Golden Reflection Framed by Himalayan Pines

Here is one glorious sunset moment I witnessed while I was travelling the past four days. It was so beautiful and incredible that I couldn’t help but take multiple shots in the little time I got from my time-bound trip.

Enjoy! :)

(Himalayan) Pine Trees – :)

Close-up view of the lake (reservoir) below & then framed. I love silhouettes! ;)

Click any of the pictures in case you want to view them better. 

Date of photography – February 25, 2012
Location – Banikhet (5500 feet/1 676.4 meters above the sea level)

An Evening With The Indian Ocean

It’s always amazing to experience the transition from the rough turns of the Himalayas to the never-ending waves of the vast Indian Ocean. A very beautiful experience, indeed. And the realization that, this whole world is so so big and yet what remains with us is the world which we all have created in our minds, is spell-bounding. Yet again, I come to realize of our Existential Aloneness.

 “Always keep your mind as bright and clear as the vast sky, the great ocean, and the highest peak, empty of all thoughts. Always keep your body filled with light and heat. Fill yourself with the power of wisdom and enlightenment.”

~ Morihei Ueshiba

. . . Observing the Waves . . .

. . . Approaching the Waves . . .

. . . Touching the waves . . .

. . . Just After the Sunset . . .

. . . The Church Lights and The Twilight Sky . . .

“A mountain is composed of tiny grains of earth. The ocean is made up of tiny drops of water. Even so, life is but an endless series of little details, actions, speeches, and thoughts. And the consequences whether good or bad of even the least of them are far-reaching.”
~ Sivananda

 Have a happy weekend everyone! :)

P.S.
Date of photography – 01.09.2011
Location – Elliot’s Beach, Chennai, TN, India. (Around 2,710 kilometers from where I live right now.)

Faraway Mountains – AGAIN! :D

So by now, perhaps, most of you would have come to know about my love for these faraway mountains, as this is my third post on them. You can click here and here if you want to see those posts.

The very reason that my camera isn’t capable of clicking them, makes me more in LOVE with them and fascinates me to capture the drama which unfolds around them on different days. So even if the pictures are not that clear and GREAT, I am still going to share them here. :)

And I would again like to mention - Not Edited & Not Framed. (Execpt for the last one, I cropped it) :D

Way too dramatic the next day…! :)

Closer on the snowy part -

Without the “Zoom”. I loved the clouds, that’s why. :)

Thank God, the drama got over and I could see the blue sky! :D

(Click on the pictures to see them in a better way.)

Have a good day, everyone! May your camera gets fascinated by your photographic mind. ;)

Following Small Shadows

“It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?”
~ Henry David Thoreau

On a more smooth part of the wall -

A recent research shows that the ant colonies – one of nature’s most ancient and efficient societies – are able to form a “collective memory” of their enemies. Or as the headline says – “Ants remember their enemy’s scent”. Well then, I would suggest to befriend them, or just use different perfumes on different days! Hahaha...  :D

And do not underestimate them… as someone has said- “An ant may well destroy a whole dam.” ;)

I tried to not to let this ant know that I’m photographing it.

Have a good day.

:)

Related articles (Other Ants at Life Just is) :
Tiny Nature
I Won’t Go, You Leave!

Just for Fun – Vegetables and Colors

When it’s too cold to go outside
things inside the house stare at you,
fascinate you, insist you consistently…
Gradually, as you begin to observe
everything seems interesting to the eye
Ultimately, just for fun…you say yes. ;)

(Date of photography – 02.01.2012)

:D

Now, saying “goodbye” to you in a photography style, with the help of these three vegetable-extras and Picasa.

“Alvida” is an Urdu word which means goodbye/bye or au revoir. :)

Himalayan Bulbul

The Himalayan Bulbul

………………………………………………

I find his hairstyle pretty cool. I guess it’s been an inspiration to most of the college guys. Hahaha. What do you think? :D

“My shadow looks pretty long and cool! Ahem..mmm…Are you looking at me?!” ;)

To see this interesting bird in a better and close way, you can click here and/or here. :)

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

Edited & Framed

The mountains which I’m showing you through this photo are very very far from where I can shoot them. My camera can’t zoom enough and I can’t go any nearer (at least not presently). This is the shot where the snow looks great, but the picture quality is bad. So I edited the image and got something satisfactory. The second picture is the original one. :)

Let me know what you think about it.

:)

Have a good day or night!

:)

(…contd…) The Blooming Tale

The Sun has not shown its face for days now, and I’ve decided to write this post anyway. It’s in continuation with the post “A Blooming Tale”, which you can see by clicking here.

This one you have already seen. The sunlight is there making it more vibrant. I had to share this one as I liked it very much. ;)

As the sunlight is not there, the flower doesn’t seem joyful, but is still happy. The winds didn’t cooperate so I had to hold it. Winds just kept coming all day long. The absence of sunlight can be easily noticed here: less shadows.

Another day, another angle :)

I cropped one of the pictures to get a closer view ;)

It’s still time to see it in full blossom. I will just have to wait.

:)

“The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.”
- Gertrude S. Wister