I actually prefer walking through the countryside to driving through it. But sometimes I also like to sit in the car with my camera glued to the window, watch what’s whizzing through the lens and press the shutter. For sure a bit more in areas where I think I’ll get a good picture. And so my photo output is actually rather low. In South Rajasthan, we travelled a few routes where I enjoyed taking pictures. Of course, it’s not just the landscape that flies by, but also houses and people and animals and temples. Well, flying is perhaps a bit of an exaggeration, it’s slow speed.
First is a bit of a special picture. Rajasthan almost automatically includes camels. But that doesn’t apply to southern Rajasthan. Too little desert there. And so a rare camel on the road absolutely has to be photographed.
And then there are some pics with houses:
And here are some pics with people:
But from these I don’t have that many. More from landscapes:
Landscape is difficult in a certain sense in South Rajasthan. It is a little stubborn, with few pleasing views that go in the direction of a “postcard”. But that’s exactly what makes travelling there so rewarding: discovering the edgy, brittle beauty. It reveals itself again and again – you just have to look a little differently.
And then there is also something a little “prettier” – especially when water is involved:
The subject of landscape photography in Rajasthan will definitely stay with me for a while, I’m still on the lookout for the brittle beauties.