Splash of Colors at the Ghats of Pushkar Lake

by Mridula on October 15, 2013

in Canon D550,Colors,Photography,Rajasthan

I am fascinated by the bright colors people wear in Rajasthan. One theory is that they wear such bright colors to compensate for the bleakness of the landscape. I am not sure if it is true or not. I also doubt if the same chatak (Hindi for bright, only it has more flavor) colors would look good anywhere else but Rajasthan. It is not easy to do photography next to water with Chhavi. But I did manage to catch a few at the Ghats of Pushkar Lake in Rajasthan.

The Pink from Rajasthan, Pushkar Lake, Rajasthan

The Pink from Rajasthan, Pushkar Lake, Rajasthan

I visited Pushkar a few months back and I had another media person with me, Ambica. She was very fond of this shade of pink. Both of us wanted to buy duppatas in the same shade of pink. But we never found it. One of these days I am going to ask one of the ladies wearing this shade to tell me from where do they buy it.

Colorful Reflections, Pushkar Lake, Rajasthan

Colorful Reflections, Pushkar Lake, Rajasthan

Then there were the reflections in the lake. The flashes of yellow green and red on the left side were from the women standing on the ghat. Chhavi was sitting on the bank and kicking in the small pond accentuating the waves.

A Riot of Colors, Pushkar Lake, Rajasthan

A Riot of Colors, Pushkar Lake, Rajasthan

Then on a far bank there was this group of women creating a riot of colors. They were quite far away but I was carrying every lens I own and they were there for a long time. So I could easily change my lens to 75-300.

Chain for Men

Chain for Men

This man was standing so close to me. His chain caught my eye. I have practically no fashion sense but still, this piece caught my eye. I was not sure how would he react if I pointed my camera at him. I don’t know if he realized if I was clicking his picture. If he did, he ignored me royally, which suited me well. So if you have fashion sense what do you say about his chain? I thought it was cool, so was his purple shawl.

Flaming Orange at Pushkar Lake, Rajasthan

Flaming Orange at Pushkar Lake, Rajasthan

This was one time when I was not carrying all the lens I have. So I had to do with the one lens I had, 50 mm.  The girls were trying to dry their orange duppatas after taking a dip. Even Chhavi liked this picture when I showed it to her on the camera display.

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Tarika October 20, 2013 at 10:54 am

Sometimes, words fail me in describing the beauty of posts such as this.

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Mridula October 21, 2013 at 11:43 am

Thank you Tarika.

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BHARAT KALRA October 19, 2013 at 1:14 am

wow ….beautiful pics .. awesome place…. thanx for sharing

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Mridula October 21, 2013 at 11:38 am

Thank you Bharat.

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Vikram October 17, 2013 at 7:46 am

Isn’t photography banned on the bathing ghats?

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Mridula October 17, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Almost everyone was clicking pictures. So did I.

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sushmitha October 16, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Wow ! Lovely captures, especially the second one :) And thanks for sharing on such places :)

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Mridula October 17, 2013 at 1:52 pm

Thank you Sushmitha, happy to hear that you liekd them.

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Anuradha Shankar October 16, 2013 at 8:50 pm

lovely captures, Mridula. I visited Pushkar years back, and would so love to go again. lets see if it happens, tho!

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Mridula October 16, 2013 at 10:41 pm

I visited it twice this year. First one was a flying visit this one a little more relaxed. Hope you go back soon.

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Avinash Gupta October 16, 2013 at 6:55 pm

As a kid, I had visited Puskar. Its such a vibrant place that I can still remember the lake, ghat, chai-walas, temple and other details of the place.Your pictures make it easy to remember those memories.

Cheers
Avinash

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Mridula October 16, 2013 at 8:07 pm

I wonder if Chhavi will remember anything of this trip. Thank you Avinash.

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digital marketing blog October 16, 2013 at 4:11 pm

nice pics!! lovely

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Mridula October 16, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Thank you.

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R.Ramakrishnan October 16, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Fascinating range of colors of Pushkar

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Mridula October 16, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Thank you Rama.

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Bhumi October 16, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Awesome clicks! Colourful! :)
http://www.howdypancakes.blogspot.in

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Mridula October 16, 2013 at 8:08 pm

Thank you Bhumi.

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Sahiba Sachdev October 16, 2013 at 9:42 am

Love all the pics!

Just wishing if I could see more of the saree been washed in the first pic :D

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Mridula October 16, 2013 at 8:09 pm

I know Sahiba I am not very confident clicking people :D

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Harsha October 16, 2013 at 2:54 am

Indeed very Colorful…
They look bright in those bright colors..:)

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Mridula October 16, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Thank you Harsha.

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