I am SO excited to bring the second part of my travel photography journey so far. If you haven’t checked out the first part, here it is Travel Photography – My Journey So Far (Part One).
When I bought my first camera (Nikon L1 digital point-and-shoot), I went to Shimla for an exclusive photography expedition. I still remember it fondly, because it was my first taste of travel photography. Most of the photographs that I clicked on that trip were inspired by travel magazines and coffee-table books. I wanted to test myself if I had a flair for photography.
I have always been fascinated by travel and photography, so when I gave myself a chance to merge both, I felt a sense of freedom within me. I am one of the few fortunate people who are able to do what they really want to do. I think freedom is an individual’s most prized possession, which most of us fail to use. Both travel and photography are very liberating.
The Himalayas seen from Shimla – This was my first photograph that was purchased from my collection on Visageimages (Indian delegate of Gettyimages).
I was eager to visit Viceregal Lodge aka Indian Institute of Advanced Studies in Shimla. I had seen its picture in one of the travel magazines. I wanted to visit it and click a similar picture.
This is one of my favorite photographs - sunset in Shimla seen from the Ridge.
Delhi Half Marathon - This one is special as it won me a certificate in Delhi Picture Perfect Contest, which was judged by ace photographer Raghu Rai.
Nainital was the first destination where I really enjoyed photography - my camera gloated over the bare-branched trees, blue serene lake and the colourful boats.
It's NOT a perfect shot, but I still love it for its vibrancy. I was excited to take such a shot where I could frame the lake with something colorful.
Raj Bhavan Castle in Nainital - It's one of my favorite photos.
Kilbury - It's a place near Nainital. I owe this shot to my mother who insisted that I get down the car and take the photograph.
This one was taken on the road trip from Nainital to Delhi. It was one of the most scenic routes I have seen so far.
This is one of my most favorite photographs. I liked capturing the quintessential elements of Mumbai - the taxi, the pigeons and the iconic Gateway of India.
This is how Mumbai looks in the morning - so quiet and fascinating. I love this photograph!
Juhu Beach - These kids cajoled me to capture this moment, so if you like the picture, I owe it to them.
Marine Drive in the evening - I stopped by to take this shot while I was on my way to the airport. I simply gasped at the sight.
Sydney - My first international trip.
Darling Harbor in Sydney - A place that tantalized the photographer in me.
Sydney Opera House - I loved clicking this spontaneous shot from the ferry.
The Twelve Apostles - This was the last quick shot that I took before I was scolded by my guide for not leaving the site.
Golden Temple in Amritsar - It was one of the sites where the photographer in me beamed like a child.
Fateh Sagar Lake in Udaipur - First trip with my SLR (shot mostly in auto mode).
I personally like this shot. I captured the Lake Palace from the security guard's room to give it an interesting perspective. I don't know if it appeals to many, but I like it.
Thar Desert - It was my dream to photograph a desert. I wouldn't say that I did my best, but it was a good attempt. I am yet to take some brilliant shots of a desert.
It was one of the spontaneous shots taken the moment my camel riders left me.
Golden Fort in Jaisalmer - I like the way light falls on the fort's passageway. The peculiarity about the walls is that its colour turns golden yellow when embraced by the sunshine.
Mehrangarh Fort in Jodhpur - One of my favorite shots.
One of my favorite sunset shots - The Blue City in Jodhpur.
Dandeli - A modest gem in North Karnataka. It was my most satisfying photography trip ever.
I love capturing reflections. This is one of my favorite shots from Dandeli.
I tried hard to capture Charminar along with the bangles. I think I managed to some extent.
I enjoyed sharing my FAVORITE travel photographs from my lens. (There were many that I had to skip due to lack of space.)
Did you enjoy my travel photography journey? Which one is YOUR favorite?