Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Out with My Camera: Palaces In Karnataka

It's been more than two weeks since I was last seen on this blog. I've been super busy with my classes and gym to find the time and energy to blog. I hate that I wasn't able to blog sooner but real life is top priority for me and I have to focus on that the most.

That being said, during the time that I was away, I've been focusing on improving my photography. I have been going around the city a lot and snapping ten pictures for every two steps I take. A lot of these pictures have made it onto my Instagram feed and the folks on Instagram have been so kind to me by liking and leaving positive comments.

This weekend, I went on a little trip to a small heritage town about 100 kilometers from Bangalore called Srirangapatna. Before the British invasion, a king named Tipu Sultan used to rule over this area and was well loved by the locals. After the British invasion, he was the only king in the area who refused to sign any sort of treaty with the British rulers. As a result, he was killed in his own home by one of his own soldiers who had been bought over by the British.

Another interesting thing about this part of the country is that a lot of migratory birds fly in during the summer to lay their eggs and avoid the cold temperatures in their home country. We got to see a lot of Siberian pelicans which were bigger than any birds I'd ever seen.

Needless to say, I had a field day snapping pictures at an alarming speed. Some of them didn't turn out so well, but I thought I'd share the ones that turned out okay.