bath time in sikkim

by clivevfrance


Bath time for a Lepcha child in west Sikkim. I took this picture near the sacred Kechopalri lake while walking a slow and circuitous route in 2002 from Darjeeling in India’s West Bengal to Gangtok, the capital of the Himalayan state and former kingdom.

The stunning gold of the print was the result of toning Forte Polywarm RC glossy paper with Kodak’s two-part sepia toner. Alas, neither product exists today, with Kodak looking to follow Forte into total oblivion. Click on image to enlarge.