ऋषिकेश Rishikesh

Rishikesh, India. ऋषिकेश

Rishikesh, India. ऋषिकेश

This is an old photo. It was shot back in 2005 when I spent a few months in Rishikesh, India. I’ve done quite a bit of work on the photo.
Rishikesh was a great place to relax.

I participate in WordPress' Weekly Photo Challenge 2016

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Early Morning in Delhi, India

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This photo was shot one early morning at «Hotel Yes, Please» in Delhi, India. Shot with film on a point&shoot camera, then scanned.

My friend over at Knowallsbox recently visited the derby in Calcutta. You can check out his post from the derby and mine from the Delhi derby, plus some more of my India related posts here:

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Pushkar, पुष्कर, Rajasthan.

“Nothing was ever in tune. People just blindly grabbed at whatever there was: communism, health foods, zen, surfing, ballet, hypnotism, group encounters, orgies, biking, herbs, Catholicism, weight-lifting, travel, withdrawal, vegetarianism, India, painting, writing, sculpting, composing, conducting, backpacking, yoga, copulating, gambling, drinking, hanging around, frozen yogurt, Beethoven, Back, Buddha, Christ, TM, H, carrot juice, suicide, handmade suits, jet travel, New York City, and then it all evaporated and fell apart. People had to find things to do while waiting to die. I guess it was nice to have a choice.”
― Charles Bukowski, Women

I met this woman in Pushkar, India and we hung out for a while. Captured on film and scanned.
Check out WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/vibrant/

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Pushkar, पुष्कर, Rajasthan,

Pushkar, पुष्कर, Rajasthan.

“India is not, as people keep calling it, an underdeveloped country, but rather, in the context of its history and cultural heritage, a highly developed one in an advanced state of decay.”
― Shashi Tharoor

India is, without a doubt and without comparison, the noisiest and dirtiest country I’ve ever visited. Pushkar, were this photo was taken, was relatively quiet though.
My response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special post.

Thursday’s Special

Thursday’s Special

Creepy Taj Mahal

A fun photo challenge from WordPress this week with the theme “Creepy“.

My B&W creepy version of Taj Mahal

My B&W creepy version of Taj Mahal

P.S. I’ve opened an instaspam account. Most of the likes I’ve gotten so far has been from spammers (except from some from real life friends & some other bloggers), so instaspam seems like a more appropriate name than instagram. Anyway, if you also have an instaspam account, you can add me: instagram.com/cardinalguzman
My profile is open and public now, but if I continue to experience spam, I’ll set it to private.

P.P.S. I’ll probably be posting more stuff for the challenge this week.

Snake Charmers in Jaipur


Met these snake charmers in Jaipur, India – not an ordinary event for me, but I sat down with them and picked up a snake. Later I learned that the snake charmers remove the fangs of the cobras that they capture, so the snakes die from internal poisoning after a few weeks. The photos are scans from film shot with a pocket camera and the quality is debatable…
For more unusual stuff, check out Paula’s B&W Sunday: https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2015/04/19/black-white-sunday-unusual/
Or for more photos of this & that, Lucile has a “Photo101 Rehab” project: http://luciledegodoy.com/2015/01/14/the-clinic-photo101-rehab-is-open-again/