Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half

So much for the rule of thirds! When I saw this week’s photo challenge I though I would definitely be able to get a couple of sunset shots in my archives to meet this challenge. It turns out I could find only one sunset image but a large number of other landscape images to meet the challenge.

Note to self: Need to keep rule of thirds in mind next time onwards while shooting landscapes.

Along Powai Lake - flowers and leaves.

Along Powai Lake – blend of yellow and green 

Mumbai Skyline from Airoli Bridge

Mumbai Skyline from Airoli Bridge

The plateau of Mahabaleshwar against the sky filled with monsoon clouds

The plateau of Mahabaleshwar against the sky filled with monsoon clouds

Western Ghats in the monsoons

Western Ghats in the monsoons

Navi Mumbai urban skyline against the sunset

Navi Mumbai urban skyline against the sunset

Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

The Charminar is the most iconic building in Hyderabad, India. Multiple images of the monument had made me immune to its charms till a recent “Heritage Walk” that I participated in, which started at Charminar.

Charminar literally means “Four Minarets/Towers”. The four minarets support the four grand arches and the dome. The four arches converge in a very symmetric design into 8 interior arches which converge into a 32 sided polygon supporting the domed arch – making it the perfect subject for this week’s photo-challenge. 

Converged arches facing the cardinal directions

Converged arches facing the cardinal directions

Internal Convergence of the arches

Internal Convergence of the arches

All Arches converge into circular domed roof

All Arches converge into circular domed roof

P.S.: More details on the Heritage Walk coming up soon!

Bazaar

Despite the mall culture overtaking the metros, road-side bazaars still continue to flourish in India!

In a pre-occupied world of her own!

In a pre-occupied world of her own!

She made me buy a bunch in return for the photo

Colourful Bounty! She made me buy a bunch in exchange for the photo

Unlike mumbaikars, residents of Rajhamundry are bashful at being photographed

Unlike mumbaikars, residents of Rajhamundry are bashful at being photographed

Inspired by Shanavas’s collection of Bangalore markets. Wish to have a more extensive set of photos of bazaars soon. 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

I have been trying to master depth of vision for some time now. Usually I end up with focus on objects other than the intended object. However, during my recent trip to Kasauli I was able to take of a couple of pics which I loved!

Taken on the balcony of our guesthouse –

Knots in wood

Knots in wood

Focusing on the knots in the wood, didn’t notice the pink flower petal till after I took the shot. It adds interest to the shot though, I think.

Wood and Sand Grains

Wood and Sand Grains

The dirt on the floor distracts from the wooden grains, yet I loved this picture due the correct focus and the colour elements.

What do you think ? Do let me know … 🙂

Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

During my short visit to Kolkota, the main tourist attraction that I saw was the Victoria Memorial Hall. This building was dedicated as a memorial to Queen Victoria after her death in 1901.

The grandeur of the building is testimony to the wealth of indians and the craftsmanship of the artisans of that period. Designed by Sir William Emerson, the construction was mostly funded by Indian contributors and build with the help of local artisans.

The grand building and sprawling gardens.

The grand building and sprawling gardens.

Guardians of the Gate

Guardians of the Gate

The detailed work on the windows and the Angel of Victory

The detailed work on the windows and the Angel of Victory