I'm back in India - this time in Chennai (formally Madras). Even though I'm here for work, India is far too photogenic to leave my camera gear at home. I spent the afternoon fending off jetlag and wandering around temples - hoping for a few decent images to get the cobwebs out. How fortunate I felt when I walked into Kapaleashwarar Temple, home of the Hindu god Shiva. This afternoon the temple had a ceremony where Shiva is paraded out of the temple and through the surrounding neighborhood. Good light, great colors, passionate people - it just doesn't get better than this.
As colorful as Shiva being carried on devotees shoulders was, my favorite image from this afternoon is this one - graffiti in Hindi and English on the window of a church. I've no idea why I like it - maybe it's the color, maybe it's the implied social commentary, maybe it's just because I'm back in India with a camera again!