Ghost Colony




jayesh joshi
Ghost Colony
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While driving through monotonous terrain of Little Rann of Kutch, nothing is visible for kilometers around except for flat saltpans. In this dry landscape, small water-bodies drive the existence of all life. While driving through here, we came across this nesting site of Lesser Flamingos that was abandoned due to a failure in the monsoons and the subsequent drying up of the marshes. Failed monsoon also means early arrival of salt pan workers near the nesting site. Which is also an added reason for the birds abandoning their nests. There were thousands of eggs sitting atop little mud mounds in this lifeless landscape – a sight that engenders awe and horror at the same time.
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Commentby Ganesh H Shankar on Wed Jul 12, 2023 2:14 pm

Hmm..What to say? An art of disaster! But then Nature is the best judge. A poignant image, Jayesh.

Ganesh H. Shankar
Wishing you best light,

Fine Art Nature Photography

Commentby Rajkumar on Thu Jul 13, 2023 6:19 am

Sensitively spotted and presented. Congrats
My mind goes to the experience of visiting an abandoned flourishing civilization interestingly few hundred kilometers from here. This is a metaphor for that. I am talking about Dholavira. A Flourishing civilization disappeared leaving behind technology, script , culture with no explanation. No one knows why.( Time scales are different. Dholavira/ Indus Valley civilization may have declined over 100 years or more )

Art is about what is inside rather than what is outside

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Commentby Nevil Zaveri on Wed Jul 19, 2023 12:45 am

One of your finest!, Jayeshbhai .. and aptly presented.


Commentby jayesh joshi on Thu Jul 20, 2023 6:24 pm

Thanks Ganesh,Rajkumar & Necilbhai for your views.

Rajkumar: Liked the way you related it with indus valley civilization at Dholavira.

I have added some information about image in description box.

Commentby Vikas T R on Tue Jul 25, 2023 9:11 pm

Wonderful image Jayesh and I remember seeing it earlier (or was it different)

"The art of simplicity is a puzzle of complexity."
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Commentby Sarthak Agrawal on Wed Jul 26, 2023 8:39 pm

Truly a mind boggling visual with a powerful impact. The white dots stretching to the horizon are nothing but frightening.