Marina Beach at Chennai is for sure not the most beautiful beach I have ever seen but I have to say it is going to remain very special for me always. It was the first time when my daughter saw sea here. Initially she was a bit overwhelmed. But by the second day (at Besant Nagar Beach) she was already demanding to go further and to be left alone! We did neither but that is another matter as the sea was very choppy.
People at Marina Beach, Chennai, India
It is difficult to click pictures with my daughter around but I still managed to click some. The bright colored saris caught my eye and hence I took this one.
Merry Go Round at Marina Beach, Chennai
My daughter had a nice time at the merry go round and I had some time to try and capture the moon! She went on it twice, but the additional time I had, it still did not improve the quality of my pictures!
A Fortune Teller at Marina Beach, Chennai
My dauhter was attracted by the parrot that the fortune teller had in the cage! As I was walking behind them I got an opportunity to click the picture. But she soon got distracted and did not demand that we engage with the parrot or the fortune teller!
Souvenirs Sold Near Marina Beach, Chennai
And finally this was clicked at the underpass when we were walking back to get an auto to our hotel. I have to review that hotel but that is a tale (rant is more like it) for another day.
It has been a very busy week. In between my blog was also acting up. Thankfully it is now back to its normal good behavior. For today’s sky watch I present a picture I clicked at twilight at Chennai.
We were walking back from Marina Beach in Chennai when I clicked this picture handheld. I will like to do a tripod version of this sometime.
This post is part of the super awesome community of Sky watchers. You can find them at the Sky Watch Page.
I am no street photographer, I am really scared of clicking people. But I am not so timid when it comes to clicking the stuff displayed by street vendors on the road. Sometimes when I click a picture they ask me to click one of them as well. I will start with apple and oranges.
I was actually walking with my daughter in Chennai and that means I would not have time to take out the SLR and compose anything. But this arrangement was so tempting that I used my cell phone (a Nokia X7) to click the picture. I am often amazed at the presentation of the goods by the street vendors.
This was also clicked on the same walk, we had actually gone to the local market to buy some dresses (not for me) and while walking I had a great time clicking with my cell phone.
This was a colorful rangoli (also known as kolam) in front of someone’s home and I had to stop and click again. My daughter wanted to mess it all up and play with it but I was able to restrain her without any damage to the rangoli.
This one was clicked just outside Marina Beach in Chennai. It was the first time for my daughter at sea and she had a gala time. We actually ate these cobs as well and they were really good!
Living in India I am no stranger to mangoes. But the way these were presented, I have not seen it before. I also saw some of them smeared with chili but could not take a picture. The last two pictures were taken from my SLR but in very low light.
So even though I can never do street photography in the traditional sense, this is the closest I will ever come to it!
I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!
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