Back after a hiatus

Since my outing to Kutch in December last year, my camera was mostly confined to the cozy insides of the cupboard at home. A sort of photographer’s block had set in. Well, its still there I guess. But I’m working on it. Last few occasions I went out with the camera, I came back very unhappy with the shots I made. And that triggered a downward spiral. Therein set the photographer’s block.

Last week, when an outing was getting planned on a whatsapp group, I decided to join them. I programmed myself to not feel any pressure of getting even a single good shot. The goal was to get out there, explore the place and enjoy. There shouldn’t be a metric to measure that joy.

And I did just that. Waking up at 3:30AM, meeting with new friends on the outing this time and heading to a place where I had no idea what it’d be like. All I knew was that its a lake and we’re going to be there before sunrise. I thoroughly enjoyed the outing – being a man of few words, I’ll just leave it at that.

I usually shoot very less, compared to others I’ve traveled with. This time, I shot even lesser. But I’m going to share a few of them here. I didn’t particularly like any of them, but I thought they needn’t be perfect – actually far from it, they are quite ordinary. This time, I am merely documenting the representative set of images that I shot, while I slowly try to break the photographer’s block, forget about the elusive and imaginary bar I’ve set for myself and not forget why I got into this hobby of photography in the first place.

Pre-dawn lakeside

Pre-dawn lakeside

Wind-ruffled water surface

Wind-ruffled water surface

As the sun rises

As the sun rises

Tiny winged-creatures rest atop metal bars

Tiny winged-creatures rest atop metal bars

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