"58409333066"> An Indian boy flies a kite during the Hindu festival Makar Sankranti in Bundi, Rajasthan.

In the state of Rajasthan the festival is celebrated by flying kites from sunrise to sunset. The goal is to keep a kite up in the sky for as long as possible. Battles between kite flyers or 'kite fighting' is to be expected. Each kite flyer will try and cut the line of others, bringing their Kite flying is a traditional sport in India, deeply rooted in Indian history and culture.

Hi Tumblr people.  Just wanted to say thanks for all the positive feedback, rebloggs etc. also thank you to those that regularly follow my work here on this blog. 

Last month I was fortunate enough to have my work recognized in the Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3) photography comp.

The series I entered “Kites” place third in the Non-professional, Press - Sport subcategory.

Kites

An Indian boy flies a kite during the Hindu festival Makar Sankranti in Bundi, Rajasthan.

In the state of Rajasthan the festival is celebrated by flying kites from sunrise to sunset.

The goal is to keep a kite up in the sky for as long as possible. Battles between kite flyers or ‘kite fighting’ is to be expected. Each kite flyer will try and cut the line of others, bringing their opponents kite down.

Kite flying is a traditional sport in India, deeply rooted in Indian history and culture.

you have a great blog, how did it started out? how do you make a living? I'm really interested in that cause it seems like it would fullfill me.

Asked by mtl50mm

Thanks for the compliment.

I started the blog around a year ago when I first started travelling. I found my passion for photography whilst studying journalism 4 years back, at the time I thought I wanted to write. I work many kinds of skilled/unskilled jobs alongside some photography work to make a living. I tend to work really hard for a while, save some $$ to fund my travels. It’s not always easy - I’ve given up job security the comforts of having a more permanent home etc. so I can travel and make pictures. I’m fortunate to have a very supportive partner which makes things easier. Hope that answers your questions…     

  

Wow, what a beautiful, amazing blog: Congrats, really love your blog, beautiful pics reminding me of many places I also went to. Keep on this great work. Regards, Barbara

Asked by frangipania

Thanks for the compliment Barbara. You’ve many great pictures from SE Asia, particularly liked your pics from Myanmar. I have plans to travel through more of Asia eventually, then there’s so many other places in this world as well.

Tchuss, Carl