Photo Walk @ the Marina Beach, Chennai! :)

17 Apr

I did something for the first time today, and felt good about it. ๐Ÿ˜€

“What are you doing here man, at this hour?” I asked my roommate, as he stood right next to where I was sleeping. (psst…I am not afraid of ghost, so wasn’t startled.)
The time was 3:45am today morning.
“Are you coming for a walk? I’m not feeling sleepy” he said as put his shirt on.
“Hell no..I’ve to wake up anyways at 4:30…you carry on” I said and shoo-ed him away.
But then, I just couldn’t get back to sleep. So I got up, took bath and was on my way to the Marina beach – by 5am.

I was going to attend my first photo walk. Armed with my Canon XIUS 80 (it’s a point n shoot…a basic camera…n for an update, recently its LCD display had a cross sectional crack too…) I reached the venue – Gandhi statue at the Marina Beach, Chennai – much earlier than any of the other folks did. For starters, this photo walk by initiated by my company’s photography community. Some of the pics I took, can be found below ๐Ÿ™‚

We walked for about 90 mins before the heat (April is hotter and May is hottest in Chennai, rest of the months its hot ๐Ÿ˜› ) started taking its toll on us. We reached back to the starting point, onboard a MTC (its a high class local bus, and am not kidding) to collect our parked vehicles. Overall it was fun…do try for sure, if you get a chance anytime! ๐Ÿ™‚

This was shot at around 5:45am…when the sun was just about to awake the world this side.

The Gandhi Statue – in close up – with crows sitting (and doing what not) on it!!

The first rays reaching out to us…

The setting up for a close-in shot! ๐Ÿ™‚

The boats come back to the shore at sunrise, after a late night or an early morning round of fishing!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Listening to music, watching the sun rise…

A group of athletes at their warm-ups…

The patrolling cops on their horses…

This puppy was cute..readily gave poses to our cameras! ๐Ÿ™‚

Some of us, walking the talk…in between the shots! ๐Ÿ™‚

This was the scene at 8am…it seemed like 12 noon, with the sun almost right above our head and radiating hot waves!

We departed after a round of breakfast…and I was back home by 9 30am! ๐Ÿ™‚ Loved the experience! ๐Ÿ™‚


Posted by on April 17, 2010 in I~do~such~things, Pics


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12 responses to “Photo Walk @ the Marina Beach, Chennai! :)

  1. Ellen

    April 17, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Wow… early morning on the beach armed with a camera… superb!

  2. Geeta

    April 17, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    ๐Ÿ™‚ totally loved the pics! really awesome ones, especially the first and the sunlight bouncing off the little pup’s fur (psst, bending down to his height would’ve been cool), and lovely words too!

    hey, would you name the people seen in the pic, maybe!

    keep walking! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Sree

    April 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    @ Ellen,

    Thanks a lot buddy! ๐Ÿ˜€

    @ Geets,

    Nice surprise! Howz Gurgaon??? ๐Ÿ˜€
    hehe…thanks for the tip…he looked dangerous (and hungry ๐Ÿ˜› ) so took it from where I was! hehe…
    Ok names…left to right: Santosh, Vijay, Natrajan, Aravind, Vikram, Jenny and Kannan. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Waise there’s more to come from the CPC guys soon!
    Thanks buddy! ๐Ÿ˜€

  4. Tonmoy Goswami

    April 18, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Hey nice pics there , Sree….specailly loved the sunrise one!!

  5. Rajlakshmi

    April 19, 2010 at 12:16 am

    you turning into a proff photographer… awesome pictures buddy ๐Ÿ™‚ subah uthne ka kuch tou fayda hua ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Sree

    April 19, 2010 at 1:02 am

    @ Tonmoy,

    Thanks buddy! ๐Ÿ˜€

    @ Raji,

    Yay! Back!! ๐Ÿ˜›
    Kaala jaadu karke woh bhi banaade…hehe…professor of photography?? ๐Ÿ˜›
    Subah…haan! ๐Ÿ˜›
    Thanks a lot buddy! ๐Ÿ˜€

  7. Shammeer

    April 19, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Super bhai.. reminds me of ‘yes man’ movie… heheh.. next target is to go for a walk on beach with camera and a gal like zoey:)

  8. Sree

    April 19, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    @ Shammeer,

    Lol..amen…may your wishes come true! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Thanks buddy! ๐Ÿ˜€

  9. Thousif Raza

    April 21, 2010 at 11:35 am

    dude those are some awesome photos… real nice… keep clicking….

    take care and keep writing ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Rajesh K

    March 27, 2011 at 1:59 am

    Nice pics of our lovely Marina beach.
    I live in Egmore and sometimes, I take my bike in the early mornings and go to Marina beach for a walk / jog.
    May be we can form a group of early morning Marina Beach wlakers (joggers), so that we can walk / jog , discuss current news , motivate eachother to stay fit , echange ideas, etc … all while having the moring walk / jog …
    Anyone for it ???
    Email me with subject “Marina Beach walk”.

  11. Sree

    April 18, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Thanks Thousif ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks Rajesh ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Pratap

    September 15, 2011 at 3:48 am

    Would you like to get more visitors from Chennai?

    Submit your blog in . This is a one time submission. This would automatically submit a preview of your future blog posts in Chennai, with a link back to your blog.

    Enjoy more traffic from Chennai ๐Ÿ™‚


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