India is turning out to be as colorful as I had been led to believe. For a photographer there is so much to take in. The country's geography is extremely diverse much like the United States. On this first trip to India I am visiting Chennai on the east coast. The tsunami of 2005 hit the coastline pretty hard, but did not come as far inland as it did in Indonesia. The coastline has recovered, and several of the photographs are from the coastal village of Mahabalipuram. All of the photos except the first was taken with the Nikon D200 and the 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 VR-II. That is the only lens that accompanied me on this trip and it has turned out to be exceptionally good and convenient. I'm very satisfied with the sharpness, color, and contrast. En route. Lighthouse at Mahabalipuram.