Overlooking from Savithri Hill the sleepy town of Pushkar is awakening to the warmth of sunlight, cutting through the early morning November mist. Gayatri Hill is in the background. Hot air ballooning is an added attraction at the fair.
Pushkar is famous for its well known annual cattle fair, popularly known as the Camel Fair as camels predominate the fair, while magnificent white stallions and cattle can also be seen.
Apart from the Camel Fair, Pushkar is also famous for the second of only two temples of Lord Brahma (the Creator of the World) in existence in the World, and the holy lake nearby, where thousands of devotees and holy men congregate from all over the country over a period of several days.
There are two predominant hills, diametrically oppsosite to each other, across the town, named after two Goddesses, Savitri and Gayatri. The sunrise shot was taken from atop Savitri hill, looking out towards Ajmere, the only railhead some 20 kms. away.
Came as a gift inside a silken pouch with other goodies from friends, during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.
Shot with a couple of flashguns and reflectors. The reflection was from a wing mirror, with broken handle, from my motorbike.
The advantage of shooting digitally is that you can have instant check of you image to see if the lighting was OK. Specially, when you are shooting with small flashguns, which do not have any modelling lights to guide you.