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Illumination !!

Illumination

The wordpress is asking to post a photo for Illumination this time for its new weekly photo challenge. 

“Lights are functional — everyday objects in our rooms and on our streets. Yet lights can be powerful symbols: signs of life, curiosity, and discovery.”

This photo is my interpretation for the theme which also means its a sign of divinity and spirituality. The photo was taken on last Christmas at Bandra’s St Peters church, Mumbai.

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 4,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 8 years to get that many views.

In 2012, there were 58 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 351 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 175 MB. That’s about 7 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was August 24th with128 views. The most popular post that day was Postcards from Haridwar

Click here to see the complete report.

Happy Diwali !!

There’s always something warm and bright, about this time of the year, when everything has a special glow, and hearts are full of cheer, that’s why, this special greeting comes your way, to wish you all life’s best, on Diwali and in the coming year, too.

Be happy, joyful, cheerful and successful. Wherever there is light, there is Hope.

Happy Diwali !!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

This weeks photo challenge in wordpress is Foreign. I am taking a little liberty this time in my interpretation of the same and posting a photo which is little different than what I post regularly here. I have edited the image in Picasa, I was not really sure what I wanted to do with this photograph but in the end after some wild experiments, I ended up with the photograph which looks like this.

I like this picture for its unusual tone and different feel, which is more like a painting. Also, posting here few lines from my friend which I think suits this picture…

फलक ने की थी अदा परवाज़ जिनको,
वोह आशियाँ की चाहत में कर चलें अपने परों का सौदा |

– Rama Singh

Speed thrills !!

The other day at the photowalk, I was trying my hand at Panning technique after a brief explanation from my friend. I was trying this with no expectations whatsoever as it was the first time. To be honest this can be vary painful and will test your patience level as you will end up taking 50 photographs but not a single worth looking. Considering that I fact, I thought I was lucky in the end with couple of shots which is worth looking at.

The best place to try this is on a street where you have a moving traffic which will give you enough of subjects to shoot.

Panning is a technique in photography that is used to capture a moving object in action.The subject of the photo is clearly caught on camera; however, the rest remains a blur in the background. Panning suggests speed and velocity to an image.

In search of answers !!!

मुजमे एक आवाझ है ऐसि,
सांसे बेखबर, खबर रुह (soul) को जिस्की |

भीद मे इस तन्हाइ के सबब (reason) क्या है?

बूंदो कि इस प्यास के अतित (history) क्या है?

अतुट है जब पर्छाइ (shadow) तो रात के अंदाझ क्या है?

झिंदगि है जुआ (gambling) तो हार के मलाल (regret) क्या है?

– Hitesh Patel