Congratulations Phil, i'm jealous. How long are you there?
It was about 15 years ago since I was there, only 3 days though & absolutely loved it.
You'll either feel the same, or hate it. There doesn't seem to be any middle ground.
It's a real cosmopolitan place & there are LOTS of expensive shops & restaurants etc there..... but also extreme poverty (more obvious at night)
`The Gateway to India` is I suppose, a must & The Taj hotel in the area around Collaba causeway.
We also went on a short boat trip over to Elephant Island, which was a release from the hustle & bustle for half a day (The QE2 was visiting at the time & docked) you might get a few good pics if there are any liners in at the time. Be careful photographing anything `millitary` though.
The biggest problem in Bombay (apart from the heat, humidity, smell & pollution) is getting around in the traffic, but I enjoyed the visit to the Dhobi wallahs & the SCALE of the outside laundry
I remember reading about the Hanging Gardens too, which looked great, but sadly we didn't have time to visit.
Cafe Mondegar & Leopolds, amongst others, are/were legendary places at night for travellers & the richer young Indians.
LOTS of old buildings in the centre of the city worth photographing + the markets, traffic, people....etc etc, you won't be short of subjects for sure.
There is also the MASSIVE
slum area not far from the airport which would be a fantastic photo opportunity, depending on hiring taxi driver/guide .... + plenty of 20 ruppee tips for the locals
I thought the beaches were a little dirty, but usually popular with locals esoecially w/ends, should be able to get some good sunset shots though.
There was a new poster on here a couple of months ago from Bombay; http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtop ... sc&start=0
not sure if he still posts, but it he could be useful for info via pm?
Don't forget to post on your return please, i'd love to see your
take on the place.
btw,He who dies with the most toys, WINS!Nikon D800E & D700 bodies + Nikon 200-400mm F4 VR1, 50mm F1.4G, 16-35mm f/4G VR, 105 F2.8 VR macro, 70-300mm lenses. A couple of filters, Giotto tripod & ballhead. Lowepro Slingshot 302 AW