I have been travelling a lot in the last fifteen days, which explains the absence of posts in the last few days. Before I head out again to Bharatpur tomorrow, some images from Sikkim.
On the first morning at Gangtok during my recent trip to Sikkim, I saw the view from my balcony and immediately went back to fetch the camera. I tweeted later in the day saying “Seen outside the window of Club Mahindra Royal Demazong is a landscape photographer’s dream come true.” The play of sun and clouds offered completely different perspectives from the same balcony during the three days of my stay. I wish I could post bigger images, but my blog template is limiting me doing so. You can see larger version of some of the images on paintedstork facebook page.
On the first day, I woke up later than I would like to, thanks to the tiring day-long journey that took most of the previous day. It was about 7.30am, but being the eastern part of the country, sunrise happens early and the light was already harsh. Sun rays were strong, but were just touching the tall trees on the ridges.
It was more cloudy on the second day when sun rays filtered through the clouds and fell on the slopes. Picture below is courtesy of Arun Nair.
On the third day, clouds had settled down on the hills and had brought a completely different character to the slopes. The scattering of fog along the slopes made the whole place appear mysteriously beautiful.
And finally, here is an image of a stupa, again shot from the balcony.