I don’t think I’ve ever experienced absolute silence, but this one came pretty close.


I think it’s actually the feeling of bliss I experienced, away from the everyday noise and hustle, that makes me associate this scene with silence.


Three towers | Anita

Does photographing architecture of times past give us a glimpse into the lives of the people in those times? Not really, or at least not completely, given that the history left behind for us is selective. It doesn’t take away from the wonders of architecture, though! 


Sun and Clouds at Lake Tahoe
There’s just something that connects one to the elements when strolling along a riverbank (or a lake in this case), watching clouds play in a fiery sky, with the breeze in your hair.


What better represents a snapshot of change, a delta, than a sunset amongst the clouds? Every second, the sun is rapidly descending, the clouds are constantly morphing, and the darkness is steadily expanding.

Silver linings

CloudsSunset walk by a quiet lake, with the breeze blowing in your hair, hills looming in the distance, and the sky filled with silver-lined clouds as far as you can see. A wonderful ambience, and an instant pick-me-up!


Returning at Sunset
I never get tired of clicking sunsets. Here’s one from Lake Tahoe, with a shining sun peeping from behind clouds that were trying to block its view of the boats.

What’s around the bend?

What's Around the Bend
… More trees, hopefully. 🙂 Isn’t a tree-lined road perfect for a long drive?

For themed Monochrome Madness: Road. Some painterly effect added in.


When I was a kid, I used to wonder how huge, heavy airplanes could become weightless. Now I know how, but that doesn’t stop me from feeling weightless when I fly in one and look at the clouds floating all around me!


Clouds! I love them because of their sheer variety. Though I don’t generally prefer clicking the darker rain clouds by themselves, I admit they add the perfect atmosphere for certain compositions.

I clicked these fluffy ones on a recent day trip, and thought I should submit this photograph for the once-a-month Monochrome Madness theme of this time – Clouds. When I converted the picture to monochrome, I darkened the sky to make the clouds more visible. I also like the trees here since they provide a reference point and make a mundane cloud-filled view more interesting. 🙂

For more clouds, please visit Leanne’s Monochrome Madness post! (Thank you, Leanne, for this theme!)


Sunbeams and Boats

While waiting at Lake Tahoe for the sunset, I was enjoying how the clouds were playing with the Sun, clicking a picture now and then. Suddenly, there was this beautiful moment when the beams fell on the lake, seeming to almost disperse after hitting the water surface. A quick click before the ephemeral sight vanished made sure that I’ll always remember how happy my camera and I felt that evening!