Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Random travel modes

Ashok has nominated me to participate in a Travel Photography contest by Rhino Car Hire… The theme is to depict modes of travel captured during ours… so here are my pictures based on travel from my random trips.

crossed the bridge
This picture was shot at Pulicat Lake, also called as Pazaverkadu - the second largest salt backwater lake come lagoon in India.  Before a bridge was constructed in year 2009 across the lake to connect the island village near the estuary (where lake meet with Bay of Bengal), Boats were the only sources of transport alternate to buffalo carts that wade thought water during low tides. Fishing is the livelihood of Pulicat, where they fish both on lake and sea.

Periyakulam Horse Cart
Captured in Periyakulam, Theni district of Tamil Nadu, the Horse Carts are still used as transportation there apart few other towns. The horse cart, also called as Tangas in India and its neighboring countries and it is a popular mode of transportation because they are fun to ride in, and are usually cheaper to hire than a taxi or rickshaw.

Train station, Karaikal
While driving to Karaikal Beach, we cross the Karaikal railway station which looked deserted and a Train was stationed stretching up to the ramp of platform. We slowdown the car across the track after passing the gate; I took this shot without hurry knowing hopefully no train arrives. Karaikal is a part of Union territory of India coming under the Pondicherry administration.

Cycling boy
Shot this picture (using mobile) at the outskirt of Chennai, where a boy riding his Cycle on the village streets… following one is from the same road, where an old man pedaling cycle, perhaps make sitting his grandson at rear carrier. Cycles are a common and basic transportation mode which has health benefits as well as eco-friendly vehicles. For kids, riding bicycles are much favorite and no one could have escaped from having fun with cycle during their childhood days and getting warrior scars.

A old man

HAL HPT-32 Deepak (a model plane)
I have never fly across the sky in a flight and I have no pictures on airways… so here is a Flight model I shot at HAL museum in Bangalore. The HAL HPT-32 Deepak ("lamp" in Sanskrit) is an Indian prop-driven primary trainer manufactured by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited. The aircraft can accommodate one passenger and the student and the instructor can sit side-by-side.

Indian Hummer
At last here is my travel mode Mahindra Scorpio. We bought this car in 2011 and even before it we had a similar one, only because for my comfort we continue to choose this model. For me it’s an Indian Hummer… because it took me almost everywhere I love to travel. My cousin shot this while caught in a traffic jam at Kodaikanal.

15 comments:

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Jeevan I love all the travel photos. Especially the train! I hope you win the contest :)

TexWisGirl said...

the horse cart is really neat!

George said...

I really enjoyed your photos of different modes of travel. I've used all of those modes except for the horse cart. Perhaps some day . . .

deeps said...

You say these are random picts?
Anyhow I found them very interesting especially because of the way they appear here on this post; each one depicting different mode of transportation that we use in our country….
Great going friend

Team G Square said...

Wonderful and narration and apt pictures to support it.

Twilight Man said...

What a pretty sight! I love the horse cart.

Krishna/കൃഷ്ണ said...

beautiful travel photos...

thanks

Rajesh said...

Wonderful set of images. All the best.

Destination Infinity said...

Super photos... All the best for the contest :)

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Captivating and fascinating pictures. Best wishes for the contest.

ashok said...

Wonderful post jeevan...loved all the snaps. ..boat at pulicat is my fav.

Indrani said...

Great shots! All the best!

ladyfi said...

Lovely shots.

Betsy Adams said...

Great series showing the modes of travel... There are MANY kinds, aren't there???

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Srinivas said...

All photographs are captivating, my favourites being the ones of the train (there is something unique about that one!) and the Tanga (because it makes me nostalgic of small towns I used to love as a child). All the best for the competition although I suspect my wishes are too belated, perhaps even after the event (?).

And you do have a way with words don't you? This line, I thought, was hilarious: "...no one could have escaped from having fun with cycle during their childhood days and getting warrior scars." :D