Another tribute to the Big Drive Crash of Winter 2007. I shot this image outside my dorm which was located opposite the newly constructed Biomedical Reserch Building. It was a beautiful day and it seemed that the sky was showing off its creativity in cloud formation. Beautiful indeed!
The image I’m posting above is perhaps one of my oldest images. I shot this in the Fall of 2006. This hardcoded image with my name and the caption is perhaps the only remaining copy of the image. I’ve lost the original along with many other valuable images from that year to a hard drive crash. Even today my heart pains when I remember the Big Drive Crash of Winter 2007.
In memory of some of my older images I post these unedited images.
P.S. If you look carefully you’ll see that there is a typo in ‘Photograph by Mayank Garg’
My friend bought these turntables over the summer. I couldn’t hold myself but take this shot of him in the background. I particularly like the light falling on the vinyl and keeping the foreground sharp while bringing that pensive and shadowed feeling to the background.
I was seated in a dark room and the contrast against the sunlight of the smoke was just too good for me to give up. I like this shot in black and white as the tonal variations across the image really help to define the smoker and the smoke.
At the Oval Beach, I was trying to compose a frame of the lake with something more than just the water. I managed to get this shot with a sailboat and an airliner flying overhead. I like to think of the airliner with its contrails billowing out behind it as a missile locked on the sailboat. I know its a bit dreary but its the best I could manage. Now only if there were sharks in Lake Michigan and one jumped out right when I held the trigger this shot would be perfect. Till then run sailboat run!
In the previous post I showed you the road that leads to Oval Beach in Saugatuck. When we finally got to the beach, we were greeted by a strip of multicolored pebbles lining the length of the beach. The water was extremely cold and to discourage anybody else from entering the water, were these pebbles which were not fun to walk on. However, the sheer immensity of the various colors, shapes and sizes were enough for me to forget the pain and instead the relish the opportunity to take shots of these. I especially like this shot as the wave is coming in.
This weekend, a group of friends and I took a trip to Saugatuck. The beachtown of Saugatuck is located along the coast of Lake Michigan. Its a small and beautiful place nestled among tall trees and dense woods. Apart from having a beautiful beach lined with sand dunes, what moved me most were the winding roads through the woods that brought us to the beach.