Ron Mayhew's Blog

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Images of India

236 Comments

  1. ioweunothing

    You’ve done a wonderful cover story on my country I hope you come here again and explore other parts to because you have a way of telling stories like no one else ! Thank you for this beautiful and enriching piece 🙂

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  2. Madhu

    Ron, what a spectacular post!!! Every single perfect frame and quote evocative of the colour and complexity of India! I echo Tina’s comment….your craft improves by the day. Congratulations on being Freshly Pressed! This one was a no-brainer 🙂

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    • fotograffer

      I take that as a real compliment coming from you. I am very sensitive to how Indians perceive my posts. I want to get it right. As you know, India and it’s culture are endlessly fascinating to me. Thanks Madhu.

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  3. Dalo 2013

    An incredible set of images Ron ~ truly inspiring and mesmerizing… Your words too also add to this incredible mix of impressions, such a blend of emotions, moods, shadows and lights throughout every piece of this post. Beautiful. And a just reward with being Freshly Pressed. Well deserve 🙂

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  4. Donna Condrey-Miller

    I really enjoyed your photos in this post. There is something tasty about all that gold and orange. When I see pictures like these of India it makes my mouth water as if in anticipation of a delicious meal. I’ve never been and don’t see my path heading in that direction anytime soon, but should the opportunity present itself I won’t resist.

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  5. shrusg

    Its beautiful. .
    Iam from India..I never thought of orange as the colour of North India. .you are soo right
    Sad part is that these days majority of Indians dont admire this side of India.

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  6. Masala & Blarney

    My husband is from the South so I have not had the chance to travel to Delhi, Agra or Varanasi but your photos on this post and elsewhere on your blog only make me want to plan a trip to India this year and insist on a trip up to the North. It is apparent from your writing and photos that you love India as much as I do.

    Namaste,
    M&B

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  7. emmx2013

    Thank you for reminding me of India! We had planned to go there once upon a time, but were unable to
    do so. We did see and visit with Swami Vivekananda and three of his disciples in New York however.
    Evelyn
    Here’s to Your Health!
    evelynmmaxwell.com

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  8. suneshbenny

    I’m seriously impressed with your works and thoughts that you have shared with every one here.
    If there was a way kneel in front of you,I would have. Trust me

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  9. agnes Goyvaerts

    I’m so happy to have found your blog, my these photos show me the India that I know and remember from my visits. What amazingly beautiful photos, showing the beauty of the Indian people, thank you.

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  10. Eliza

    I live in Mumbai and generally try to go for holidays to places which are quiet and have fewer tourists. So, I’ve never seen the places in your photographs! The India I see when I get out of Mumbai is usually green….

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  11. catbirdinchina

    Wow, Ron, you have really captured India here. What a marvelous gallery of photos. I’m curious. Do you take these pictures by asking if you can take them, or do you do it clandestinely with a telephoto lens? I’m so envious of your ability. 🙂

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    • fotograffer

      No telephoto lens. If we make eye contact I ask permission, usually by gesturing. Otherwise, I just shoot. At the crowded festivals people generally expect to be photographed. How are things going in China?

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      • catbirdinchina

        All is well in China, Ron, just trying to settle in and learn my way around. I get to go on holiday next week, along with the whole population of China. It’s the National Day holiday from Oct 1-7. It should be crazy and interesting! 🙂

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  12. Sitara Srinivas

    “There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won’t go. For me, India is such a place. When I first visited, I was stunned by the richness of the land, by its lush beauty and exotic architecture, by its ability to overload the senses with the pure, concentrated intensity of its colors, smells, tastes, and sounds… I had been seeing the world in black & white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor.”

    Lines like this make me proud t be an Indian. Just discovered your blog, definitely following you.

    Thankyou for making my country look so pretty.

    cheers
    movingabouteverywhere.wordpress.com

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