Because I can’t seem to get enough shots of my favorite window – being the only one in my present abode that gives a good view, here it is again…through different perspectives and — color filters!
The only thing you sometimes have control over is perspective. You don’t have control over your situation. But you have a choice about how you view it.
— Chris Pine
I enjoy looking at beautiful landscapes. They make for great photographs, especially sweeping panoramas – of mountains, fields, the sea.
Yet, as I spend more time developing my photography skills, I discover so much beauty in the mundane as well.
Silver, one among the greens in my tiny garden
Playing with angles and light and texture
While others may pull weeds from their plot, I simply let them be, including the blur.
“I have always been caught by the pull of the unremarkable, by the easily missed, infinitely nourishing beauty of the mundane.”
― Tana French, Broken Harbour
As my response to the weekly photo challenge given two weeks back, I took delight in capturing this piece of heaven
— right in my yard. Soon this piece of heaven shall become a wonderful memory of the place that’s been my home for a while, when I move. beneath my feet
Such a joy to see even the lowly weed can offer such dainty pink blooms...
Afternoon Scene #8 - I took this photo of a pavement inside a mall...
Same pavement, another shot…
Afternoon Scene #9
Afternoon Scene #10 - Interesting play of light and shadow on the pavement.
Overall, I wanted to capture a sense of motion when I took these shots one after the other. One pavement,
, I hope. three perfect shots
Haiku 1: Moving On
been a while since
I posted on my site
the Well runs dry…
Day is calm
The blue waters beckon
Pen in hand
Haiku 2: Freshness
Early morning dew
Saddled on life’s newborn leaf
Eaglet in the sky
Haiku 3: Reborn
the Waters of Baptism
Soul’s new life
Today’s poetry challenge on The Daily Post’s Writing 201 involves writing about Water (prompt), and/or a haiku (form), and/or use a simile (device).
the Heart sees no reason
yet understands and answers
Life’s greatest puzzles;
Kindred spirits speak
a language that
goes beyond time and space…
Love's Fading Season...
We could have been
there was a time when
but you, just like the seasons,
have drifted away
Special Note about my photo: I was inspired to use this ‘photo failure’ of mine, a result of an out-of-focus shot…but seeing it still looked good , especially as a background, I decided to keep it in my files…and that was what I used for this post. I credit for all the creative tips I’ve learned from the team! Thanks and Cheers! Photography 101
Who could ever live with
Sounds that mar the peaceful rhythm of the hours
just before the break of day?
Nary a soul perhaps
Except for one who
seeks to hear again and again
the comforting echo of a
if only to flee
Shadow of silence…
Writing Prompt courtesy of The Daily Post’s Ebook: 365 Days of Writing
A Street Corner
Through the grills – indeed the same scene reveals a certain character when seen through the gate grills…
A passing tricycle adds local color to the scene…
From a window…
Just a simple try on how to use
for our shots…looking through these natural frames makes scenes more interesting indeed. natural frames
Clouds have always fascinated me…so here I put together different shots of them as I try to apply the element of
as a challenge… convergence
1 – Convergence of wall and clouds
2 – An Odd Angle – i wanted to focus on the darkening clouds
3 – Another odd angle focusing on the clouds above
4 – An edited version of the darkening clouds
5 – The gathering of clouds that promised rains
6 – The gathering of clouds at another angle
My original shot of the clouds up in the sky one bright early afternoon just before the rains
My edited version of the sky before the rains
9 – A dramtic sweep of white clouds against the blue sky – unedited
10 – The same sky scene as no. 9 but with more contrast – I loved how the clouds seemed to be painted across the sky
11 – Convergence of Lines and Curves
12 – Striking Contrast of Colors, Lines and Curves
Well, it has been worth the try, I think. Yet, better still if I use my digital cam next time, instead of my mobile phone, for a series of shots like these…