Drive-by Blessings

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A truck  stops to allow its passengers take blessings from the gods.
One one of my bike rides towards Dhimbam Ghats, I took an alternate route via a Tibetan settlement called Odayarpalya. Late morning the spring weather was beautiful and the heat was still not a problem.
I stopped on the side of the road admiring the rolling hills and serenity of the moment. Suddenly a truck rose out of a dip on the road and stopped in front of the three Gompas. The occupants bowed to the gods seeking blessings.
It must’ve taken me around half a minute to pull out the camera and point towards the truck. By that time I had missed the heads bowed in devotion and the truck’s quick stop was over.

As the truck  crossed me, it stopped again trying to figure out what I was doing on that lonely stretch of back road. A nod, a smile, a friendly wave and both parties moved on in opposite directions.

Technical Details
Camera: Canon G1XMk2
Exposure: 55mm, F/7.1, 1/3200s, ISO400
Editing: Lightroom + Photoshop (Border/Text)

Old Man and the Boat

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Old fisherman resting besides his boat

Taken on Puri beach adjacent to a fishing village

I was visiting Puri and took an early morning stroll on the beach. Towards the end of the beach there is a fishing village and fishing boats were returning after a night out at the sea.

Amidst the chaos and commotion associated with the returning of boats after a night of fishing, this old man was relaxing besides his boat – at peace with himself and the world around him

Technical details: Canon G1XMk2, Focal Length – 62.5mm, F/3.9, 1/125s, ISO500

Editing: Lightroom + Photoshop (Border/Text)

 

Returning Home

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Fishing boats returning home

Taken on Puri beach adjacent to a fishing village

I was visiting Puri and took an early morning stroll on the beach. Towards the end of the beach there is a fishing village and fishing boats were returning after a night out at the sea.

The boats seem to be hanging out in the sea waiting for their turn to come in for landing and unload their fish.

The incoming waves with the boats lined up behind made for an interesting shot.

Technical details: Canon G1XMk2, Focal Length – 62.5mm, F/3.9, 1/125s, ISO400

Editing: Lightroom + Photoshop (Border/Text)

Fishermen in Making

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Fishermen in Making

Taken on Puri beach adjacent to a fishing village

I was visiting Puri and took an early morning stroll on the beach. Towards the end of the beach there is a fishing village and fishing boats were returning after a night out at the sea.

While watching the boats come in and unload their catch for the day, I saw these two kids practicing how to launch the boat against the waves. Each time they would push the boat out, the waves would push it back.

This is a picture of one such attempt with the sun, still below the horizon, painting the sky in morning hues.

Technical details: Canon G1XMk2, Focal Length – 12.5mm, F/4, 1/125s, ISO400

Editing: Lightroom + Photoshop (Border/Text)