S10 Journey : A Photo Essay Through Indian Railway Journey

Landscapes of India
It was such a beautiful morning for anyone to start a journey
It was such a beautiful morning for anyone to start a journey
Things were happening quite normally all around
Things were happening quite normally all around
And I started my S10 journey that morning
And I started my S10 journey that morning

But I wasnt the only one who got bored of doing nothing
But I wasnt the only one who got bored of doing nothing
While Others had gadgets, I had my camera to use time in a better way
While Others had gadgets, I had my camera to use my time in a better way
And I started observing People
And I started observing People
And what they were doing
And what they were doing
Then i found interesting things to capture
Then i found interesting things to capture
And I found legs all around
And I found legs all around
In that crowd, no one cared about them
In that crowd, no one cared about them
Then someone said 'check out hands too'
Then someone said ‘check out hands too’
And there was this beautiful hands hidden
And there was this beautiful hands hidden
And some where busy undoing the entanglement
And some where busy undoing the entanglement
But watching people was the best part
But watching people was the best part
Someone was listening to Music
Someone was listening to Music
Someone was enjoying the beauty outside
Someone was enjoying the beauty outside
Someone was enjoying the view from inside
Someone was enjoying the view from inside
Someone was deeply in thoughts
Someone was deeply in thoughts
Someone was on the phone
Someone was on the phone
While someone was at the door
While someone was at the door
Then the Ticket Examiner came and started doing his work
Then the Ticket Examiner came and started doing his work
Same time someone else was busy with his work too
Same time someone else was busy with his work too
But then it was time for the Breakfast
But then it was time for the Breakfast
While someone was eating and..
While someone was eating and..
..and waiting for tea
..and waiting for tea
Someone else was still sleeping
Someone else was still sleeping
Someothers were just talking something
Some others were just talking something
But then someone was trying hard to make her less colourful life a bit more colourful
But then someone was trying hard to make her less colourful life a bit more colourful
But some others were relaxing knowing that they have a colourful life
But some others were relaxing knowing that they have a colourful life
Out of these contrast within a small space, Then someone said everything is going to be alright.
Out of these contrast within a small space,  someone said everything is going to be alright.
With that assurance, my S10 journey continued
With that assurance, my S10 journey continued
Throught "mistifying"
Through “mistifying”
Beautiful and surreal
Beautiful and surreal
Landscapes of India
Landscapes of India
With Lush Greenery All around
With Lush Greenery All around
So that was my S10 Journey
So that was my S10 Journey
Photographing the journeys to recreate the Travels to take you for a virtual Photo walk.

74 Comments

  1. indrani
    October 13, 2015

    Superb shots! I am craving for a train travel now.

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    1. trablogger
      October 13, 2015

      Thank you so much.
      You can always take a short trip without a proper destination πŸ™‚

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  2. […] S10 Journey: A Photo Essay Through Indian Railway Journey by PhoTrablogger (via a post on Sabiscuit’s blog) – A photo essay of a train journey through India. There are some beautiful images of the countryside and of the life on the train. I love this idea, and PhoTrablogger captures the romanticism of traveling on a train. Thanks for highlighting this, Sabiscuit! […]

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  3. […] invited Trablogger of Pho|Trablogger, in couch surfing tradition, to guest post excerpts of a photo essay ofΒ his journey, by train, from Bangalore to Mumbai.Β  You can find theΒ full story, with lots of […]

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  4. dianagitau
    September 23, 2015

    This is awesome Jithin,had missed your posts. The photography is stunning. I loved how real the photos are. How do you manage to get people/strangers to accept having their photos taken?

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    1. trablogger
      September 23, 2015

      Thanks a lot again. I was just operating in stealth mode πŸ˜€ If you ask them, you might not get these candid expressions πŸ˜‰

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  5. Minty Mile
    September 23, 2015

    Jithin Kutty how about having this in the bucket list(: http://kokatat.com/blog/2015/09/waterfall-of-thieves (:

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    1. trablogger
      September 23, 2015

      Very thoughtful. Looks like you didnt like the book and want to get me killed πŸ˜›

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      1. Minty Mile
        September 23, 2015

        You mean these activities are dangerous… oh I thought you do lot of adventurous things anyway(: … your book is nice only, I have no regrets of taking it from you…surpassed my expectations, though yet to read it fully will do it someday(:

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        1. trablogger
          September 24, 2015

          Yes, adventure is fun πŸ˜‰
          Surpassed your expectations?! Why did you have very low expectations? πŸ˜›
          Anyway glad to know that you are reading πŸ™‚

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          1. Minty Mile
            September 24, 2015

            I brought it because I meant to encourage you… tell me if I am not a chethan bhagat fan whose book people like reading then what opinion will I have of Indian authors… I am true reader of quality content, not masala stuff… yours did not have masala and all, good flow, continuity… some chronological order disruptions, but good logic, and interesting story… I have to read more of it, but it’s good book…maybe than I can give full opinions both good and bad… I can be a nasty critic too…

  6. dreamzandclouds
    September 23, 2015

    you captured some beautiful moments πŸ™‚

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    1. trablogger
      September 23, 2015

      Thanks a lot. Glad you liked those candid moments πŸ™‚

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      1. dreamzandclouds
        September 24, 2015

        πŸ™‚

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  7. Mushfiqua Fatima
    September 22, 2015

    Excellent! I really loved it!

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    1. trablogger
      September 22, 2015

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

      Reply
  8. quirkywanderer
    September 22, 2015

    loved these real and candid captures!

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    1. trablogger
      September 22, 2015

      Thank a lot. Good to know that you love them. πŸ™‚

      Reply
  9. lifeconfusions
    September 21, 2015

    I love how simple and personal these photos are. These are outstanding J πŸ™‚

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    1. trablogger
      September 22, 2015

      Thanks a lot Zee. I appreciate your appreciation πŸ™‚

      Reply
  10. Lignum Draco
    September 21, 2015

    Entertaining series. πŸ™‚

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    1. trablogger
      September 21, 2015

      Thanks to you for the technique πŸ™‚

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      1. Lignum Draco
        September 21, 2015

        No problem.It’s a powerful technique. Next is to go face on. I cover it here: https://lignumdraco.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/portrait-of-a-lady/

        Take a look if you have some time. No need to leave a comment.

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        1. trablogger
          September 21, 2015

          thanks for sharing another great tip. Well I dont have any marking on my lens. So I need to do some more practice!

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          1. Lignum Draco
            September 21, 2015

            Everyday I do this, I consider it to be practice. πŸ™‚

          2. trablogger
            September 21, 2015

            I will also start πŸ™‚

  11. Shreya
    September 21, 2015

    It’s poetry through pictures. Amazing. I loved it.

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    1. trablogger
      September 21, 2015

      Thanks a lot Shreya πŸ™‚

      Reply
  12. ANooP
    September 21, 2015

    One of the wonderful posts from you which I enjoyed. I can never pull out my camera in Indian trains and click like you did. I feel too conscious that someone will steal it and what people would think.

    Wonderful post (y)

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    1. trablogger
      September 21, 2015

      Thanks a lot man. Yes I also have similar feelings. But there is one more feeling when you miss an opportunity even when you had a camera with you which was safely kept inside the bag πŸ˜‰
      And during this secret op, most of the people didnt know that someone was photographing them πŸ˜‰

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      1. ANooP
        September 21, 2015

        Well done bro (y)

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        1. trablogger
          September 21, 2015

          Thanks again bro πŸ™‚

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  13. NJ
    September 21, 2015

    Beautiful Pictures πŸ™‚ I love the captions πŸ™‚

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    1. trablogger
      September 21, 2015

      Thank you so much. Glad you liked the captions and captures πŸ™‚

      Reply
  14. Hargun Wahi
    September 21, 2015

    All the clicks are really awesome.. Truly shows your genius and creative photography skills.
    All Those feet and then suddenly the arms propping up was hilarious.
    Didn’t anyone object to your clicking their pictures..or were you stealthily doing your job? πŸ˜‰

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    1. trablogger
      September 21, 2015

      Thanks a lot Hargun. Mostly it was a stealth operation. πŸ˜‰ And there are a few advantages if you are having a dslr. Its not like clicking with a cellphone πŸ˜‰

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      1. Hargun Wahi
        September 21, 2015

        I can imagine πŸ˜‰
        Whatever the disadvantages, the clicks are worth it πŸ™‚

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        1. trablogger
          September 21, 2015

          Thanks again Hargun πŸ™‚

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  15. nimz
    September 21, 2015

    Wow Wow Wow.. Awesome photographs Jithin.. πŸ™‚

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    1. trablogger
      September 21, 2015

      Thank you Nimi πŸ™‚

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  16. Debbie
    September 21, 2015

    What a fantastic series Jithin. Really great, I felt like I was on the train with you. Like the comments in the comments about people liking to have there pic taken, too, I was wondering. My favourites are: the funny shot of the foot with one toenail painted, the little child staring out the window, that is gorgeous, the old woman with her plastic bags, and the b& w series at the end looking out from the train, the misting ones…. really great, thankyou.

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    1. trablogger
      September 21, 2015

      Thanks a lot Debbie. Some people do like their picture to be taken. They sometime stop and pose for us seeing the big camera and all.
      I was experimenting with colour and BnW. They are not processed. They are taken that way only. Glad you liked the series πŸ™‚

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  17. CC
    September 21, 2015

    This was beautiful. Not only great and beautiful photos, but what I love about you is that you are able to capture people as they truly are. You have a gift. It shows through in every photo. These are my favorite types of photos you do, for that reason. Absolutely love these.
    Much love to you, CC

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    1. trablogger
      September 21, 2015

      Thanks a lot CC. Glad you liked the people and their candid moments. I tried not to let them know that I was photographing them πŸ˜€

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      1. CC
        September 21, 2015

        Ahhh…well the whole post was amazing. Loved it! <3

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        1. trablogger
          September 21, 2015

          Thanks again CC πŸ™‚

          Reply
  18. Bulldog Travels
    September 20, 2015

    Really great photos

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    1. trablogger
      September 21, 2015

      Thank you Jenny πŸ™‚

      Reply
  19. Lifelover
    September 20, 2015

    It’s so cute and at times funny too. In such a confined space, you managed to bring out some really good abstract photos. I liked the Mystifying view.

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    1. trablogger
      September 20, 2015

      I never used to sneak into other’s privacy. But this time i was too bored. So I took the liberties of a so called photographer πŸ˜‰
      Well i meant “mistified” view πŸ˜€

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      1. Lifelover
        September 20, 2015

        And I meant “mystified” view. Feet peeping out of sheets had mysterious look.

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        1. trablogger
          September 20, 2015

          haha.. alright then. πŸ˜€

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      2. Lifelover
        September 20, 2015

        In India, people like to be photgraphed. Once, I was trying (embarrassingly) street photography, you wouldn’t believe that some people stopped me and requested to click their photo. They were mistaking me to be some media person.;)

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        1. trablogger
          September 20, 2015

          haha.. i know that feeling. Happened quite a few times. But not everyone is interested. And a female photographer at times has certain advantages too.

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          1. Lifelover
            September 21, 2015

            Ha ha ha… Haven’t come across any advantages so far.

          2. trablogger
            September 21, 2015

            You can photograph other women without much tension πŸ˜›

          3. Lifelover
            September 21, 2015

            Ha ha…. I never realised these disadvantages of being a male photographer. Now it really feels good to be a female.

          4. trablogger
            September 21, 2015

            haha.. and a woman can always photograph a man without much problems πŸ˜›

          5. Lifelover
            September 21, 2015

            And men will be happier πŸ˜‰

          6. trablogger
            September 21, 2015

            Of course. πŸ˜‰

  20. Sabiscuit
    September 20, 2015

    Fantastic set of photos. My favourites are the abstract ones between the smiley face on the backpack and the plush greenery. x

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    1. trablogger
      September 20, 2015

      Thank you. So you liked the “mistifying” pictures πŸ˜‰
      Yea, fog makes almost everything beautiful.

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      1. Sabiscuit
        September 20, 2015

        Would love for you to guest post on my blog with those photos. x

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        1. trablogger
          September 20, 2015

          Are you talking about reblogging or adding as co-author? How exactly it works?

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          1. Sabiscuit
            September 20, 2015

            Please check your email, I’ll explain it. x

          2. trablogger
            September 20, 2015

            Sure.

  21. Tejaswi
    September 20, 2015

    Nice one… thank you for sharing. Where is this? Around the Jolarpettai area?

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    1. trablogger
      September 20, 2015

      It was a journey from Bangalore to Mumbai. The foggy ones were near Lonavala. Other ones from in between places.
      Glad you liked it. Thank you πŸ™‚

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      1. Tejaswi
        September 20, 2015

        Wow, nice one..

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        1. trablogger
          September 20, 2015

          I’m sure your seaside place is also a wonderful place πŸ™‚

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          1. Tejaswi
            September 20, 2015

            Ha ha.. yes.. it is.. and some day I shall invite you over.. but right now this place is a mess.. and while you might not know this.. I was sort of an invalid for the last two years.. so just coming back to life.. trying to, at least.. so some day, yes, you are welcome to come over …

          2. trablogger
            September 20, 2015

            Yes, I am sort of aware of it from your posts and comments. I am glad you are doing better and taking control. It would be a pleasure to get invited to see the beautiful sunset in that beach πŸ™‚

          3. Tejaswi
            September 20, 2015

            Sure man.. for sure.. within a few months, I assure you.. πŸ™‚ Take care..

          4. trablogger
            September 20, 2015

            You too take care πŸ™‚

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