Colors of my travel

This post is about colors of travel which I’ve captured during my travels. Choosing just one for each category was extremely difficult for me. Here are my five colors of travel which capture the essence as per my perception.

RED: Drying time.
Best red photos would always be a fiery sunset and I have quite a few of them. But I avoided putting them here.

woman drying clothes @lemonicks.com

We were hiking in Maharashtra, India during monsoons and we crossed a village. The question of having a washing machine in rural India is a far fetched dream and with incessant rains, drying clothes is a task in itself. The rain had stopped for the moment and as we walked I captured this woman drying her Saree by tying one end to a wall and holding the other. Didn’t want to catch her attention. This technique of drying cloth is quite a common scene in rural India.

GREEN: Breathtaking view.

Lonar lake @lemonicks.com

This breathtaking photo of Lonar lake is one of my all-time favorites. Lonar lake is third largest meteorite crater in the world, you can see a photo feature here. During monsoons we see abundant of greens everywhere but this green was beyond my imagination. With every possible shades & hues of green and with three elements namely, earth, water and the sky playing their parts, this picture is so very different.

WHITE: A streak of white.

Colors of my travel clouds @lemonicks.com

White can be thought of as vast expanse of snow, clouds, a range of flowers, buildings and so on. But the fact that I love air travels just to see clouds from above made me choose this shot from the sky … not only for the fluffy clouds which in a few seconds engulfed our airplane but for something else as well ! Do you see that shining white river flowing down there? A streak of white telling us about its existence?

BLUE: Headstones of blue oblivion.
I chose this photo from the hundreds of blues… water, underwater, sky, flowers et al. This one is very unique, not so much for the quality of photo but for the subject.
graves on Tonle sap @lemonicks.com

Have you ever seen blue graves? I had not, till I saw these. We were coming back on a boat after a visit to a floating village on Tonle Sap lake in Siem Reap. On our way, we saw floating schools, churches, houses, shops… everything that comes to our mind. But this one was way too unique. Graves colored in blue on a sinking mushy ground. As you can see, the older graves are losing their blue colors.

YELLOW: Hey, Caught you!

Priest changing clothes @lemonicks.com

On our visit to Ganapatiphule it was morning time in a Hindu temple. The old priest, apparently late, smartly alighted from his scooter, hurriedly went to this corner of temple corridors for changing and wrapped his yellow Dhoti, and then went inside the temple. Yellow is an auspicious color for Hindus. Please don’t beat me for intruding into his privacy, there were many others too.

What would be your five photos for these shades?

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24 thoughts on “Colors of my travel

  1. Great Concept.. I will certainly come out with this interesting theme sooner or later :).

    Yellow dhoti in maroon environment strikes instantly. Pic of lonar lake is also beautiful. Captures of blue graves and red flowing saree proves that u have an expert photographer’s eye.

    In comparison with other snaps white one of clouds was a bit disappointing though.

  2. Manish,
    Thank you very much for your valuable comments. Much appreciated.

    Yes, white one looks very ordinary and I have many better photos in white. But here I wanted to show that silver white river which not everybody can notice or capture. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks again.
    Looking forward to your photos. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. lovely pics, Nisha! glad I tagged you ๐Ÿ˜€ and though i loved all the pics, it was difficult to decide which i liked more… the red or the yellow!!

  4. Gorgeous captures, Nisha! ๐Ÿ™‚ I loved the blue one especially, interesting to see those graves in blue against a myriad of different colors around it.

  5. I loved the red sari being dried adjacent to some historical monument. The Yellow dhoti against the pink is a great shot. I was wondering as to why the clouds are so dull. I would have made them look snow white but then the traces of the river flowing down would have been lost.

  6. Nice write up with images. I am yet to go to the lonar crater. That is in my things to do list.

    Looks like you clicked the clouds through an aircraft cabin window. When you do so, press the camera/cell phone to the window and click. A bit of contrast boost will be better for that image.

  7. Sudhagee,
    Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚ It captured my attention and I had to stop to click the woman.

    Arti,
    Aha !! I like it.

    Blue indeed is very different and unique. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Arvi,
    Ha ha thank you. ๐Ÿ˜€

    PNS,
    Thank you. Yes, about the white, I wanted to put emphasis on the white river flowing down and that made me a picture which had dull clouds.

  9. Wonders of wondering,
    Nice name there, Daniella. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yellow was quite stark.

    Ghazala,
    Thank you very much.

    It captured my attention and I had to stop to click the woman.

  10. Venkat Ganesh,
    Thank you. All the best to you too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sabyasachi,
    Thank you.
    Yes, I do it… taking the lens to as close to window as possible. My other shots are quite ok. Here I wanted to put emphasis on the white river flowing down and that made me a picture which had dull clouds.

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