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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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