Thursday, November 12, 2009

CLOUDS OF CHAUKORI, HIMALAYAS

Cloud watching was of great interest when I was a kid. Father used to show us various shapes in clouds, a pouncing Lion, an elephant trunk and head, profile of a bearded man etc etc. I used to be amazed. Slowly that habit vanished as I grew older.
But when I go th the mountains, far from the madding crowd, things are very different, watch sunrise and sunset, ( God willing and weather permitting), keep on looking at the dazzling peaks far away, spot all known stars at night, study plants and try to recognize them from books, look at birds etc.
If it is cloudy, specially if cloud is forming , try to find out various shapes and see them changing and vanishing.
Here are some photos of clouds, taken during sunrise. The peaks were covered with cloud  and could not be seen. So we looked the other way after a bed rum. These photos were captured by my nephew Arnab and my younger brother Ujan.
The last photo is my prized collection. It was shot randomly..but later when I looked at it, I suddenly realized as if Goddess Nanda Devi has streched her hand to bless us...Amazing feeling 
















Goddess Nanda Devi  streching her hand to bless us.

13 comments:

Nostalgia said...

Spectacular! Its wonderful. I truly am speechless. When I see clouds and formations like this on Discovery or National Geography channel I always argued they were computer gimmick. Your pictures erased any doubts that I have that a camera when used by an artistic eye can do wonders. Thanks for sharing.

sangeeta said...

oooh...this is pure bliss to watch these cloud formations..

Siddhi Shirsat said...

hey i cme 2 ur this blog jus nw...awesome blog n pics...i love himalayas a lot...have been there for tours and had loved the place and snow, scenic beauty is 2 good over there...nice pics u hv removed... i guess u stay there..so lucky that you stay there..

Sharmila said...

Truly beautiful snaps! :-)

Malar Gandhi said...

Spectacular, must have been great watching it.

prasu said...

Oh my!!!!!!!!!wonderful pics.....thanks for sharing them with us.

Nostalgia said...

Still waiting for your latest pictures

Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Sunitha
Just cant get enough time to open the camera and some are in my brother's camera..I am trying to post fast
Have a nice day

Kamana said...

this reminds me of my visit to the himalayas (from the nepal side) two years ago. we watched the sunrise from behind mt everest. magic!

thanks so much for the lovely comments you leave me. i really appreciate your visits and comments. yes, i am based in the maldives.

Dershana said...

spectacular photos! thank u so much for stopping by my blog.

G said...

Indeed. I just scrolled down to see the last pic and it DOES feel that way. I had goosebumps when I saw that. :)

when I went to the Himalayas on a trek last year, I too felt like I was really close to God. Some surreal feeling... :)

cyclopseven said...

I have read a lot of spiritual books relating experiences about Himalayas and they really left some impression on me. Books such as Rambling in the Himalayas, Autobiography of Yogi and Masters of Himalaya really carried the spiritual aura of Himalayas to the world outside. Wish I am born amidst the snow capped hills in the Himalayas.

aquadaze said...

Ushnishda, this is my first visit to your blog and I can't tell you how much I am longing to go visit the Himalayas again after seeing these spectacular pictures. You are right, the last picture is as if a hand is stretched out in blessing!
Absolutely over- awed by the way you have captured the beauty of the mountains.