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MAKING HISTORY: Rome, Italy: Rome - the eternal city and the centre of civilization for centuries. It houses the epicentre of Christianity – the Vatican City, whose focal point, the remarkable St Peter’s Basilica is the world largest and most important church. This towering structure can be spotted for miles around. I was lucky enough to find a perfect spot on one of the several bridges on the River Tiber, and shot this just after the sun had set and the lights of the eternal city had come on.
Photographer: Reader Kunal Gupta

This is your section entirely; we invite you, our readers, to send in photographs of special moments on your travels, little events or vistas that struck a chord or made you laugh. 

Tell us what you were doing there, and how this photograph came to be.
Best of all, you don’t need to be a professional photographer to be featured here. 

Send your entries to lpmagazine@wwm.co.in

THUNDERSTRUCK: Puducherry, India: One evening, it rained quite a bit in Puducherry, India. Later, the rain subsided, but the lightning was persistent. I wanted to create a dream-like frame, in order to capture the drama in the sky. I set the camera at f/16 aperture and shot a few long-exposure frames at 16mm. This particular frame was made using a three-and-a-half-minute exposure. Since I was creating a single exposure shot, I had to balance the manual exposure duration and the amount of lightning I wanted. The orange glow is from nearby street lights.
Photographer: Reader Sandip Dey
HUNGRY HIPPOS: Talek River, Masai Mara: On one of my numerous trips to the Masai Mara, I stayed at a beautiful place called Rekero Camp, on the banks of the Talek River. I left at 5.30am from the camp on my last morning there, in order to go to the nearby hippo pool. The light just before sunrise was especially interesting, and, combined with fog, created a moody setting. I got down to the eye level of the hippos, wanting to line them up, in order to capture the tightness of the pod.
Photographer: Reader Amartya Mukherjee
SEAS THE DAY: Rushikonda Beach, Andhra Pradesh: I was on a family holiday in Visakhapatnam, when I decided to visit Rushikonda Beach to capture a few images. As I was walking around, I spotted a few boats docked on the shore. Combined with the evening sky and the calm sea, they made for the perfect shot.
Photographer: Reader Sandip Roy Choudhury
MAKING HISTORY: Rome, Italy: Rome - the eternal city and the centre of civilization for centuries. It houses the epicentre of Christianity – the Vatican City, whose focal point, the remarkable St Peter’s Basilica is the world largest and most important church. This towering structure can be spotted for miles around. I was lucky enough to find a perfect spot on one of the several bridges on the River Tiber, and shot this just after the sun had set and the lights of the eternal city had come on.
Photographer: Reader Kunal Gupta
HIGH RISE: Sengottaraayar Malai, Tamil Nadu: The aroma of tea and coffee plantations, the cool breeze and charm of the Shola forest make the Sengottaraayar peak trek an ideal one for nature lovers and photographers. Located on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, at an altitude of 1,800m, the peak overlooks the Mukurthi National Park. The woods are rich in flora and fauna and, if you are lucky, you might spot bison, barking deer and even sloth bears. This peak offers a 360°, splendid and breath-taking view of the Western Ghats too.
Photographer: Reader Hafiz Mohamed K