Monochrome Monkey

This is our entry in Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #70: Monochrome.

In February of this year, we visited the four cave temples in Badami, in the Indian state of Karnataka.  As we climbed to the site, we exchanged looks with this wistful monkey.  We each kept our distance.

This photo was taken on February 15, 2019. Specs are:

Canon 100D, ISO 100, f/7.1, 1/125 sec, 31 mm.

Budapest 25 October 1956

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Numbers: Anything with numbers on it.

In Budapest, Hungary, in the pavement a hundred yards or so from the Parliament building, a set of stairs lead to an underground museum called, precisely,

In memoriam 1956. October 25. Memorial and Exhibition

This museum captures the events of October 25, 1956, when the Hungarian State Security Police massacred Hungarian citizens in the square in front of the Parliament building.  A student revolt led to the collapse of the government. However, Soviet troops invaded Hungary on November 4, and by January 1957, the Soviet Union controlled Hungary.  After 33 years, the Republic of Hungary was declared on October 23, 1989, and the story of the Revolution could be told.

The photo below is of the outside of the barrier wall adjacent to the stair steps down to the memorial.

This photo was taken on April 21, 2019. Specs are:

Canon 200D, ISO 500, f/9.0, 1/30 sec, 18 mm.

Starfish

This is our entry in Lens-Artists Challenge #69 – Seeing Double.

Just eight months ago we were walking on Varca Beach in South Goa, India.  This starfish caught our eye. We didn’t know whether something else (an ocean wave, person, or animal) had flipped it over — there are bird tracks in the sand — or if it had made a very unfortunate move by itself.  In any event, we were struck by the composition in the bright afternoon sunlight.

This photo was taken on February 19, 2019. Specs are: Olympus TG-5, ISO 125, f/4.9, 1/200 sec, 18 mm.

Indian Roadside Market

We have a second entry this week in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Groceries.  It is a photo of a roadside market we drove by on the road from Mysore to Coorg in India this spring. We saw it two months before visiting the subject of our previous post, the Marché Bastille in Paris, France. This was one of dozens we passed on the way. The similarities and differences between the Indian and Parisian markets fascinated us.  Everyone gets their groceries somewhere.

 

Marché Bastille

Our entry this week in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Groceries is a photo of Marché Bastille in Paris, France. This is a street market very near the Place de la Bastille. It is open on Thursday and Sunday from early morning to mid-afternoon.