I firmly believe Sundays are best spent in the company of those you love, doing what you love the most.
So on this Sunday, KP and I decided to make it a fun day with a photo shoot of him and his Skoda Superb, Brunello.
On Saturday night I packed my LowePro Flipside 400AW bag with my Canon 60D, Tokina 11-16 f2.8 II, Tamron 17-50 f2.8, Canon 55-250 IS, a couple of Yongnuo YN-560 speedlights, Yongnuo Wireless Trigger, Manfrotto Befree Tripod and a whole host of filters for the 11-16 and 17-50 and hopped into an Uber and headed to KP’s home in Gurgaon for a nice dinner with Black Label and 3 hours of sleep before the photo shoot in the morning.
Of course, it is quite another thing that I only ended up using my Canon 60D with Tamron 17-50 f2.8 lens and B+W 67mm Kaesemann MRC CPL for the entire photoshoot!
Since KP had polished Brunello in the night, in the morning we didn’t need to do anything apart from getting ready and hopping into Brunello and begin location scouting.
By the time we came out on the main road, sunrise had occurred it looked oh so beautiful. So we decided to do a quick industrial style photo shoot with high tension wires, under construction buildings and the sun in the background.
After taking a few photographs, we decided to take the Delhi – Jaipur Highway. However, we couldn’t find anything interesting there, so we took the diversion to Palwal and were greeted by the beautiful Western Peripheral Expressway. This was just the thing we were looking for and as it turns out, it was also something that multiple groups of Cycle, Super Bike and Harley Davidson riders were looking for as well.
While they rode towards Palwal and then back at high speed, we decided to stick by the side of the road and shoot a few concept photographs.
After taking quite a few photographs, we decided to head back to Sohna by taking the first diversion off of the Western Peripheral Expressway and were thinking about heading directly to the Car and Chai Meet organized by CarToq and TSL – The Street Life.
However, the light was still beautiful and we still wanted to take a few more photographs, so we took a diversion to an under-construction society and shot a few more photographs of KP and his Brunello, before heading to the meet.
The Car and Chai Meet was being organized at the Off-Road Adventure Zone, a place we had visited a few months ago to try out the Isuzu D-MAX V-Cross and MU-X off-road.
After arriving that ORAZ, we found quite a few Indian and Imported Cars parked under the sun and enthusiasts all around.
Met my friends Bunney and Shantonil from Cartoq there and checked out the beauties there.
After about half an hour, Vikas Shokeen, a friend and fellow BCMTian, who runs Knightrider Junction nearby, came in as well. And we had breakfast together, talking about travel and motorcycles.
After having a great time at the meet, it was time to head back to KP’s home and then from there, I headed back home.