The omnipotent sun is the only free source of energy and for a photographer Sun is the only God and Sunlight is His only blessing. The idea behind this photo project is to chase the omnipresent Sun everywhere and anywhere and capture the beauty it bestows on the earth.
Each frame will certainly have The Sun or the drama of Golden Hour. Golden Hour is the prayer time for any photographer when spirituality takes over any other motives. Every Golden Hour shoot opportunity brings me closer to nature spiritually and otherwise. I felt this deeply while capturing the sun during desert camping near Bikaner and earlier while waiting for sun to rise at Munsiyari.
I love the drama that Golden Hour imparts in a scene—Interesting Patterns, Textures, Vibrancy of Colors. And sadly 50% of Golden Hours are sleep killers but truly Golden Hours can only ensure once in lifetime opportunity.
This Photo series is my way to show gratitude to the benevolent Sun God!
First Post in this series will have captures from my recent Self Drive Road Tripping To Rajasthan.
While clicking all the above shot, i wasnt knowing if i would start this Photo Project-Chasing the Sun. Since then, I have realized that anything shot with Sun or in Golden Hour come alive and for a beauty seeker its an absolute delight.
Would love to get technical feedback also from serious photographers. I am a self taught photographer and yet to learn a lot & lot. Your feedack will help me to better my skills.
To read more on my Self Drive road tripping to Rajasthan please click HERE and to read on Desert Safari click HERE.
46 thoughts on “Photo Project: Chasing The Sun!!”
I am in love with series. Amazing photographs. I always love the way you weave spirituality, photography, travel and philosophy together!
Thanks Bro. I always take ur words very seriously and thus ur words make my day.
Still learning the art of writing and photography both and ur feedback and appreciation are of great value!
I am happy to know that 🙂
Simply beautiful. Do connect to Sunil Vaidyanathan from Mumbai and Rangan Datta from Kolkata for learning photography skills . They both are into travel writing as well other than passionate professionals.
Thanks Kalyani for your appreciation.
And will surely connect with Sunil and Rangan.
Thanks alot once again.
I am very much a novice photographer, don’t have much on technical feedback to offer.
All I can say is I love your work. Your title is so perfect, as you capture the stunning desert backdrop, with the sun in various stages in the sky.
Your observation and feedback means alot.
All the best to u and run safe.
Eye soothing clicks…:)
Thanks…look forward to c u more on my blog!!
Beautiful… a very apt post to sign off the old year and usher in a new one!
Thanks Ishita. Its great that u like it.
Be candid and be you!!
I am always *me*!!!
Amazing clicks….a treat to the eyes… 🙂
Thanks for ur kind words. Stay connected.
I think sunrises and sunsets appeal to all people universally. There is something so amazing about capturing those sacred moments when God gives us a new day or closes the chapter on one.
You have captured the essence of this post so well. Thanks.
I love your sun series photo project!!! Reminds me of sunset in Siem reap, Cambodia and Boracay, Philippines. 🙂
Chasing the sun will have another follow up post soon.
Sunrise and sunsets are some of the most beautiful times of the day to capture in a photo.
Thanks. GLad that you like them.
Nice photos. I love the colours and the way they evoke a feeling. It’s like we are there with you. Well done
Thanks for your kind workds. Lets stay connected.
Love the one from day two!
Such stunning photographs! Thanks so much for sharing, and for inspiring us.
Beautiful sunset photos Himanshu!
Sunrise is such a special time of day for any keen photographer. I love sunset too but often struggle with the lighting at this time of day.
Snapping these shots somewhere that is so remote must be amazing as the sun really is the key player. I especially loved the Day 4 sunset picture!
Really enjoyed reading this and others in the series 🙂
Thanks James. Golden hour is special for me.
Great article and photos here. It’s very rare that I can see these kind of shots. <3
this is such a cool project! but to be honest, this is my least favourite time of the day 🙁
Ha ha…. I can understand!
Oh lovely sun – where are you?! A photographer’s dream, you are right.
What a very inspiring series you got here. You certainly captured tons of beautiful moments and I envy your passion as a photogrpher!
Great pictures again Himanshu. I’m hoping to spend a couple of nights in the dessert early next year for Ragasthan.
Thanks and it would surely be a great trip.
Awesome photos. One of my favorite subjects! The Sun! Thanks for sharing!
Good to know that. C u again!
What a very beautiful perspective!
Thanks… any thing shot durin golden hour has a different and beautiful perspective.
I love this series! Sunsets and sunrises are my favorite times of day. I like how you use the silhouettes in so many captures. As for advice when I shoot sunsets sometimes I actually turn away from the sun. Doesn’t work everytime but the glow from golden hour can illuminate other things in a whole new way. You don’t have to take my advice but it might help with variety.