Thursday, December 18, 2014

RISING SUN RADIATES


SKY WATCH FRIDAY




I remain fascinated by the glory of the sun in all its phases. So can a wannabe photographer like me( if i dare to use this epithet) just ignore the manifestation of this unique entity, the gift of the supreme power who makes the universe go by. Without any apparent reason on a particular day, you simply wish to imprison the WONDER  in your camera!

Here the rising sun at the start of its daily journey!

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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

THURSDAY CHALLENGE

THIS WEEK'S THEME IS:

"MY FAVOURITE PHOTO"

  SUN RISE BEHIND THE SHIVALIK HILLS.              THIS ONE I PRIZE!



During the summer I stayed in the midst of Shiwalik hills for a few months. That gave me an opportunity to capture  nature in the peak of its beauty, during spring. Most of the pictures I've shared on my blog. 

The picture above is one of my favorite shots. I clicked it at KUMARHATTI (SOLAN) at about 8'clock in the morning from my balcony.

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WINTER IN ITS SNOWY ATTIRE


 SNOW'S SPLENDOR



THIS IS TAKEN FROM THE FRONT OF THE HOUSE. STREAKS OF SUNSHINE HERE AND THERE.
 PLANTS DOTTED WITH PUFFS OF SNOW.
OPEN SPACES IN THE BACK OF THE HOUSES CLOTHED IN SPLENDID WHITE, AMIDST DAZZLING WIDE STRANDS OF SUNSHINE.


These shots are from my archives. They show the aftermath of the  first snowfall of the season  in Cincinnati, USA in November, 2013. I eagerly went out to feast my eyes on the beautiful spectacle of the sheets of snow decorating the side walks, grassy lawns, vacant lots and vegetation all around. It was an opportunity, I's looking forward to. Immediately I ran inside to bring the camera and captured nature's marvels in a few clicks. They're my prized pictures.



ABC Wednesday W is for winter    Outdoor Wednesday


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

OUR WORLD


AN OPEN AIR SATURDAY MARKET








The above scene is part of a Saturday open air super market so to say,  held on a large ground, which is easily accessible to residents of many localities around. On one of its side , vegetables stalls, hand carts and tractor trolleys are lined, brimming with fresh produce. In another corner fruit sellers spread their wares mostly on hand carts.

Then their are rows and rows of cooking pans and pots, plastic buckets, mugs  trash bins, spoon holders and a lot more stuff.  

In fact i wanted to share with you wares displayed in this corner of the market. Here is the balloon seller who has hung multicolored balloons on the branch of the tree, nearby popcorn is being  roasted on kerosene stoves and sold hot to  young and old alike.

Here in the middle there is a cycle which is a poor man's show room. On the rear wheel of the cycle, a hard card board sheet is strategically placed  with knickknacks  arranged on it.  One can buy ribbons, laces, scissors, key rings knives, hair pins  and a host of other things. This is  another specimen of our world, no doubt!  
                                               Our WorldTuesday       image-in -ing


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Monday, December 15, 2014

LOVE HAS ITS OWN WAYS



MAGPIE TALE- 7                TWO SHOES TUESDAY

Photograph by Robert Doisneau

Hazy, winter morning in  London, England, perhaps, probably  of  Victorian era, with two earlier models of Ford cars parked  casually behind. The scenario is somewhat weird. The two  faces other than that of the couple wear a slightly anxious expression.

The above action appears to be incongruous  in the prevailing atmosphere. Though in all probability, it was so spontaneous that no body seemed to be unduly attracted to the scene. Even the man sitting in the chair is unmoved and composed at least so his posture reads like, though it is difficult to gauge much from his back. The woman partly visible behind the man is least curious.

On the basis of these faint cues if one can call them cues, let us spin a mini tale.

Assuming that the two are the members of the star cast group, which is rehearsing  a popular play to be staged shortly in 'The Gaiety', a famous  London  theater. The two lead players had a tough time to come up to the expectations of the new director who was to establish his credentials with this offering. The play being a social satire was expected to be watched, not only by middle class but also by the members of the aristocracy.

There was a lot of tension and temper flareups. The lead couple in the course of protracted period of rehearsals, which went up to mid night often, perhaps, unknowingly fell in love with each other. The mysterious chemistry between them went unnoticed. So absorbed in perfecting their dialogue delivery, diction and  mannerisms were they that they had no chance of exchanging a private word in the presence of the  crew and the rest of the cast. On this  much deserved day off and at the first opportunity, the man drew the woman in his arms with a passionate kiss. What happened next?

Keep guessing !!!

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

NO CLASS CONSCIOUSNESS HERE

CAMERA CRITTERS


THESE THREE ARE LOYAL FRIENDS AND PREFER TO BE TOGETHER ON THEIR OPEN AIR PECKING JAMBOREES;  SIMPLE AND STRAIGHT, SANS ANY FRILLS ATTACHED!



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Friday, December 12, 2014

AFTERNOON SUN IN THE URBANSCAPE



SKYWATCH FRIDAY         
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THE AFTERNOON SUN IN ALL ITS MAJESTIC GLORY IS PREPARING ITSELF TO BE  HOME BOUND IN A

SLOW AND STEADY MOVEMENT.

THE SHOT IS OF THE AREA WHERE WE RESIDE.

  “There's a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they're absolutely free. Don't miss so many of them.”
Jo Walton

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