PhotoDiary-6 – Colors of India, from Srinagar to Pondicherry

in photography •  2 years ago

Below are 16 photographs I took during the 4 years I spent in India. All these photographs were taken with a basic look-and-click Fuji camera. For me, composition is one of the most important aspects of photography, so my focus (pun unintended) is on a proper framing of the shots. I might do a bit of touch-up with i-Photo, but that usually amounts to only a bit of cropping.

These shots were taken throughout India. I lived near New Delhi, but travelled throughout the country. I found the whole central swath of the country (from Mumbai, up through New Delhi, and across to Calcutta) rather busy, a bit noisy and chaotic. Probably because most of the major cities are located there and because it’s so densely populated.

On the other hand, the far north (The Himalayas) and the south (Goa, Kerala, Tamil Nadu) were much more peaceful, pleasant and interesting.

Overall, my time there was very interesting and rewarding. As I indicated above, it’s a very diverse country.

I did not always appreciate the weather, since the temperature hovered around 45 degree Celsius for about 9 months of the year. But I always loved the drenching monsoon downpours. Well, at least I loved them when I didn’t get stranded or soaked or flooded.

Often, my friends and I would find ourselves repeating the country’s PR slogan – “Incredible India.” Maybe it was the many different cultures and people. Maybe it was because I love the spicy food, the delicious chai, the great port wine made in the former Portuguese colony of Goa, and the tasty Old Monk rum (neat, with a wedge of lime).

















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Amazing colorful photography @majes.tytyty

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I just saw your details "Nature, Photography, Health, Cryptocurrency, Blog, Writing." And I realized that I wanted to follow you .... "Worldwide."

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Thanks. I'm glad you like them. I'll do another "Colors of India" post soon. And maybe next week, I'll start a series called "Colorful PEOPLE of India."

I hope you can find it among the constant flow of Steemit posts.

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I just saw your details "Nature, Photography, Health, Cryptocurrency, Blog, Writing." And I realized that I wanted to follow you .... "Worldwide."

Beautiful photos and narration. Do you live in India? The colors are amazing! Thank you for sharing. I will follow you for more :)

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Thanks for the compliments -- re the photos and the writing. I appreciate it.

Yes, I lived there for 4 years (2008-2012).

After this series of "Colors" posts, I'm gonna do another one called "COLORFUL PEOPLE OF INDIA." Hope you appreciate them also.

Will follow you and upvote your posts also.

Full Steem Ahead.

Excellent post. I love India and have traveled there 3 times for a total of 8 months. I've been to most of the places you show here. I'm sure the experience changes the longer you stay. I created a post on Friday that you may enjoy. It is also a photo, writing and a short video expose called, The Empowered Women of India - Written, photographed and video production by Trula Fountaine. If you have time to see it I'd love to know what you think.

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Hi from a fellow Canadian (Toronto area) Glad you like my post, and thanks for resteeming it.

I'll check out your Friday post. As far as empowerment goes, many of the women of India could use some empowerment. Not to mention the downtrodden of both genders.

India was an amazing experience, but I must say that seeing the lower caste Indians treated as they are, living the tough lives that they live, was a bit of a downer.

I have loved every visit I've had in India. Such an addictive country. There's always something else to see, so I have to keep going back! Would love to make it up to Kashmir one day...

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One region I really wanted to visit was the northeast. Assam, Sikkim, Nagaland, etc.

I had a lot of friends from those states, and they were mostly very cool, very interesting, very musical. Unfortunately, I never made it there during my stay in India. But that would be one reason to return someday.

Hope you get to Kashmir one day ...

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Thanks. Hope you make it back and get to the northeast. A friend of mine was in Nagaland during their huge festival and her pictures are incredible!

Nice

amazing post! really deserves to be top! not often you see such effort into making a post. The photos are great. i laughed on the first one. Thumbs up for sharing an amazing journey !

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Glad you like it. And thanks for the praise.

Yes, I spend quite a bit of time on my posts, whether that's refining the photos, writing text, making screenshots for my VOCAB series, or anything else. I believe that will make my posts more interesting, and more relevant to any Steemer who might glance at them.

The good news is that my efforts are starting to be rewarded. Slowly, but surely.

Cheers, and good luck on Steemit.

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Thanks! And you keep up the good work. Quality content is what you have

Nice clicks... I really appreciate the post.... In spite of being an Indian, I couldn't visit all the places that you had :P .....

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Ya, that happens. When I return to Canada, I spend time at "home" or with old friends, but rarely travel around Canada. There's so much to see there, but we don't get out to see it.

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Ya its true... :)

Nice post.
Can you write two paragraphs briefly explaining your experience as a whole, and also say that these are your original pictures that you took with your camera? Moreover, please write which province of Indian is this? Are all these locations in the same part of India? Further, tell how many days you spent there, and how was your experience with people, food, weather, etc. Please make this more interesting and then I will promote it. thanks.
P.S. I am glad you put more than 10 pictures this time.

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Especially important is to mention 'as a text' that this is your trip from srinagar to pondicherry and that, you wrote the detailed description under each picture.

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Hello from Chiang Mai

Thanks for your input. I'll gladly write a few additional paragraphs ... tomorrow. It's been a long day, and I should take a break and maybe a drink.

Once I start writing, it will probably be 3-4 paragraphs. Maybe more. But I also like to keep things concise and clear. So maybe I'll try for 4 short paragraphs. How does that sound?

Until then, I'll just keep you in suspense re my India adventure.

Thanks, and have a good day.

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Thanks for your reply. The paragraphs should be written today, within 24 hours; after that, it will be really difficult to promote your post, if it gets 'old'. and yes, 3, 4 paragraphs are fine. Just make clear that the description in each photo is written by you and that these are your own photos, taken by your own camera.

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Will do. Now. Thanks.

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Done. I'll keep in mind your advice to write a general intro to each Photo Diary that I post. Next week, I plan on doing a series of the "Colorful People of India." Not sure if I can think of so many different things to write about them, but I'll do my best and think of something. (I am, after all, a content-CREATOR, so I'll just make it a point to create some decent content.)

Thanks!

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Great!

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One last suggestion. I see that you post several posts per day. I am just looking at your travel posts, so I don't know what is there in the other posts; but I suggest that if they are not important, then may be you should just make 1 post out of them. To me, it seems as if these posts are similar. If you make a quality posts and publish 3 or 4 times in a week, that would be much better. Thanks for all your work, and see the fruit :)

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Thanks for yesterday’s advice. Overnight, I reached 46 votes, which is very nice for a minnow like me. I could not have achieved that without your advice and assistance. Much appreciated.

Brief response to your suggestion re my other posts. With the VOCAB posts, I will probably continue doing the daily mini-posts – for the benefit of any learners / students of language who might find them useful. That in itself is not lucrative for me, but I will also compile each section (that is, each “A” series, each “B” series) into unified posts, which I will post weekly or so. And in the end, I will compile all 400+ posts into one handy and comprehensive reference manual.

As for my CHAOS MONITAUR posts, I’m gonna take your advice and make each post a bit fuller and a bit more meaty, even if that means that I will not be uploading 1/day.

Also, I’ll keep your suggestions in mind for any other posts / series that I initiate.

Again, thanks for any and all efforts on your front. It sure is a pleasure working on Steemit, and with all the Steemers in the community. And it can only get better.

Full Steem Ahead.

great job @majes.tytyty

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Thanks. My posts have never received any "applause" before this.

Interesting photographs. I have always wanted to look at the country from a traveller's perspective to get extra ordinary shots like your from otherwise ordinary scenarios.

Where is Kerala ? which is my home state :-)

and 3 Cheers to Old Monk!

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There are some shots of Kerala on my PhotoDiaries 1 and 2. I went to Kerala only once during my 4 years in the country, but it was definitely one of my favorite spots. Fort Kochi was so wonderfully peaceful and serene, and the beach in Alapuzza was blissful. I still remember sitting on the sand and watching 2 dolphins swimming by -- sailing out of the water, then diving smoothly back into the water, in synchronised unity, the entire length of the beach.

Kinda miss that Old Monk. (note: Since I was older than most of my colleagues in India, they nicknamed me Old Monk. Oh, ... and the fact that I drank it regularly may have been a factor.)

Check out the earlier Photo Diaries....
https://steemit.com/photography/@majes.tytyty/photodiary-1-colors-of-india-from-the-himalayas-to-pondicherry-and-many-places-in-between-1

https://steemit.com/photography/@majes.tytyty/photodiary-2-colors-of-india-from-himalayas-to-pondicherry-and-many-places-in-between-2

These photos are beautiful. The house boat all bu itself seems peaceful to look at since it's in a quiet spot. One of my favorite. 🙂

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Thank you. Yes, that house boat photo turned out amazing. I was a bit lucky to catch it like that, with the surface of the water so perfectly still.

One of my favorite photos of India, for sure.

As a follower of @followforupvotes this post has been randomly selected and upvoted! Enjoy your upvote and have a great day!

This truly is a gorgeous photograph and post, thank you for sharing with us. If you're looking for a new photographer friend on steemit, feel free to follow me and I'll do the same.