus the huge doors).
Jawahar Circle Patrika Gate and a roller skater doing some practice. I guess for the locals it’s just another gate. For the visitors it’s a piece of art. Jaipur, India.
I really enjoy taking photos of people during their daily activities. Candid shots give life to a portrait. This lady was cleaning the Amber Palace in her Saree, when she saw me she wanted to get out of the picture smiling, thinking that she is disturbing. She didn’t know that the picture was about her. Jaipur, India.
The decoration of the Jawahar Circle Patrika Gate in Jaipur has some impressive details. They say i’ts an art collection from all areas of India.
Portrait of a lady cleaning the street (she is for real, not posing) in a colourful Saree, Jaipur, India.
Students visiting the Pink Palace, Jaipur, India.
A portrait just in front of Taj Mahal, the size of the architecture is impressive.
With the Great Gate in the background, these women dressed in their sarees gave an excellent subject. Didn’t have time to change lenses, that’s all I could do with the 17-40mm. Taj Mahal, Agra, India.
Taj Mahal from close wide view, to give a feeling of the size.
Taj Mahal in Sunrise. The iconic building is always busy with thousands of visitors, except early in the morning, really early.
Going to school. Street photography in Agra, India.
Walking around Taj Mahal in Agra one cannot help but admire these simple yet imposing patterns.
Ox Carriage, Agra, India.
A classic photo of this beautiful monument couldn’t be missing from this post
Agra Fort view with perspective. Such an impressive demonstration of precision and art.
A group of tourists admiring the view of Taj Mahal, from Mehtab Bagh garden. Agra, India.
Mehtab Bagh gardens give a different view of Taj Mahal.
Mashala Tea served in Tapri The Tea House, Jaipur. My favorite drink when in India!
Inside Agra Fort there are numerous locations for photography, this is one of my favorite pictures, in front of the garden during sunrise. Not manuy tourists around, most of them go to Taj Mahal early. Agra, India.
Motorcyclist and wife. Agra, India.
Detail in the impressive Qutub Minar tower.
Parrots hanging out in the artistic walls of Qutub Minar site. Delhi, India.
HDR Portrait at Safdarjung Tomb entrance, Delhi, India.
The tremendous Qutub Minar in Delhi. What a construction! Built in 1193, reaching an impressive at that time 73 meters of height.
Silhouette portrait in the afternoon light, from Shalimar Bagh in Kashmir
Sunset in Dal Lake, on a Shikara Boat, Kashmir, India.
Ceiling of the Historic “Victoria Terminus” Train Station in Mumbai
After one side of the Henna tattoo is drawn, the hand has to be dried over fire (especially if you want to finish fast).
A vegetable seller approaching the Floating Market in Lake Dal, Kashmir
Pedestrian Bridge in Mumbai. My dear friend Albana (walking with my wife) had extra patience for this photo.
Took me a while to find the spot and set up the camera. Long exposure of this iconic building lit by blue color in Mumbai, India.
A houseboat in Kashmir, they are used from the locals as residences and also rented to the tourists as floating hotels, Lake Dal, Kashmir.
Carpet maker at work. Hand made carpets are not so common these days, the tremendous workhours needed to make them are from another time (literally). Some take up to 2.5 years for 3 workers to work daily!
Taxi driver outside the Hanging Gardens in Mumbai.
Vegetable store in Srinagar, Kashmir
Seller surrounded by his fried street food, Srinagar, Kashmir
A street seller surrounded by his colorful legumes and veggetables in Srinagar, Kashmir
A walk in Nahargarh, the “Tiger Fort”, Jaipur India.
A view of the city from the “Tiger Fort”, Jaipur India.
Hawa Mahal – “Palace of Winds” and city traffic, Jaipur, India
The Amazing Patrika Gate of Jawahar Circle offers some incredible views, one of them is from the outside. Of course complimented by my muse to give a minimalist portrait. Jaipur, India
Local Pharmacist in city of Jaipur. My favorite part: he is barefoot. I really like that, since I enjoy being barefood myself.
Walking lady in Jawahar Circle park, Jaipur.
The Historic Train Station “Victoria Terminus” in Mumbai offers some great views of architecture and design. An impressive building inside an out. This is just a small sample of the artwork above the ticket counter. Mumbai, India.
Traditional Shikara boats used for transportation of (mainly) tourists in lake Dal, Kashmir
Our trip to India brought us to the North part, to Kashmir. At 1583 metres above sea level, this is my minimalist photograph during a sunset in the beautiful lake Dal. Srinagar city, Kashmir, India.
Shopping and moving in Dal Lake involves some rowing. I was on another boat also moving which makes this portrait a moment to remember. Srinagar, Kashmir, India.
Vegetable Floating Market, Lake Dal, Kashmir
A (cold) moment early in the morning. Reflection, silence and tranquility. Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir.
A typical view of the misty winter sunset on Lake Dal, Srinagar, Kashmir.
Hand-made carpets. The knot tiers don’t have any image of the pattern they produce, they just follow the knot-coding (little orange papers in front of them). This is such a huge demonstration of patience and art.
A seller in front of huge pile of dosa, street food in Srinagar, Kashmir, India
A lady is transferring vegetables on her boat on a cold morning for the Vegetable Floating Market. It was a bit cold (around 6 celsius) but totally worth it. You don’t see many women in this market, I consider myself lucky! Kashmir, India.
Boat portrait while doing some shopping in Lake Dal, Kashmir.
Street food in Srinagar, Kashmir, India
Lady in a boat. View from one of the Canals, Dal Lake, Srinagar, Kashmir.
Baking bread in a traditional oven. Fresh baked bread is so tasty! Many thanks to our guide Arif who brought us to these interesting places. Srinagar, Kashmir.