Its been a while since I went to Nandi Hills and I've been meaning to write this post forever, but never got around to it till now.
The night before leaving for a drive to Nandi Hills with friends, I happened to find a great book from www.craftandvision.com called A Lesser Photographer by C J Chilvers. It was a book meant to create a greater emphasis on the real aspects of photography, the subject, light, perspective, story behind the image and not on the gear which is what most people getting into photography these days do (including yours truly). The book also raised a very interesting question - how do you photograph a subject or place that has already been covered by many brilliant photographers before you?
With the ideas fresh in my mind, I set out to catch the sunrise at Nandi Hills, which is an hour's drive from Bangalore. We set out at 4 a.m., peppered by a few stops to pick up friends on the way and a few cups of hot tea. We reached the entrance at 5:45 a.m., to find hundreds of cars already lined up at the entrance. They open the parking lot at 6 a.m. By the time, we managed to get tickets and find a parking lot, the sun had traveled a few degrees up and the entire spot was covered by people taking pictures of the sunrise, their friends and the in thing today - selfies/groupies.
I whipped out my camera and looked around to make pictures based on the ideas I had read the previous night. I will let the photographs speak for themselves.