Archives for February 2012

Still Waters Mumbai


(Taken February 2012)
ISO400 135mm F6.3 1/3200 Canon 40D

Although I was originally dismayed by the tremendous smog in Mumbai, I ended up getting some sharp foreground subjects. As I recall, this was from a moving taxi. I took sequential shots and threw away a lot of blurry people and posts.

Gateway of India


(Taken February 2012)
ISO400 28mm F8 1/500 Canon 40D

The Gateway of India was finished in 1924 as a commemoration of the royal visit by King George V and Queen Mary in 1911. The Gateway is located in South Mumbai (formerly Bombay) on the waterfront across from the Taj Mahal Hotel. The hotel, opened in 1903, was the site of the 2008 terrorist attack in which 167 people were killed, 31 of them at the hotel. The hotel was restored from the destruction and fire and the only evidence of the attack is a high level of security in the area.

From a tourist perspective, this is the place to be to walk, buy from the street vendors under the Banyan trees and walk up the many streets for shopping. If you need to find a taxi, there is a cluster of them at the corner of the road between the Gateway and the Taj.