I finally took my camera to the Qutb Shahi Tombs. As expected, I had a good time, and got quite a few good shots. For some strange reason,
Golconda seems to have been cursed for me – it is such a great place to get spectacular photographs, and yet the last three times I’ve been there, it has been only in the evening in the fading light. Finally, after a lot of planning we managed to get there during the day, only to have a rainy visit from which I managed to get a few decent pictures.
Stumbled across The Empire that was Russia, an exhibition of a photographic record of turn-of-the-century Russia by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii. This guy was a genius who figured out a way to make colour photographs way before they were invented. He used different coloured filters – red, green and blue – to take pictures of his subjects in rapid succession, capturing each colour on a separate plate. He then used these plates along with a light projection system to display them.
Vidya and I travelled to Pudukottai on 27 and 28 November 2004. This was a really unexpected trip, and came up when Kandha told us he was driving down to Karaikudi and asked us if we would like to accompany him...