These are three cute kids who loved having their photograph taken. I was cycle touring around Darjeeling district in India and stopped in a town on my way through the mountains towards Kalimpong looking for a cafe, but there wasn’t one. A passerby noticed me and saw that I was tired and invited me into their house for food and drink. This is fairly typical behaviour in these sparsely populated mountain villages where people are extremely friendly and hospitable. After I was fed and watered I saw these children and they really wanted their photo taken…They laughed and giggled uncontrollably, and it was very funny, and fun.
Evening view of the shingle beach at Brighton, East Sussex, England.
An hour or two before sundown. I wanted people to walk along the beach and jump up and down creating nice silhouetted shapes against the evening sky…but, alas they were too busy relaxing! Although there was one man with a metal detector continuously going up and down the beach sweeping his metal detector over places that had recently been vacated in the hope of some dropped coins……but he was nowhere to be seen….He’d made his money, perhaps?
West Pier is a Victorian era pier that burnt down leaving the empty shell that now sits rusting just off the shoreline. It is probably the most photographed structure in Brighton, and so with camera in hand I thought I’d better record my interpretation too.
A dip into the archives for something a bit less snowy!! The hot sweaty streets of Kolkata in India to be exact. I was actually drinking a coke in a cafe opposite the clock shop and I saw this composition, so I put a 200mm lens on and snapped this.
Generally speaking, Kolkata is a very safe place to take photographs, I was able to wander around, camera in hand and not feel threatened in any way. And people were perfectly happy to have their picture taken. The cups of sweet tea served in disposable clay cups were delicious and were available everywhere, so there was always an opportunity to take a rest around every street corner.