The world is my studio : open or not

Photographers at Valluvar kottam before opening time
Photographers at Valluvar kottam before opening time

No one really knows when the Valluvar kottam opens for the public. “Some days it is at 8 am. Some other days it is at 10-30” we are told by the security staff.

Rim lit garland

Rim lit garland in Nungambakkam
Rim lit garland in Nungambakkam

Near most temples, big and small, you will find a line of flower / garland shops. This one is in Nungambakkam.

 

Ramakrishna Temple

The classy and elegant Ramakrishna temple.
The classy and elegant Ramakrishna temple.

Taken with iPhone 5 and straight off the camera. No tweaking.

Couldn’t resist the temptation to edit. Below is the version after adjusting sky [saturation] and foreground [crop, detail] on Snapseed.

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Health conscious?

On the cart of a tender coconut vendor
On the cart of a tender coconut vendor

A tender coconut vendor in Mylapore had this sign on his cart.[“As far as possible drink tender coconut without the straw. That is good for health”]

Is he being health and environment conscious or just trying to save a few paise?

I have also seen signs on tea kiosks, refusing to supply extra plastic cups. Same reason?

iPhone 5, RK Mutt Road (old Brodies Road), Mylapore

Kotturpuram Tree Park

A path in Kotturpuram Tree park
A path in Kotturpuram Tree park

Kotturpuram Tree park is a wonderful result of the efforts of an NGO Nizhal, who converted a barren riverside land into a beautiful arboretum complete with walkers’ path.

Faces of Chennai: from Nepal

Nepali devotee at a Chennai Temple
Nepali devotee at a Chennai Temple

This gentleman, Jung Bahadur (?) from Nepal was coming out of the Agastheeswarar temple, Nungambakkam with a handful of flowers.

Faces of Madras: Old lady shopkeeper

Old lady shopkeeper of Nungambakkam
Old lady shopkeeper of Nungambakkam

On Mada Street near Agastheeswaran koil, Nungambakkam. She seems to be an old timer here and the neighbours were affectionately calling her ‘mami’.

Thiru vi ka bridge

Thiru vi ka bridge from a running car with iPhone 5
Thiru vi ka bridge from a running car with iPhone 5

The World is My Studio

The world is my studio. Nungambakkam
The world is my studio. Nungambakkam

At Josier street, Nungambakkam. The Chennai Photowalk. 14th August 2016

Faces of Chennai : Harmless

 

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Women  scooter riders

Has ISIS arrived in Chennai? No. These are young two-wheeler riders protecting themselves against the dust and heat of Chennai even in the early morning. A common sight.