No, it’s not a promotional gimmick for the new film “Date Night” starring Tina Fey and Steve Carell.
And if you’re wondering about the colour of those palm fronds, let me explain. It’s not a real tree, although the dimensions are absolutely realistic. I shot this on a street in Calcutta (Kolkata, as it’s now known) in October 2006.
During the Puja festive season, illuminations break new ground all the time. This was actually taken from the passenger seat of a car. How could you resist a shot of a creative LED set-up that looked just like pure 22-karat golden fronds?
Even the coconuts, which look so realistic, are man-made!
I do not crop, enhance or post-edit my images in any way. Shot with a Pentax K100D, using a Sigma 18-125mm lens. F6.7, 1/45 sec, ISO 800, focal length 38mm.