Dhobi Ghat laundry

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Comments (12)

Hank Waxman on November 5, 2007

I hope you're really proud of this picture because you've captured so much in it. The flashes of color add a degree of excitement, but even in greyscale this shot has great structure and movement.

Good work!


Marilyn Whiteley on November 5, 2007

Thank you, Hank. I really appreciate your confirmation of my discovery. I'd been dissatisfied with my laundry shots and hadn't posted any. But on the weekend I happened to notice that the lower part of an unsatisfactory vertical shot held quite a nice horizontal crop!


Ramón Carlos Válor L… on November 5, 2007

Places curious world, Marilyn. Original photo.

Greetings, errece.

Rom@nce on November 5, 2007

great shot Marilyn :o)

Marilyn Whiteley on November 5, 2007

Thanks, errece and Rom@nce. It is a curious place! Greetings, Marilyn

Lilypon on November 5, 2007

Amazing (and fascinating).....very nice Marilyn!

Greetings, Pam

Marilyn Whiteley on November 6, 2007

Thanks, Pam. We were told that the laundry men have a system of making hidden marks on the laundry so that somehow they manage to deliver it to the right owners! In this apparent chaos that seems almost impossible.

Greetings, Marilyn

©polytropos on November 6, 2007

And if your husband likes to go to the barber shop this will be the right address.

Marilyn Whiteley on November 6, 2007

Very curious indeed! Thanks, Marilyn

David Evers on November 19, 2009

nice photo. I agree that it is amazing that they manage to order all the laundry given all this disorder around them

Marilyn Whiteley on November 22, 2009

It is amazing, Niccolò! Thanks for your visit.

David Evers on November 24, 2009

I'm reading the book Shantaram and was glad when I came across this photograph of yours. It helps to illustrate this already very descriptive and colourful book.

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Photo taken in Mahalakshmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 5, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marilyn Whiteley
    • Taken on 2005/02/14 05:07:46
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/640)
    • Focal Length: 9.90mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO64
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash