Family of Five

This is an incredibly common sight in India. An entire family using a motorcycle or scooter to get around. Only very wealthy people will have a car. Personally I have found that two wheeled vehicles are far superior for navigating the traffic here. However my background in the motorcycle industry causes me to cringe when I see small children on motorcycles with no protective clothing whatsoever. It’s true the speeds here are typically no faster than 20 mph, but it only takes one fall to cause massive damage to a body.

Even knowing what I do about the dangers of motorcycles I still drive a scooter here with no protective gear myself. I’m even wearing sandals instead of proper shoes. Actually I have not even worn socks for the last two weeks.

This image is shot on my Fujifilm X100T and processed in Lightoom, Photoshop, and Macphun Focus CK.

Earth to Keir

Just a note that I will be posting an article on traffic in India on my other blog at Earth to Keir. By no means am I an expert on traffic here, but I thought it would be fun to share some of the experiences I have had and the things I have learned while staying in Vadodara.

Growing up one of my biggest dreams was to explore the world. Honestly I never thought this would become reality. But at the end of 2014 I quit my job as a project manager to do just that. I sold most everything I own, packed up the remaining boxes in storage, and set out to see the world. My goals while traveling are to meet people everywhere I go, work on becoming a better photographer, and attempt to stay where the weather is not freezing. Along the way I am posting photos at and writing about my experiences at