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January 08, 2010

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Traditionally dressed Rajasthanis walk through the Jaisalmer's bazaar. - Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India - Daily Travel Photos
(Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India)
f/8 || 1/60s || @20mm || ISO200 || Canon 5D || Canon 17-40mm f/4 Embed Code

Traditionally dressed Rajasthani folk walk through Jaisalmer's bazaar.

At the foot of the fort, on the main thoroughfare of Jaisalmer, I managed to grab a photo without a single tourist. Ever since I lowered my daily photo output expectation, I'm finding it easier to withstand these long waits. If I can produce one acceptable photo per day, I consider that a successful outing. Earlier, I felt a need to immediately move to the next spot whereas now, I'm quite content waiting in one place to pursue my vision. Waiting also allows me to blend into the surroundings a bit more and acclimate the locals so my presence and large camera isn't such a novelty.

Saree-clad Indian women walk up the ramp into the entrance of the Jaisalmer fort. - Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India - Daily Travel Photos
(Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India)
f/5 || 1/320s || @70mm || ISO320 || Canon 5D || Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 Embed Code

Saree-clad Indian women walk up the ramp into the entrance of Jaisalmer fort.

Why is it Indian people never seem to slip and bust their buttocks on these slippery surfaces or for that matter, landmine-like patches of cow dung? Over time, these stones have been worn and polished into a smooth frictionless surface. I nearly ate it a half dozen times walking out of the fort and it got to the point where I'd question eating dinner rather than risk the possibility of accidental head trauma.

2 COMMENTS - Rajasthani Ramblers
1) RYU -

how are you Pius ?

im japanese RYU where we met at the PUDU HOSTEL
when are you coming back to malaysia ?

as i said that i got room in KL
when you come back in malaysia do let me know

anyway enjoy your trip in Thailand Pius !!!

January 9, 2010 09:33 AM
2) Benjamin Madison -

Two beautiful shots. Your tendency not to see the cow pies may be because as a westerner your upbringing has not trained you to see them - in parts of rural India they have real economic/functional value as fuel and fertilizer and are zealously gathered, especially by children. When they are worth something you learn to see them automatically.

January 9, 2010 10:05 AM

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