Time: 4:06 pm
Date: December 03, 2010
Place: The mighty River Brahmaputra in the state of Assam, India
I was aboard the ferry which had departed from Majuli Island, the world’s largest fresh water mid-river deltaic island formed by the mighty River Brahmaputra.
The ferry, the only source of transport connecting this culturally rich island with the mainland, was carrying more than 100 passengers, 3-4 cars, and over 50 motorbikes, all neatly stacked on the upper deck. The crowd on board was entirely local and mostly men.
I had perched myself on a wooden plank on the open-air upper deck to take in the beauty of the surroundings and the approaching sunset during the 45-minute ride.
I had already taken many lovely photos of the “blue” river during the ride but as the sun slowly started its descent I just couldn’t take my eyes off the sky. I was overwhelmed by the mystic glow of colors as the sunset bathed the water and sky in a soft light.
I couldn’t stop taking photos. I was relentless in my pursuit to capture a really good shot of the “golden moment of nature.”
If cruising through the beautiful Brahmaputra was a memorable experience for me, watching the sunset over the river was like “icing on the cake”!
To end this post, here’s a lovely remix song : Children of the Sun Enjoy 🙂
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