Lazy Sunday Photo- Ganges at Rishikesh

by Mridula on March 31, 2013

in Cell phone photography,Lazy Sunday Photo,rivers,Uttarakhand

I recently spent some time at Rishikesh. It was a college trip and three faculty members were there. We would often go out for a walk. There was a bridge close to our camp. The troble was that it had wire meshes all over. So even though I would get good elevation I could not put the SLR lens through the wire. There was a gap in the fence but it was on the side that was facing the sun. Whereas all the good light was on the other side. My colleague and I wanted to cut a hole in the wires to put our cameras through!

Ganga at Rishikesh

Ganga at Rishikesh

Then I decided to put my cell phone lens in the gap and click a picture. How I would love to get a wider angle but that was all that I could capture. And by the time I could figure out that it was morning light that the banks caught, my trip was over. In the evening the sun goes behind the hills when it is still high in the sky and I never found any light on the banks. And it is so much easier to be out there in the evening rather than to rise with the sun!

I also feel sometimes that the advice coming from hard core photographers has to be modified for people who travel for other purposes and manage to take pictures in between.


But Rishikesh is close by and I am surely going to return one day!

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Niranjan April 2, 2013 at 5:32 pm

Nice shot of the Ganges. You mobile camera seems to be quite good.


Mridula April 4, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Niranjan these days I buy mobile phones for their camera only :D


Shalu Sharma April 2, 2013 at 1:18 pm

Nice photo. Seems the Ganga is very narrow at this point.


Mridula April 2, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Shalu thank you. That is because it is still in the hills! It widens considerably at Haridwar itself!


shooting star April 2, 2013 at 10:26 am

its a good shot..i guess travelers have to make up their own ways of shooting…my travel pics are mix of slr and mobile phone pics :)


Mridula April 2, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Shooting Star same here and I have almost stopped using a point and shoot!


Mridula April 2, 2013 at 10:23 am

Thank you Anu.


Anuradha Shankar April 1, 2013 at 9:17 am

Its still beautiful! even with a mobile camera!


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