It was during the planning of my journey to Bhutan that I came to know about different Tshechus (Annual Festivals) being celebrated at various parts of the country. Then I had decided to make my trip coincide with one such festival.
The dates I had planned initially for myself got changed and I was disappointed that I missed the event. But after crossing the border and reaching the Immigration Department, the crowd that was present there gave me hope. And it was the Thimphu Tshechu; one of the biggest festivals in the country that was awaiting me. I was super-excited !
I reached one night before the grand event and the capital city was getting ready for the three day festival. Waking up early the next morning, I had enough time left before the festival. So I decided to visit the Great Buddha Dordenma (Buddha Point) in Thimphu.
Climbing the hill over which one of the largest Buddha Rupas in the world is located, it started to drizzle. From the large number of people who were visiting the site, the significance of the auspicious occasion was understood.
I did not mind the drizzling. I took out my camera, mounted it with the 50 mm lens and started capturing all those faces found attractive to my frame.
It was mystical; the atmosphere. And almost all of my photographic subjects was in motion. Proper portraits was out of question, therefore. So my idea for the photographs was some sort of environmental portraits...
Photographed at The Great Buddha Dordenma (Buddha Point) Thimphu, Bhutan.