Photo du Jour: An Elephant & His Mahout – Amber Fort, Jaipur, India

Responding to a command from his mahout while ascending the walkway leading to Fort Amer, an elephant poses for the camera. The practice of offering commercial elephant rides to tourists visiting the Amber Fort is controversial, as discussed here. When I visited the formidable fortress, which was built in the 1590s, I opted to makeContinue reading “Photo du Jour: An Elephant & His Mahout – Amber Fort, Jaipur, India”

Photo du Jour: A Ride Through the Pink City – Jaipur, India

Even though my maiden voyage to India was nearly four years ago, I vividly remember that first afternoon exploring Jaipur, the so-called Pink City. With my new camera in hand, I delighted in capturing images of vibrantly-painted elephants, bus passengers, and motorcyclists as the auto rickshaw I was riding in passed them. Naively, I initiallyContinue reading “Photo du Jour: A Ride Through the Pink City – Jaipur, India”