Kochi Ferry

This photo is one of my favourites and this is the first showing of it. As a colour image it failed to satisfy, but as a monochrome it’s a knockout in my humble opinion……

I had taken the ferry from the mainland to the island on which stands Fort Kochi. In fact I had only just arrived here and when I came to pay at the ferry booth the only currency I was carrying was thousand Rupee notes and the guy at the booth simply didn’t have sufficient change. Seeing my difficulty one of the locals paid the fare of 3 Rupees for me.

Don’t you find that often when you are travelling you meet people who are generous to a fault.



Kochi Ferry

Watching in Mono


I’m really very disorganised. I suppose that’s apparent from the way pictures from different locations and times keep popping up on my daily postings.

I like to think that variety makes for interest rather than showing similar images all the time, so that’s my excuse. Actually I have been going through my picture files seeking out  those that might have been previously edited, some not at all, and seeing whether my current editing approach can produce something new. There’s nothing ground breaking here. I suppose this platform is an excuse to hone my skills. Well that sounds rather grandiose, actually I’m not a camera technician, I just take snaps, so I enjoy the challenge of trying to turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse. That may not happen of course, but it’s fun trying.

This photo was taken in Kochi, Kerala. The waterfront and town are very photogenic and I always come away from there with a memory card full of images. Sometimes they are worth showing here!