How can you take pictures without a good camera in hand?
Will it be possible to click landscapes as they lie?
What about zooming in on Mt. Kanchenjunga without those huge lenses?
No way! I cannot click pictures without a camera, you know that!
This was about a decade ago when I did not know that mobile cameras were as good as DSLR ones. A few clicks later, my first mobile pictures made me understand how easy it was just to point and shoot with my phone. I did not have to lug heavy camera bags or wait to set up the lens in a prized moment of hurry. I could just pick up my phone, point the camera towards the subject and click!
Life got sorted
And so started an endless journey of clicking pictures on the go. I love to share my experiences with the world and social media sites like Facebook and Instagram gave me a solid platform to do so. Every time I drove off to new destinations or old ones, I would park myself in the front passenger seat with my car charger working on the double. It’s not surprising that my entire ‘free phone memory’ is delegated to images. There are no unnecessary apps, music files or anything else that can use those precious gigabytes!
In this first series of mobile phone pictures taken in the last decade, let me introduce you to where I come from. I reside in Jalpaiguri, a beautiful, laid back, no-longer-sleepy ‘babu’ town in North Bengal.
The USPs of this place (for me) is the beautiful River Teesta touching its banks and the mighty Himalayan range being visible from just about everywhere on clear days. Verdant jute and rice fields, tea gardens, hills, rain and snow fed rivers, forests and villages add to the beauty of this area.
Here are a few of my favourite mobile phone pictures to showcase my views (pun intended). These clicks bring back nostalgic memories of the places I’ve visited. And whenever I revisit these pictures, it is as though I’m transported back into time.