Pictures from My 2014 Travels

By Mridula Dwivedi September 19, 2014 50 Comments , , , , , , ,

For the sky watch today, I am putting up ten pictures, 8 from my travels in 2014 and 2 from the backyard. You might have seen those pictures in some previous posts but I was tempted to put the eye candies in one place!

10. A Sunset in the Backyard

Sunset
A Sunset in the Backyard #canon550D

I usually reach home after the sunset, except for the peak of summer when the sun sets quite late. This evening I was lucky, the sun was yet to drop over the horizon. I clicked it from my balcony. One day I am going to see more sunsets rather than commuting through them!

9. Mandvi Beach, Kutch Gujarat

Mandvi Beach, Gujarat
Mandvi Beach, Gujarat #canon550D

I went to Kutch in January in 2014. It was a solo, last minute trip. I was so fed up with the hotel prices in Bhuj that I settled for staying at Devpur Home Stay. That was such a blessing as Krutharthsinh Jadeja ji fixed all my subsequent itinerary. It was because of his recommendation that I ended up at Mandavi and enjoyed the sunset at the beach.

8. An Evening in Hong Kong

Evening
Victoria Harbor, Hong Kong #canon550D

This year I took my niece and daughter on a trip to Hong Kong. The kiddos were quite fascinated by the Victoria Harbor. They were so engrossed that they did not notice that I was clicking pictures. I am going to take them out again but next year.

7. A Para-glider in Srinagar

A Para-glider in Srinagar, Kashmir
A Para-glider in Srinagar, Kashmir #canon550D

This was before the devastating September floods in Kashmir. I was there in June. I was getting out of Srinagar on September 7 as well, when Jhelum breached its banks. I hope J&K would recover from the disaster soon.

6. A Beautiful Sunset at Monsoon Palace, Udaipur

Sunset at Monsoon palace, Udaipur
Sunset at Monsoon palace, Udaipur #canon550D

There are some sunsets that get itched in your memory. The sunset at the Monsoon Palace in Udaipur falls in that category. It was such a beautiful evening, the sky had just the right amount of clouds so as to make the evening beautiful without overwhelming the sun!

5. Misty Mountains, Paro, Bhutan

Misty Mountains, Paro, Bhutan
Misty Mountains, Paro, Bhutan #canon550D

This was a morning shot. I usually open the curtains before I go to sleep. Around the time of sunrise I opened my eyes to see if there was something worth getting up. The mist had gobbled up the mountain range and re-drawn the shape of the mountain! It looked like someone had repainted the landscape. I went to the balcony to click a few pictures and then I went back to sleep again! That is how I approach sunrise photography!

4. The Beach at Maafushi, Maldives

The Maafushi Beach, Maldives
The Maafushi Beach, Maldives #Lumia1020

The trip to Maafushi, Maldives has been such a joy. I loved this lone coconut tree which was reclining at such an impossible angle towards the sea. I clicked many photographs but I like this one the best.

3. Batal, Spiti

An Evening at Batal, Spiti
An Evening at Batal, Spiti #canon550D

Mountains have been giving me only clouds, mists and rains since June 2013. Batal, Spiti was also going the same way till the clouds parted for a while in the evening. And that was the only time in this whole trip that they showed any mercy to me!

2. Sunset at Maafushi, Maldives

Sunset at Maafushi, Maldives
Sunset at Maafushi, Maldives #canon550D

Sunset at Maafushi was a magical time. It was a pleasure to be out on the beach and enjoy the sea. Sunsets became all the more special. I always thought Maldives would be beautiful but I never thought it would be so beautiful.

1. Construction Work in the Backyard

Construction Work in the Backyard
Construction Work in the Backyard #canon550D

Sometimes pictures happen in the backyard as well. I was trying to click the sun peeping through the construction site but it was not giving me anything worthwhile. Then decided to go for the silhouette.

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50 thoughts on “Pictures from My 2014 Travels”

  1. Awesome views! Great shots! Even though, I have seen most of them in your previous posts, they all are worth watching again and again! TC! Keep smiling πŸ™‚ Happy traveling!

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