Friday, November 30, 2012

shimla wedding

with all the honeymooners i've been photographing its amazing to see where it all begins. our driver randomly invited us to his friends wedding tonight, how could we say no?


Dance Floor

Gerber Daisy

Reception Hall

Thursday, November 29, 2012

we watched the water

tattapani, haunted hotels and other stories...

Haunted Hotel
Hot Springs, Open Eyes

Interior Landscape

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

life life life life life

We are in Shimla now! The last week in Manali we were both sick and down but not out. Manali was an epic, crazy adventure but being sick made us officially stir crazy and ready to go. So when we got well, at the first chance it was time to move on and go to Shimla. The drive was beautiful: it was great to be out in the sun again, to see dry landscapes, palm trees growing on the side of mountains, kids running everywhere, the largest highways we've seen yet, dust, smoke, light, a full moon, tiny fires all over, the jaypee cement factory looming in the distance, new rivers, new mountains. And now we're in Shimla. Back to work tomorrow.


Saturday, November 24, 2012

enigma in manali

here are some video stills, snippets from here and there. i haven't put any videos up online yet so in the meantime there is this:

Sadness (video still)

Two Friends dreaming (video still)

rhotang return

Rhotang pass part 2. In a few years we are told this road to Rhotang will be gone and people will instead have to trek up to the mountain top to see snow. in the meantime, there are traffic jams, food stalls, horses, dirt bikes, and people everywhere basking in the snow.

Two Friends



Rhotang snow

Neon Couple

Rhotang Landscape

Sunday, November 18, 2012

three part update: rhotang pass, manali highway and kothi

hello! its been a long time coming... every time i want to update the internet seems to not work. so here goes the past four days or so of what i've been up to. starting with the most recent:

rhotang pass:

High Mountain Home

Frozen Water Mountain Construction
Serious Woman

Heated Rocks


manali highway:

Shredded Sign




Shop No. 13

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

soling valley, manali

Manali! It's great to be here. 





Parasail Wall

Parking Lot family


happy diwali! back to work tomorrow. in the meantime...

Glittery Sparklers ready to go!

why hello there

The Adventure Valley

Glowing lady

Perfect store

throwing extra fireworks in the fire pit for added fun

Happy Diwali to all and to all a good night! 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

khajjiar revisited and mcleod ganj

its been a few days... i've got a little backlog going and have wanted/been meaning to write and post some new pictures, but alas, the internet does not always provide and there is not always time. took a little detour through the current home of the dalai lama, mcleod ganj after revisiting khajjiar and now manali.

Blue and Green Couple


Peach Ladies

McLeod Ganj Couple

McLeod Ganj rainbow