the kids of rajasthan

Canon EOS-20D - 28-70mm - iso200 - f/8 - 1/250 - Michael Grobe

Canon EOS-20D - 28-70mm - iso200 - f/8 - 1/180 - Michael Grobe

faces of rajasthan

Canon EOS-20D - 28-70mm - iso400 - f6,7 - 1/90 - Michael Grobe

the eagle has landed

Canon EOS-20D - 28-70mm - iso400 - f8 - 1/2000 - Michael Grobe

Not exactly an eagle, but a proper bird, I guess. These doves are special forces: instructed by an animal trainer, they are waiting in the wings for their appearance in a Bollywood movie. Shot during a training session in Rajasthan.


Canon EOS-20D - 28-70mm - iso400 - f5 - 1/25 - Michael Grobe

Colleague and friend during a shooting in Rajasthan.

the colors of rajasthan

Canon EOS-20D - 28-70mm - iso400 - f11 - 1/750 - Michael Grobe

Canon EOS-20D - 28-70mm - iso200 - f4 - 1/500 - Michael Grobe

Canon EOS-20D - 28-70mm - iso400 - f11 - 1/500 - Michael Grobe

In late 2007 we went to a small town in the middle of nowhere, surrounded by a salt desert in Rajasthan, for the shooting of a Bollywood movie. It was a great experience, to be in this world of colors and textures, would have loved to stay there for a couple of days longer to have more time for photography. It seemed as if I had been the first european guy there, at least it felt like that to me. It was sometimes quite tricky to take pictures without someone in front of the camera, a few guys were quite keen to be on every photograph. So they constantly moved into frame with a smile...
It is a different and beautiful world out there, if you have the chance, go off the usual tourist track and explore the real beauty of India.