Saturday 9 September 2017

Postcards from the hills : Trek to Top station (Night-time)

It was December. It was cold. Really cold. But I had to experiment with my newly bought tripod, which I got especially to capture photographs at night during this trip. So after everyone slept, I stayed up, set my tripod up at random places, and clicked blindly at everything. There was no moonlight either to help me see anything at all, which made it all the more difficult to frame the subject properly and get the focus right. Also, most of these shots were 30 second long exposures, so once I click, I had to wait till the shot gets completed, see that everything is a mess, reset by trial and error, and wait for 30 more seconds and so on. Here are a few of the shots I took that night.

A couple of broken furniture next to a put out campfire

A row of tents set up for us trekkers

To be honest, I wasn't that happy with any of the shots. So I gave up and got up at 4:30 AM again to click a few pictures of the night sky. It was still pitch dark and even colder. I was literally shivering, but I was determined to click some more. Here are a couple of them. 

This was the first time I clicked pictures of stars in the sky and I was quite pleased with the results. Let me know what you think of them in the comments below.

My next post will feature pictures of dawn and sunrise. Come back on Wednesday to have a look at those. Have a great weekend guys. Stay blessed!


  1. I'm sure that experimenting in the dark was fun.
    Those early morning shots -- Love them!!

    1. It required patience, but yea, it was fun. And glad you like the shots, thank you :)