High Contrast: Rise and Shine!

This sky photo is from September last year. I have actually shared this one before as well (long time back).
But the only reason I’m sharing it again, is because I’m missing my home and the weather there. The sky that day was really bright and beautiful. In other words, unforgettable.

I’m sure most of you are seeing this picture for the first time on my blog. :)

High contrast? To completely silhouette the slightly-silhouetted mountain and to focus more on the clouds. Look at them, they are so dreamy. ..!

Good day to you!

“Smoky” Evening

“Silence on a hill where the path ended
and then the forest below
moving in one long whisper
as evening touched the leaves.”
~ William Stafford

I didn’t quite understand why the clouds were like this that evening. Anyway, it was wonderful!

Date of Photography: December 19, 2011 (Just after the sunset…) :)

Four-Layer Morning Cake

It must be someone’s birthday in the nature’s gardens!

;)

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

–Albert Einstein

P.S.

Photo taken with my Sony Xperia S. :)

Not Edited & Not Framed

Same mountains (very very far away),

different day,

different light,

no editing & and no framing! (Edited & Framed)

:D

Again, like the last time, let me know what you think. I would love to know! :)

. . . Landscape . . .

 I loved the clouds, so here is one more -

. . . Portrait . . .

Date of photography – February 18, 2012

As you sit on the hillside, or lie prone under the trees of the forest,
or sprawl wet-legged by a mountain stream, the great door,
that does not look like a door, opens.
-Stephen Graham

Rays of Hope Through the Dark Clouds

So it’s officially a sky week for me. It rained here yesterday and by evening it still was very dark. But somewhere in the far south-west, sun finally managed to peek through the dark clouds. It was so amazing to just look at that scene. :)

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies” […Shawshank Redemption]

A pretty hole in the clouds -

There was no electricity for an hour in the evening, and it felt like night inside the house. I haven’t even edited these pictures for contrast, they are exactly the same as they were clicked. God’s Rays, they call them, right. :D

For my other sky & clouds pictures, please click on the links -
Textured Sky,
Sunset,
Twilight Moon,
Heart Shaped Cloud,
Milky Clouds in the Bright Blue Sky,
Clouds! Camera! Click!

Have a beautiful and peaceful time! :)

Textured Monday Morning

No words. I just loved the colors. Treat to my eyes after I woke up in the morning. :)

And a quote for today -

Even more important than the warmth and affection we receive, is the warmth and affection we give. It is by giving warmth and affection, by having a genuine sense of concern for others, in other words through compassion, that we gain the conditions for genuine happiness. More important than being loved, therefore, is to love.

[By The Holiness Dalai Lama]

Nature inspires me. :)

Half Moon and Clouds at Twilight

I was amazed by the cloud texture, as if someone had brushed on the clouds. Beautiful, isn’t it? :)

The half moon shows a face of plaintive sweetness
  Ready and poised to wax or wane;
A fire of pale desire in incompleteness,
  Tending to pleasure or to pain:—
Lo, while we gaze she rolleth on in fleetness
  To perfect loss or perfect gain.

Half bitterness we know, we know half sweetness;
  This world is all on wax, on wane:
When shall completeness round time’s incompleteness,
  Fulfilling joy, fulfilling pain?—
Lo, while we ask, life rolleth on in fleetness
  To finished loss or finished gain.

- Christina Rossetti

To Sun, Farewell.. With love, Clouds

A lovely farewell to the Sun. I was amazed to see the shape of cloud (I hope you notice it too!) and that too facing the side where the sun had just set. I was travelling at that moment and couldn’t help but ask my Dad to stop the car. Incredible “hearty” moment. :)

This shape dissolved within a few minutes for the wind had already done its work and the sun had happily gone to rise again. :)