Park bench on a rainy day - How it all started...13 Apr 2012
Way back in the winter of January, when we just returned from our homes for the final semester of our four delightful years at IIT Guwahati. I was fascinated towards photography for quite a long time and wished to try my hand at it, but was limited by the fact that I do not have a camera. But this time, being the last semester I didn't want my campus memories to just fade away and got the modest Sony DSC-S750 point and shoot camera along with me.
Then one fine afternoon, the weather turned cloudy and it suddenly started raining. Luckily, I always carry the camera with me just in case any interesting stuff turns up. Then I realized it was the perfect time for me to start exploring my surroundings as everything looked brilliant just after the rain. Though, initially I was shy about taking photos in public, I tried to overcome this by going out with a group of friends instead of me trying out alone.
So when I was looking for some scenes which capture the mood of the weather, I was fascinated by this park bench which was wet by the tiny droplets of the rain. I positioned the cam to get this perspective and I was amazed by the kind of quality and the shallow depth of field produced by my tiny 7.2 MP point & shoot cam. I found the macro mode to be particularly alluring as it opened up a whole new micro-world for me. I went on exploring more close up shots ranging from flowers to insects and weeds, each one of them looking fresh and vibrant after the downpour. I will be posting those soon and this is first in this series of my hand at some Photography stuff. Stay tuned!!