The wavy patterns on the cardigan that I’m knitting for my mom not only make the sweater look pretty, they also make it denser than if it were plain. This is what I call functional looks! 😉
Birds atop a lamp post. Wonder what they see….
For Jennifer Nichole Wells’ Color Your World Challenge: Forest Green
People… Who needs them when one is in surroundings as pristine as these! Solitude FTW. 🙂
Clicked at Nevada Fall, Yosemite National Park, California.
I’d mentioned a tiny container a while ago — it contained kumkuma powder in it. Now that the powder’s finally been used up, I’m using it to store tiny trinkets. (Yes, trinkets that are tinier than the tiny container.) From being a symbolic gesture at a religious ceremony to being used to store kumkuma to now — I’d say this container has had quite a ‘repurposeful’ journey.. 😉
This is the color version of the black-and-white that I’d published then. As always, I love the insightful contrasts between the two pictures!
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! 🙂
It’s almost themed-MM time again, and this month, Leanne has given us the word ‘Closed’. For this theme, I clicked a macro shot of this small container that lies in my cupboard. Extremely glittery and adorned all around with glassy / plasticky trinkets, my mom received this along with a gift that is usually given to guests at some kinds of religious ceremonies in India.
Wonder what’s inside?
It contains kumkuma (kumkum), a powder that is applied on the forehead. Because the container catches the light and glitters when I open my cupboard, I end up using the powder now and then. Maybe that was my mom’s intention when she placed this garish piece in my room. 🙂
Flamenco dancer pair — a memento from Spain.
After a break of many months from the One Four Challenge that Robyn hosts on her blog, I’m participating again this month. And the picture I choose is that of a duck looking for food on the shores of Lake Tahoe. I call it ‘Forager Duck’ because it sounds like ‘Ranger Duck’ and makes the duck look tough.
I had to do some pre-editing on the original photograph to make it eligible for more editing, and this pre-edited version is what I’ll use as the base image for this time’s edits. I’ll publish that at the end of this month, as always. I’m planning on keeping this month’s images soft and light; I hope that’ll eventually turn out to be true. (The pre-edit is neither soft nor light, so yeah, it’ll take some work.)
For this week’s edit, I duplicated the original (by which I mean pre-edited) image layer in Hard Light mode, and applied a Gaussian Blur of 15. I then duplicated the blurred layer in Screen mode. I finally added a vignette. That adds some simple softening and a bit of glow, and hides the frothiness of those waves.
If you want to look for more submissions, they’re on Robyn’s blog. Or you could search for the tag ‘One Four Challenge’ on WordPress.