The photo diary feature is a collection of occasional
"found" images; a sort of photo blog or visual
diary, recording some of the aspects of daily Indian
life we've seen on our travels and of the village life
around the upper Kulu Valley, where we spend much of
our time. The photo journal will be irregularly updated
as and when we have the images or inclination. The idea
is to show pictures which are either topical and current
or those which wouldn't fit into one of our photo galleries
and wouldn't otherwise be shown, and to portray some
of the small "snapshot" glimpses of everyday
life in India.
Digital cameras can be a blessing and a curse when
backpacking. They are ideal for quick throwaway snapshots
that you wouldn't otherwise bother with shooting on
film, but storing images can be problematic; flash cards
or memory sticks fill up quickly (depending on camera
resolution), and finding somewhere to offload all of
your images and backing up to CD can be hard outside
major towns. A larger storage device is a wise investment.
All of the photographs were captured using a rather
ageing (in digital photography terms) Kodak DC240 digital
stills camera (in an unappealing translucent Grape colour)
with a resolution of 1280 x 960 pixels, a 128 MB compact
flash card, and an incredible appetite for AA batteries.
We left India at the end of July 2004; the fun's over
and we're in the UK for ... far too long. So a photo
blog with "live" or current images of Manali
or India is not terribly practical - although if anyone
fancies funding a three year holiday, we're all ears.
But we have plenty of our digi pics archived (around
17,000); so we'll add some of these from time to time.
The date at the top right of the page will be the
date the image was added to the site (marked with an
asterisk to show it is not "current"), with
the date the picture was taken added to the start of