Looking at this picture always brings back a smile as large as the one I had on my face the day I took this photo. I had busted a move on some friends and jumped a local bus in the dimly washed lemon light of a winter morning in rural Rajasthan. The early morning bus heading for the six-hour journey to Ajmer was full. Settling into the bedlam, I move to make room for a woman who sits beside me and we smile at each other. As the day warms and the journey begins, we also warm to each other and begin to talk. Days of rough travel dissolve instantly after our first shy hesitant hello. As the journey grew in miles, it also grew in smiles as everyone on the bus warmed to me and my camera. We were having such a lovely time that I almost missed my stop and as I jumped from the bus, I paused to take this shot of my new friends. They all waved to me as the bus rattled off down the highway.
/ / Every picture tells a story…laughing