Generally, I warm up my camera trigger finger once we’re out of Delhi and much closer to Ranikhet. The air is clearer closer to the hills. The photographs are greener. I’m inclined to look at the photography more as “leisure” than work, the closer I am to a vacation destination!
Fascination with power / electricity pylons has not ceased yet. During my early days of photographing as a professional, I used to day dream about creating a printed book with only black and white photographs of these metal skeletons. Little did I know that I’d discard black and white photography very early in my career. I don’t day dream of such a book anymore but if I did, it would be filled with lush color. The pylons would still be the central focus but the colors of the landscape would steal the show. Maybe I should reconsider that book after all.
As always, I’ve been fortunate enough to manage an annual vacation to Ranikhet. 2018 was different because this was the first time I went without my parents, both of whom were not well-enough to travel. I managed to enjoy the trip a bit but nothing was the same without them. I’m only getting around to even editing the photographs from the trip two months after it was made. What would be the point? I’ve been engaged otherwise as well. Not enough hours in a day.
Hope these images please your eyes at the very least. There’s lush greens, some hills just outside Ranikhet, a farm sunset where we stopped over for a night before Ranikhet, some insects, a couple of boys, blue sky, flowers and even some rain.