My recent visit to Lotus Temple in Delhi wasn’t very exciting for some reasons. One, the premises have very odd timings, 9:00 Hrs. to 19:00 Hrs. In Morning by the time it opens, the natural light isn’t any more suitable for photography, and in evening it is too early to get good silhouettes. Another reason is high turnout of tourists on weekends, you need to be too patient with each one of them. Someone or other keeps coming into the frame.
Nevertheless, Out of about 100 odd clicks, I managed to get few silhouettes, worth sharing here. The other temple that you see in pictures below is ISKON Temple, as viewed from Lotus Temple.
These pictures were taken at Purana Quila (Old Fort) at New Delhi.
Here are some quick and easy steps to become a photographer:
1) Buy a DSLR camera (as expensive as you, I mean your parents can afford).
2) Get some pictures of yourself clicked with the camera. Ensure, minimum 50% space for your camera in the picture.
3) Set it as your DP (Display Picture) on all social networks, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and reactivate your account on Orkut (yes, it still exists).
4) Update and include “Photographer” in your bio everywhere, even on LinkedIn. There random people recommend you for random skills.
5) Spend some time creating your signature, which will go on all photographs your camera clicks.. err..YOU click..spend more time rather (than actually clicking photographs).
6) Create a page on Facebook. It is free. Yay!
7) Shamelessly invite (force, make it compulsory, beg) all your friends to ‘Like’ your page. Do not worry, there is no ‘Dislike’ button yet.
8) Promote your post. It is cheap as low as INR 280.00..get likes from thousands of people..
That’s all..there is no 9th and 10th step.
And, there you are.. a famous photographer..
Winters are one season we eagerly look forward to every year. ‘We’ includes all of us in the family, my close and distant friends and I am sure many many Delhiites. If you thought winters were over this year, you were wrong. Bing Weather App says it was 6 Deg. Cel. at around 8: 30 a.m. today. Also, we woke up to a lovely foggy weather outside where visibility was very low. Trees, lamp posts, people, vehicles every thing was only partially visible. Stylish and colourful woolens, ginger tea, hot steaming street food, shopping in crowded bazaars, everything is lovely about the winters in Delhi.
I feel blessed and lucky to be in Delhi in this weather.