02 September 2009

Self-portrait at Joshimath

PeteIn December 2006—is it that long ago already?—I stayed a while at Joshimath (the spelling varies) in the Indian Himalaya. I guess this is hardly proof I was there, but despite its minimalism it brings back memories for me.

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6 comments:

the watercats said...

Love this! As you say, the minimalism is great... that's a lovely warm looking coat!. :-)
I love the fact the mirror looks like a window too!

Patricia said...

That is quite a camera!

Barbara said...

This is an elegantly perfect portrait- minimalism with layers... soft puffy parka, hard rock, mirror reflecting window to look like mirror itself, the load of symbolism attached to the camera ... I know I say it all the time, but your work is awesome!

pohanginapete said...

Watercats, thanks. The jacket served me well. By the end of the journey it had thinned down a bit — but by then I was in Africa...

Patricia, the specifications aren't great by today's standards, but the lens (mostly what you see in the photo) is still right up there. Good lenses are where the wise money should go. I should add it was often quite a mission lugging a DSLR and three lenses, including a 300mm telephoto, around.

Barbara, thanks! I like the way you point out specific things that appeal to you — it helps me see my photos through other eyes and minds.

butuki said...

I just want to say that I love your fingerless gloves! (^J^)/"

pohanginapete said...

I live in them much of the year, Miguel :^)