Film Days (Colour)

After all the enthusiasm of learning and indulging in photography in art school, as revealed in the previous post Film Days (Black and White), a very hectic and engrossing advertising / design career that followed put photography in the back seat. While the camera was upgraded to a Nikon FM10 with 35–70mm lens, photo shoots somehow got confined to a few occasions and trips.

This time, usage of colour film was prompted by the arrival of commercial digital scanning of colour negatives that supposedly resulted in better, more accurate colour prints. Neighborhood Colour Labs had started providing Compact Discs of scanned negatives for sharing images on e-mail, for more faithful subsequent print reproduction and for lossless archiving. A few selected images taken between 2000 and 2003 are presented below:

Landscape of a serene pink sky above sleepy green fields with trees

Countryside dawn, near Jagatpura, Jaipur

The sun rising in a misty pink sky beyond elephant grasses, trees and green fields

Sunrise of the Millennium; outskirts of Jaipur, India (photographed on January 01, 2000)

A bicycle in the foreground framing the sun rising above misty green fields in the background

The fun of riding a bicycle to the countryside at dawn, watching the sun rise and indulging in photography. Outskirts of Jaipur (Rajasthan, India)

Landscape photograph of lush green fields in the foreground and misty trees in the background

Serene wheat fields on a cold winter morning; outskirts of Jaipur (Rajasthan, India)

A dirt road in the foreground with the the sun rising above misty green fields and trees in the background

Rural sunrise; outskirts of Jaipur (Rajasthan)

Two men walking on a dirt road adjacent to a railway line, amidst trees and dry elephant grasses

Enjoying winter morning sunlight at a rural road, adjacent to a railway track on the outskirts of Jaipur

Landscape photo of yellow-ochre elephant grasses on textured, barren, sandy ground, and a misty green field in the background

Elephant grass on a largely barren landscape; on a misty morning in the countryside near Jaipur

Light streaks of passing vehicles in the foreground and a brilliantly lit-up white marble Birla Temple in the background

Birla Temple, Jaipur, Rajasthan; long exposure at dusk

Abstract image filled with mostly thin, random streaks of yellow, green and white light

Playing with long exposure 🙂 Photographed from a Gurgaon (Haryana) high rise apartment at night

Small, round man-made islands, with tree trunks rising over muddy yellow water; lush green tree canopy above

Flooded duck pond after a heavy Monsoon downpour; Deer Park, New Delhi

Closeup of a large mushroom-like fungi with textured red and yellow colours on top

Bracket Fungi or Shelf Fungi; Deer Park, New Delhi

Fallen tree branches in the foreground seen between them: a Grey Heron standing in colourful, textured lake

Grey Heron amidst a heavenly landscape in Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur (Rajasthan)

A group of trees with their symmetrical reflection and a group of Pelicans in the lake below

Pelicans at Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur

View of a lake with a tree branch going into the water in the foreground and an island with some trees in the middle

Lake-scape at Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur, India

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