"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)

Putting On A Show: Mollywood Revisited

It is just seven o’clock in the morning.
But the film crew have been busy since dawn.


Picture taken in Fort Cochin

7 responses

  1. Toffeeapple

    That is a beautiful colour and paint effect. How clever they are.

    November 7, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    • The dapple-effect paintwork was in fact “merely” shadows from overhanging Rain Tree foliage. You can see the same phenomenon on the ochre walls of another faux residence, at the far end of the road.

      November 7, 2012 at 8:26 pm

      • Toffeeapple

        So, it had me fooled! Clever Rain tree.

        November 10, 2012 at 11:14 pm

        • A couple of days back, I double-checked that the stippling effect was in fact leaf-shadow. Fortunately, I my first impression had been correct!

          November 11, 2012 at 7:35 pm

  2. S. Etole

    It’s not yet daylight here at 7 AM this time of year … when does dawn arrive there?

    November 8, 2012 at 7:13 am

    • Living well into the tropics, the times of sunrise and sunset vary throughout the year by less than half an hour.

      The first hints of dawn start at around quarter to six while it is bright enough to manage without electric lighting by six-thirty.
      Dusk begins twelve hours later, then total darkness descends within forty-five minutes.

      November 8, 2012 at 7:25 am

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