Photographer's Note

A charming snake charmer!

[OK, that was too short a description. Perhaps adequate, but it is I who NEED to describe, not that the photo needs a description. I am not ready to "hang up the boots", at least not as yet! :-)
So here it goes (my response Deniz):
The throng of women were running around with their snakes, frightening hapless devotees going towards a temple and collecting money from them. Those devotees were too happy to get rid of them and their serpents. But they knew instantly what I was after. This girl said she had appeared in a newspaper a few months ago. She wanted to see her photo in the back of my camera--alas, I had only a film, which disappointed her. "A very old camera", I confessed, which brought forth instant sympathy, "New cameras must be very expensive!" But she was kind and let me handle her snake a bit. Soft snake. Curiously warm. They surrounded us and took careful peeks at our camera and lenses, and chatted away for all of some 10 minutes. Do I have a wife? And children? Why did I not bring them with me? How long have I been away? Then with some lunch money in their boxes, they ran away. A whirlwind of energy.]

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