Flowers Galore

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A meadow in Yumthang Valley covered with wild flowers amidst a row of fluttering Buddhist prayer flags.
Come spring and the Yumthang Valley in North Sikkim becomes home to countless wild flowers adorning the valley with all hues of the spectrum. While the slopes of the valley are full of flowering trees and shrubs like Primula and Rhododendrons, it is the river side meadows which accentuate the beauty of the valley. The tiny wild flowers carpet the meadow weaving an intricate pattern of randomness.
As I was walking down the meadow towards the river, the flowers bordered by the prayer flags and a backdrop of smokey mountains presents a beautiful frame just waiting to be captured.
Technical Details
Camera: Olympus E-M10ii
Lens: Olympus M.12-40F2.8
Exposure: 40mm, F/8, 1/100s, ISO200
Editing: Lightroom + Gimp (Border)

Chasing the Sun

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Sun rises through the mist on one of the back-roads of Bangalore

I love riding out to the back-roads on winter mornings. The villages are just waking up, smell of the smoke is in the air and the sun is peeping though the mist. The stillness of the morning, the slow smoke that rises and then hangs in the air and the motion of the people just starting to go about their day’s business, all come together to create a slow rhythm to the morning which we city dwellers often yearn for.
The picture above is on the outskirts of Bangalore where I paused for a few minutes to enjoy such a morning.
Technical Details
Camera: Canon G1XMk2
Exposure: 12.5mm, F/5.6, 1/640s, ISO100
Editing: Lightroom + GIMP (Border/Text)

Yumm!!

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A school boy enjoys his lunch at a Govt School on the outskirts of Bangalore

A few weeks back I was at a school for a company organized volunteer visit. It was a typical of a small village school with a verandah in front. During lunch time the kids would get seated in a line on the verandah and simple mean of rice/sambhar/rasam would be served

This boy took a small portion. cleaned up his plate quickly and then was licking his lips when the frame froze.

Technical Details
Camera: Olympus E-M10ii
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8
Exposure: 45mm, F/1.8, 1/640s, ISO200
Editing: Lightroom + Gimp (Border)

Zigzagging Through

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Tributaries zig zag down the mountain and merge into a larger river

During summer months as the snow melts, it gives rise to numerous rivulets which zigzag down the mountains to form streams and culminate into rivers. The valleys of Zanskar are full of such small streams originating in melting snows .
During summers, a lot of wild life makes these meadows their home due to plentiful grass and water.
While riding through the Suru Valley towards Rangdum, I came across this small valley branching off on the side with several small rivulets zigzagging though the greens.
Technical Details
Camera: Canon G1XMk2
Exposure: 33.7mm, F/4.5, 1/200s, ISO100
Editing: Lightroom + GIMP (Border/Text)

Picture Time

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School kids pose for a picture at a Govt School on the outskirts of Bangalore

A few weeks back I was at a school for a company organized volunteer visit. It was a typical of a small village school with a verandah in front and a row of classes with a few windows. As the class was still going on, I stepped near a window to peep inside. Seeing the camera in my hand, a mini pandemonium ensured with the kids rearranging themselves to be in the maximum visibility of the camera.

The picture above is in the middle of the action where these two are well settled while the others are still positioning themselves.

Technical Details
Camera: Olympus E-M10ii
Lens: Olympus M.Zuiko 45mm f/1.8
Exposure: 45mm, F/2.5, 1/80s, ISO1600
Editing: Lightroom + Gimp (Border)