Sunday evening, despite major sensory overload and an overwhelming desire to just zone out, I dragged myself off to the Golden Temple. Last year I was there in the heat of the noon day sun, which was nearly debilitating and gave a very harsh light for making photographs. This year I wanted to capture the light around sunset, but I was almost put off as everyone warned me how incredibly crowded it would be, how I should remove all my jewellery and all sorts of other cautions.
Taking Mark Twain’s words to heart about only regretting the things you didn’t do, I determined to press on. Sheeba dropped me off with stern instructions to meet her in 2 1/2 hours. To my complete delight, while it was “busy” it was in no way crowded and other than one little man who really wanted to be in all my shots, completely relaxed.
I love the energy there and I love the people I meet, however briefly.
I had a tranquil and yet intensely focused session. I love the high which comes when you are doing good work and make those occasional great photographs. The editing is NOT my favourite activity. I vacillate between falling in love with each and every one or hating them all. And all the picky detail stuff makes me twitchy!