“Earth, Wind and Rain and Fire,
Wealth, Power, Blood…Desire,
One Goal to Live for, Before We Die,
One Taste of Glory…
One Mouthful of Sky….”
(India’s only English language soap that was aired on DD in ’95)
These were the only lyrics that floated through my mind when i saw this wonderful mood in the sky that day in February. Generally in Mumbai, clouds make an appearance only during the monsoons. At other times, one is left with a bland sky.
This also happens to be my maiden attempt at High Dynamic Range photography (HDR). More than an ‘Experiment with the Lens’, this is an ‘Experiment with Photoshop’:)) And with this project, i have overcome my dilemma of shooting extremes of exposures. Have to say, the process is quite addictive.
This picture was clicked from a View Point named Ganesh Tok. This point has a Ganesh temple at its base, a little climbing up the stairs and you come to a point, from which you get a complete view of Gangtok City from a height. Notice the roads going zig zag, and yeaah the very prominent thing as can be seen in the pic is the TV tower. Yeah Gangtok has a Doordarshan Kendra. You can see this tower from almost anywhere in Gangtok.
As the time was just about 615 am, you can see the fog beyond the 1st mountain. If seen clearly, we see a lot of houses built on the hill itself, surrounded by tall pine trees. Also seen in the picture is another very prominent feature of Gangtok, the white colored prayer flags.