Happy Holi 2018 Part 3

I have often argued that the type of camera one uses has little to do with how good a photographer you are. However, as in the opening shot here, my Nikon d800 came through big time. As I pointed the camera at this man, I could see that he was going to colour bomb me. I waited for the throw, clicked, and turned. Later, I was amazed to see that I got the shot.

Here are some final thoughts and images from the Holi celebrations:

Around any corner, this is what could be waiting for you. In the image below they are using water rifles but it could just as easily be someone tossing buckets of coloured water off rooftops.

Hands reaching to touch Ganesh, a deity looked to for good luck and prosperity.  And, “Please put off your shoes” says the sign outside the Bankey Bahari. Not exactly a trusted shoe storage.


I have no words for these three boys, just a big smile whenever I look at them.

The beauty of happiness.

My next blog will be from Bhopal. 



  1. Tamara March 14, 2018 at 3:20 pm #

    Your photos are incredible! Thanks for posting and letting us experience some of the magic of this wonderful festival of colour. Can’t wait to see what comes next!

  2. Shirley March 14, 2018 at 4:11 pm #

    A W E S O M E photos!
    They really capture the essence and spirit of the celebration. Just feel badly I get to live through your experiences cleanly : )

  3. Colette Riml March 14, 2018 at 4:28 pm #

    Tank you so much for sharing….with you in spirit..namaste

  4. Suzanne Everett March 14, 2018 at 5:58 pm #

    I love the way you show us another world but I love the smiles best… in every world! xo

  5. Jeanie March 16, 2018 at 6:16 pm #

    Your colour bomb timing is excellent as is your d800. Terrific shot Michael. Your series is so much fun and the diversity of shots expands the experience. I’d have been hard pressed to “put off my shoes”!

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