Sunset and I share a special bond
On daily basis at the time of sunset , I usually commute from work to home or am gazing at my laptop screen and working. I miss seeing such spectular and placid sunsets.
While traveling I make sure to witness sunset from wherever am . That is the only time when am in no hurry to go from point a to b or I don't have any work or any deadlines haunting me. Back here, I go through my gallery and watch these sunsets pictures over and over again and miss these sunsets which make me wonder that Iam so blessed that i witnessed such mesmerising sunsets.
Though the sun sets daily but u only realize the importance of something when u don't get to see it.
Kerala is often called the spice capital of the world. Green meadows of tea and spices flourish from the mountain rivers and the dams built to trap water and irrigate the fertile lands. It was a tough time for me to photograph this. The tea gardens there are so steep, it felt I was climbing a 5.12a level of rock climbing wall.
Shot at Periyar Canal, Kerala
One important character of my final project for the last NGO internship I did in Himachal Pradesh (Nov-Dec 2017). Mr Indra Dev, manages the only functioning (currently) Trout Fish Farm in Tirthan Valley. A fish unique to this place and widely consumed by tourists and locals as a popular non-vegetarian dish.
To know more about his story, please visit my website I created for the NGO. A complete photo series detailing his life, the fish farm and what future holds for the growing tourism in Tirthan Valley.
I might edit a short video on his story soon. 🏞️
"The Jungle Book"... “Man!” he snapped. “A man's cub. Look!"... Some books are just not what they seem to be. A children's story Rudyard Kipling said as he told that "how Mowgli got married" was a tale for grown ups.
I disagree, with absolute respect. The philosophy involved in the subtleties of the story and dialogue simply are of stellar proportions.
It came to pass in the month of December of 2017, that I stumbled upon a chance that life put in my way to experience the glimpse of the "jungle law". It was an expected revelation that nature, by its nature is the greatest puppeteer of them all. It is the greatest gift of evolution that we can be aware of it all.
Nonetheless as I sat there in utter bewilderment as a Tiger! was going about its business expressing gross ignorance towards us puny humans...
Mildly annoyed by our unwanted presence in his realm of royal dominance.
Once again I was made aware of the insignificant human existence that we make a big show of.. Nature, when allowed to run its course, finds a way no human mind can imagine. Thus a marvelous display of its wonders is presented in front of a limited human perception.
A jungle is a riddle that I doubt many have solved. A jungle is an equation with unimaginable variables and indeterminable constants.
A paradox where the most influential variable as a predator falls prey to a chance of unsurmountable odds.
The only constant being the jungle itself and the Life being an undisputed axiom... Beware human! As you enter the realm of the jungle law! For you are the most weakest and most defenceess of all living beings and it is unsportsmanlike to even touch you!! In hope of finding more wisdom in the law of the Jungle... I plan to visit once more... The Jungle!
In the month of May... Feel free to join me on this epic experience if you are willing to kill... To kill your own ego... #wildstorieswithtravers#thejunglebook#traversindia#NGTindia#travel#India#explore#rajasthan#tiger#ranthambhore#bigcat#forest#jaanekyadikhjaye#journey#peace#life#cat#camoflauge#evolution#natgeo#trekkersofindia#jungle#predator#wild#wilderness#_psi#incredibleindia#thevisualyatra#incredibleindia
This day exactly 5 years ago. So, officially this marks the 5th Birthday for “Ecstasy”. Coincidentally Sigma Japan has sent me their 2018 official Calendar which I had received yesterday. This was photographed on a Nikon D60 with a Sigma 70-300 mm Lens at Babughat transit camp.
It was a cold morning on 12th January, 2013 and after 3 days of toil I was not able to get one decent photograph. I was about to leave and suddenly saw the Sadhu, later identified as “Michri Baba” lighting up his chillum. He was almost 100 feet away and I had to make a dash to reach the spot. I was on Manual mode and had shrunk the aperture to f/8.0, exposure at 1/200 & ISO 400. Although this might look like a posed portrait but I can assure you the Sadhu was completely in a different world.
5 years on the photograph has received various accolades both in India and internationally. Thank you everyone for the constant support and encouragement. Please continue to inspire.