Two women at the Amber Fort, Jaipur. They are listening to a third woman off to the right.
I had a marvellous time going through my travel photos to find ones to fit Ailsa’s travel theme of faces. Old memories came back and the travels seemed like yesterday. I’ve tried to choose faces with interesting expressions. The people in the feature image at top all look quite serious, despite this being the first official tasting during our three-day trip to the Champagne region.
India – Tordi Gar
These women are looking back at another woman who has just walked away from them.
What a fascinating contrast of faces here!
The focus of the photo is the man, the tour guide for our trek in the Himalayan foothills. I grabbed the shot of him napping on the public bus, and also caught the woman who turned to look right at me. Is she curious? Disapproving? I’m not sure!
These are grass cutters in Chitwan. They are looking at their photos on the digital camera of someone in my group. Amidst the excitement, one boy looked directly up at me.
Sailing – ‘Tenacious’ in the Atlantic
The woman is Barbara Campbell, who has captained both of the Jubilee Sailing Trust’s tall ships. Her expression is pure concentration as she tackles a torn sail with needle and thread.
It’s raining, the decks are slippery and wet, the ship is heeled over — but look at those smiles!
Fisherman on one of the many commercial fishing boats in Port Louis harbour, Mauritius. They watched us sail in in ‘Lord Nelson’ with reactions from enthusiasm to indifference.
A couple of poor quality scans of old prints here, apologies! But I like how in both, the two people have different reactions to being photographed.
Reed island, Lake Titicaca: The small girl looks unsure of what is expected, but the older one seems to have learned that tourist photos mean money.
Amantani island, Lake Titicaca: The woman was determined that we would take of photo of her and her son; the boy, however, had other ideas!