This article appeared in October issue of Terrascape magazine, where I write a column on photography. Read all the earlier travel photography articles on India Travel Blog.
When I started as a photography enthusiast more than a decade ago, the subjects that interested me most were landscapes. I used to spend a lot of time travelling in forests, hilly regions and around water bodies, trying to freeze the beauty of the earth with my camera. Over the years, my photography expanded and evolved in several genres including people photography, architecture photography and commercial work. Yet, photographing landscapes continued to be something that I still cherished.
My last attempt in photographing landscapes was in July-August months at Lahaul & Spiti, a mountainous region in the northern parts of Himachal Pradesh. It is a highland between the Tibetan plateau and the Indian Himalayas, where the altitude is always above ten thousand feet. Its landscapes, comprising fast-flowing rivers, snowy peaks, a few calm lakes and high passes form a great recipe for photography. During the early summer months, tiny flowers bloom and carpet the slope, adding colour to the already beautiful landscape. click to read more »