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Pax Vobiscum, pilgrims!

Have you ever had one of those days that you realise during the job that you’ve screwed up? I mean, sure, you could try and remedy the situation, but what if you find yourself in a position that  you just can’t move (Kneel all the way down to a very low stage), have limited time (less than 10 minutes), and you have to make it count (it started off very quietly; the last thing you want to do is go full auto with the mirror making that noise!)?

Then let me introduce you to my visual faux-paux during photographing Ms Shankar.  Now, it’s not like I’ve not photographed her before, so how the hell could I make such a rookie mistake of being on the left side of her playing the sitar when she’s right handed?? You see what the problem is? No? You don’t? Well, let’s just say that I wasn’t spoilt for choice.  My mistake, really.There is no one to blame at all for that, so you just improvise with what you have:

Anoushka Shankar at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. © Akin Aworan

Anoushka Shankar at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, London. © Akin Aworan

Anoushka Shankar ©Akin Aworan

Anoushka Shankar ©Akin Aworan

Anoushka Shankar with Pirashanna Thevarajah on Mridangam ©Akin Aworan

Anoushka Shankar with Pirashanna Thevarajah on Mridangam ©Akin Aworan

©Akin Aworan

©Akin Aworan

Thought of the day:

Ilẹ̀ àánú Olúwa kì í ṣú 
In other words: God’s land of mercy never grows dark.

Sourced from Yoruba Proverbs.

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