Monthly Archives: March 2012

shooting blind on hindu holi, jaipur

Standard

jacob murphy's photo blog

to put it simply, holi is the hindu celebration of the triumph of good over evil. named after holika (the hindu demonness who was burnt to death) it involves throwing/rubbing brightly colored powders and water on each other. there is no mercy!! everybody is a target. but it’s all in good fun.

given the nature of the celebration, i had to completely wrap my camera in plastic for protection. as a result, i had to shoot all day guessing my exposures and frames. totally blind! it was a very interesting exercise for me. kind of like shooting from the hip, i loved it!

also, if you’d like to see what we are doing with our school donation project please visit www.dirtfloorsandstonewalls.wordpress.com.

enjoy the pictures and please share!

these kids nailed me and took my whole bag of green color!

no one is safe.

and everyone has a great time.

View original post 99 more words

Advertisements

holi elephant painting, jaipur

Standard

Just beautiful.

jacob murphy's photo blog

we were fortunate enough to witness and partake in the sacred ritual of painting the elephants for the holi celebration. these docile creatures love the attention and cooperate gladly. what an amazing experience. most of the pictures below are of our friend “pinky”. she is a 36-year old asian elephant who loves to interact with people.

View original post

Standard

Little London Observationist

Hard to believe it’s already March, isn’t it? The time has come once again for blossoms and bumblebees, sunnier days and evenings gradually growing later. Most welcome, don’t you agree? It’s starting to feel like Spring, that fresh scent hanging in the air, squirrels chasing each other through the parks, green green grass where grass exists.

Where The Art Is captured some of the early signs a few days ago and has added them to the Flickr pool so I can share them with you here.

Add your own signs of Spring to the pool. I’d love to see them. They make me happy.

View original post

Standard

Little London Observationist

Hoping it would feel a bit more like Spring, I walked down to Columbia Road Flower Market on a Sunday afternoon, following the opposite direction of everyone who had armfuls of flowers already. It did, at least a bit. The vendors looked like they were having a lot of fun, it was colourful, the shops along the pavement behind the flower stalls are quirky and interesting (all independent – art galleries, vintage shops, cafes, bakeries, garden shops) and, at the end of the afternoon, the flowers were going cheap – “Everythin’ a fiver!” they call out, and some are even a bunch for £1. Here’s a few photos:


This is the stall owner’s teenage son, Frankie, who is helping out his dad yelling for customers.


Didn’t get this guy’s name, but he was a good laugh. I asked if I could take his photo and he said, “Course you can, darlin”…

View original post 46 more words