The travel blog community likes to play games, such as HostelBookers’ Seven Super Shots. In it, players are invited to look through their photo archives, find seven wonderful photos, write about them, and nominate five of their friends.
For my entry to Seven Super Shots, I have decided to exclusively use photographs from my current adventure, which began on March 19, 2012. Also, a big thanks to Chrystal of Chrystal-Clear for my long-awaited nomination 🙂
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1. a photo that… Takes My Breath Away
An Indian Skyline
Nope, that’s not an island. It’s the town of Rishikesh jutting out over the Ganges River in India.
No matter how hard I think about it, I can’t come up with a single reason for this man to be watering down this dirt field. Is he trying to make sure that people’s feet get muddy? Simulating the rainy season? It makes no sense, but it sure does make me laugh!
Every day, 60,000+ people are served a free, hot, and tasty plate of food in the communal kitchen outside Amritsar’s Golden Temple. When I was there, it’s a safe bet my mouth was watering as I patiently waited for the servers to drop my meal into the plate in front of me.
“It’s just not worth it. We gotta get out of here,” Carrie and I shouted through the growing heat, smoke and roar of the fire.
Christian and Carrie ran out with as much as they could grab. In the chaos, I don’t think I managed to pick up a single thing. Christian, on the other hand, actually ran back inside to grab his favorite jacket. Sometimes it’s just not worth it…”
7. a photo that… I’m Most Proud Of
(aka My National Geographic Shot)
The Golden Temple, Amritsar, India
The last time my wife Carrie and I were in India, it was too cold to visit the Golden Temple. This time, the weather was right and nothing could stop us. On our second day in Amritsar, we arose at the crack of dawn and were rewarded with this sunrise…