Tag: Street photography

Alphabet- Must have O in the middle of the word

BuffalOes – The Indian Speed breakers

Watch out for a speed breaker!

We, Indians are used to the stray cattle on the city roads or National highways.

Herds of stray cows and buffaloes roam freely on the roads causing hindrance to the traffic.

Still, we love them because they control the irresponsible and erratic/rash drivers on the road. But how?

Fortunately, these animals act as a speed breaker on the national highways, cautioning the vehicle driver that he or she is not a Formula Racing driver.

There are disadvantages to allowing these to strays on the roads. This is injurious to both animals and the people if any accident were to happen.

“What is the speed breaker (speed bump) on the road for? It is for your safety. Therefore, these difficulties that come on your path are for your benefit. If these obstructions are not there, people will speed through without stopping and cause an accident. These obstructions are there to keep one within normality.”  Dada Bhagwan

What about our life’s Speed breakers?

“Life has speed breakers in the form of depression, loneliness or anything related to mental illness. Don’t consider these breakers as the end, instead break them with your conscious improvement and drive towards your goal” Rubendhrah

HallOween

“Nothing on earth is so beautiful as the final haul on Halloween night” Steve Almond

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Crow

“The crow does not hide its prey, but calls for others to share it; So wealth will be with those of a like disposition.” Thiruvalluvar

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LAPC # 166- Artificial Light

“Life’s true face is the skull” Nikos Kazantzakis

“Light always follows the path of the beautiful” Unknown

Well said.

What is our true beauty?

Our inherent beauty is covered by skin and flesh, once you remove them you get the original beauty.

The original beauty in the form of the skeleton is similar both for men and women.

That’s our actual beauty, appearance-wise.

Do we love it?

Ironically we hate to even have a glance.

We fear them (skelephobia).

Many say human skulls are ugly and scary.

My guess is people are scared because the very thought of a skull reminds one, of death.

But certain people who study medicine, forensic specialists and police personnel are used the skulls.

I understand that those who practice ‘black magic’ or witchcraft’ use humans and animal skulls.

What is the real definition of beauty? (when we are alive)

Strangely all of us come with different definitions.

Depends on individual mindset.

People see beauty in appearance, dress, jewellery, hairstyle, perfect body…and the list is long.

“People who look for only external beauty have not yet learnt the true meaning of beauty. True beauty is not in how people look. It is in how people love, care, and share”
Avijeet Das

My definition of beauty is being ‘happy’ irrespective of the events in one’s life.

Divine Light

“Everything happens in divine order. The good, the bad, the unexpected & the unfortunate. No matter what is in front of you, it’s part of your path. Follow, trust, believe, forgive, be grateful and keep pushing!!” Unknown

Images of God are an essential part of Hindu religious festivals.

Large images of Deity, studded with a series of lights glowing with different bright colours are common and shine brightly during the nighttime.

How are these Images with colourful lights made?

The picture of the Deity is sketched out in chalk on the ground, and bamboo is cut to form the frame accordingly. Now serial lights are placed along the outline of the picture and in the majority of the cases, electricians and artists join together to give a Divine appearance.

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Life in colour- Gold

Academie Nationale De Musique, Paris

“You want to feel that you belong to something higher, to something even beyond this universe, then go to the opera!” Mehmet Murat ildan

What do you love about Opera?

Though I understand nothing as a foreigner, I love the beautiful musical sound coming from the singer.

I read the storyline in advance so that I can understand the expressions better as they sing and act.

And many love it because that the story fits well with the behavioural pattern of the society.

And many may not agree with me

Some said it’s boring, and the song made them yawn.

Some said they attend opera just to enjoy a sound sleep.

Some said they are unrealistic and too much emotion is involved.

A few expressed that they are heartbroken.

“Theatres are curious places, magician’s trick-boxes where the golden memories of dramatic triumphs linger like nostalgic ghosts, and where the unexplainable, the fantastic, the tragic, the comic and the absurd are routine occurrences on and off the stage. Murders, mayhem, political intrigue, lucrative business, secret assignations, and of course, dinner.”
E.A. Bucchianeri

Do you agree?

My guess is it’s all about the mindset.

May be I am wrong.

Please share your thoughts.

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Going wide

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“When you reach for the stars, you are reaching for the farthest thing out there. When you reach deep into yourself, it is the same thing, but in the opposite direction. If you reach in both directions, you will have spanned the universe.”
Vera Nazarian

The above image is taken with an 8 mm fisheye lens.

It covered the entire floor and the roof and side arches of the Church, not possible with a general wide angle lens (above 14 mm)

The image below is a panoramic view. Taken in full circle (I guess 360º)

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Photography is a lovely subject and I wish people use it more often, not the type we take with cell phones, but with regular cameras either DSLR or Mirrorless ones, where one can have more control and be creative.

A word of caution

True photography is a costly affair and please do not land into ‘G A S’ – Gear Acquisition Syndrome’ and I was a victim, learnt the lesson a bit late.

Why don’t you take part in various photo challenges in WP, if you are into photography?

Yes, my friend, it’s one way of relaxing and at the same time keeps one engaged. Of course one must have sufficient time and genuinely interested in photography.

This post is part of Pattimoed’s LAPC # 165 –GOING WIDE photo challenge.

The challenge is hosted by 4 wonderful people who keep us busy and innovative with their fantastic photo challenges.

For future challenges follow one or all of these four moderators

Week 1 – Patti

Week 2 – Ann-Christine

Week 3 – Amy

Week 4 – Tina

And my post is incomplete if I don’t mention Cee Neuner whose Cee’s Photo challenges- And teaching the art of composition for photography makes us realise the potential in photography. We are immensely benefited from her teachings.

She is a visionary and you can check her interview with Marsha, a versatile blogger here  (Why Cee Neuner Has Successfully Hosted Photo Challenges for Twelve Years)

Cee Neuner helping most of the photographers with her regular challenge series giving us all the encouragement and inspiration.

We are grateful to all.

We are also thankful to many photography bloggers who are running successful photo challenges.

It’s been a pleasure and a wonderful experience being a part of the team.

And thanks to WP, without its presence I would not have dreamed to be a blogger.

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Lollygag

“Who needs fiesta when you can have siesta” unknown

What is the meaning of Lollygag?

Lollygag means to spend time idly or aimlessly.

Who does not love to be lazy?

Oh! those days of early childhood

Laughing all the time for no reason!

No tension.

No need to remember the day.

No heartaches.

No job.

No worries.

No responsibilities.

Somebody pays for all the expenses and fun!

Everything is free!

Every need is taken care of!

Just get up late in the morning and that’s it. The whole day is yours!

How I wish I get back those childhood days!

Was life kind to you during your childhood my friend?

My childhood life was mixed with both unhappiness and happiness.

But I miss it a lot when I look back.

Irony of Life

The majority of the Adults miss childhood though as kids they wanted to grow as quickly as possible.

Some have memorable childhood and others have nightmarish childhood.

That is the way of life.

Nothing can be done.

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This post is part of Ragtag Daily Prompt- Lollygag

Monochrome Monday

“Listen to the rhythm of falling rain” Unknown

It was a pleasure watching the rain through the shining light of the street lamp.

“Let the rain wash away all the pains of yesterday” Unknown

But surprising some get annoyed whenever it rains.

I am sure you are not one of them.

“Don’t be angry with the rain; It simply doesn’t know how to fall upwards” Vladimir Nabokov

 

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Coat of many colours

“Mere color, unspoiled by meaning, and unallied with definite form, can speak to the soul in a thousand different ways” Oscar Wilde

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Weather

“Floods are act of God. But flood losses are largely act of man” Gilbert F White

Water water everywhere 

The above image reminded me of our good friend Jez and his Water water everywhere posts.

The above image is that of one of the low lying areas and whenever there are heavy rains, the roads get flooded.

And what else do we as kids do when there is so much water all around?

You can see these two kids enjoying a makeshift boat ride.

The boat was made up of all the crap from the polystyrene boxes.

Almost looked like the boat is ready for the ride!

What a joyous ride!

Is not flooding a man-made?(as per the experts on climate change)

“When we talk of flood control, we usually think of dams and deeper river channels, to impound the waters or hurry their run-off. Yet neither is the ultimate solution, simply because floods are caused by the flow of water downhill. If the hills are wooded, that flow is checked. If there is a swamp at the foot of the hills, the swamp sponges up most of the excess water, restores some of it to the underground water supply and feeds the remainder slowly into the streams. Strip the hills, drain the boglands, and you create flood conditions inevitably. Yet that is what we have been doing for years” Hal Borland

Are we concerned at all?

“I believe water will be the defining crisis of our century — from droughts, storms, and floods to degrading water quality. We’ll see major conflicts over water and the proliferation of water refugees. We inhabit a water planet, and unless we protect, manage, and restore that resource, the future will be a very different place from the one we imagine today” Alexandra Cousteau

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Gold

Golden Entrance

“Always have a successful exit than a favourable entrance. Because, what matters is not being clapped when we arrive, but being remembered when we leave” Unknown

 

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