Thursday, June 24, 2010

Raindrops on the Windshield...

Travelling Camera on a long Drive in Himachal Pradesh: Mandi :: Hamirpur :: Sujanpur :: Palampur :: Dharmshala :: Palampur ::  Baijnath :: Biling :: Jogindernagar :: Posted by VJ on www.travellingcamera.com :: A couple of my friends got married in June this year. I along with a few other friends took this opportunity to travel across Himachal on road. Therefore, the long itinerary.The sights en route were countless but here are the shots of some of the most remarkable ones.Road in the Mountains with Green trees on both the sides. Looks like a green tunnel. Road between Hamirpur to Palampur through Sujanpur is pretty good. There is a small strech of 8 kilometers which is comparatively bad but work was going on there... I traveled through this road after 4 years and it has improved a lot... Road has been widened between Hamirpur and Sunjanpur, which has reduced the major pain...Raindrops on the Windshield. The shot was clicked close to Dharamshala, one of the wettest places in India. It receives a lot of rain, second only to Cherrapunji...This is a short-cut for Dharmshala when you move from Palampur through Chamunda.. This particular road was bad but you need not to worry, because main road from Palampur to Dharmshala is amazing... After new cricket stadium in Dharmshala, it's maintained very well...Beautiful Cloud Formation... Palampur Region is simply amazing and these days I am dreaming of a Villa in Palampur Hills, Valleys, and a solitary house at Billing. Bir-Billing, in Kangra district near Baijnath, is regarded as among the best in the world for Paragliding. Billing (2290 m) is the take-off site and Bir (1400 m) is the village at the landing site.The road distance between the two is 14 km. Bir is sheltered by the Dhauladhar mountains and the ridges behind keep rising to 3000 mtrs, 4000 mtrs, 5000 mtrs and one after the other so as pilot can fly at 4000 mtrs and still watch the mountains tower above. Bir is a beautiful village surrounded by tea gardens and spectacular scenery, whereas Billing offers unique opportunities for high altitude and cross country flying and flights of 180 kms have been achieved from here...The house reflected in the side-view mirror...On the way to Jogindernagar from Baijnath... There is a wide road from Baijnath to Jogindernagar.. and very good for leisure drive... Many times I suggest the drive from Palampur to Baijnath and when I saw this road after Baijnath, I am not sure what to say ...

Raindrops on the Windshield. The shot was clicked close to Dharamshala region, one of the wettest places in India. It receives a lot of rain, second only to Cherrapunji...

2 comments:

A Bradford said...

The effect of diffused and blurred background visible through the circular sweep of the wipers juxtaposed with the intricately focused rain drops is truly fantastic. Great capture.

Ripple (VJ) said...

Thanks Brad :)

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