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In the element

From the fjords of Norway to the beaches of Goa, Kanwar Manjeet Singh captures the united colours of nature.

art and culture Updated: Jul 17, 2010 02:47 IST
Aasheesh Sharma

When he isn't analysing slumber patterns in a sleep lab, Kanwar Manjeet Singh lets his imagination let fly, through a viewfinder. Founder-head of the Sleep Medicine department at Delhi's Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, the doctor loves to explore the outdoors. Panorama

"My work takes me across the world. And once the scientific meetings and the symposia are done and dusted, I hire a car and explore the natural beauty of the destinations," he says.

On a trip to Bavaria, Germany in 2008, Singh came across a stunning sight. "Two hours southwest of Munich on a hill is the Nauschwanstein Castle built by Ludwig III. Flanked by mountains on two sides, it presents a scenic view of a lake."

Another time, on a cruise to the Mediterranean, Singh witnessed a chiaroscuro of clouds near Greece's Santorini Island. "The usual hue of the Aegan Sea is deep blue. But here, the clouds lent it a grey touch. The light made it incomparable."

Among the photographs that Singh exhibited in his debut show at the Lalit Kala Akademy last month were: Yellow hued waters in the Tyrol Valley, Austria; the powder beaches of Haiti; the still Norwegian fjords and the mist of Jim Corbett Park.

Are you, too, struck by wanderlust?