Thursday, July 30, 2009

Into the White : Mahabaleshwar

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From the top Khandala Ghat.

So we went to one of the rainiest places in Maharashtra. Mahabaleshwar. In July. This year the rains were less than normal. But still the place was in the clouds all the time. I did not want to come back. :)


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From the top Khandala Ghat.

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This is were we stayed : MTDC. The buildings date back to 1892. The weather was like this all four days.

market in the evening

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It rains so much here that whole building are plastic wrapped. Those few which are open have protection from the incessant rain.

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Percy on Savitri point. The wind was so strong that it was difficult to walk. Cloud, rain and wind swept up the steep valley.

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The gang. In high wind and rain.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Portraits from Mahabaleshwar

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BKD

We went to Mahabaleshwar. 4 days and 3 nights. Visibility of 15 feet. Surrounded by a white mist. Surrounded by peace. Surrounded by close ones.

Chota
Chota

Khobs
Khobs

Percy and Shot
Percy and Shot

Shot and Chota
Shot and Chota

Shot, Percy, Chota, BKD
Shot, Percy, Chota, BKD

Busty, Khobs, Shot
Busty, Khobs, Shot

Q, Shot, Khobs
q, Shot, Khobs

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q

Busty
Busty

Che (marathi)
Che (marathi)

Shot
Shot

All photos with a Sony Alpha A100 and 18-200

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Happiness


Happiness, originally uploaded by quasi's mobile.

in the low light
the smile shines bright



Serious Observations of a Funny World

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Trek! Trek!! Trek!!!

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early dawn


So finally I went for a trek after 6 agonizing long years!! Gorakhgad. I simply loved it! Thanks to Percy and Deepak without whose help it would have been very difficult.


Macchindra and Gorakhgad
Macchindra Pinnacle and Gorakhgad

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the Jivdhan, Nane ghat side

Siddhagad with top in clouds
Siddhagad to the other side, with it's top in clouds

Macchindra pinnacle from Gorakhgad
Macchindra Pinnacle with a blanket of clouds

The range opposite of Gorakhgad
The range opposite of Gorakhgad

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Gnurag and Deepak with the Macchindra pinnacle standing tall behind

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steep climb to the top

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there were clouds playing all over the place

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Gorakhgad top plug

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the top plug of Gorakhgad on the way down.

All photos with the Olympus SW850

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Sunday Flower

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flower in the grass


"The creative act lasts but a brief moment, a lightning instant of give-and-take, just long enough for you to level the camera and to trap the fleeting prey in your little box."

~Henri Cartier Bresson



Thursday, July 02, 2009

Night Flowers


Night Flowers, originally uploaded by _quasi.

In the darkened night
In the moony light
These flowers oh so bright
Such a glad sight



flowers are called 'tagari' in Marathi



Serious Observations of a Funny World.



Wednesday, July 01, 2009

cityscape


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A cityscape which is difficult to escape from.


Serious Observations of a Funny World.