Lost Gaze

A traveling priest, lost in thought, while waiting to hitch a ride near the temple town of Srinagar, Uttarakhand, India Riding out early morning from Rudraprayag, I crossed the Alaknanda river at Srinagar and halted at hamlet of Maletha for a quick breakfast. Apart from the owner, there was a middle-aged baba at the place….

Siesta

    An old man catches a nap next to a fire lit for making tea At Jageshwar there are a cluster of temples mostly dedicated to Shiv. Located in a narrow valley near Almora, Uttarakhand, the temples date back to 9th century. The valley is covered with dense Deodar forests and is a pleasure…

Centuries Old Friendship

  A stream flows by the Jageshwar Temple as it has been for centuries maintaining company to the temple and quenching the thirst of countless pilgrims. At Jageshwar there are a cluster of temples mostly dedicated to Shiv. Located in a narrow valley near Almora, Uttarakhand, the temples date back to 9th century. The valley…

In the Shadow of Gods

Sun rises on the Nanda Devi peaks while villagers carry on with their morning routine. Took this picture in Nov of 2014 when I was on the way to Munsiyari on a motorbike. My first halt for the night was at KMVN guest house, Choukori. This picture was taken from the balcony of the room,…

Panchachuli Sunrise

Sunrise over the Panchachuli Peaks. I took this shot from the grounds of Nanda Devi temple in Munshiyari. These Himalayan peaks are towards the east and sun rises exactly behind them, giving an aura to the peaks. The picture is a subtle HDR of three shots to try to preserve some texture on the top…