Had traveled to Ranikhet in Uttarakhand in October 2012. Slowly getting around to editing and posting the images online to share. I only took the FujiFilm X100 with me and tried to shoot to create broken compositions. A panorama of sorts but not stitched seamlessly. I like the broken, yet somehow-coming-together look. And I can create really large prints with this. If you fancy a print of any of the photos below, email me! [firstname.lastname@example.org]
Above: The lawn of the room I was staying at at night. Below : The morning view.
The mountains always have such lovely flowers. Sigh. Bright and fresh and colorful.
Above: Early morning tea courtesy the Kumaon Regimental Center.
And there are pine trees everywhere! Right outside my room too. I love the fragrance of pine trees.
Above : The Golf Hut with it’s plants and other critters below.
Above : That’s a dead butterfly. Found on the floor. Perched on the plant.
There’s a Kumaon Regiment Museum as well with artifacts from various wars and conflict areas.
Above : Globe Theater. Now defunct but it was the first theater where I watched my first film – I was still a bun in the oven though. Nostalgia. It would be quite an experience to play a film there again. Maybe I can rope some friends in to hook up something. If we get the necessary permissions.
Wine AND Pine with dappled but searing sunlight.
Although I am not religious, the Jhoola Devi temple is a regular place to be visited. So many bells! I will be doing a separate blog post on it soon.
Raina Gym at Nar Singh Grounds and the Kumaon Memorial.
I do wish I can keep going back. It’s just a few hours of driving away and the roads have improved vastly. AND Jim Corbett National Park and it’s lovely wide roads are on the way too. I’ve blogged about Ranikhet earlier too and will be doing more hopefully!