We’ve been invited by L, from seeingthrough35mm, to participate in a 5-day monochrome photo challenge. Now, L claims to be an ‘amateur’ photography enthusiast. I have my doubts. Take a look at his photo gallery and you’d know what I mean. Circuitous roads trips, anything that’s green, red or blue, and ‘Iceland’ have found it hard to escape his lens.
People have always intrigued us. Because people hold the key to survival in any place. From blistering cold to torrid heat – people have triumph adversity and the elements. And lesser the interaction with outside world and tourists – greater the probability of meeting ‘real people’. In these 5 days, we’re going to virtually revisit 5 countries and hopefully, discover some amazing ‘everyday’ people along the way.
Roughly a year back, we made a trip to India’s secluded North East corner. Far away from bustling crowds and cacaphonic tourists, in the state of Assam, lies Nameri National Park. Home to wild elephants, deer, thick forests, and (if you’re lucky) tigers; a walk in the National Path involves taking a 10 minute boat ride across river Gia Bhorelli (loosely translated as ‘Giver of Life’). Forest rangers doubled up as boats-men and ferried us across the breadth of the river.
Breaking ice wasn’t easy – given the fact that they aren’t tour guides and most visitors don’t initiate conversations. Our reticent oarsmen barely spoke. He preferred to stare at the distance. I wouldn’t blame him. The setting was surreal. The mellifluous sounds of water and birds chirping was good enough. I asked him if he could sing a folk song, perhaps? He laughed and shook his head. What can I say. I tried.
As with most challenges – we’ve got to pass it on! We’d like to invite the quirky wanderer to participate in this challenge. She likes to travel, explore, and capture her travel experiences through her ‘quirky’ lens.
What are the Rules?
1. On 5 consecutive days, create a post using a recent or past photo in black and white.
2. Each day, invite another fellow blogger to join you in your photo-journey.
All the best!