Sunsets are a staple when in Ranikhet. There are some spots from where you can watch the Sun go down – without any other human intervention. That is rare at most popular touristy hill stations. While I’m aware that I’m a tourist in Ranikhet, I do feel like it’s my second home in the whole world.
Went to the usual spot for my sunset experience but that spot now has a proper “view point” and there were kids there playing PUBG on their mobile phones no less. A few dogs – always welcome. It was noisier than ever before. Part of the experience and will get even more interesting going forward I’m sure.
Meanwhile. The sunsets were as spectacular as previous years. I caught one from the back side of the rooms we were staying at. Not the most unimpeded view but an interesting spot if only for the change of view points.
Obviously, I want prints of everything. While I don’t have a lot of prints of my own photographs on my apartment walls, I do have a lot of stuff on them. Paintings. Some family photos and some prints from the exhibition I did a few years with TEDx Gurgaon. Point is, the walls are FULL. Maybe once I get to a point when I cannot go to Ranikhet anymore, then I will bring Ranikhet to me.
Images above are panoramas that were stitched together. Images below this are HDR single-frame photographs.
ABOUT THIS PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT
I shot multiple frames to construct this square, large-format plate. The final image file for each set is easily larger than 4 GB in size.
My parents and I have been going on an annual vacation to Ranikhet for about a decade now. I always carry my DSLR but wasn’t feeling too inspired this time around. Of course, that triggered an idea and I decided to focus on a few subjects that personify and / or represent Ranikhet for me and the family.
I ended up calling this series “Vacation Objects” and turned it into a personal project.
All images are shot in the same format and I’m writing brief descriptions to explain why the subject is significant.
This is the fourth image series from this personal project series that I’m writing about. To see all, as they are published, #NAINAxRANIKHET #VacationObjects can be visited.
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