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Vintage Mumbai Picnik’ed

Jitaditya Narzary

Is a traveller disillusioned by the familiar and fascinated with the unknown... and of course the founder of this blog.

Let me share a few vintage SoBo photographs taken on a day during the Kala Ghoda festival. South Bombay, with its colonial architecture and nostalgic charm, always offers something that the rest of the city can never do. Now that I am out of Mumbai, SoBo looks even more seductive. Some of these photographs have been clicked by fellow slacker Kontham Sudhir.

I have used heavy post processing on these photographs. Basically I wanted to experiment the possibilities of the excellent online photo editing service Picnik. I was inspired to experiment with the vintage look by this excellent photo blog on Florence.

Due to my incompetence, some of the photographs may look a bit overdone or even over the top. Nevertheless I enjoyed using Picnik and especially liked the cinemascope mode which has been applied in four out of nine photographs here.

Let me start with a tacky one… I know it sucks but I found a certain Edwoodian charm in this effect.
Kala Ghoda

A melancholy building, a trademark of SoBo…

Something that might be a part of someone’s childhood… (not mine though)

The Stage is all set…
Kala Ghoda

Time travel…

Tower of doom…

Vintage news…

A balloon hawker amidst the Sunday crowd…

Street artisans at SoBo…


  • Anonymous
    2011/08/05 - 1:51 am | Permalink

    lovely images!

  • 2011/08/09 - 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Very good captures and touchups. I couldn’t tell if the processing in anyway is overdone. They all look pretty neat to me.

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