Some more photographs from the series Shades of Eventide, which were casually taken during evening walks in a Jaipur park in 2009. These images were shot with a variety of compact cameras and are available as affordable prints on archival paper.
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.
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.
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 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!