Finally the festivities are over, guests have bid adieu, the fireworks have been shot, the sweets & snacks are gobbled up and the gifts have been exchanged…in short one of the biggest Indian festivals is done with …!!
And what a coincidence , the topic for WPC is also “Glow“….couldn’t have come at a better timing 🙂
The way a Diya can add that special Glow not only in a house but even in the heart is Wow
No matter what is your age but the excitement of watching an anar light up is still child-like … 🙂
This lantern was Glowing in that dark sky so brightly like Hope …!!!
And finally one picture that I took a few weekends back…honestly I was feeling a bit low that evening but this radiant Sunset filled that much needed “Glow” in my heart ….am glad I didn’t miss it 🙂
Autumn Sunset – Glowing Like Fire
Honestly this was one of the prompts that I used to eagerly wait every single week till a couple of years back and I hardly missed posting any during that time. But then, priorities got shifted and I lost touch. Yesterday, while going through my archives, I happened to read one of my WPC posts and I knew the next step right then and there…!!!
So here it is, my humble attempt to interpret a tricky topic for this week’s WPC – “Pedestrian”
Till now, Pedestrian the word related to mostly Street and its life and street photography has always been interesting for me…so here is my version
Bored to Sleep
Well, spotted this old lady sitting right in front of Gateway of India and unaffected to the chaos and crowd around her. Infact, with the habit of carrying bottles, there was hardly anyone in the crowd buying water from her. Bored and tired from her pedestrian routine, she finally dozed off to a good 10-min nap.
Taking a cure from Krista’s point of view and in continuation with the earlier shot, would like to share a picture of a historical place which is “Anything but Pedestrian” – Gateway of India
Gateway of India – Anything but Pedestrian
Weekly Photo Challenge: Pedestrian
Photo Challenge: Pedestrian
WPC: Pedestrian – Europe
2 days back…29th April 2016 to be precise it was International Dance Day and this week’s Photo Challenge is about Admiration….so when you add up the two, the only person I could think of was my dance idol , my Guru – Smt Nivedita Mukherjee aka Shampadi for me…
Thanks Di for being a part of my life…blessed to be your student!!
This city has room for Every Person, Every Dream and Every Possibility under the Sun….
Room for All
Hence it is called as the “City of Dreams”… 🙂
Coming back to the arena after 60 loong days feels very different….just like the day when I started it all.
Lot of factors added to the temporary hiatus … fabulous ones…some extremely bad….but then that’s how Life is !!!
Curves. …..that’s one aspect a girl can talk about for hours together …either the absence of it or the envy of someone else’s …..lol 😉
Well, for a change I shot a road curve at Kuala Lumpur on a recent trip and it just came handy 😀
Curve down the road …..
Tried my best ….but couldn’t ignore the gentleman on the side ….no issues though 😉
Attended the Day 1 of the most eagerly awaited festival of Mumbai – Kalaghoda Arts Festival
it was simply mind-blowing!!!
Below is a picture of the numerous ones I clicked that eventful evening….many many more to follow…Overall an experience never to be missed 😀
This is what I call a “Unique” experience…
Spiral of Love
What an awesome topic!!
Love…that which makes the world go round and round and round and…..
This week’s challenge almost got me in my “Philosophical” mood….Beyond!!
Have you ever wondered why some of us sink into anxiety at the onset of any challenge while some get charged up and raring to go like the bull which sees the red cloth (bad example :-P)? Well, that’s simply because the latter ones choose to see beyond their current hurdles and visualize the finish line…
Look beyond the hurdles…
Well,this picture represented this fact for me. Many of you may choose to disagree but when I saw this picture in today’s context, I saw the rock lying on the sand as the biggest hurdle of my success – “Me”. Yes, I am my biggest hurdle. There is a vast ocean of success, abundance and prosperity waiting for me out there, but it’s that voice inside me which stops me from looking Beyond.
It’s high time, I kick off that hurdle(voice) and run towards the ocean….Beyond the Waves!!!
400 Watt smile
The smile itself is so illuminating that even the lamps around look dull…. 😀
Happy Birthday babes 🙂 🙂 🙂
Trust Sara to come up with a topic that is already hovering in your mind…..Resolutions!!
New Year has always been more synonymous with “Resolutions” than with anything else as far as I can remember. Although majority of those never see the daylight beyond a couple of weeks, there springs one or two which do get through the year with grit,determination and a lot of pushing 😛
Well, this year I’ve decided to get better at my two passions – Dancing & Photography. Either I spoke real loud or much earlier than others could coz there comes a dance shooting assignment within a week of ushering the new year. What more can I ask for?
It is very rare to get a Guru-Shishya (Teacher-student in Hindi) jodi as closely knit and dedicated as Darshana Ma’am and her disciple Sohini Ray. Infact, I consider it a blessing to have so closely interacted with someone as magnificient as Darshanaji and to watch Sohini perform with all her grace,finesse and sharpness is a rarity.
It may across to many people that Manipuri dance is a relatively easy and a very simple dance because of subtlety and softness that is portrayed, but trust me it is one of the most difficult dances to learn and yet not so popular as the regular Bharatnayam, Kathak or Odissi. An hour long workshop had us questioning our stamina and balance 😛
I have almost a hundred pictures that were simply stunning, but alas cannot post them all. But the sheer joy of shooting two awesome ladies whose basic personality exudes warmth,humility and sincerity is something I cannot explain in a mere post.
Happy New Year to you all 😀
A year that will be a milestone in all aspects…..
A year that will forever be etched in my heart……..
A year that started new phases and closed old chapters…….
And a year that taught me a lot about myself than all the previous years could together 😀
Bye Bye 2012 😀
A year that gave me lots to cry for and loads to rejoice….
A year that made me proud but more to be ashamed of 😦
A year that I bade goodbye with loads of happiness and joy 😛
A year that I bade goodbye with a hope that 2013 brings ten-fold happiness and peace
Bye Bye 2012
2013…here I come!!!!
🙂 🙂 🙂
What better to live up your festive season than a surprise which brings a smile to someone’s face and makes their day!!
A very interesting emotion to capture…..coz if it goes down the scale it can end up being a shock 😛
Well, I really had the picture coming to me today morning at a wedding I attended. Couldn’t wait to post the two pics which co-incidentally matched the theme….hehehehehe 😀
Whattt….We are not getting married today??
This was a classic expression by the bride and the groom….I couldn’t think of any better caption…..Lol
😀 😀 😀
Can you believe I got two shots at the same event?? This cute cuddly angel was quite taken by surprise when I clicked her pic…but ain’t she absolutely adorable….mwah!!
Entering a new phase of life and I’ve already started admiring that even the strongest of relationships are bound by a
thread of “Trust”, “Patience” and most important link – “Love”
Some emotions are better felt than described…….
The seasons surely are changing dynamically this year. Well, for a person residing in the coastal city of India, Mumbai…..it is getting relatively difficult to judge if its finally winters or is the October heat still on an extension 😦
Got this pic last year at the onset of the winters……as the mercury starts dipping; the clouds start increasing and the sky takes a beautiful crimson pallete
Onset of winters
Clicked this one a few days back….it just excites me to see new life taking shape during this season
Onset of new life