Thursday, February 24, 2011

Gokarna, February 2011

I travelled alone. And I discovered peace.

Not too many photos, because I was deadly scared of what salt water and sand could do to my lens (I'm paranoid like that) but these are some of the ones I took, that turned out to be my favourites.

Everyone should travel alone once in their lives, I said on Twitter, and on holiday, not on work.

So here's a little beach for your day.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Missing Bombay, memories of Bhuleshwar, October 2010

Since I'm off to Bombay next week, I was looking through my old photos and found a few I took the last week I was there. These are all from the steel market of Bhuleshwar, near the Mumbadevi Temple, and also, some of the earliest shots I took with my new camera.

While I love Delhi, I miss Bombay like a limb, and it's nice to have all these memories I can turn back to.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Gardens and picnics, Delhi, wintertime

You know what's tough? Trying to get those cool pictures of people moving while their backgrounds blur. You see it all the time in sports photography, but I don't think the kit lens my starter SLR came with was made for that. This didn't stop me from trying though. The only thing I will take "can't do" for an answer with, re: my camera, is video. Well, because it doesn't take video. But, besides that, no excuses, camera! You're doing EVERY DAMN THING I WANT YOU TO!

So, a group of very enterprising and energetic people I know go to Lodhi Gardens every Sunday for a late lunch, complete with booze and extreme frisbee. I feel more like the dudes up there, chilling, while the world goes on around me, and also, let's face it, when do I ever have the energy for anything hectic on a Sunday? That week though, I felt fairly inspired, so I grabbed my camera, put on my "grubbies" and went for it.

The pictures are a little blurred, and in later reading of photography websites, I see it would've been easier for me, as a novice, to stick to the preset "Sports" mode in my camera, instead of fiddling with settings, but I kind of liked the way they represented movement and energy.