After coming to know that SPIC-MACAY has resumed their popular “Music in the Park”, I went there for an enthralling evening listening to a Sitar Recital by Pt. Debu Chaudhuri. Last night’s rain was probably a dampener, as it was a very small crowd. The advantage of this was that I got different locations from where I could take photographs of the musicians.
The wet ground was not very friendly to my jeans, but what the hell, it is not often one gets ring-side (actually I was bang in front of the stage) seat, when great musicians perform, especially in open air.
It was an evening well spent listening to soulful music, in some phenomenal weather. Last nights rains had given Nehru Park a really refreshing feel and the nip in the air was awesome. SPIC-MACAY is holding a series of such events in the next few months at Delhi, and hopefully I can spend more evenings listening to great music.
Of course, as is my wont, I got into an argument with a friend as to whether one goes to such events to listen to music or to take photographs. My take on this, is that a photographer tries to capture the essence or soul of an event with his or her photographs. While I enjoyed the music, the fact that I got some photographs that I was happy about, gave me immense satisfaction….