Kolkata from Above – Aerial Photography of the City Of Joy
Kolkata is a city where the old and new, the modern and the ancient co-exist together to form a city which we love. To this day, authors, poets, song-writers, photographers and many more have been trying to unravel all the mysteries which this city holds and yet the complete picture has alluded them. Kolkata is like that lover who is exquisitely beautiful yet maddeningly frustating!.To view the City of joy from above makes one realise how mesmerising and splendid our city looks, inspite of all its faults. We have found such talented photographers as well who have captured the beauty of the city from above. So here is Calcutta/Kolkata for you as seen from above in all its grandeur and simplicity.
About the Shot: This picture has been clicked at Maniktala Crossing, Kolkata from the terrace of a five storey building. This building is situated just opposite to the clock tower. This picture was taken when the tram stopped midway due to some technical faults and the vehicles were passing adjacent to the tram and their movements ended up in a serpentine pattern. This is a long exposure photography with the shutter speed of 2 sec.Device used : Nikon D7000 and Tokina 11-16 f2.8 lens.
About the Shot: I took this shoot from ‘Maidan’. One of our colleague works at Bengali film industry. He has drone licence and he took the permission beforehand. So we flew nearly about 5-10 min in air. It was about 310 meters high. I took this shot in around 4-5 p.m.Device Used: This photo was captured by Drone DJI Inspire.
About the Shot: I clicked that picture from the terrace of 6 floored building in Bally with my dad’s smartphone. The picture is like a month old. I took it when I was visiting the new home of my mom’s friend with my family.
Device Used: Lenovo Vibe K5 plus Smartphone
About the Shot: This picture was taken from Nandaram Market, Howrah. I took it from an office floor in 12th floor, as due to some governmental issue the photographers without any proper permission were prohibited to go to the rooftop.
Device Used: I used Nikon D5200 and 18-55mm in this shot.
About the Shot: This has been captured at Nakhoda Masjid, Kolkata. This picture was taken from a building’s roof in front of the Nakhoda Masjid. That was a very crowded and busy evening where everyone was employed to complete their work at the time of the Eid festival.
Device Used: Canon 600D, 18-55 IS II
About the Shot: Captured at M. G. Road, Kolkata
Device Used: Canon SX540
So what do you think? Aren’t these captures absolutely captivating and enough to make you fall in love with this city?
Let us know your thoughts. Happy Sunday folks 🙂