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The Couple

January 25th, 2011

This shot of a couple of white doves was taken on my uncle’s farm in Normandy during my recent trip to France.

These beautiful, docile birds had a very sweet and gentle nature, and expressed no objection to posing for a photograph.

More coming soon!

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Birds on a Mosque

October 16th, 2010

This was taken earlier this year on a trip to Hatta, UAE.

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The Gull Guard

September 16th, 2010

Gulls standing to attention.

I made these frames in Hyde Park, London earlier this year, each in a different location.

Gulls: Hyde Park’s last line of defence against the evil dastardly … fish? … the massing forces of which threaten the peace and harmony of the park’s waterways.

Who’d have thunk it?

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Arrival in Bangalore

November 4th, 2009

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a place so…green.

Especially coming in from the air. As far as the eye could see, all was green. And a very very rich green at that.

We landed shortly before sunset, at the new airport that opened just weeks ago.

If there were any expectations of walking out of an Indian airport and into the street to be assaulted by sights, smells and sounds unique to India, they were shattered almost instantly. The airport itself is so very brand new and squeaky-clean. And the design and layout… Well, it could almost be any airport in pretty much any city.

Upon exiting the airport we were ushered out onto a massive car park area. Which is where I took my first shot in Bangalore:

Sunset over Bangalore International Airport (D700, Tamron 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 135mm, f5.6, ISO 200, 1/1250sec)

Our Emirates car was waiting for us at the exit, and took us on the long way into town. We’d just gotten out onto the road out of the airport when I spotted these birds. Crows. They’re all over Bangalore.

Crow in Flight (D700, Tamron 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 135mm, f5.6, ISO 200, 1/1250sec)

This here was the very first billboard advertisement I saw in Bangalore:

...and her shirt, too, evidently. (D700, Tamron 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 40mm, f4.2, ISO 200, 1/200sec - cropped)

Bangalore-Hyderabad National Highway 7 into Bangalore:

The long road (D700, Tamron 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 78mm, f5.6, ISO 200, 1/320sec)

While most Bangaloreans were friendly, and were happy to be pictured, some were not so friendly. The guy leftmost was very happy and friendly, and smiled and waved after this shot was taken. His friend (2nd from left), however, was much less happy.

Tuk-tuk Drivers Chilling (D700, Tamron 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 78mm, f5.3, ISO 800, 1/60sec - cropped)

This here was my first taste of how crowded some places in Bangalore can get. This bus we pulled alongside of was filled to bursting:

The Overloaded Ark (D700, Tamron 24-135mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 24mm, f3.5, ISO 200, 1/80sec)

Next up, some more shots from the Lebanon trip (I’m still sorting the shots I took in Bangalore)!

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