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Friday, November 30, 2007
So here’s the scene…
The (much needed) first rain of winter has arrived last evening and now the atmosphere is all clean and tidy. There is, of course, a significant increase in the intensity of weather’s chill, which has forced you to finally fix the gas heater of your room. You have loads of work to do, but you are just not in the mood. Instead, you think of updating your blog (which, incidentally, you haven’t updated for ages). So you call your elder brother and ask him where his camera is. You then grab that camera and get on your home’s roof. And then you do what every amateur photographer does: point and shoot!
Starting the series is a photograph of the sun, the clouds in front of the sun, and a tall structure that is apparently a water tank, but in reality is just a hollow piece of architecture serving as a huge decoration piece for the surrounding area. The sky at that time wasn’t as yellow as it appears in this picture, but I am not really complaining — it gives a great “touch” to it.
Next comes the coverage of a limited overs cricket match played by some Pathan (Afghan?) kids who normally spend their day carrying a large, untidy bag on their shoulders and stuffing it with junk in hopes of earning some cash. The little park in which they are playing is just adjacent to my home, and is also the one where the empty water tank stands. You can see the boys’ “work bags” lying some steps away from the wicket-keeper. Also, it’s not that apparent in the picture, but the cricket bat is actually just a stick. Gotta love the spirit of these boys.
Next picture is a complete fluke. I was actually trying to capture the birds while they were sitting on the top of the water tank, but while I was clicking the button, they decided to fly away. The moment turned out to be the luckiest I have ever had so far in bird photography.
And now comes the turn for the ever attractive sunsets. As you can notice, the clouds which were present at the time of the first picture are now gone and only few have remained. Nevertheless, they make a pretty picture.
The sun after getting really low…
And just a couple of minutes before disappearing…
And thus ends the filmstrip!