slumdog millionaire

just saw this movie tonight...brought back a flood of memories and emotions from my 2 1/2 weeks spent in India a few years back

these are about 20 from over 700
not great pictures by any means or great quality...but they sum up the trip
this experience also helped fuel my passion for photography....these were all shot with a kodak easyshare something or other...not sure the model. what can you say?...it was my first digital camera

i have a little bit better of a camera now....would love to do this trip over again with the equipment and knowledge i have now....still have a long way to go though

this is my family the day before i left (3 weeks before marrying Jenica)
we were pretending that i was in the plane "taking off" for India...i love kids imaginations

of course i got to see The Taj

this is a pic of the same door at the Taj seen in slumdog...i was quick to point that out to Jenica

this little girl, along with many other children, were eager to both greet us and beg for money or food each morning we were in Delhi - again, reminded me of the children going out to beg for their slave masters

seeing the kid getting beat by the taxi driver reminded me of this kid on the back of our bus...got this pic before our driver stopped the bus to kick the kid off and give him a few hits as a reminder

some of the faces of those we came across

what would it have been like to have an actual train as your train set growing up?

pretty much was paying this kid to keep that snake away from me

city life: i will never complain about Atlanta traffic again - that's probably a lie

worship at night on top of our roof...

and finally...the coolest kid ever - Vivec
all this kid could say is camera
the second i was out the door each morning, he was pulling at my side to use my camera. he was pretty good too
miss that kid
i wonder what he's up to today?

the pictures are not great, but the experience i will never forget
if you ever get the chance to go to India, say yes.

it will change your life