Some photo highlights from Weeks 1-3.

Planting with company.

Planting with company.

Current construction technique with rebar and concrete. Strong in tension, low in cost, weak in aesthetics.

Current construction technique with rebar and concrete. Strong in tension, low in cost, weak in aesthetics.

Mural outside the home.

Mural outside the home.

The Ant Farm.

The Ant Farm.

Me and Sundar on my fourth day.

Me and Sundar on my fourth day.

Little trouble maker Bishal.

Little trouble maker Bishal.

Bottom up: Madon, Namraj, Manisha, Kalu, Monica.

Bottom up: Madon, Namraj, Manisha, Kalu, Monica.

Chapels (sandals).

Chapels (sandals).

How the electric planer is plugged in.

How the electric planer is plugged in.

Shy millipede.

Shy millipede.

The smallest snail in the world. It fell off my thumb so this out-of-focus picture is all I could get.

The smallest snail in the world. It fell off my thumb so this out-of-focus picture is all I could get.

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Intricate engravings at Kankrevihar Temple (15 minute drive), of which no one knows the origin.

Intricate engravings at Kankrevihar Temple (15 minute drive), of which no one knows the origin.

The house by night. 30 second exposure.

The house by night. 30 second exposure.

Mist flowing over mountains. It was pitch black, I couldn't see any of this.

Mist flowing over mountains. It was pitch black, I couldn’t see any of this until the camera finished processing the picture.

The mini-temple on our roof. I like how focused it is in contrast with the long-exposure blur of the wind-blown tree behind.

The mini-temple on our roof. I like how focused it is in contrast with the long-exposure blur of the wind-blown tree behind.

Lightning storm many miles away.

Lightning storm many miles away. 40 second exposure.

Bolts!

Bolts! High ISO, low aperture, 60 second exposure. Click for larger version.

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8 comments on “Some photo highlights from Weeks 1-3.

  1. Josh says:

    Thanks for these, Luke. So good to get a feeling for the place/people/architecture. Looks like you must have a tripod now.

  2. hopiec2013 says:

    WOW! Love these. Does the “ant farm” have a flat roof so it can add more floors to the top? How is it organized inside (if it is, of course)…. i.e. are older children interspersed or are they more on the top foors? Are the sleeping arrangements figured out in family meetings?
    I adore the photos of children… how could you not?!

  3. Anonymous says:

    oh, my, your pics have added a whole new dimension for us to see what life is like at the home. the kids, the critters, the sandals, the interior of the house, and even the lightning bolts all tell a story. keep ’em coming!

  4. Tim says:

    Anonymous no more! But these are some terrific pics, Duke, I echo the “keep ’em coming” request. As far as the architecture goes the finished building is extremely attractive, I think, and reinforced concrete has many many virtues, not least among them being fairly impervious to termites and fire. So it’s a Good Thing.

  5. Ty Lanahan says:

    Thanks for posting the photos and journal…..I am really enjoying it!!!

  6. Anonymous says:

    i never realized you could do long exposures with an iphone.. sweet photos! the kids are adorable and so are the snails

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