The sky was beautiful after the rains through the night. The Click Walk group had planned to meet in Connaught Place to go shutter crazy on Saturday morning, 14 July 2012. There was no reason for me to miss this walk and I should have been amongst the first people to have arrived. But I was the last one to join the group. I did not hear the alarm when it rang for the first time and I woke up only 15 minutes after the appointed time. I rushed and managed to reach in another 15 minutes to the spot of meeting. And boy am I glad that I did not miss this one!
The skies were in a generous mood and showed me all their colours!
There were devotees who were up and about even before us. I spotted this garlanded symbol of the Shani God on the footpath.
By the time I reached the group, they were already busy clicking pigeons.
|Shutter crazy over pigeons|
I did my share of pigeon clicking.
|To the sun|
|In one direction|
This group of crows caught my attention. This one seemed to tell others, this carcass is mine!
|Mine. All mine!|
With others still busy clicking the pigeons, I decided to enjoy an empty Connaught Place. You can barely see one pillar without people crowding the place in the afternoon or evening or night.
|Pillars of Strength|
The editor in me could not help herself from spotting a spelling mistake.
|The case of a missing P|
I saw some photo-friends move away from the pigeons
Some remains of the previous day were still visible on the grey roads.
I turned my attention to me and decided to get a self portrait with this well dressed mannequin.
The stores with their well-done window displays did not hold my attention for long and I again pointed my camera to the blue skies.
|Up and Down|
|Hard at work|
I then pestered the photography expert with us, Abhijeet Kothale, to teach me the technique of getting a handheld burst zoom shot. This is what I got in my first attempt.
We ended the morning's shoot with a cup of tea. The roadside vendor looked like a Marathi man (because of the cap he is wearing) and a small chat revealed and we were happily surprised to know that he belonged to Bihar. This was a wonderful case of national integration.