This is the aura of my city AMDAVAAD just a day before the big festival Rathyatra. It’s the festival when god take the tour of city. The people have to come to invite him to their home and have delightful meal.
At Jagannath Mandir, Ahmadabad, Gujarat.
iso 800, 55mm, f/13, 1/400Sec
On one Sunday I was clicking landscapes. After couple of wide prints I started cutting down my canvas to macro and I happened to find this butterfly on a leaf. I wished to capture it before it flew away so I rushed in fear to click it. After the click I realized it was dead and that was the reason it was on a leaf and did not fly away.
At S.G Highway, Ahmadabad, Gujarat.
iso 800, 250mm, f/5.6, 1/640Sec
His eyes, his face had a lot to tell, and i was trying to figure out his unspoken language , but all i could do was to click him in my camera.
iso 800, 23mm, f/8, 1/150Sec
iso 800,23mm, f/8, 1/100Sec iso 800, 28mm, f/8, 1/250Sec iso 800, 28mm, f/8, 1/500Sec
iso 800, 23mm, f/10, 1/200Sec
Soothing smell of mud, water from pot, the open sky, grass grown knee heights, field full of crops and fulfillment of being at home is what makes it a perfect place.
At Filmcity, Goregaon East, Mumbai.
iso 200, 21mm, f/4.5, 1/15Sec iso 800, 18mm, f/11, 1/8Sec iso 200, 55mm, f/5.6, 1/20Sec iso 100, 48mm, f/5.6, 1/15Sec iso 200, 55mm, f/8.0, 1/200Sec
At Dada Hari Ni Vaav, Ahmadabad, Gujarat.
iso 200, 18mm, f/6.3, 1/100Sec iso 100, 48mm, f/5.6, 1/15Sec
iso 100, 48mm, f/5.6, 1/15Sec
iso 800, 55mm, f/5.6, 1/30Sec
iso 200, 39mm, f/5.0, 1/15Sec
Dada Hari Ni Vaav
Vaav as we say in Gujarati, a step well is popular as an ancient Indian art form. It’s construction began in around 600 A.D. and went on for many years till 11th to 16th century. Main purpose of this architectural structure was to store water. It also served as a place of social gathering and religious celebrations.
Watch out for my next post on Step Well.
With Papa at Dada Hari ni Vaav, Ahmadabad, Gujarat.
In dissenting shades of grey
Red is the tradition
Creases on the red and the skin
put into words the depth it holds
At Ahmadabad International Kite Festival 2014, Riverfront- Ahmadabad, Gujarat.
iso 100, 135mm, f/5.0, 1/320mm
At the end of pavement a poor lady is selling colorful smiles to other kids; just to feed a piece of chapati to her own child.
At Kankaria Zoo, Ahmadabad, Gujarat.
iso 400, 250mm, f/5.6, 1/100Sec
Sun is being scorching hot to we Amdavadis these days. In this boiling heat of summer everything looks colorless. Each day competes with other. Today it is 43c and tomorrow will be 45c. Walk half a mile and you will find yourself bathing in your own sticky, stinky sweat. You will take your next step only if you’re assured of having a shade ahead. The moment has arrived when we all look up in the pale yellow sky and wait for clouds to turn black, pour some rain and spread the dewy aroma of sand.
At Sarita Udhyan, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.