Daily Inspiration #389 by Jason Roof

Hi Steve,

I wanted to submit a few of my favorites from a recent trip to India.

I came across your site while researching an upgrade to my Panasonic travel zoom. It had served me well for four years but I was looking for more flexibility and control over the images. I love travel photography but was loathe to give up the convenient size and weight of the travel zoom which is how I came across compact system cameras and your website. After patiently waiting a year for a camera that ticked all the right boxes for me, the NEX-6 arrived on my doorstep a convenient month before a 3.5 week trip to India.

These were taken with the Tamron 18-200 and the new 16-50 kit zoom and are OOC jpegs with some basic adjustments in Lightroom.

Keep up the great work,

Jason Roof


The images:

Street tattoo in Delhi 80mm f9, 1/60, ISO 100

Tattoo on the street near Lotus Temple

Lajpat Rai Market 27mm f4, 1/60, ISO 100

Lajpat Rai Market and Moti Masjid

Vendor in Agra 50mm f5.6, 1/80, ISO 200

Vendor in Agra


  1. I like the shots in your complete collection. The color of sunlight inside the room stands out to me as a good use of color. I find the NEX6 to be easy to use as a travel camera, but not well suited to portrait work or for anything that moves too quickly. Although the focus on the kit lens is fast, it does not seem to be particularly accurate. I would be interested in hearing your impressions.

  2. haha, love the last pic. The dude has such a strong expression through his eyes. I get the feeling, if his eyes were lasers, they would be cutting right through your camera right now 😉

  3. Do you happen to have more photos of this trip online? For instance, on Flickr….. I think I am not the only one here who would like to see more images from your trip to India!

  4. The last frame is excellent. I think it could use a little more post-processing attention (contrast and dodge/burn), but the image itself is great.

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