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Old 23rd February 2013, 14:51   #1
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Default My rumblings with Nature - A photologue

How do you look forward to a weekend? I asked this question to few of my friends.

Person A: Weekend means sleeping whole day, relaxing. Why? Because you cannot do this on weekdays.
Person B: Boss, weekend is for partying..(Rest you can guess what includes in partying)
Person C, D, E till few more alphabets gave similar kind of answers.

These might not be the only answers, since hundreds of people have different thinking. But if you ask me this question, yes I desperately wait for a weekend. Why? Because these are the only 2 days where I can spend time away from the madness and chaos of cities, away from office stress and what not.

I like traveling and prefer to visit places which are less commercialized, peaceful and free from maddening crowds. This thread is a collection of pictures taken till now from my different trips.

Since I am very bad at writing, I would like to keep words at minimum and visuals at maximum.


Majestic, beautiful spectacular Mt. Shivling. Taken during my Gangotri-Gomukh trek. This peak lies above Gangotri glacier at a place called Tapovan, which also serves as a base camp for expedition climbers.
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Admiring the mighty Sahyadri range. (Location: Fort Bhairavgad. Chandoli reserve forest area)
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Live young live free!! Taken at Sandhan valley- A naturally formed gorge with 200ft high cliffs on both sides (Location: Sandhan Valley, Bhandardara)
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A beautiful view from Fort Sajjangad in Satara district, Maharashtra
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Winding through the mountains (Location: Road is from Sajjangad towards Thoseghar waterfall)
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Solitary wanderer. A rider going towards Tamhini Ghat
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Holy bells at Fort Vasota
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The strong 400+ year old fortifications (HDR version)
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The winding staircase at Lohagad
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Serene, tranquil Harihareshwar beach - Long exposure. Used a 10 stop B+W ND filter to achieve this in daytime.
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Gateway to heaven! Clouds were quite dramatic that day tempting me to make a HDR (Location: Fort Raigad)
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Hidden, serene Nayan Sarovar (Location: Interior Himalayas. On the way to Shrikhand Mahadev. Nayan Sarovar serves as a base camp before the final ascent for Shrikhand Mahadev)
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The faithful guardian (Location: Fort Raigad)
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Hi there! When visitors come, stop and pose for camera.
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First sunrise of 2012 and what a way to witness it!!
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Monsoons. It can turn anything into a beautiful admirable sight. Here, a basic tree and few rocks make up this wonderful long exposure.
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Kaas. A place which is now known to almost everyone. Maharashtra's own valley of flowers! Come September, this place literally transforms itself from a barren landscape into heaven on earth. Countless number of rare species bloom over thousands of hectares of land. These include rarest of rare species of flowers. The whole area is carpeted with pink, yellow, white colors. I have been visiting this area for the past three years and every year it gives a unique life time of a experience.

Cluster of tiny white flowers.
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I am superior. I stand tall.
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Stand out of the crowd and you will be noticed!
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I wish my company sets up a open office here. My productivity would be doubled.
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Cats. A species which I feel always co-operate with me while photographing. They see me, wait, pose till I get tired of photographing and then leave.
Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder!
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Thread moved from the Assembly Line (The "Assembly Line" Forum section) to the Travelogues Section. Thanks for sharing!
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Super duper pictures, bro. Just love those silhouettes. Din't realize there are so many beautiful places in MH. Please do share some more and also the routes/distance if you have a track of them. What a treat on a Monday. Now, waiting for a weekend!

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I'm thinking of words to express. Failed...!

I guess speechless defines my feelings; actually not.
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Excellent snaps Dodge_Viper

sunrise at Raigarh and Snaps from Sajjangarh my favourites
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Awesome snaps ! Especially the long winding road towards Thoseghar.
When I visited the region I got amazing landscapes, but never the greens as the season was different !
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What gems each one is and now makes eagerly wait for the monsoons to arrive and the exploits around. Thanks for sharing. Hooked on, please keep adding more...AWESOME!
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Super duper pictures, bro. Just love those silhouettes. Din't realize there are so many beautiful places in MH. Please do share some more and also the routes/distance if you have a track of them. What a treat on a Monday. Now, waiting for a weekend!
Thanks avi. Yes I do have all the details you want. Definitely will keep on adding more.

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I guess speechless defines my feelings; actually not.
Thanks gd sir. I go speechless too over your photos

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Excellent snaps Dodge_Viper

sunrise at Raigarh and Snaps from Sajjangarh my favourites
Thanks mm403. Have been to Raigad 7 times. Still photography is not complete.

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Awesome snaps ! Especially the long winding road towards Thoseghar.
When I visited the region I got amazing landscapes, but never the greens as the season was different !
Agree ampere. Monsoons have a dramatic effect on landscapes

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What gems each one is and now makes eagerly wait for the monsoons to arrive and the exploits around. Thanks for sharing. Hooked on, please keep adding more...AWESOME!
Thanks parsh. This thread will be kept on updating. More coming
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Agree ampere. Monsoons have a dramatic effect on landscapes
But you know what, even the dry landscapes were brilliant. I just loved the wilderness, clear blue cloudless skies and brilliant sunrises !
Off course, green is a different colour!
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Thank you Dodge. Mind sharing the details of the hardware used?

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Thanks gd sir. I go speechless too over your photos
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Thank you Dodge. Mind sharing the details of the hardware used?
Most of them are from old Canon 1000D. Recently upgraded to 600D. Lens include kit and 55-250mm .

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Super pictures mate! Thanks for sharing.
Loved the Sunrise pic at Raigad! Lovely colours.
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Most of them are from old Canon 1000D. Recently upgraded to 600D. Lens include kit and 55-250mm .
How do you find the change-over from 1000D to 600D?

I thought a few were 300mm shots. I had 75-300mm on my Minolta SLR. Would 75-300mm make for a better kit (or is it 70-300mm) compared to 55-250mm?
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These are truly amazing pictures you have got here. I really envy you and thanks for posting such wonderful pics so that we can also enjoy the same.
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How do you find the change-over from 1000D to 600D?

I thought a few were 300mm shots. I had 75-300mm on my Minolta SLR. Would 75-300mm make for a better kit (or is it 70-300mm) compared to 55-250mm?
600D is definitely better than 1000d. It has better metering and ISO coverage. The only reason for me going for 600D was budget. Else I had 7D in my mind . Those shots are shot at 250mm only without cropping. Just that I was lucky subject was closer to me .

Higher end 70-300mm are better than 55-250. Only thing is, they cost a bomb.
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