Category Archives: My hobbies- photography and cycling

Two things that I love- photography and cycling

A Special pic

I was heading for my first major trek to Ladakh. After a hectic day at work, I had to take a late night bus to nearest airport that was 5 hours away- some 270 km.

After starting at 12 midnight, sitting in a Volvo bus, I was trying to disconnect myself from my personal and professional life. My eyes were shut but my mind kept racing between expectations from the trek and the life I have to return to, after a week. I could not hold my mind on one particular series of thoughts.

All the while bus was cruising to its pit stop, some 150 km from base city . I had hardly managed a nap when the bus stopped with a solid braking. The bus conductor had announced a 10 minute stop before heading onwards.

Half asleep, I turned my head to look through the fogging window pains on my left. And I could see this……

This was on Jan 12, 2018.

Not using my DSLR

Not using it anymore. 3 years back, I was excited to switch to a full frame entry level DSLR from Canon- Canon 6D. I was committed to not let it lie hidden in the closet, atleast during the weekends. But gradually, I started giving it a miss when I stepped out for a walk or a jog since it limited my movement.

Further, finding a frame worth clicking is simply not contingent on me carrying a DSLR. I instead started using my iphone.

I could be at ease and click instantly when a frame occured in front of my eyes. Iphone does not have the best of cameras compared to its android counterparts, atleast the versions before iphone 6s. But with least preference on post processing, I was happier, though I would have loved if I had the option of saving pics clicked in raw format.

Clicks over the weekend

I had a pretty successful trip to Chandigarh. Before I drive to hills on NH-22, I was wondering at Sukhna lake, Chandigarh. It was the best time to bask in the Sun with perfect lighting for photography. And I was fortunate to get a couple of shots that I personally feel connected to: