Weekly Photo Challenge : Early Bird

Let’s get something straight, I’ve never been a morning person. Never! I just can’t wake up with the sun, leave alone waking before it. One has better chances ofΒ winning the lottery than waking me up before 8, at least. But then again, there have been some brutal and horrific moments when I have been made to wake up pretty early. And here’s an account of a few of them.. πŸ™‚

Rising sun reflected by the sand
Rising sun reflected by the sands of Goa
Well, who doesn't love 4 am snacks?!
Well, who doesn’t love 4 am snacks?!
Sunrise in Corbett, kinda! ;)
Sunrise in Corbett, kinda! πŸ˜‰
Early morning bathing rituals, during the Kumbh Mela, 2013 (and they say it is the less crowded at this time; sure, it is..)
Early morning bathing rituals, during the Kumbh Mela, 2013 (and they say it is the least crowded at this time; sure, it is..)
There are people who actually exercise in the morning!! Note to self: Don't get distracted by them.. :P
There are people who actually exercise in the morning!! Note to self: Don’t get distracted by them.. πŸ˜›
The Early Morning Baazar of Varanasi
The Early Morning Bazaar of Varanasi
The 5 am prayer at Badrinath Temple
The 5 am prayer at Badrinath Temple
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14 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge : Early Bird

  1. I’m not a morning person too, the only reason I wake up early is to catch the sunrise on the beach. It’s the only thing that’s worthy of a 4 AM Alarm, if you ask me πŸ™‚

    Great photos! Especially the one with the man doing yoga, the bokeh on the grass is cool!!

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    • Hey same pinch then! πŸ˜‰ Agreed, even though I’ve never done that.. πŸ˜› But you know what else is worth a 4 AM alarm, exam day! πŸ˜›
      Thank you! =) He saw me clicking him from a distance, then asked if I’d like him to pose for me! That was really insane! πŸ˜€

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      • Oh yes, lol! Exam days toh you have to wake up, though there were times when I didn’t need alarm as I wouldn’t even have slept in the first place πŸ˜›

        To be honest, I don’t feel very comfortable shooting strangers. But I guess I have to just dare and do that. I’d be very wary if someone was clicking me, that’s for sure. πŸ˜›

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      • Wow! During the Boards exams I was like, the exam guide says I need to sleep for at least 7 hours, and my course books mocked at me like haha! you ain’t getting sleep tonight… πŸ˜›
        Honestly, I feel scared asking people if I can take their picture… That is why I look for vantage points… *sigh* πŸ˜›

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  2. Beautiful, beautiful morning shots! Well worth the wake up for. Like you, I am not a morning person at all. On the weekends when I don’t have work, no getting out of bed earlier than 10am for me πŸ˜€ What are those 4am snacks? They look very popular and everyone seems to want to eat them πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you so much! πŸ˜€
      Hehe! Waking up sure is the most difficult task of the day! πŸ˜›
      Oh that was basically a sweet shop. But here some sweet shops, mostly in the mornings and evenings, make salty snacks which go with tea. Here he’s selling samosas (stuffed potato in crispy-fried dough) and jalebis (a sweetish kind of snack). And they are like a very normal snack here… πŸ™‚

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      • I absolutely love samosas. Once an Indian colleague brought homemade vegetarian samosas to work and they tasted so delicious! My Western colleagues complimented that they were not too spicy πŸ˜€ I’ve never tried jalebis. Maybe one day, it sounds delicious πŸ™‚

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      • πŸ˜€ Somosas are truly tasty! Right now, the trend is samosas in different sizes. A few shops sell some which are as small as a strawberry whereas some sell samosas, as large as pocket sized dictionary! πŸ˜›
        Oh! you should definitely try jalebis someday. πŸ™‚

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