The month of april 2012 brought a temporary set-back in my life. I met with an accident where my right hand got fractured in a road accident and was mummified in plaster of paris for a month. Being a right handed guy I found it really difficult to go on with my daily life. The next best thing that I love to do after photography and music is riding my bike which I was unable to while recovering from my fracture. I had to ride with my mom to work. It was not much of a trouble for her as my work place was on the way to her’s.
My cast was taken off after 3 weeks. However, there still was pain and doctor had advised me not to lift heavy objects, no pressurizing my right hand, and definitely no bike riding for another 3 months. The first thing I did after getting the cast removed was going snap-happy with my camera. I was happy that besides the pain I was be able to manage photography. I still had to tag with my mom to work though.
EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON:
So this one time I was returning back home with my mom on her scooty. She had to buy this fruit called nungu under the guindy bridge, right after kasi theater. While she went shopping, I took my camera out from my back pack and started clicking.
By this time, my mom was done shopping. I sat with her on her scooty but I didn’t put away my camera. We started off and I started clicking random stuff that I came across on the way back home.
CANDIDS ON A ROLL:
This is was quite fun and at the same time challenging because
- I was continuously on move and I couldn’t do much about it.
- I had to react quickly
- Indian roads are very dusty
That last shot is what I took when we were around half a km away from home. After that the road got really really dusty and I was afraid that might be bad for the lens of my camera. I placed the lens cap and tucked the camera in my bag.
I did all the shots with my Nikon l120. I’ve processed all the black and white images using Nik Silver Efex. The shot of the bridge from under it is the only HDR shot in this image. I did it with 2 stops (-2ev and gradually rising to +2ev). It’s not the best of HDR’s that I have done so far. But I used the HDR technique only to get all the details in the frame. Because I did these shots some where in the noon and the light was really harsh and it was very difficult to get all the details in one single shot.