Monochrome Madness – Nainital

Nainital-RajivChopra

For this image, I started with a cyanotype. Then, I converted to B&W. I don’t know why. Then, I added in a mouldy paper texture.

Somewhat like the Nainital of old.

I should have kept the borders, I think

Anyhow, this is the time where I grew up

The lake in the centre is drying up. The level is 18 feet / 5.6 metres lower than what it should be.

By my back of the envelope calculations, it means that we would need 15 billion litres of water, or 1 billion buckets of water, to restore the lake. What a screw job.

We humans talk of sustainability….

16 Comments

  1. This post makes me gloriously happy! I grew up in Nainital and spent some 18 beautiful years of my life in that magical place. I believe the company of nature nurtured a sense of romanticism within me.
    The lake, as you’ve mentioned too, is in a woeful condition this summer.
    Do you still visit Nainital?

    1. 18 years? Wow. It is – was magical. When I took photos the last time I was there, I tried to do so in a manner that avoided including tourists. And, it has its magic

      There is a protest march being lead this weekend in Nainital to protest the lake

      Also, a petition has been started by the alumni of the schools of Nainital. We have a Facebook Page called BRASS.

      And, here’s a link to Mick’s post, which includes a link to the petition to save Nainital. Do click that link and sign the pledge!

      https://mickcanning.co/2017/05/29/save-naini-tal/

      1. Are you perchance an alumni of one of the schools of Nainital?
        Since I’m home for my summer vacations, I shall be a part of that march. πŸ™‚
        Thanks for sharing the link. Will do the needful.

      2. Oh good. I am glad that you will be part of that march. I will pass through Nainital either at the end of the year, or in April next year. On my way to the grasslands up north.

        Yes, I am an alumnus of SEM. And you?

      3. Oh seriously? Ramnee? If you are on FB, can I get the admin of the BRASS FB page to add you?

        BRASS is an FB page of alumni of Birla, Ramnee, All Saints, Sherwood and Sem!

        And fancy yes, meeting a Ramnee here!

      4. Hey, would you post some pictures of tomorrow’s walk? Would love to see them. If you could also send me some pictures, I will also post them on FB and on our BRASS page

  2. I am looking for you! I love this photo and your comments about it.
    I’ve had you on my mind for several weeks waiting for something to come for you poem. Finally this morning I came up with something. I hope you like it! Sorry it took me a year! I emailed it to all your email addresses. I hope you aren’t upset with me! πŸ™‚ Hugs to you

      1. OMG Because it took me so long. I wasn’t sure if that was what you had in mind! I’m so happy you liked it. I took a chance that my softness would be okay to your blackness LOL πŸ˜€

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