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Archive 2012 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons
  
 
Michael Sessio
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p.1 #1 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


Demons were in my belly, everything else in Pushkar, India during the annual Camel Fair. So much to see in the 11 day event which includes a circus, fair, and religious pilgrimage.

1. Camel owners having a conversation as the day closes






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4. Evening routine of fetching water for making chai (tea)






5. Camels grazing for their evening meal






6. Western enterntainment providing local entertainment






7. Performers come from far away to earn a little cash






8. Little Shiva






9. Medium Shiva






10. Shiva XXL






11. Circus hands






12. Gypsy girl selling bangles, I treated her to some chai.






13. Tightrope walker






14. Counting the earnings during a short break






15. Pushkar lake is a spiritual center for Hindus. Around the lake live wandering holy men with few possessions






16. One of the many entrances to the lake






17. Evening prayers on the steps of Lake Pushkar






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19. At the end of the festival 200,000+ pilgrims make their way to the lake for an early morning bath.







Dec 18, 2012 at 02:30 PM
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p.1 #2 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


Thanks for sharing these..some beautiful images which give a glimpse or another part of this great planet


Dec 18, 2012 at 02:54 PM
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p.1 #3 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


Very interesting! Thanks for sharing!


Dec 18, 2012 at 03:07 PM
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p.1 #4 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


Thank you for sharing these great images.


Dec 18, 2012 at 03:09 PM
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p.1 #5 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


Very nice work.


Dec 18, 2012 at 04:06 PM
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p.1 #6 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


very nice images !!


Dec 18, 2012 at 04:15 PM
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p.1 #7 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


Very nice indeed. I really enjoyed looking at these, thanks for sharing.


Dec 18, 2012 at 04:20 PM
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p.1 #8 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


Have to agree with the above comments. Great series of images. Thank you for the post.

Great work!
Hatch



Dec 18, 2012 at 04:34 PM
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p.1 #9 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


Wonderful set and the captions further my appreciation, well done.
-Cam



Dec 18, 2012 at 05:10 PM
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p.1 #10 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


Great stuff. Thanks for posting.


Dec 18, 2012 at 10:35 PM
 



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p.1 #11 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


wow this is a great set. Excellent work.

J.R.



Dec 19, 2012 at 12:14 AM
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p.1 #12 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


I enjoyed seeing these very nice photos.


Dec 19, 2012 at 02:12 AM
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p.1 #13 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


Very well done series of events that we will never experience. Thanks for taking us along.


Dec 19, 2012 at 04:15 PM
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p.1 #14 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


Great set, thank you for posting these, a lot to look at in each frame!
Douglas



Dec 19, 2012 at 04:27 PM
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p.1 #15 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


Sorry to hear of the belly demons - often part of the price of admission to Mother India unfortunately. Stellar photo set! I narrowed my favorites down to about 6: several of the camel camp scenes (1,3,4,5), Shiva XXL, and the gypsy girl with bangles and chai (beautiful smile). The colors of India are out of this world. Your pics here make me want to return for another look-see. Cheers - very well captured!

Edited on Dec 22, 2012 at 03:26 PM · View previous versions



Dec 19, 2012 at 04:38 PM
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p.1 #16 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


These are very cool. Nice work.


Dec 21, 2012 at 04:15 PM
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p.1 #17 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


Looks like you had a blast!
Thanks for sharing such colourful images



Dec 21, 2012 at 04:24 PM
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p.1 #18 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


Fantastic stuff, thanks for sharing!


Dec 21, 2012 at 06:50 PM
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p.1 #19 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


These are amazing! I LOVE photography like this...I don't have the ability to travel now and it gives me a glimpse of another culture and another part of the planet. Awesome!


Dec 22, 2012 at 03:20 PM
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p.1 #20 · Camels, Gods, Dust, and Demons


I can just imagine how great of an experience that was.... thanks for sharing those amazing pics


Dec 22, 2012 at 03:50 PM
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