Readers’ wildlife photos

Don’t forget to send me your good wildlife photos, as we run through them pretty quickly here.

Today’s photos come from James Blilie, and they’re “street photos,” which count as wildlife. I’ve indented James’s captions:

Inspired by Joe Routon’s photos today, here are some street photos I took over the years, for your consideration.
 
The majority are scans of Kodachrome 64 slides I shot while traveling the world. One friend and I rode bicycles around the world in 1990-1992.
 
First, though, a few newer ones.
 
Waiters, outside a Paris restaurant, taking a break before the dinner rush.  July 2010.

A view of Bourbon Street, New Orleans, LA.  April 2018.  It seemed like Bourbon Street never was quiet.  This is midday, well before the serious drinking gets going.

A sunset shot at the Champs de Mars, Paris, July 2018.

Hikers, climbing up Ayer’s Rock (Uluru).  It’s very steep, and even with shoes with good, rubber soles, there were a few spots where I was glad of the chain, leading up the ridge. We saw women in leather-soled, spike-heels going up this!  (I don’t think climbing it is allowed anymore).

Smiles on the road in Fiji (main island), 1990:

Sign-painter in old-town Singapore.  I doubt much is left of the old town.  It was rapidly going away, even when we were there 29(!) years ago.

Girl, caring for her younger sibling.  Nepal, July 1991.

Woman transplanting rice, rural Nepal, July 1991.

Boys, sleeping on the street, Kathmandu, Nepal, July 1991.

Boys with birds.  On the Annapurna Circuit trail – back when it still took one three weeks (at a moderate pace) to complete this long hike around the Annapurna massif. July 1991.  We did it during the monsoon.  We didn’t get as many mountain views as one would pre- or post-monsoon; but, aside from the leeches, we loved it.  It was warmer over the high pass and we had the trail to ourselves.  We only saw four other western parties in the entire three weeks; and two of them were solo hikers and they joined us for companionship and safety.

Tattooed young man, Bangkok, Thailand, 1991.

St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, Oct. 1991.  Pentax A 16mm f/2.8 fisheye lens.
Finally, my hands in my cycling gloves after 4000+ miles on them in all weathers. This was taken in the Orkney Islands, August 1992.  This was just before I replaced them with a new pair, mailed to me from home by my parents.

 

18 thoughts on “Readers’ wildlife photos

  1. James, these are outstanding street photos! They’re beautifully composed, first-rate images. I look forward to seeing more.

    1. It was fun; but it rained on us every day. Not all day, usually; but part of every day (about three weeks). This was in August!

      We rode from Plymouth (ferry from Brittany) to Land’s End and then to John O’Groats with a side trip to Ireland on the way. Then the Orkneys, Shetlands and on to Norway at Bergen, by ferry of course.

        1. May is the best month (statistically) almost throughout Europe. We couldn’t pick our timing! We were on one long, continuous ride. Although for the first year, we did go southern hemisphere – nothern hemisphere which gave us 12 months of endless summer. 🙂

  2. With regard to Uluru (Ayers Rock), it is a little over one year since climbing was banned in respect to the wished of the traditional owners to whom it is a sacred site. Wonderful photos! Thank you for sharing.

  3. I’m loving the street photos that have been popping up here on RWP. These were all a delight, though some of those photos of children in India were a bit depressing.

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