"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

Dawn Patrol

Anu waits by the ATM. 


Picture taken under a sodium light, at dawn in Fort Cochin.

4 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    He’s riding a Royal Enfield! How I miss my motorcycle.

    Beautiful lighting, is that the sunrise or are there street lamps?

    January 11, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    • The rider is Anu, my houseboy, and he’s actually astride a Yamaha – though I can see how it looks like a Royal Enfield in the dawn light.
      Anu passed his test while he was working for me, and I bought the second-hand Yamaha to allow him a degree of freedom from his job, which must sometimes seem rather tedious for a teenage lad. But I would have felt very nervous offering him the use of a Royal Enfield. They are seriously big bikes. Now I get the benefit of travelling locally as a pillion passenger!
      That glowing orange light was cast by the ATM’s sodium lamp!

      January 12, 2012 at 7:53 am

  2. Toffeeapple

    Silly me! I got so excited that I didn’t look properly. I’m not good at being a pillion passenger since I first had my own bike, I hope you enjoy your trips out with Anu.

    January 13, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    • They are great fun: my second childhood!

      January 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm

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