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Photo of the Week :: Asia Transpacific Journeys’ India Travel Contest

May 25, 2010

This week’s photo was taken by Jay Dorfman.

“Shot during recent journey to Kumbh Mela. As the largest religious gathering of people in the world it is a feast for the camera lens. – Jay Dorfman

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Jay Dorfman © All rights reserved

If you’ve captured that one-in-a-million shot on a recent trip to India then enter your photos in our “Share Your Experience – India Travel Photo Contest” and you could win an Apple iPad! (16 GB with Wi-Fi).

See all the other wonderful India travel photos that have been submitted on our Online Photo Contest Album.

Deadline for submission is July 31, 2010. Winners will be announced by August 31, 2010.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. Elise Ehrlich permalink
    May 26, 2010 6:46 am

    What an amazing photo! The color and saturation just pops off the page. It almost feels outer
    wordly.
    Elise Ehrlich

  2. Charlie Roberts permalink
    May 26, 2010 8:47 am

    Fantastic image! Composition. Color. Subject. Symmetry. Captures the true identity of India. Love this photo!

  3. Leonard Shyles permalink
    May 26, 2010 8:47 am

    Those eyes are piercing, i love the detail in his clothing and paraphernalia, lovely photo.

  4. Rhonda Herlich permalink
    May 26, 2010 9:16 am

    Absolutely amazing photo! Curious to know what kind of lens, camera etc was used. I would love to see more of his work.

  5. May 26, 2010 10:04 am

    Jay submitted 2 other images, which you can see at http://www.flickr.com/photos/asiatrans/4638933809/in/set-72157622523973892/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/asiatrans/4639576994/in/set-72157622523973892/.

    He traveled for 3 weeks through India during the Kumbh Mela when he captured these images. More of his photos from this trip can be seen at http://jaydorfman.arloartists.com/portfolios/37711-india-2010

  6. daniel Dorfman permalink
    May 26, 2010 3:39 pm

    The umbrella is curious because it is not raining. Perhaps he uses it as a sail, coasting from one universe to the next.

  7. Steve Byram permalink
    June 21, 2010 5:51 am

    I have seen some of his other work on his web site jaydorfmanphotography.com. His work is also currently being showed at a gallery in NYC. I understand he is a film maker.

  8. George Farrow permalink
    June 21, 2010 5:58 am

    Does anyone know how the photographer shoots? How does he get the images to pop like that, lens, camera, software? This image is so surreal, much like the world these holymen inhabit.

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