We spent the night at Fort Khejarla last night and today we’re on our way to Pushkar, the centerpiece of our India experience. Please stay tuned to the blog, as ” I’ll be updating with images of the Pushkar Fair in the coming days. Meanwhile, with a fairly good internet connection here in Khejarla, I’m able to share 23 new photos from the last few days in Jaisalmer and Manvar.

Joan with new found friends, Manvar

Morning at Gadisar tank, Jaisalmer

The following are images are of an astonishing woman who I met years ago while visiting a village of “untouchables” (the lowest caste in India). Every year since meeting her, I make a point to visit her with my photo tour group. There’s something absolutely wonderful about her. Perhaps it’s the way she carries herself, and the way she interacts with her children, and her humble, welcoming, confident manner. To say that I am enamored with her might be an understatement.

Each year I spend most of my time during our short visit to her village, interacting and photographing exclusively, her.  I’m including a series of images (more than I usually post of an individual) because of the personal connection I have made with her, the story of which is chronicled here (click link). The story entitled “The Untouchable” ended up being the most popular blog post I’ve ever written.

For those interested even further, here’s one more blog post about the untouchable woman.




9 Responses to “India Photo Tour: Jaisalmer to Manvar” Subscribe

  1. Patsy November 12, 2013 at 5:33 am #

    Always amazing Karl……..

  2. Michel Sirois November 12, 2013 at 1:21 pm #

    Again…….simply beautiful Karl!!

    Every time you bring us picture of this untouchable LADY, it TOUCHES me.

    I want to go back…will you take again…Kidding, but no kidding.


  3. Janet November 12, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

    Morning with coffee checking out your blog. Love every picture. I can see why you keep spending time with the untouchable woman. Especially the one with the babies feet.

  4. Karl Grobl November 12, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    Thanks Janet, Michel and Patsy !

  5. Lisa Merrill November 12, 2013 at 9:57 pm #

    Karl, thanks for brightening my day with these exquisite images! You continually astonish me with your creativity and sensitivity. Especially nice to see Joan with her new friends. Please give her a huge hug for me!

  6. Cultural tours in India November 13, 2013 at 7:15 am #

    I really want to see such more posts in future. Excellent post!

  7. Karl Grobl November 13, 2013 at 7:17 am #

    Thank you so much Lisa :)

  8. Catherine Wisner November 13, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    Wonderful as always Karl. Returning to a place allows you to see it differently each time.

    How slow was your shutter speed on the last image. I love it. One of these days, I will be on this trip..;-)

  9. karl grobl November 13, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    Hi Catherine, Thanks for the comment and question. The spinning dancer was shot at 6400 ISO, 1/30 of second, f 2.8 and minus 1 exposure compensation, no flash. I hope that’s helpful. Cheers, Karl

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