This is a continuation of the series Out of the Ordinary, featuring black-and-white photographs of ordinary or mundane sights in and around the city of Jaipur, India, taken between 2006 and 2010. These images are available as affordable limited edition prints on archival paper (Edition: 24). Print sizes: 20×15 or 16×12 inches.

Langur family on a Kishanpole Bazaar, Jaipur rooftop, at dusk

Langur family on a Kishanpole Bazaar rooftop, at dusk

House Sparrows on a bush near the water fountain at Choti Chaupar, Pink City, Jaipur, India

Sparrow fountain! (At a roundabout in the walled city)

Pigeons nesting in an old ventilator near Hawa Mahal, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Pigeons in an old ventilator near Hawa Mahal

Silhouettes of trees and fence at Central Park, Jaipur, India

Evening silhouettes at Central Park

Fine art photograph of three kinds of walls in the Pink City, Jaipur, India

Walls, at Bapu Bazaar

Fine art photograph of kites stuck on a leafless tree in the Jaipur walled city, Rajasthan, India

Kites stuck on a leafless tree in the walled city

Pigeons roosting on rooftop wires at dusk, at Prithviraj Road, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Pigeons amongst wires at a rooftop on Prithviraj Road

Artistic photograph of roots on an old wall in the Pink City of Jaipur, Rajasthan, India

Roots on an old wall in the Pink City

Black and white photograph of parked cycle rickshaws at Aatish Market, Jaipur, India

Parked cycle rickshaws at Aatish Market

Cross-crossing wires at a street leading to Nahargarh fort, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Cross-crossing wires at a street leading to Nahargarh fort

A cot against an old, heavily textured wall near Kalki Temple, Jaipur, Rajasthan

Cot against an old wall near Kalki Temple

An old electricity pole covered with vines, in Bapu Nagar, Jaipur

An old electricity pole covered with vines, in Bapu Nagar

Kite-filled sky on a cold and overcast Makar Sankranti festival day in Jaipur, India

Kite-filled sky on a cold and overcast Makar Sankranti day

Criss-crossing overhead wires in the Pink City of Jaipur, India

Wires, somewhere in the walled city

Black and white photo of a langur family on a Jaipur walled city rooftop, at dusk

Langur family on a walled city rooftop, at dusk

The setting sun, as seen through an billboard skeleton near Chomu House circle, Jaipur

The setting sun, as seen through the frame of a billboard near Chomu House circle

The Monsoon was generous in North India in 2010 and twice during the season, I found myself travelling in a bus on National Highway 8 (between Delhi and Jaipur) during heavy downpours. As the bus moved, rain splattered on the glass window next to me and created on it what looked like streams! Owing to the almost opaque layer of moving water on the window, the scenery outside turned into background and kept changing as the bus progressed, often looking like a water colour painting. Fortunately, on both occasions I was carrying compact cameras using which some of the painterly sights were captured.

Water droplets and streaks on the window of a moving bus against an overcast sky

Rainwater streaks on the window of a moving bus and in the background: trees, lush green farmland and a road

Artistic photograph of heavy rain splattering on the window of a moving bus leaving the background countryside landscape blurred

Rainwater streaks on the window of a bus moving in heavy rain on the Delhi–Jaipur Highway, India

Wavy patterns formed on the glass of a car during a downpour, rendering the background countryside view like an abstract painting

View from a bus moving in a monsoon downpour with falling rainwater on its windows making the view appear like an impressionistic painting

Rain splattering on the window of a moving bus, rendering the subjects outside: the road, a dhaba and parked trucks like an impressionistic painting

View of trucks in front of a bus moving on NH8, India, in a heavy monsoon downpour with a wiper clearing away some of the rain falling on the windscreen

Fine art photograph of streaks of falling rain on the window of a moving bus, rendering the background imagery of trees, road and a farmland like a water colour painting

The dusk mood in a Jaipur park where I went for regular winter evening walks fascinated me and I thought of capturing it with the compact camera that was carried in a waist pouch. Owing to low available light, some of the initial attempts were unsuccessful as most photographs came out shaky due to slow shutter speed. It then occurred to me that detail was not important in capturing the mood so the photographs were taken using the camera’s manual focus mode, deliberately out-of-focus or ‘unfocussed’. With blurred photographs, camera shake ceased to be an issue and loss of detail seemed to enhanced the mood! These images were taken in 2010 and are available as affordable prints on archival paper.

A lit-up park light and behind it, a leafy tree, at dusk

Blurred distant street lights and the moon at night, as seen through a framing of tree branches

The moon in a clear evening sky and below it, colours of the setting sun and tree silhouettes

Distant, blurred lights of the city as seen from a park at dusk

Silhouettes of trees, the moon and street lights, as seen through a park at dusk

Silhouettes of trees, colours of the evening sky and far away street lights, as seen from a Jaipur park at dusk

Lit-up park lights alongside a walking path and tree silhouettes above, in a Jaipur park at dusk

Street lights, park lights, tree silhouettes and a walker in a Jaipur park, at dusk

Lit-up park light, a tree and a couple on the walking trail in a Jaipur park at night

Silhouettes of trees, colours of lawns and the evening sky in a Jaipur, India park at dusk

Silhouettes of trees, blue evening sky and the setting sun, as seen from a Jaipur park

Silhouettes of trees against the evening sky, as seen from a Jaipur, Rajasthan park at dusk

A 15 minute grocery shopping session at a shopping mall in New Delhi (India) turned into a three hour long wait owing to a sudden, heavy downpour. It rained very hard and continuously that evening (on July 27, 2009) and after some forced window shopping and a coffee, I got attracted to the sight of rainwater flowing down on some large glass windows of the mall. Fortunately, I happened to be carrying a compact camera and started shooting. The next couple of hours passed easily, thanks to an enjoyable photo session!