From the raging heat of Goa to the chill winters of Mussoorie. It was quite a change. The vacations are almost drawing to a close but today did not fail to surprise me. We stopped over at Mussoorie and were welcomed by a generous snowfall.
A view from atop the hill…
Wynberg-Allen School blanketed in snow
This was the first time I was witnessing this marvel of nature and it left be breathless!
Another drive up to Mussoorie over this weekend. And as we sat lazily watching the clouds go by… This was another of those moments where the landscape looked the same (ie. something I have clicked all too often), yet I wondered how could I capture it through a different lens.
What turned out was indeed a sight to behold!
I was always made aware of the strange dichotomy in the weather of this place. While Dehradun can be bright and sunny, a few kilometres uphill in Mussoorie it will be pouring cats and dogs! And while the hills may be thrilling in the warm glow of the sun there are cloudbursts in the plains! Well, all this theory just transformed into a real life practical for me yesterday!
A surprise visit from a few friends flowed into an evening drive up to Mussoorie. The skies were clear after two days of heavy rainfall and we were confident Mussoorie would offer us the same weather! Hardly had we crossed the huge signboard “Welcome the Mussoorie, the Queen of Hills” that we were engulfed in a downpour so heavy that I imagined our car sliding backwards to base! The evening was a total washout, but that was not all. The way back offered us a driving test beyond anything I had imagined.
The picture may not do justice to the eerie experience that we had trying to figure out the edge of the road through that ghastly fog!
The last day of my little holiday in Mussoorie. It was time to hit Mall Road, with the famous Kalsang Restaurant (famous for its delicious momos).
Managed to snap a few shots on the way back.
6000 ft! Wow!
Winding roads of Mussoorie
Goa… here I come…
Well, with nothing much to do when at home, I thought of shooting monkeys from the balcony… with the camera of course 😉
The reason for the sign on the gate 🙂
Watching them even for 5 minutes can yield some fun pictures indeed. Here is a tiny sampling…
Hitching a ‘monkey-back’ ride
What doth the future holdeth?
Mussoorie has always been a place where I have given vent to my photographic craziness. But there is a point where you see the same scene and wonder how else could you capture it.
Today, I set aside my camera and instead used my phone to capture these images.
And here is another one…
Had done an earlier post on tilt shift photography where you can find some more images in this genre.
Suffice to say, I am having a great holiday!