India: Heading back to Hospitality

Man welcoming a visitor to his village with flowers.

Man welcoming a visitor to his village with flowers.

Masala tea being offered to guests.

Masala tea being offered to guests.

I’m heading back to India soon…to a land where hospitality is of tantamount importance. No visitor is left without a garland, pungent flower necklaces hung around each neck. Masala tea, sweetened to the point of syrup, is poured out by the gallons. Handshakes are firm and accompanied with smiles and eye-to eye contact. In other words, guests are important in the culture of India. You can’t leave India and feel un-appreciated. I’ll be heading back soon and look forward to new friendships and images.

All photographs ┬ęCopyright Gary S. Chapman

Technical:

(Nikon D4, 24-70mm f2.8 @24mm, 1/800 sec, f7.1, ISO 1250)

(Nikon D4, 35mm f1.4, 1/4000 sec, f1.4, ISO 1250)

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