Chilly

It’s chilly today, and I recalled a freezing, windy, hectic and fun day spent at Dublin a few years ago. I’m happy it’s nowhere near as cold now as it was then. 🙂

The tree | Anita

For Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge –
Cee's Fun Foto Challenge
Cee has added a nifty twist to her Fun Foto Challenge for the next few weeks – she posts a picture, and we pick items or colors from her picture to base our pictures on.

Stories

Waiting | Anita

If only a bench could relate the experiences of all the people that it has supported… Stories of togetherness, and of loneliness. Moments of strength, and of weakness. Feelings of happiness, and of sadness. This bench must have seen it all, and yet, it always seems like it is waiting for the next person it would meet.

Turn, turn, turn

Turn, turn, turn
It’s fun to experiment when your camera blanks out the picture it’s showing you. Mine turns off its visual response while it captures the scene in front of it, so when I try out stuff like rotating my camera with longer shutter times, I never know what I’m going to end up with! 🙂

Transient

"The Old Days"
An atmosphere of abandonment is quite the transient one at a park. How long before it changes to a boisterous one of activity and laughter?

The Road Taken

Nandi
I feel that the photos that I get to click on the road to my destination turn out better than the ones from the actual destination. Maybe it’s because of the thrill of having found more moments to treasure! 🙂

This sculpture of Nandi in a regal pose, on the way to Lepakshi temple, made for ample photography opportunities..

Scarecrow nostalgia

Ready for Halloween

What’s a scarecrow nostalgic for? Its hayday, of course!

Okay, I made up the lame pun in the picture’s caption, but the scarecrow doll here certainly seems nostalgic, doesn’t it?

Halloween month starts tomorrow, and I’m reminded of a road trip along southwest USA that I went on with some friends six years ago this time. We stopped at a pumpkin patch and I, of course, clicked photos of pumpkins and little scarecrow dolls.

Stare of the leopard

Stare of the Leopard

I clicked a picture of this magnificent leopard at the Bannerghatta zoo in Bangalore a long, long time ago. It was lying in the sun in its wire-mesh enclosure, and I was trying hard to click the big cat without getting too much of the wire in the shot. I clicked a few pictures, and then the leopard looked right at me as if to say, “Aren’t you done yet?” I was so jubilant that I clicked the shutter button right then. The leopard went back to cleaning itself not even a second later.

This picture was the one in the set to get the wire most out of focus; and that feline stare was the cherry on top! 🙂

Opposites

Opposites
Look at these two. I don’t know what game they’re playing, but one of them seems really grumpy and so done with the whole thing, while the other seems really cheerful and chirpy!! 🙂

Floral blur

Floral skirt blur
My first experiment with rotating the camera while clicking a photograph. I’d become enthused reading an article or two about rotating / zooming in to make the picture look abstract, so I tried this with the floral skirt I wore that day. Not bad — certainly not the mess I thought it would turn out to be, though it is centered slightly away from where I wanted it to! 🙂 Well, this reminds me that I haven’t really tried many of these shots recently. Time to shoot some abstracts!

Temple trees

Temple tree
Temples in India, at least ones that have a courtyard around them, have trees in the courtyard. I clicked this tree at the huge courtyard of the Lepakshi temple. Of course, the picture doesn’t do justice to the size of the tree — it extends far beyond this frame, but the view of the tree through the pillared frame, in turn leading to glimpses of sky (and the temple) through the tree’s branches, was too good to resist a couple of clicks! 🙂

For SL week: Trees.