Kashmir

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    Comfort Zones
    anemptytextlline
      Recently I heard a really great quote, "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." This resonated with me so much when I heard it I even thought, "now here is a quote I could tattoo on my...
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    Take a hike: photo trek with Matt Brandon through...
    anemptytextlline
    Our bad ass guide for the Lidderwat trek, Abul Aziz.   I have received a couple of emails asking just how hard is the trekking portion on the Kashmir Photo Trek & Workshop. Before I get into that I need to define...
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    Planning your 2015 Photo Workshop schedule.
    anemptytextlline
    I have two workshops scheduled for 2015 and another workshop still in the planning stage at the time of this writing. So photo workshop schedule make sure you include these. Two completely different places featuring two totally different cultures....
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    Ladakh Photo Trek Part 3
    anemptytextlline
      Nubra Valley is being developed with guest houses and luxury tent accommodation. It is a good idea to visit it sooner rather than later.   After the official workshop ended, as often, we offered an extension on the trip. The planned...
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    Off to Ladakh Tomorrow.
    anemptytextlline
      Tomorrow Alou and I leave for Ladakh and Kashmir with Piet Van den Eynde and 9 other participants. (Pray it stops raining!) I wanted to add a quick interactive post to show you around where we will be and what's...
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    Kashmir Pt 4: Portraits of Kashmir
    anemptytextlline
    I photographed this Kashmiri man in a tea stall.   As I wrote the in first three posts in this Kashmiri series, the light was not so great for pictures with blue sky, but fantastic for portraits. I love taking pictures...
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    Kashmir Pt 3: A Slice of Life
    anemptytextlline
    Winter's morning on Dal Lake.   In this 3rd segment I offer you a look into everyday life in Srinagar. The city of Srinagar is the summer capital of Kashmir. In the winter the government offices and staff move to warmer...
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    Kashmir Pt 2: Shrines and Mosques
    anemptytextlline
      Morning Light at the Jammia Masjid, Srinagar, Kashmir  (Click the images to view full size.) Kashmir is a very spiritual place. There are as many mosques on street corners as there are churches in Waco, Texas, and that's a lot. Islam...
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    Kashmir Pt 1: A Gujjar Wedding
    anemptytextlline
    Gujjar men wait just out of the snow for the wazwan to begin.   I had the privilege to host my good friend Jon McCormack around Kashmir this past week. We were able to visit some of my favorite places in...
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    There is Strength in Their Faces
    anemptytextlline
    At 86 years old, this Gujjar Bakarwal woman still walks over 100 miles twice a year between the peaks of the Indian Himalaya to the lowland plains.  Her stories can be read in the lines in her face. To...
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    Lightroom 4 Brings New Life to Old Images
    anemptytextlline
    A different frame of this shot took me almost a day and a half of processing in Photoshop to get something close to this. This took me 5 min. in Lightroom 4.  AFTER   f/6.3, 1/320 sec, at 158mm, 100 ISO, on...
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    Chow Rasta
    anemptytextlline
    Chow Rasta Market, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia   This past month I have been working on a story for a client that will be both video and still images. The video will be shot by my friend and accommodate Nate Watkins and...
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    Multimedia: The Prophet gave us a way.
    anemptytextlline
    My intent in this post is to foster peace and understanding. This post today expresses the views of one man, who is in the minority in his town. He is a Muslim man named Faisal, and he is a...
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    Multimedia: The Cheese Man of Kashmir
    anemptytextlline
    I have been quiet lately for several reasons. First, in the most responsible for my lack of communication is I have been working frantically at redesigning a whole new blog site. A brand-new theme that will eventually integrate with...
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    December's Wallpaper
    anemptytextlline
    December 2008 Wallpaper   Click here to download this wallpaper   For December I though we needed a wallpaper with snow. Do you have any idea how hard it is to find snow 5º north of the equator? So, I hope this image...
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    A Conversation With Ami Vitale
    anemptytextlline
    I first met Ami a few years back in New Delhi. We both were getting our Macs worked on at, what was then the only Mac repair place in North India. Not sure how we started chatting but I...
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    Ashura
    anemptytextlline
    Often participants uses something that looks like a "cat-o-nine tails." A few days back might have been my last true adventure in Kashmir. It was Ashura the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram. This day is well-known because...
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    Detail
    anemptytextlline
    f/1.8, 1/320 sec, at 85mm, 50 ISO, on a Canon EOS 5D OPD. Overview, Portrait and Detail. Maybe I’ll look at the O and the P in this list at a later date. I want to confess to you right here...
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