May 27, 2010

Travel Photos

These photographs have been selected from BlogAdda's contest-Travel Photos. Having mainly seen India through my camera lenses, these 5 photographs symbolize my travels for me. My Pringoo image is titled 'Journey'.

This was taken at Asia Plateau, Panchgani. We went to Asia's widest plateau as a college trip and I was not disappointed. There was so much scope for photography. Be it silhouettes of a horse or a photograph like this one with stalks against the hard Sun. Truly an enriching experience walking up there. Just me and my camera.

Calcutta. Travel includes looking at your own surrounding and understanding what makes it what it is. Culture. History. Everything gets encompassed in travel. So here's Victoria Memorial, a very important mark of Calcutta's past. Brilliant architecture. Was tough to capture it with this reflection with the trees on the sides and no people in the frame. But I managed it :)


The sands of Goa. It reminds me of topographical maps that I had learnt to interpret in class 10 because it looks like rivers with a dendritic pattern. Go look up your textbooks if you must! Goa: a must-see destination in India.

The windmills of time. I honestly do not know even which state I was(Maharashtra or Karnataka) but this was taken from the bus I was on from Pune to Bangalore. It captured the essence of travelling for me because it allowed me to see something through the camera's lenses that I could not have stopped to see. I wish I could have made the scene and made the bus stop and run to the other side of the road, climbed this hill and touched the windmill. But I suppose the 'zoom' option allowed something close enough... :)

Another one where I do not know which state I was in since it was taken from a moving train from Bhubaneshwar, Orissa, to Bangalore, Karnataka. It shows the boats which symbolize a different way of life from mine, a different means of transportation, a different livelihood from people in the society I am sadly a part of. I envy the ones on those boats. They can truly feel alive in the serene surroundings that they are amidst...

27 comments:

Chatterbox said...

Nice selection of pictures Rohini :)
Loved the one shot in Calcutta and the perfect capture of the reflection is simply magnificent :)

Best wishes for the contest :D

Sayak Shome said...

Stunning Photography!
Mighty commendable job you've done. :)

Akanksha Arya said...

:)!

Vivek said...

Very nice pictures, All the best for the contest.

Sakshi said...

Indeed India is too beautiful :) You have some great snaps here but the best I loved is that of the Victoria Memorial...too enchanting I would say.

All the best for the contest

Nishant Singh said...

The reflection almost looks like Photoshopped but I am sure it ain't! Lovely picture that one :). All the best :D

Culture Served Raw said...

Wow. Calcutta is my mother's hometown and I have never been. These pictures are beyond words

Val

AswathiBabu said...

rohini
great photos...
Wishing you more success in photography

RoHiT Iyer said...

Loved your post for the very reason that you have been very genuine with your description. You weren't sure where the pictures were taken, because you were traveling which is exactly what the contest demands of.
Good job! Step by to see my travel photos on my blog too :)..Keep Blogging!! \m/0_0\m/
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RoHiT
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The Guy said...

Nice selection of pics... Usually the Victoria Memorial does not look this good! But this is awesome! :D

Swaram said...

Reflections r my personal fav .. So I love the 2nd pic :)

attiDuDe++ said...

Excellent compositions!

Rajlakshmi said...

the pachgani one and reflections are amazing ... my favorite :D
lovely snaps :D

AD said...

Great pictures! The one with the reflections is an inspiration! Awesome!

Kavya said...

Nice shots especially the Goa one.. I just love the beaches.. All the best for the contest..

Neloy said...

Victoria Memrial shot is just amazing. Wish you all the best.

subu.ps said...

clicking during journeys is something which I do too.. You have narratted well too.. all the best for the contest

Shruti said...

Excellent Work !! All are just amazing... Loved the one most in Goa.. and reflection one !!

Stela James said...

Really nice pics of you.
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♪ Tharangni ♪ said...

wow!! all the pics are really amazing! X) espl. the first pic! nice one! :)

viswajith.k.n said...

though this reply comes a trifle late, u r pics are also very good...

SUNIL ZALMI said...

The First Photo has left an indelible mark on me. Amazing work. And just keep doing the good work and enjoy. Rest follows.

work from home said...

Its really very useful.

dev b said...

wow rohini awesome pics :D

FRUITFULL LIVING said...

killer clicks and beautifully written dearo..wayyy to go :)

g2 said...

great shots... you post quite often... great blog you have here :)

mandayamr said...

Lovely pics.

windmill may have been near Chitradurga in Karnataka