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See you, India

See you, India
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Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4496 W: 17 N: 10658] (43476)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-12-26
Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
Exposure: 6 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2018-06-19 12:39
Viewed: 944
Points: 58
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Mumbai - See you, India

I would rather not say 'goodbye' but 'see you, India'.
I consider this country as one of the most fascinating in the world.

With these three pictures the story of a 14-day trip ends. Only 14 days and only 3 places that I’ve visited. I remember that in the beginning of this series someone was surprised that I had visited only three different places during my journey. Yet I have the feeling that I have seen a lot, experienced a great deal, met a lot of people and that my days were well filled. Also a lot of pictures have been taken and shown here. The quality was not always really good. The same goes for the photos today.
But I wanted to end with some pictures with atmosphere and that was something that was evident in the places I’ve visited.

I just loved the evenings on the square between the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and the
Gateway of India. There were tourists from the west but especially a multitude of Indian visitors, young and old from all over the country, some modern others traditionally dressed. It felt great to wander through the crowd with two major icons of Mumbai on the background.

In the mid-90s I was twice in the north of the country. Now I dream to go a fourth time to India and a second time to the south.

Next time another destination.
I hope you enjoyed this one.

ChrisJ, pajaran, holmertz, PiotrF, papagolf21, COSTANTINO, Fis2, ikeharel, Royaldevon, jhm, adramad, worldcitizen, macjake, ktanska, Cricri, cornejo, maloutim has marked this note useful
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To mkamionka: no India in Disney World ???PaulVDV 1 2018-06-20 12:28
To emka: Elephanta CavesPaulVDV 1 2018-06-20 12:40
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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14689 W: 1049 N: 29988] (140899)
  • [2018-06-19 12:44]

Hello Paul

A spectacular evening shot of wonderful Victorian architecture in the bg lit up in all its finery. The fg crowd in colorful saris & Western garb complete the scene. Good sharpness & framing. Tfs!

Lep pogled i trenutak u noci, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Dobar rad sa lepim fotografijama u radionici, lepo pokazano, dobra perspektiva i kontrast, lepe boje, lepo uhvacen trenutak. Lepo druzenje i arhitektura u pozadini.
Sve najbolje, srecno.

A nice view and a moment at night, interesting and good text ...
Good work with nice photos in the workshop, beautifully shown, good perspective and contrast, nice colors, nice moment. Nice socializing and architecture in the background.
All the best, good luck.

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  • Tue Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9511 W: 57 N: 16197] (59918)
  • [2018-06-19 12:57]

Hallo Paul,
Drie mooie foto's om afscheid te nemen van India (voor nu). Het indrukwekkende hotel is mooi verlicht en de vele mensen in hun kleurrijke kleding zorgen voor een levendige voorgrond. Mooi fotowerk met goede scherpte en helderheid.

Hello Paul,
I have had a feeling for some years that I have said "Goodbye, India", but seeing your many photos I almost wish I had also said "See you, India". You have given me a lot of pleasure watching your photos. I think you did the right thing to spend more days in fewer places. There is really no need to rush crazily from one place to another, trying to see everything.
You end this series with three photos with a great nightly atmosphere in an iconic part of Bombay. As for the main photo I am, just for once, not quite in agreement with the colours. It may be from the artificial light of whatever they are watching, but I think they are all slightly green in the face. So I took the liberty of adjusting the colours a little bit. I hope you won't mind.
Now I will be looking forward to catching up on your latest journey.
Kind regards,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12126 W: 126 N: 21924] (111875)
  • [2018-06-19 13:33]

Hi Paul,your gallery from India ends with this group,it seems like a metaphore,like the pic of the group of tourist at the end of vacancy. I never thought to go there,but your pics makes me to change my ideas,thanks a lot for your wonderful report in your 2 weeks trip. Have a good night! Luciano

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  • PiotrF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 4259 W: 2 N: 7334] (35722)
  • [2018-06-19 14:02]

Hello Paul,
An interesting scene from the square between the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel and the
Gateway of India.
A great series of photos from all of your trip to India.
Good work, fine presentation.

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14297 W: 0 N: 16278] (173930)
  • [2018-06-19 19:08]


toutes ces personnes en premier plan quelle compo nocturne quelle couleur elle écoutent les explications et en fond cet édifices tout en lumirèe quelle architecture et ensemble sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié

Bonjour, cher Paul,
Merci, Paul, de nous faire partager vos sentiments à propos de ce grand pays. Je comprends l'intérêt que vous portez à découvrir et apprendre chaque fois davantage sur les traditions, les coutumes, etc. de ce continent.
Des images étonnantes toujours intéressantes.

Salut paul,
une vue de nuit bien gérée, le rendu des teintes avec ces lumières est parfait, intéressante composition entre architecture et foule.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10545 W: 146 N: 26520] (127487)
  • [2018-06-19 23:26]
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Hello Paul, Also for me, India is the most fascinating country. I was twice - first in the south, later mainly in Rajasthan. My map of India has a lot of yellows but still, there are white patches :(. I would like to go once more to see the north and the parts near Calcutta but I am afraid it could be not safe for a lone woman. But when I see pictures from India I would love to go at once.
Nice pictures for the end of the series. These evenings near the gate of India must be delightful. But strange you didn't go to Elefanta, it is so near and to go by boat is a nice excursion. I envy you the visiting Hampi and these laundries in Mumbai.

Kind regards Malgo

Hello dear friend and have a n ice time
and a happy new day
wow!!!fantastic colorful capture with many many women
you are very lucky travelling all over the world
and particularly in India your gallery is a real
treasure of civilazation and traditional elements

Ciao Paul
belle scene notturne piene di vita e di luci, ottimo servizio,molto completo.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10116 W: 161 N: 16690] (128753)
  • [2018-06-20 0:42]

Witaj Paul!
Nice scene from daily life.
Excellent night shot.
I like colors and light.
Well done.
Nice day.

Hello Paul,

Don't apologise about the quality of the photograph, it is full of colour and atmosphere and makes us feel that we are there!
You have improved it as a w/s but the mood and beauty are just the same.
Your notes perfectly express how you felt about the country and the people and these photographs make a perfect 'goodbye' to a most attractive place.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24849 W: 520 N: 41857] (179494)
  • [2018-06-20 5:26]

Dag Paul,

Uw foto heeft precies de norm van een oude schilderij.
Maar in val avond genomen, maar met echt heel scherpe lens.
Niet bewogen bijna genomen met een statief of monopod.
Uw reis heeft reeds veel bijgebracht bij mij, als niet reiziger.
Mooi foto werk, bedankt.

Groeten uit Oost Vlaanderen,

Bonjour Paul,

C'est presque de l'acrobatie que de vouloir photographier une aussi grosse famille à la tombée du jour devant un aussi beau bâtiment. Beaucoup de choses à voir dans ce cadrage.



Ciao Paul, lovely composition with fantastic people, excellent exposure, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Lights and colors and its mostly about people, Paul. India had impressed you - and frankly, I enjoyed it enormously.
Marvelous finale, my cong.s.

Hi Paul,
wonderful combination of the evening photography with recognizable monument and plenty of traditionally dressed people. I cannot wish for more!
India certainly strikes me like a country where a lot of colorfully dressed ladies walk into the scene to decorate the pictures for you :)
I have not visited India yet, not even in DisneyWorld :) so your reportage has to suffice for several years at least for me :)
Wonderful reportage, I sense you are already with your thoughts on another trip, I wonder where it may be?...

Hello Paul.
Impressive this nocturnal photo, that certainly brings us the environment and the essence of India.
The color with all those girls posing in a photo is fascinating, the amount of public in the square, brings us the hustle and the great vitality that is breathed, ideal as a background the Hotel Taj Mahal.
Well done. I like it.
You have a good day.
Very best regards.

Hello Paul,
A topclass capture and TE entry from Indıa. Not only photographycally but also with rich and usefull notes a good job. Nice framed.
TFS and best regards

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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3540 W: 0 N: 8251] (58689)
  • [2018-06-22 7:18]

A very good night photo with a lot of details and crowds of tourists, this is really a special atmosphere of evening and people enyoing the end of the day, you have captured a group of young people in traditional dresses, very well captured
regards Ryszard

Hello Paul,
This is a beautiful farewell photo, filled with color, iconic architecture, and a sense of nostalgia. I like examining all the people in the frame, and seeing all the golden lights of the city.

Hi Paul
I read your email to me about the WS, I'll have to try it sometime :) thanks a lot!

its easy to feel your passion for India, I have it as well. The people are friendly and welcoming, the photo opps are endless. What could be better than that?

You need to add more people in your scene, not enough here hahaha

I like the many repeating arched windows on the far right building tower, and the fg here is excellent. I never made it to this city...maybe one day. great shot

Hi Paul,
This demonstrated well how crowded this place is. And also how popular it is by domestic travellers. Evening lights look good although greenish tint of the foreground illumination is not optimal.

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15972 W: 159 N: 27850] (146408)
  • [2018-06-24 10:22]

Bonjour Paul
Quelle belle image pour terminer,
Ce pays est en effet merveilleux a voir, l'architectures est belles , intéressantes, en plus les couleurs sont très attrayantes, belle photo de groupe en début de soirée, pleine de couleurs et d'éclairage, très jolies deux images a heure bleu,
Des bons projets pour l'avenir…..
Bonne soirée

Hello, Paul!

Great capture of all these people, that add a lot of life to the scene, with the beautiful lights and architecture in the background, the light has been very well managed here to show all the details! Wonderful composition!

Hello Paul, very good night shot of this interesting scene of everyday life, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. A great job perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.

Good night and happy Sunday.
All the best from the south of Spain.

Un bon choix pour dire au-revoir à l’Inde !
Je suis bien d’accord avec toi, que l’on y voit quelques touristes étrangers, mais surtout des touristes indiens ; Ils sont partout et les photos de groupe sont toujours de mise.
Je ne suis jamais allée à Mumbai, mais je reconnais le “Taj Mahal Palace Hotel” que tu as posté précédemment.
Tu as donc visité 2 états du sud du pays, et tu as eu bien raison de t’en tenir à 3 endroits différents en 14 jours. Sinon, les visites restent trop superficielles.
Personnellement, je suis allée 2 fois 14 jours en Inde et j’ai visité 4 états (en partie bien sûr). C’était d’ailleurs un peu trop !
C’était Goa, Karnataka, Tamil-Nadu et KERALA. (Je n’ai malheureusement pas eu le temps de mettre toutes les photos sur TE. Emploi du temps oblige…)
En tous cas, je te souhaite beaucoup de bonheur à l’avenir dans la visite des états du sud que tu ne connais pas encore. Ils recèlent des trésors. Le Kérala est magnifique en particulier.

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