|Indian house crow|
Noise, poverty, heat and dirt.
Difficult to reconcile with my life back at home. So many mixed emotions about what I have, that others have not.
A challenge to photograph for one who normally escapes to quiet, remote places where the only sounds are lapping water, wind in the trees and birds in the sky.
I have many images to sort, and plan a book. But for now I'll start with some birds and animals, for they were one of the most striking things about the streets of Chennai, Pondicherry and Mahabalipuram.
Here in suburbia I don't bump into cows and goats in the street.
|cows graze on the streets in town|
Cows wander at random. They cause many accidents on the roads as people strive to avoid hitting them.
|Goats also roam freely|
|Cows also enjoy the beach|
Dogs are everywhere.
|Dogs are everywhere|
|and they mostly all look very similar|
|best not to mention the rats in the canal at Pondicherry|
|crows in Pondicherry|
Down at the beach they were having a ball.
They particularly enjoyed the infinity pool.
|crows enjoy the pool|
|my attempts to make them look graceful in flight spectacularly unsuccessful|
I am never going to make a wild life photographer.
|never work with children or crows|
I find zebras much more co-operative
I need more patience.
|nature, time and patience are three great physicians|
I need more time.
And I definitely need a regular dose of nature.
Birds and trees will do it.
Crows or otherwise.
I wouldn't be without them.
|Birds and trees are all I need.|
Except maybe this crow, who doesn't know when enough is enough. I think I was invading his territory.