A scooter, a bridge and a maiden 2

It is likely that most of you did not view one of my first posts in July 2012, which is shown again hereunder with added extras: Club Fresh, Rococco, Relax with Beautiful People and Urchins.

“Early morning 17 January 2012, somewhere on the road between Shantadurga Temple and Morgim Beach in Goa (India), buzzing along on a 125 cc Honda scooter.

Wind racing over my semi-bald head, eyes stinging, mouth watering for that first beer on Morgim Beach and mind gloating over the possibilities (food): chicken tikka, prawn curry, roti, rice, chips…

It was then that I saw the bridge, an upcoming sandy village and a maiden (walking) in a yellow sari.

To be honest, she was just passing by at the time I got captivated by the old bridge and dirty muddy river underneath.

The route from my temporary abode in Candolim, dotted with holy cows, chickens, more scooters, taxis, tantalizing smells, sleepy villages and bustling junction points, is shown below.

I was “experimenting” once again this evening with single photos, my limited knowledge and some software.

The two photos (original then edited), shown below, advertise “Club Fresh” and other joys for some (the well-off) but not the unfortunate urchins, who emerged from a tent alongside the signboard.

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The final photo is an edit of the maiden and the bridge.

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Once again, I am not ecstatic with the results but this is how we learn: by never giving up and trying once more.

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4 thoughts on “A scooter, a bridge and a maiden 2”

  1. Incredible photos (both originals and edited versions) and incredible trip! Are you there now? We know how lucky you are! We’ve been there too in 2008, during a road trip (with an old Enfield) going from Goa to Cochin!! Enjoy and keep posting!!Thanks

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