It is hard to compare field of sunflower and a lake filled with trees. But sure I can compare the experiences .
I always see these fields of sunflowers while driving to my hometown Kumta after 3 hrs of drive on the highway . After passing the fort city , Chitradurga these fields slowly cheer me up just when the driving gets boring due to empty roads . There were days when I drove just to photograph them . They made me feel like a kid running around them with their heights and beauty. Later some ego grew inside me and decided I am too grown up to shoot flowers but not until recently. Whenever I was driving past them they looked like happy silent people standing on the ground , while I always in a hurry , always messed up and always struggling with time. I started again photographing them and have been trying to look at them in a different way.
Coming to the trees in the lake.
This year’s continued rains filled many lakes around Bangalore . Mylasandra lake which was almost forgotten is one of them . First few days the lake even saw birds coming back but soon the water turned black due to the rotting plants, trees , garbage and hospital waste. When the water is black and calm the acacia trees in the lake looked so beautiful in the mornings. I took a great risk while photographing these trees avoiding the lake side filth . Yet the photos looked heavenly ! But when I look at these photos I feel uncomfortable and feel like cheating others. I am not going back here again and this scene will change forever as they trees may soon die .