Happy Dance

Happy Dance. I walked into this temple in Bundi because they were blaring music so loud I could hear it literally on the other side of the town. When I get in this guy is dancing around and having a blast. Everyone is enjoying the show.

Just after I shot this about 10 other people, each of them carrying two large DSLR’s with large lenses, and huge camera bags came in behind me and swarmed all over the place. I’m guessing they were on some sort of photo workshop. I found them to be pushy and rude and I made a quick exit so that I would not be associated with them. Then again I was shooting with my tiny Fujifilm so i’m pretty sure I looked like a normal tourist compared to them. Unfortunately I ran into them later that day when I went to the palace.

I have never done a photo workshop like these people were doing, and I hope if I ever do the people involved have a bit more respect for the places they are shooting and visiting.

This image was processed in Macphun’s Tonality CK, Lightroom, and Photoshop. Normally Tonality is used for black and white conversions but its also possible to mix colours back into the image so that is what I tried with this photo. It does make it look a little surreal, but I’m kind of liking that look.

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 Pixelbip.com and writing about my experiences at EarthToKeir.com