I guess they’re just farmers off to do some ordinary job, but it looks like part of a mysterious story.
I’ve been so overwhelmed by the colour that is everywhere in India, that I’d forgotten to try this arty photo experiment…
With the stroke of a key in iPhoto Effects I can make my shots look as if they were taken by an intrepid explorer traipsing across India in the days of the Raj, with an entourage of bearers carrying his photographic equipment.
A happy gentleman and his happy hookah (posing for tourists of course).
Threshing millet. This probably looked much the same before the invention of colour.
I slightly screwed up the colour on this one, so making it sepia was an easy way out.
The walls of Mehrangarh Fort above Jodhpur. Puzzle: spot the one detail that makes it a 21st century photo.
Old stone, old carving, old photo?
Ditto, old door. Things with interesting textures look good in sepia.
‘Can we help you, sahib?’ In the 19th century the smiles would have been missing.
Yes, the colours on the dresses are spectacular, but so are the shapes and the patterns.
All in all, a good day with the camera.
The writer travelled in India on the Maharajas Express train as the guest of Railbookers.