Skywatch Friday - Fields of My Village

I was skimming my CRDi motor between the bitumen trail of Kaup and my village on a relatively less overcast day. On the way, I stopped nearby paddy fields to enjoy the greenery for sometime. This is first time I am taking photographs of the paddy fields nearby my village :). Especially monsoon season adds more glory to the landscape. People of this area harvest twice a year due to ample availability of water (a stream runs nearby). These are few HDR and normal images captured during my journey. Never thought they look so beautiful.

Finally here are some HDR images from my village itself. The first one was captured during morning hours while the rest was during sunset.

I was wandering around village on a clear evening day. As I was roaming, this scene caught my eyes and my camera's too which tempted me to grab a HDR shot. It turned out to be beautiful too ;). The enjoyment could not be sustained for long time since ants had ascended the leg and started biting :(. I love the starburst reflection of Sun on the watery field. The field was prepared for slush race organized recently. The water presence is still persisting due to the diversion of stream water towards the field. Also monsoon season is keeping this temporary water body alive! The monsoon is backpacking for this year and consequently there was beautiful sunset during fine evening. I used GND filter to compose bracketed shots. The advantage is reduced luminosity of orange hot balloon which reduced bracketed shots from 7 to 5 ;). Hope you enjoy the pictures. My mother was excited after seeing final image and asked if it is was captured from any rivers along highway. When I explained that it was the nearby water body, she was astonished to see the beautiful scenery :D. My father taunted the excitement stating inept images looks beautiful in cameras :(.

Music Time B-):

This time its once again beautiful music by New-World named Fields of La Tourette. This guy is amazing man. He is just 24 and creates stunning music! The way he blends high and low pitch notes is mesmerizing. His music is always flavored with ecstatic orchestral melody.

Here are few of my feelings from music

0:34 --> birds flying over field
1:46 --> slow moving clouds over the field
2:15 --> the orchestral + guitar melody
2:41 --> profound orchestral melody (rising sun over field)
3:10 --> the fantastic breakdown outset (fast moving clouds with running deers)
3:29 --> The combination of high + low pitch notes again
4:03 --> Time to fly over the field :)

I don't have the privilege of visiting the place and have a feel but his music truly reveals the the emotions of the La Tourette. I felt in paddy fields of my village :). This post is dedicated to the beautiful music of New World and hope you enjoy the same. Fly over the field relishing the melodious music from Gordon.

New World - Fields of La Tourette:

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Not to miss equally wonderful remix from Ahmed Romel once again with stunning orchestral melody and beautiful video from Simon.

Ahmed Romel Remix:

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  1. Awesome man. Nice collection. keep it up.

  2. Yes, stunningly beautiful series!
    One regret for me though : you don't make it clear enough to newcomers which country/region you live in! This is very frustrating.

    1. Thank you :) and sorry for that. I will add map locations from subsequent post. In brief, it is located near Kaup, Udupi District of Karnataka :)

  3. Beautiful exotic landscape. I love it.

  4. We should be appreciated it as it seems like a great exotic destination. I'm going to share on my face book page.............Thanks for share & keep sharing!!

  5. miracles wrought in nature! lovely images all!

  6. Mesmerizing pictures, all of them are like screensaver pics. Very nice shots.

  7. beautiful images of gorgeous scenery.

  8. Great reflection in that last photo. Beautiful shot!!

  9. I read about the techniques you use to enhance and heighten the effects, but I wish I had better NOT read it:(
    Your images are incredibly beautiful, Nanda! Just loved them all:)

  10. Simply awesome! Anything more would be unjust..

  11. Beautiful views of lush green fields.

  12. Great views ,gorgeous place;Greeting from Belgium.

    Mons in Belgium My city