An untold Kolar: Pages from a journal

Enjoying the view, near Narsapura

Kolar might not be on a regular tourist’s map but it is, as I discovered during the last few years at college, undeniably raw and beautiful. The weekend rides through rocky hill scapes and dusty villages and short treks leading absolutely nowhere are a few things that I terribly miss after I returned to the city! These are a few pictures from my journal (2002-03).

Craters, near Devarayasamudra, Mulbagal Rd

Rainbow on the Markandeshwara hill

Awaiting the rains

Time to go home

Road to nowhere

All images copyright Dr Vivek M

8 Comments so far

  1. Mytri (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 5:21 pm

    Amazing and gorgeous. I like these stark black and white photographs. What beauty in our own backyard! I have heard that the coastal part is all black sand. Can you post some pictures of that also some time.

  2. Arun (unregistered) on November 2nd, 2006 @ 6:57 pm

    The tones are magical Vivek. Great stuff as usual.

    One input – I think you can really do a lot more to those images if you use GNDs.

  3. rubic_cube (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 12:39 am

    My faves from the lot would the craters one and the rainbow one. Exceptionally brilliant!

  4. sln (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 12:46 am

    Fabulous photos. Looks like paintings.

    I do wish for a color version too


  5. Dr Vivek M (unregistered) on November 3rd, 2006 @ 6:50 pm

    Thanks everyone..

    Arun: Yes, graduated neutral density filters would have made them look better but I didn’t have access to GNDs then.

    SLN: Most of these pictures were shot on cheap BW film, Nova, which was available for Rs.35 much to my delight! But it has a very high contrast. I shall see if I have any coloured ones and post them if I do.

  6. Sandip (unregistered) on November 5th, 2006 @ 1:37 pm

    Vivek , i have not see these images earlier.. a different though .. but nice one.

  7. Centaur (unregistered) on November 13th, 2006 @ 9:17 pm

    Hope you did not miss a hike on Antharagange hills ( Shatashrunga Range).

  8. Silvester (unregistered) on November 14th, 2006 @ 9:05 am

    Craters and Awaiting the rains are simply outstanding images…. Good work Vivek.

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