Category: Lens Artists Photo Challenge

Without Geometry life is pointless

Geometry by God

“Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes

The shapes to avoid in one’s life

“In life there are three shapes you should avoid, vicious circles, Love triangles and square minds”  Unknown

Geometry by Human (Rather copied from Mother Nature)

“Geometry enlightens the intellect and sets one’s mind right. All of its proofs are very clear and orderly. It is hardly possible for errors to enter into geometrical reasoning, because it is well arranged and orderly. Thus, the mind that constantly applies itself to geometry is not likely to fall into error. In this convenient way, the person who knows geometry acquires intelligence”  Ibn Khaldun

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CBWC – Any kind of Geometrical shape photo challenge and also forms part of  Lens Artists Photo Challenge # 156- Black & White, set by Anne of Slow Shutter Speed.

On the water

This post is part of Johnbo’s (Journey with JohnBo) LAPC- #155 –On the Water

In Johnbo’s words about this topic,

“I don’t want participants to think that this challenge is all about oceans, lakes, and rivers. The theme “On the Water” encompasses whatever manner of water floats your boat (or doesn’t)”

Bubble on water

“When I open my eyes to the outer world I feel myself as a drop in the sea. But when I close my eyes and look within, I see the whole universe as a bubble raised in the ocean of my heart”  Hazrat Inayat Khan

Morning Dew Drops

Do you care to have a look at morning dew drops?

“I’ve travelled all around the world to see the rivers and the mountains, and I’ve spent a lot of money. I have gone to great lengths, I have seen everything, but I forgot to see just outside my house a dewdrop on a little blade of grass, a dewdrop which reflects in its convexity the whole universe around you”  Rabindranath Tagore

“When your mind is foggy, all you need is the winds of wisdom!” Mehmet Murat ildan

Water Bird

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“Be like a duck above the surface,look calm and unruffled…under the surface paddle like hell” unknown

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Same Subject- Many Ways

This Photo challenge made me think of God

God remains the same. And each one of us approaches Him in various ways to get His blessings.

“The essence of all religions is the same. Only their approaches are different” Mahatma Gandhi

As per Tina Schell, our host, 

“This week, we’d like you to think about the various ways you create your images. Show us the same subject captured using multiple, different approaches.”

Thank you Tina Schell for this interesting challenge, which makes the photographer think out of the box.

It’s a pleasure to go through the submission of various participants.

How did I approach the subject?

Instead of taking the click of the subject from different angles, I tried the same subject from a single angle, maintaining the distance to the object, by using various lenses.

I avoided the telephoto lens.

Whichever way one looks at it…ultimately…Beauty in the eyes of the beholder! Is it not so my friend?

Notice how the object, which is the same in all clicks changes its appearance with different techniques.

Cell Phone (4 mm)

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Wide angle lens (10-22 mm)

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Fisheye Lens (8 mm)

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Lens ball (100mm)

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Impression-Texture

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Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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It’s a wonderful world!

All of us know that our world is wonderful and Louis Armstrong ‘s song ‘What A Wonderful World’! beautifully conveys the feelings.

We know that the wonder surrounds us throughout in the form of Mother Nature.

It’s awe inspiring!

We can find beauty in everything we see.

Whether you sit on the edge of Trolltunga cliff (Norway) or make a road trip through death valley (USA)…the wonderful feeling you experience can’t be described.

I wished to look at our world slightly in a different way.

We all exist because of our parents.

Is this not a wonderful feeling?

“Life is beautiful. It’s about giving. It’s about family”  Walt Disney

Wonders of Parenthood – Even when it’s hell, it’s heaven!

“One of the greatest titles in the world is parent, and one of the biggest blessings in the world is to have parents to call mom and dad” Jim DeMint

Wonderful Dad

“A dad is someone who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules, shines with pride when you succeed, and has faith in you, even when you fail”  Unknown

Wonderful Mother!

A mother’s love and care towards her children is nothing but a labor of love.

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“Mothers do achieve the impossible, finding time to raise their children, run their households, work, volunteer, and care for spouses, pets and elderly parents.” Amy Newmark

Motherhood is a sweet labor of love.

“What is unconditional love? Someone asked me. I looked at my mother”  unknown

In the photo above, you can notice that this mother  60 + yrs, is struggling with the hand pump to draw municipal water, in the street to help the family’s basic daily water needs, since water is a scarce commodity.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Amy’s Lens-Artists photo challengeIt’s a wonderful world

Shades and shadows

Shade & Shadow

sometimes these terms confuse us.Do they convey the same meaning?

No, my friend. They are different.

That’s the beauty of the English Language.

I understand that most of the European languages have just one word to represent both.

 

Shade

Denotes a significant sized dark area resulting from the blocked light source.

Here the importance is given to the absence of light.

The shape of the shadow is vague.

Examples – shade from a tree or shade from a light-house.

Object blocking the light is irrelevant.

Shade indicates shield from light.

In this image below, the road and most of the river covered by shade

The thing about the light that shines within us is we have the option to put a shade on it, which impedes the light from emitting, or take the shade off it, which allows the world around us to become illuminated.Jeffrey G. Duart

 

 

Shadow

Denotes a dark area with a definite shape. Here, the object that created the darkness is important.

Example- Our very own shadow from Sunlight.

Object blocking the light is relevant.

Shadow indicates, blockage of light.

“In faith, there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t.” Blaise Pascal

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Ann Christine’s Lens-Artists Photo challenge- Shades and Shadows

Lens -Artists Photo Challenge #151: From Large to Small

This post is part of Lens-Artists photo challenge by Pattimoed- From large to small

For this Challenge Pattimoed says

“This week, we’re thinking about size–from large to small. For this challenge, pick a color and select several photos that feature that color.  Start with a photo of a big subject in that color (for example, a wall) and move all the way down to a small subject in that same color (for example, an earring)”.

So we have two things to do.

Choosing a colour and showing images having that colour, from large to small.

I have chosen colour blue

“Blue colour is everlastingly appointed by the deity to be a source of delight” John Ruskin

 

“Design is not just what it looks like, design is how it works” Steve Job

In the image above you can notice the tall pillar with beautifully designed, aesthetic blue coloured art and incidentally, one of the ladies’ shirt appears to have blue colour.

 

 

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication” Leonardo Da Vinci

In the above photograph, you can notice that chair with the blue coloured cushion. And the gentleman on the left is wearing blue coloured hand gloves.

 

 

There are five known gyres spinning around in our world’s oceans. A gyre is a slowly moving spiral of currents created by a high pressure system of air currents. A spinning soup, so to speak, is made of what exists in the water. And in this case, the gyres are spinning with millions of tons of our discarded and forgotten about plastic waste!   Brandon Boyd (trvst,world)

In the above image, a blue coloured plastic mug is seen hung to the iron grill. 

And plastic material seen everywhere and used extensively, though people are aware of the pollution & environmental disaster it is causing.

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Let’s get wild!

This week for Lens Artists Photo challenge # 150, Dianne of RAMBLING RANGER wants us to Get Wild!

Dianne doesn’t want to see  groomed gardens or animals in the zoo. No people or signs of people

‘In every walk with nature, once receives far more than he seeks” John Muir

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“The best images are the ones that retain their strength and impact over the years, regardless of the number of times they are viewed.” Anne Geddes

“There’s no time to be bored in world as beautiful as this” Unknown

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #148 – Spots and Dots

This challenge is a bit intimidating.

I was not sure what constitutes Spots & Dots!

According to diffsense.com

When used as nounsdot means a small spot, whereas spot means a round or irregular patch on the surface of a thing having a different color, texture etc. and generally round in shape.

When used as verbsdot means to cover with small spots (of some liquid), whereas spot means to see, find.

Dot

is a small spot.example- A dot of colour

Spot

is a round or irregular patch on the surface of a thing having different colour, texture etc.Generally round in shape. Example- The leopard is noted for the spots of color in its fur.”

Source- diffsense.com

This post is part of Ann Christine’s  LAPC-148 SPOTS & DOTS photo challenge. Thank you Ann Christine for making  my brain sharp.

In Ann Christine’s words

“My intention with this challenge, Spots and Dots, is … that you should have fun with it! But, also recognize and enjoy the different interpretations, meanings and importance of these two little words. Spots and Dots. Because even if they are small…they can make a big difference. In the written language for example.”

Coffee and Love are best when they are ‘hot’ German Proverb

Flower

“No flower wants to be at home,when it’s raining outside” Mehmet Murat Ildan

Feel the heat

The thing with heat is, no matter how cold you are, no matter how much you need warmth, it always, eventually, becomes too much. Victoria Aveyard

“Every picture shows a spot with which the artist has fallen in love.” Alfred Sisley

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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Lens-Artists Challenge #149 – Cool Colors – Blue and Green

Irony the opposite of  Wrinkly

Smell me….I am clean

Laundry today or naked tomorrow

Red Rose

“Green calm below, Blue quietness above”  John Greenleaf Whittier

“Love and a red rose can’t be hid.” Thomas Holcroft

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of Tina Schell’s LAPC #149 –Cool Colours-Blue & Green

Focusing on the Details

“Photography is an art of observation. It has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them” Elliott Erwitt

Read further…

What do you see in the photo above?

Of Course, we see two crows enjoying the cool temperature at the swimming pool when the weather is reaching 44°C (111.2°F) and also the beautiful sky reflection in the water with various shades of colour and the greenery in the background.

The thing I felt was, they were not sure whether to have a dip or take bath and shake their wings and be playful.

My other guess was the crow on the left side was busy looking at the water may be to quench the thirst.

Of course, they were also watchful about their surroundings especially the crow on the right side

Now in this photo above what do you observe?

This photo was taken a few moments later.

At this point, one crow got satisfied and decided to leave and the other crow started daydreaming looking at the sky.

Taking photography of a bird in a flight is a bit challenging and most of the time, one gets a blurred image.

Other than this, again… anything else caught your eye?

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Now in this cropped photo of the first image, what did you notice?

Now It should not be difficult for you to notice my friend since the image is cropped and thus we have an enlarged view ( of course I can’t go near the crows and take a closer shot because they fly away and hence I have to use this cropped photo)

Now I tell you.

If you notice the crow on your left side, there is a missing right limb (partially) and if you watch deeply, its left limb is deformed.

If you still not sure, you can watch the limbs of the crow on your right side for comparison sake and notice how steady are, its legs.

At this point, it is clear that the crow on your left side is physically disabled, yet it did not complain and making the best of its ability to be jolly, playful and happy along with other folks.

How can a bird lose a leg?

My friend by now we all used to the idea that life is nothing but a misery, and the misery only varies in intensity from person to person.

“It’s a misery to be born, a pain to live and a trouble to die”  St Bernard of Clairvaux

Life is more challenging for a bird with one leg.

I feel its’ life span becomes shorter.

Many possibilities

  • Injuries (glue trap or a rodent trap etc)
  • Tangling
  • During the fight with a predator
  • By birth deformities

What are your thoughts?

What is the worst thing about disability?

“The worst thing about a disability is that people see it before they see you” Easter Seals

Whenever you come across a person with  physical/mental disability, what are your immediate thoughts?

Do they need sympathy or empathy?

Do you overreact and extend all the possible help and thus make them feel more helpless, though your intentions are good? Is this not hurting their emotions since already they know their limitation?

Why not empathy? Psychologists say empathising is the best kind of affection one can offer to them.

You must be aware of ‘disability etiquette’

  • Think of the person first, not their disability
  • Think before you speak
  • Never help the person, without first asking them
  • Not using offensive terms like handicapped or wheelchair-bound, crippled, differently abled,afflicted by or suffers from, retarded, insane, mental, physically challenged etc
  • Not underestimating the ability of the person
  • Assuming that all the disabled people think of their lives as a tragedy
  • Overreacting while attempting to be respectful

Do you know what constitutes a disability?

“The only disability in life is a bad attitude” Scott Hamilton

Thank you.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Philosophy Through Photography

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This post is part of  Pattimoed’s Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #146 FOCUSSING ON THE DETAILS, where she wants us to have a closer look at subjects, rather than hurriedly clicking the photos and moving on half heartedly.

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