Isn’t it amazing how the camera adjusts to give another beautiful perspective? I just had to change my position and I got two different views of the same plant at the same time. And, it was easy to get a perfect silhouette (…and no editing).
“Lean too much on the approval of people, and it becomes a bed of thorns”
I was feeling very lonely (by PAULO COELHO) [Link here]
I was feeling very lonely when I left Mass in Saint Patrick’s Cathedral right in the heart of New York.
Suddenly I was approached by a Brazilian:
“I very much need to talk to you,” he said.
I was so enthused by this meeting that I began to talk about everything that was important to me. I spoke of magic, God’s blessings, love. He listened to everything in silence, thanked me and went away.
Instead of feeling happy, I felt lonelier than before. Later on I realized that in my enthusiasm I had not paid any attention to what that Brazilian wanted.
Talk to me.
I tossed my words to the wind, because that was not what the Universe was wanting at that moment: I would have been much more useful if I had listened to what he had to say.
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.
“Don’t forget- Beautiful sunsets need cloudy skies…” (-Paulo Coelho)
But this is also true- “Nature is revealing to us that life is full of many facets. Whether the cloud enhanced the beauty of sun setting or the sun light colours the cloud….everything depends on everything and could be anything too. It is our mindsets and attitudes that contribute to the quality and meaning of our lives. Nature has many times disclosed such wisdom to us.” (…via Esterina Gan)
It takes me more time to switch on the TV than to switch on my camera. And by the time the advertisement screen (for the set up box) preceding the actual channel screen terminates, I am done capturing one beautiful picture. So, who needs the entertainment box (unless it’s very important), when I just have to look outside the window, step outside, and find wonderful continually changing colors and a lot more!
What’s more fascinating than the clouds during monsoon season in the Himalayas? Except for when it’s raining hard and they are covering the entire sky-view, they are like cotton balls spread around. They just fly around, sometimes run, and for a change, lie still as if the mountain is like a couch for them. But are consistently shifting shapes, thanks to the air currents! And this provides me with a whole set of photographs.
And I don’t need to ask them to pose for my photographs, they do it by themselves. Clouds! Camera! Click!!
All these pictures were clicked right outside my home. Click on the thumbnails to view the full image.