Fields of gold (Mustard fields nature photography Bangladesh)
A while back, around the end of December, 2011, I and a few of my good photography enthusiast buddies, decided to get out early in the morning so that we could get some good shots of mustard fields bathed in the early morning light, and I sure am glad that we did! It was a really good day of outing for photography as the weather was quite good and the natural light was also very helpful for photography.
Living in Bangladesh, I have personally seen mustard fields many-a-times during family trips out of Dhaka but I cannot remember any occasion when I actually stopped and took the time to appreciate such beautiful scenes of nature. This is one of the reasons that I love photography, as photography helps you to slow down, it helps you to turn the pace of life down, so that you take the time to appreciate the world around you. City life is normally a blur of events and people. Photography helps to take you out of that. Just as it took me to those beautiful fields of gold, where we all really enjoyed the sights and smell and also had a blast taking pictures! This was actually the very first time that I had been up close to mustard fields. These fields of gold really are a sight to behold! Your entire vision will get completely taken in with all the yellow all around you!
From a photographer's point of view, taking time out visit these fields of gold are really a boon! If you travel to these fields (they can be found en-route to Sonargaon from Dhaka by the roadsides) during the weekend, then you'll quite likely find plenty of kids in the area and they will really help you to create great compositions! Photography in and around mustard fields have been done plenty of times in Bangladesh but its still a fun way to spend half a day shooting for gold!
Check out some of my other Hubs as well if you have the time! Thanks!
- Dhaka: a city beyond definition (Photography locations of Dhaka, Bangladesh)
I have written and included details about interesting photography locations within Dhaka that I have personally visited and shot at.
- Timeout: Sylhet (Photography locations of Jaflong, Sarighat, Lalakhal, Sylhet, Bangladesh)
My personal travel and photography experience while on a relaxation/photography trip to Sylhet, Bangladesh. The blog includes a number of photographs taken by me with my Nikon D3100.
- Kuakata: tranquility at the seaside (Photography locations of Kuakata, Bangladesh)
My personal travel and photography experience while on a photography safari to Kuakata, Bangladesh. The blog includes a number of photographs taken by me with my Nikon D3100.
More by this Author
Lifestyle of potters (kumars) of Jessore, Bangladesh portrayed through photography and text
- 14Photography/Pictures/Photos of workers and brick making industry at brick kilns in Dhaka, Bangladesh
An overview of the brick making industy of Bangladesh and the shortcomings of the brick kilns used
Reviews of the best/popular restaurants and cafes of Cox's Bazar along with ratings, location maps, contact numbers and photographs.