Nature’s Play – Hide & Seek
Black & White clouds playing in the backdrop of mountains and was painting the sky with seven colours…
– Nihar Pradhan
Human life and Nature’s play are something which has fascinated us for ages, and it is continuing to do so. Human existence and nature’s changes are inherently mystical. Nature is so beautiful and we get absorbed in its serenity and lost in its purity. The sky was clear and floating clouds were tenderly playing hide and seek in the azure canvas…
The location was the mighty Himalayan ranges spread across the border of northern India across Nepal to north-east India across Bhutan. The air temperature was average in line with the local season standard, and everything looked pretty hunky dory. There was no air of anticipation, that’s how every new visitor to the place has been bemused with and I was no exception…I didn’t expect anything theatrical in nature’s behavior.
As I was about to reconcile to the fact that this evening won’t be the occasion worth registering a space in my memory bank…I was re-allocating my memory space to other evening engagements. I was little disappointed. I had almost logged off. A whiff of cool breeze from the back pushed me into an unusual jerk and I had to look up. At that very moment, nature started indicating the signals of change very much a part of that space but not stating the quantum of change.
As it unfolded, so was my cellular senses, it got the ignition and my imagination was on fire. The clouds, not the white but the black ones started gathering from nowhere, perhaps it was hidden on the other side of Himalayan peaks, the peaks were mighty high and appeared to be touching the sky. It was like almighty’s magic hand on work with its beautiful brush and the clear sky as the canvas…every stroke created story.
It was real romance in blue sky and as they say when we are in romantic mood, everything looks colourful and so was the case. The sky was suddenly glorified with the emergence of seven strips of colours… and it was magic moment as it got magnified with the appearance of double rainbow. The blue sky was covered with black clouds and a beautiful orifice disguised in the patches of cloud slowly created the window to project the fading sunrays onto the shadows engulfing the huge mountains range…it was magical focus.
I was lost and couldn’t discover the words that could best describe my experience though I was thoroughly engagement with the mesmerizing nature’s changing colours. I was glued and I was clicking…I didn’t want to miss a single scene of that fleeting transformation in nature’s beauty.
I am unlocking few of those captivating moments that were locked in my Canon Camera…Canon Moments!!!