Monday, January 29, 2007

Villagescapes

As the scene whizzed by I couldnt help but wonder why I found it so captivating? Rather than why, why suddenly? My eyes were glued to the glass windows marvelling the landscape strethcing out.... the interplay of colours kept me captivated.... innumerable shades of green, contrasting the skies blue, sometimes broken by bright red and pinks of bougenvillas or someother way side flowers. The golden coloured paddy, bright brown leaves of the neem, the blue mountains beyond. Adding to the joy of the trip we also chanced upon sunflower fields, delightful villages and ancient temple structures.

We were on our way from trichy to a picnic spot 'puliyamcholai' or tamarind grove. It had felt the same way the previous day as we had driven to kallanai (the clay dam built by karikala chozhan). I didnt know it then, but the drive the next day from mayavaram to chennai was just as beautiful.

3 days , 1000 kms on the road, and the highlight ( apart from ofcoure seeing my sis and grand mom) was the village side which i had never acknowledged consciously before. The guy in 'zen and the art of motorcycle maintanence' says 'biking' merges you with the landscape through which you are cruising. For once, drving down in a car made us feel that way.

Some of the sights that captivated me....

















5 comments:

Mridula said...

Lovely pictures indeed N. Loved your compositions, particularly the colorful pots.

karim said...

wow! beautiful pics. Do u have any copyright issues if i save them? ;)

Ms.N said...

@Mridula,
Thanks... These were the only good ones i got on that drive, as my dad wouldnt stop the car anymore!!!

@Karim...hehe...no issues!!!

Sriram P said...

Hey nice ones.. Finally you seem to have masterd the art of Photography..

Meena Venkataraman said...

Beautiful Pics..