Memoirs of Rangoli ... (p40) - Osiyan ... underneath the stars

underneath the stars
Osiyan, Jodhpur
Rajashtan, India
February 2016

One winter night
We ran away for a while
Laughing, we hurried beneath the sky
To an obscure place to hide
That no one could find

And we drifted to another state of mind
And imagined I was yours and you were mine
As we lay upon the grass there in the dark
Underneath the stars
Young love
Underneath the stars

ah...every time i flipped the pictures of us enjoying nights under the stars in Osiyan, the song came into my hum. it was my another attempt for night photography and compared to what i had last time in grampian, this one felt better executed. i had my 35mm f2.8 zeiss, only, to shoot for the night, and yeap..i did regret for not having something wider as we didn't go far that night, other than finding space at the back of our tents.

we gathered after everyone had a quick rest, doing personal business and done with jama' prayer. it was first time for most of us, and for me it was my 2nd time, eventhough i'd been carrying the big camera since like a decade. i was never in to astrophotography or even a serious landscape photography. it took a lot of patient, time and has to be rightly executed to make your shot, not another postcard shot.

syib told us we could try to wake up in the middle of the night if we wanted to seek for milky way...but i guess, winter night in the desert meant a sweet dream for most of us. hehehe. we were outside the tents till it was almost midnight, and then packing up our stuff and went back to own tent.

it had been a long day, without i realized. i mean, we were out for mazing Jodhpur blue city until noon, then took a bus ride to Osiyan, then went for the camel ride for the sunset, and then spent the night watching the performances and finally closed it with the memo-graphing the night under the stars.



  1. mantap agip.

    nak kena beli sony jugak la cam ni.

  2. gambar last tu cantik bangatt...
    try sekali shoot milky way haritu..mmg kesabaran yang tinggi diperlukan hehe..try error..try error..error..error..
    last2 lepak dan hayati dengan mata kasar jelah

    1. tq dzuli... well...okla tu ko dh penah try MW...aku tak penah try lagi hehehe.


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