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All things are one. ~ Paulo Coelho The Alchemist.

this is one of my favorite photograph from Jammu - Vaishno Devi trip. it started raining in the evening, just before we were to start the climb. since the evening rains are pretty usual in Katra, locals suggested us to carry on with the hike and so we did. the climb starts from this point and is about 14 KM to the temple bhavan ( the shrine) it was still raining, couple of local kids were selling these raincoats made of polythene, poorly stitched and really thin... ( costly like everything else is here in this second most popular pilgrimage) but could save us and the bags from the mighty rain, so we picked em up, like everyone else marching in the light of god.


truly it did look like some glorious divine white light is entering in to tunnel, and disappearing somewhere, the effect of the view was serene, peaceful just perfectly quiet and composed to begin a journey to home of gods.


I m often biased towards the portrait shots, I dont know why, but here this one stands out... the white stream of light shines perfectly and prominently on this one, and sets the mood.


both these images are taken in monochrome using iPhone4S and not been touched.

I have the colored one as well,, will i'll process and post soon.


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Taken on August 10, 2012