TTL: Ahmedabad over the weekend

A couple of weeks back, I was at Institute of Management, Nirma University, to take part in their annual fest. The location was at Ahmedabad, Gujarat. I had never been to Ahmedabad, so I grabbed the opportunity and made my way there with a lot of anticipation.

My trip was for just a couple of days hence the exploration was negligible. What I did manage to do was take some shot at the fest and at a nearby temple.

The university had a stunt show organized a Delhi based group, Mototycoonz were performing. Good show I must say. Wheelies, stoppies, handle bar stands, burnouts…you get the drift. Have a look 🙂

Bikes stunt wheelie

Wheelie without holding handle bars

Bike stunt sitting on handle bars

Bike stunt stoppie

Bike Stunt

Bike stunt burnout tyres rubber smoke

Bike stunt stoppie

The next day, we were headed to the famous Swaminarayan Temple to shoot around the locality. A quite and clean locality and a well maintained temple premise. Abundance of Langoors, who are quite well behaved.

Pink kite strings maanja

Old lady selling carrots

Tea seller tasting tea before serving to customers

Dog sleeping on a scooter

Garbage collector on his early morning routine rounds

Tailor on his daily duties in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Old lady sewing some cloth in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Young boy sells vegetables in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

A man feeds biscuits to a langoor in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

A langoor poses for a photo in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

A puppy plays with its mother in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

A eagle gives a striking pose in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

A langoor eats a brinjal in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

A langoor eats a potato in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

This event taught me a simple thing, either we win, or we learn. I learnt that at times, having a a good shot is not enough, I must also learn how to weave that good shot into a story too. This gave rise to the concept of starting a new series of my shots, The Ones That Didnt Win.

Next up, something closer to home. Four of us spend an afternoon shooting portraits in a couple of coffee shops in the search of the elusive perfect DP. Keep an eye out, the photos shall be here shortly.

Cheers!!

The Supermoon Post

This is a late post about the most recent supermoon that the world saw. I was determined to shoot it.

So, I made my way to a nearby temple, which rests on a hill top to try shoot the moon, and the city underneath, and this is what I got.

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Not exactly the way I wanted it to be. The temple, being on elevated ground, was a perfect vantage point for some nice cityscapes though 🙂

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So, when a bunch of friends suggested we go the nearby Singhagadh Fort to capture the moon before it sets, I was ready in a snap.

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Now, these were more like it. We were there till sunrise, and then made our way back to our daily routines.

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Recently, I joined a group of amazing photogs and have covered an event of international fame. Shots from them, shall be up shortly. Stay tuned.

Cheers!!