Saturday, March 19, 2011

thematic - late..

Sorry guys.. we are a bit late.. Hope you don't mind..

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Thematic Photography - Strangers (contd..)

Hmm... thematic photography can make you realize things about yourself which otherwise you may never know...

This week's theme - Strangers - made me realise I am not much of a "people" photographer (especially strangers), but a "things/places/events" photographer. After going through hundreds of old fotos, I could find only a handful pictures where I intentionally shot strangers. Here is one.
This was shot under the Arch @ St Louis. Liked the frame and couldn't help but click.

May be now on, I will start focusing a little more on people.. :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Thematic Photographic 134 - Strangers - (and Kanyakumari :) )

I am going to put few snaps from our trip to Kanyakumari (or Cape Comorin - as referred to by the British) - the southern most tip of peninsular India - last April.

Kanyakumari is a famous tourist attraction of southern India, famous for its picturesque views of Sunrise and Sunset, beautiful beaches, Temple of Godess Kanyakumari, Triveni Sangamam (Meeting Place of Indian Ocean,Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal), Vivekananda rock and many more. I am very disappointed to say, I couldn't find any decent site which has relevant info & good pictures, of the place. However this site has some useful info, but I should warn you, the site is not very impressive. You can find great images of the place in flickr and google images.

I can continue to write a lot more, but since this is supposed to be about themes & photos, I leave the rest for you guys to explore.

This picture below is a tiny part of the 2-3 mile long Q, to get to the boat to the "Vivekananda Rock". It gives you a glimpse of the diversity & colorfulness of India. Added adv: no one (except that one guy) can sue me here for putting their "faces" in the internet :P

Below is another scene from the same place - another street. Though the picture is blurred, something about it appealed to me. Again, not many lawsuits here too :)

That's it about this week's thematic photography.

But it wont be fair to end this without putting couple of pics from the beautiful place. So, here it is. (Picture courtesy: My Husband)

I hope this would inspire at least one of you to visit India - Incredible !ndia  :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thematic Photography - 116 - Still life

Here is my attempt at this (last?) week's thematic photography. I'm bit late, still..

Today, meet two of my friends.
Featured below is Leroy, the lion enjoying his skydive.
(The inspiration for this one is Mila's Daydreams - by a very creative mom.)

Skydive!! Yay!

His friend, puppy is sitting on a pile of books.
He too wanted to jump, but is still contemplating..

should I or shouldn't I???

Can you please help him decide?

Friday, September 17, 2010

Letters & Numbers - Themed Photography 115 @ Carmi's

Today I came across Carmi's Blog for the first time and the Thematic Photography theme for this week - Letters & Numbers. Since I had nothing else to do, I decided to give it a try.  It's only when I started looking around, I realised that we are all surrounded by alphabets and numbers. It's everywhere.. more than u realise.
It was hard to decide what to shoot and ended up with these three..

Eye Candy: Jelly Beans

This caught my eye for its rich colorfulness.We got it  the other day, and I ate Jelly Beans for the first time in my life (u may be really surprised or even shocked. But yeah, it was the first time :) ) To be honest, I didnt like many of the 41 Unique Flavors it has and it stick to ur teeth too :P

2010 America The Beautiful Quarter - Hot Springs, AR

We started out with this idea of collecting the Quarters with all the 50 states signs. Once that was done, we started looking for other different coins. I found this coin last week, googled about it and came to know of the 2010 America The Beautiful Quarters Program that was launched this year. This program will run for 11 years and will feature 56 national parks or national sites, one from each state, federal district & territory. This is the first and only set in the series released so far.

Gold Crown of America?

While searching for my Hot Springs Quarter (pic above), I saw this Dollar coin. It had letters, number & a symbol, so I decided to picture it too. I was using this Hallmark paper cover as a background for the above foto. Then the word "Gold Crown" and the golden colored crown of the Statue of Liberty in this Dollar coin caught my eye..Thought it is interesting..
So, which is the Gold crown of USA -- Statue of Liberty or Hallmark or Both?  :)