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Weekly Photo Challenge: Saturated

29 Sep

This week’s weekly photo challenge is “Saturated” which for colors means –  “completely imbued, filled or charged” and I saw all of this in the riot of colors in these balloons below.

Baloon Seller in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

Balloon Seller in Ahmedabad, Gujarat

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Weekly Photo Challenge : From Lines to Patterns

22 Sep

This week’s weekly photo challenge is inspired by Evan Zelermyer‘s  post on  “Shape, Line, Texture, Pattern” . Evan’s post provides insights and creative tips on creating stunning urban, abstract, and architectural images by playing with 4 elements – Lines, Shapes, Textures and Patterns.  And my take on each is as follows –

1. Shape – Evan shows a technique to create dramatic images by shooting unique shapes upwards and against the sky. I shot this autumn tree upwards against the sky, where the dry leaves and some bare branches make a beautiful image.

A tree silhouetted against the sky :)

A tree silhouetted against the sky 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

14 Sep

This week’s topic for the weekly photo challenge is “Inside” and our own interpretations and compositions for it. My post for this is from the Ta Prohm temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia. This is a temple complex where the temple walls and trees have merged to become one entity and it is difficult to decipher who is supporting whom. You can read my detailed post on it here.

In this complex, I found this apsara peeking through a tree trunk, such that she looked to be “Inside” a tree trunk.

The apsara inside a tree trunk, Ta Prohm, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The apsara inside a tree trunk, Ta Prohm, Siem Reap, Cambodia

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Point of View – Unusual

8 Sep

This week’s topic for the weekly photo challenge is based on Lynn Wohlers Photography 101 lesson on – Establishing Point of View. Hence the challenge is Unusual i.e. to show any existing location from your own unique / fresh perspective.

For this challenge I decided to present a new look of the Mumbai skyline. Instead of the traditional shots taken from Marine Drive or Mumbai Worli Sea Link, I decided to take a shot of Bandra’s skyline from Jogger’s Park at Carter Road. The traditional / typical shot of the Bandra skyline and the wild monsoon sea is as below-

Mumbai Skyline from Joggers Park, Carter Road, Bandra

Mumbai Skyline from Joggers Park, Carter Road, Bandra

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Sea

31 Aug

This week’s weekly photo challenge is “Sea” and the emotions that the “Sea” invokes in each one of us. And, I couldn’t have asked for a better topic as amongst all the natural sights, this is my favorite. I was born and live in Mumbai, a city by the Arabian Sea and was lucky to live in a sea facing house (till very recently too). Hence some of my earliest memories are of the sights and sounds of the sea; and its various moods and colors have been an important part of my growing up years. Hence it’s no surprise that some of my best holidays and pictures have been by the sea and I am sharing some of the same with you today –

1. I love the gentleness of the sea but more than that I love its crazy angry look during the monsoons, when the tall waves literally come crashing down on the shores and rocks.

The wild monsoon sea in Mumbai

The wild monsoon sea in Mumbai

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Focus

24 Aug

The topic for this week’s weekly photo challenge is Focus inspired by Matthew George’s post on focus, in which he talks about highlighting the subject of your picture frame using the concept of depth of field. Using this concept and playing with the aperture settings, a single sight can be captured in multiple ways thereby making your audience concentrate on different subjects with each frame.

For this topic, I have decided to share my picture of an Indian Roller bird that I clicked in the jungles of Rajasthan last winter. When I first saw this bird, I just gaped at it for a while as I was so awestruck with its colors and then I remembered my camera and clicked this bird in about 12 different poses. I guess it enjoyed my foolishness and hence decided to humor me by patiently sitting and modeling for me 🙂 In this pic, I have just focused on the bird, resulting it to be sharp and the resulting background to be blurred.

The Indian Roller posing for my camera

The Indian Roller posing for my camera

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Carefree

20 Aug

This week’s topic for the weekly photo challenge is – Carefree and my interpretation of it is – being without a care or worry in the world. So my image for this theme is one that I took while on a cruise on the River Mekong in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. This cruise was a memorable one with beautiful sights of Phnom Penh against a glorious setting sun while relaxing on the deck with wind blowing through your hair. This picture reminds me of being free on a summer afternoon to just cruise on water, with no worry or any responsibility in the world. Or in a word – just being carefree 🙂

Carefree

Carefree

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Weekly Photo Challenge: One Shot, Two Ways

10 Aug

This week on the daily post, photographer Jeff Sinon wrote an interesting article on photography composition i.e. finding that perfect shot in portrait or landscape.  And then the interesting weekly challenge followed – One Shot, Two Ways where we need to capture one scene / subject in two images — a horizontal and a vertical version.

I captured both these shots from the same spot in Siem Reap, Cambodia in the famous Angkor Thom or the Bayon temple. The horizontal image is of the entire temple complex and shows the detailing of the carvings and a glimpse of some of the 54 pillars with 216 faces of the Buddha.

Angkor Thom temple

Angkor Thom temple

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Foreshadow

3 Aug

This week’s topic for the weekly photo challenge is Foreshadow which means “a warning or an indication”.

And on seeing this topic, I just couldn’t help but be reminded of one of the worst storms that we have ever encountered during our travels.  Though it inconvenienced us on the trip then, still it also left us with some interesting memories and travel tales to share.

Clouds Chasing us across the journey

Clouds Chasing us across the journey

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece – Temples of Khajuraho

27 Jul

When I came across this topic, I was instantly reminded of the world famous temples of Khajuraho. These Hindu and Jain temples are situated in Madhya Pradesh, India  and mostly known for the erotica carvings. This is listed as a UNESCO world heritage sight and one of the seven wonders in India.

Intricate carvings on the temples

Intricate carvings on the temples

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