It is my last day in Ladakh. It makes me sad that my memory system remembers this fact, when it could have other more important things to take care of. But it is a resolve to come back again, perhaps sooner than later , and to soak myself in this experience all over again.
As I head back to Leh, I try to capture almost everything that I can see through to the lens. Even though Ladakh is a photographer’s heaven, it does not translate so in the pictures that I take now. Take this shot above as an example….On the surface, it looks OK to me, but I sense something is missing. It does not attach itself to me through an emotional cord, as do some of my other pictures. I guess, you have to very intimately know the scene (in Ladakh) that you want to capture and that comes from the heart. As this realization ticks in, I give up and just try to enjoy myself under the open skies and the clean air. Here’s a shot without which a mention of Ladakh is perhaps incomplete! Until next time I venture into Ladakh….SoLong!!
Tomorrow, I fly back to Delhi.