Rajasthan 06: Guard of Umedbhavan

Guard of Umedbhavan
Guard of Umedbhavan

Spokes

Spokes
Spokes

Rajasthan 05: The City Palace in Colour

And then there are some photos which need colour ūüôā

 

 

 

 

Rajasthan 04: Udaipur City Palace

Udaipur city palace is actually series of palaces packed in the city palace complex. They were built over a long period, from 1559 onwards, by 76 generations of Sisodia Rajputs or Suryavanshi Rajputs. I wanted to present the magnificence and hugeness of the palace to you in black and white. The black and white really accents the structural hugeness and also creates a great contrast against deep blue skies to bring forth the bright limestone structure.

I hope you enjoy the post.

Rajasthan 03: Cages

Cages
Cages

Rajasthan 02: United Colours of Rajasthan

Rajasthan is arguably one of the most colourful states of India. The roots of Rajasthan go back to the local Bhil and Meena tribes; and Gujjars. The monochromatic landscapes and structures made of sandstone provide a fantastic backdrop for photographers, to capture locals in their traditionally colourful and embroidered sari’s with mirror works.

United Colours of Rajasthan
United Colours of Rajasthan

Rajasthan 01: Selling the Blue Bloodline

We started our 2008 vacation of Rajasthan from the Venice of East‚Ķ ‚ÄúUdaipur‚ÄĚ.

We landed in Udaipur at 5-30 AM. The travel time of 80 Minutes, was very short for us Mumbaites to get used to the nippy December mornings of Rajasthan. Udaipur is the historic capital of the former kingdom of Mewar in Rajputana Agency and is famous for its heritage buildings and palaces, including the famed Lake Palace.

This photograph was taken at the gates of The Udaipur City Palace. The official tourist route starts at this huge red wall which inscribes bloodline of the former Mewar Kingdom. For me this is about the fascination and awe that we have for the lives and times of Royalty. This interest transcends boundaries and is present in easterners and westerners alike. Here, the stories of a local guide were consumed with much interest by his American clients. I could not stop myself from capturing this moment.

I will be posting some of the photographs from our 2008 Rajasthan vacation in coming days.

Selling the blue bloodline
Selling the blue bloodline

Light and Magic

Experimenting with Bokeh

Fireworks

Diwali fireworks…

Blind Man of Jejuri

Blind Man of Jejuri
Blind Man of Jejuri

A Walk in the Park 4: Encounter with the Striped Tiger

The Common Tiger (Danaus genutia) is one of the common butterflies of India.

Common Tiger
Common Tiger

A Walk in the Park 3: Spider Caught the Rainbow

Spider Caught the Rainbow
Spider Caught the Rainbow

A Walk in the Park 2: Birds of Neighbourhood

A Walk in the Park 1: Bugs Life

Mantis 1
Dr Hypnosis
The Wise One
The Wise One

The Alphabet Tree

The Roof Top

Reflection @ Baltimore Harbour 2

Reflection @ Baltimore Harbour 1

 

 

Sunset Over Mumbai Skyline

Sunset over Mumbai Harbour

About Mahesh Patil

Mahesh Patil is a Digital Marketer, Design Thinker & Travel Photographer.

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