Night Market Fire Dancer

Last night I went to my first Night Market in Goa. Along with fire dancers there was much more to see and do. Amazing food from all over the world, Fresh juice smoothies made in front of me, and pretty much everything for sale. Live music, two outdoor nightclubs, Indians, hippies, beggars, and more white people than I have ever seen in one place in India.

I arrived in Goa a few days ago and finally started seeing the part of India that I had heard about before I came here. This is a tropical paradise. Every day is hot and sunny. Everyone is laid back (except the traffic, thats just like the rest of India), and has a smile on their face.

I only took my Fujifiml X100T to the market. Honestly I knew it would be super crowded and there would likely be pickpockets in the crowd. I figured the Fuji would be less of a theft target as it looks so much like a film camera. While I still enjoy using the Fuji I’m finding that a 35mm lens is starting to feel like a telephoto after shooting with my 15-27 for so long. I was actually wishing that I was able to shoot wider as there is just so much I wanted to include in the frame.

This image was edited only in Lightroom and Photoshop. This was one example where I wish I did have a longer lens. I ended up having to crop this in order to make the dancer the center of attention and eliminate some of the surrounding distractions.

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