Slum Town Temple

Taken from one of the bridges that the wealthier people drive over to enter downtown Vadodara. This is an area of town where people who are not quite homeless live. Many people just sleep on the streets or where they work. I passed a “construction site” last night and there were about 30 people wrapped up in blankets sleeping on the dirt. The amount of poverty here is so present that I find my brain starts to filter it out. Over the last three weeks that I have been here I am noticing the poverty less and less.

This image is an HDR that I used Aurora HDR Pro to create. The image was edited in Lightroom, then I sent it to Photoshop to do the texture layering, dodging and burning.

I’m starting to look forward to the next portion of my trip. In a week I am heading off to Goa to spend an undetermined amount of time hanging out on the beaches and relaxing relaxing as much as I possibly can. Of course I’m hoping to also get a good amount of photography done. Everyone says its a super beautiful part of India so I’m hoping I can translate that into some good photos.

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