Ablaze

Just yesterday, over at Cardnial Guzman’s, I noticed a very interesting challenge that completely had me going if it weren’t for the high temperatures here in Delhi. It’s hitting 40 C and it’ll only get worse. But then I remembered this particular photograph. This was taken on my recent trip to Chandigarh (I’ve posted pictures from it here, here, and here), and I had to post it.

Squall in the City

Last night I posted about the squall that hit Delhi day before. A common summer occurence, it uprooted a few trees here and there, caused traffic jams, power-cuts and brought with it refreshing showers. Powerful winds flew my dustbin a couple of houses away, and I had to fetch it before it flew in the neighbouring plot. (Note to self: The dustbin is not made of gold and has no Harry Potter connection whatsoever. To put it simply, not worth venturing out in a storm.)

Later though, when the sky cleared a bit, Delhi witnessed a most beautiful sunset. Here are some photos from the same.

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Which one did you like best?

Oh, also, if you know of a good watermarking software or site, please tell me. I’m quite sick of picmarkr.com. It is excruciatingly slow.

Lights

I have a fascination with lights. All kind. There’s something about them that photographs well. I do not wish to analyse what makes them so fascinating. I find them ethereal. ‘Nuff said.

So, here’s a collection of photographs of some light sources.


1. Evening Sun

The sun, as it looks like on a regular December evening. Shot from my terrace. Had to crop the original remarkably.


2. Candles in a Bowl

Shot at a Christmas Party. Honestly, this was the only good thing at the party.

3. Turned On

Samsung NC 10. A friend's.

4. Blue Butterfly

I once knew someone who blogged under that alias. I wish she was still around. This is a friend's rather interesting portable hard-disk drive.

5. Ambushed

The only remotely good thing at Hotel Teej's lounge in Jaipur.

6. Captive Flames

At the cafe atop Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur, taken on a beautiful night.

7. The Victory Lantern

Again, at the cafe atop Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur.

8. The Phosphorescent Cinquefoil

At the Albert Hall in Jaipur.

9. Flowers in a Lightbulb

Title courtesy: Mihir Vatsa. My brain stopped working. Also, I forgot where this was taken.

10. Juxtaposed 

Again, at Hotel Teej in Jaipur.

And just some random shots of the sun I took from the train while on my way to Jaipur.

11. Sundown

12. Hide and Seek

13. Burning Bright

 

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Which one is your favorite? Do you have any suggestions what I should photograph next? Just leave a comment. Thanks.

Of sun and shadows

Above the hills, along the blue,
Round the bright air with footing true,
To please the child, to paint the rose,
The gardener of the World, he goes.

– Summer Sun; Robert Louis Stevenson

Wonder how long the rapture will last

How long young Sol its spell will cast

At crossroads, we await consequences.