From Mumbai

A few photographs I took recently

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Bandra-Worli Sea Link
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Bandra-Worli Sea Link

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I am also going to upload a series of Timelapse very soon. Sit tight!

House Sparrow

My new telephoto lens had been in the camera bag for a while. I was almost thinking that buying that wasn’t a good decision and the investment wasn’t wise. So, today when I woke up I saw that the weather was nice and the birds usually came to the balcony to eat/take the grains of rice. I grabbed my camera and got on the floor, half on the balcony and half inside and aimed my camera at these little birds. Over 50 photographs and I get a few good ones. I am sharing them here with you all. 🙂

 

 

Fast- Photo post

Do back seats of cars have the ability to make you think differently? After clicking this photograph, I started wondering how fast life is going, we all are in a race. We are constantly moving, running and competing. The word purpose makes almost no sense to me now.

That makes me wonder- What is your purpose or aim in life? What are you running after and what is it that you want to achieve?

Enjoy the photograph while you ponder and wonder-

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And yeah I need an answer 😉

Empty Street

 

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Clicked in Delhi near Jama Masjid

Was in Old Delhi near Jama Masjid or say near Karim as most people know it. Clicked this while I was looking for ATM which wasn’t anywhere in the main bazaar where people moved on foot, scooters, motor-cycles and rickshaws. This part wasn’t completely empty, there were people in the dark smoking or sipping tea while some simply sat and talked.

Buses and even odd

There is odd-even happening in Delhi between 15th – 30th April. Cars with even numbers are allowed on even dates and odd numbered cars on odd dates. This means a large number of people start using buses and other public transport. Now, most buses are usually crowded almost on every work day but it is my belief that it gets worse during this phase. This morning I boarded a super crowded bus because I had no other options, I simply didn’t know when the other one would come and I was getting late.

I grabbed the door and got into the bus and couldn’t go far because there was no space and everyone stood in weird positions, just a few kilometers and it might get better was my thought. But then comes the next stop and some people board the bus and surprisingly I see myself moving inside, one leg moves and then two others and yes I am now in the middle with my bag in my hand and I navigate and find a position that is comfortable enough for me so I can stand with my head free but I was sandwiched for most of the journey. This sums up the journey I guess.

Now coming to the photograph. I took this other night while returning home. I was late and the bus wasn’t crowded, so I read The Book Thief for a while and then I started taking photographs. I am almost done with that book and might even write something about it. Next, I am going to pick up Sherlock Holmes!

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Outside the window

 

 

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I was looking out the window and this is what it looked like. The auto-rickshaws, cars and buses passed by and I looked at all of them. I looked at the bus that went towards the capital of India and saw several faces sitting inside the bus, some were tired and sleepy, some looked out of their windows eagerly and tried to capture the details of the small city called Moradabad and some were actually sleeping and had no interest in the view outside the vehicle.

It was a matter of 30-40 minutes and the clock showed time as 11 in the night and the sound of announcements of railway station started getting more clearer and I could hear the lady announcing that a particular train will be arriving at the station on No. 2 platform in 10 minutes and the train on No. 3 platform was about to leave. By now the street was completely empty and I turned around and closed the window and sat on the sofa and breathed the humid air of the hotel room. It was time to sleep.

Ahead- Photo Post

Took this photograph while I went out for a walk after working for almost all day. Just took my camera before leaving and made this image.

This photo was very well received on 500px and reached Popular in under 15 minutes. Taken with Nikon 50mm f1.8G mounted on Nikon D3200. For HD version, see it on full screen on 500px, click here.DSC_0021.jpg

No face!- Photo Post

I am trying something different now. I am going to take photographs of life forms but without their faces or eyes and these two photographs came out pretty nice. The lens used here is Tamron 70-300mm mounted on Nikon D3200.


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Caught this one mid-flight!
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They aren’t sleeping but scratching their Butts? I don’t know! Just a little itchy maybe? 😉

I upload HD versions of all the photographs on 500px. You can even buy them there! Help me keep this passion alive!

Lone Man Walking

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The weather surprised people in NCR(Delhi) when most of them had given up hope and were expecting the weather to get warm. This photo was taken on 22nd January 2016, and it was a cold morning with fog that settled down after 9:30

About the photograph- I took it because the road ahead looked nice and mysterious and the man walking alone ahead added a poetic touch to it.

Book Fair 2016

Went to the Book Fair 2016 in Delhi last Sunday. There was a long queue to get into the fair, had to wait for almost half an hour.
Had a good time and bought these books besides some urdu ones for my mother.
If you happen to be in Delhi, then going to the fair would be a good idea. 🙂

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