Covelong Beach – Broken Amusement Rides!

These are few of the broken/dilapidated amusement rides at Covelong Beach, sure do add a lot of atmosphere to this interesting beach! My previous post on Covelong Beach is here.

Watch this space for pictures from my trips to Sri Lanka and Morocco ūüôā

Have a good week y’all !

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Covelong Beach, Chennai

It was 3 AM in the morning when I decided to take a short road trip to Covelong/Kovalam, a fishing village¬†right next to the Taj Vivanta Fisherman’s Cove, a lovely resort in itself. As someone who loves beaches,¬†I reached Kovalam beach at 5:30 AM, just few minutes before the sunrise and when the fishermen were readying their boats for the daily catch. The beach’s shore is rocky in parts with¬†fishing boats lining a good stretch of beach and¬†of-course¬†the village.

It is¬†also a place for surf boarding enthusiasts and wind surfing! (there are regular classes apparently). The beach also has some old broken down amusement rides, which add character to the place (pictures of the rides in the next post!) Click on images below to expand –

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Night Time Lapse – From the Terrace

Night Time Lapse – From The Terrace from Jayanth Kashyap on Vimeo.

Call me crazy for taking a time-lapse on a full moon night! But hey, this was my first time with night-time lapse so I guess its fine! I realized that the light pollution did not reveal too many stars (moon wasn’t helping!) and I did not have an interesting foreground subject to add that extra flavor to the video. Nevertheless, I kinda like the overall mood of the video!

P.S – Click on the link to view the video in HD on my Vimeo page!

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Rajasthan – Abandoned Village of Khaba, Jaisalmer

80 families, deserted an entire village over-night almost 200 years ago. No one knows why. Do I have your attention? I hope so.

This is the eerie story of the Paliwal Brahmin community, who lived in and around Kuldhara (the famous MAIN haunted abandoned village), who packed up and vanished one fine day in the face of a grave danger. Multiple¬†stories claim that the Paliwal village chiefs of 84 villages wanted to protect the honor of their community when the local Mughal ruler wanted the hand of a Paliwal brahmin’s daughter in marriage.

I have seen abandoned houses, but villages? No. Overlooking the Khaba village is a fort (from where these pictures were taken) and surprisingly, one can find many peacocks surrounding the area.

Kabha is about 18Km from Jaisalmer, definitely a place I wouldn’t want to visit once the sun sets. What do you think?

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Time Lapse – Thar Desert Sunset!

Time Lapse #2 – Thar Desert Sunset from Jayanth Kashyap on Vimeo.

Had a wonderful time watching the sunset from the desert dunes near Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Mesmerizing.

Software: Adobe Lightroom, LRTimeLapse, Adobe Premiere Pro

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Be Water, My Friend !

At the dawn of this new year, I can only think of what the Master said:

“Don’t get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless ‚ÄĒ like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup; You put water into a bottle it becomes the bottle; You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.”

Bruce Lee

Happy New Year everyone!

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