Sydney has been kind to us in terms of weather, especially over the weekends. Last Saturday the wife and I decided to head to the famed Darling Harbour and boy were we impressed. Rows of cafes and restaurants along the wharf with a view of the harbour, loads of open spaces, brilliant views and an IMAX theatre! We walked along the harbour and I was busy snapping pictures all the while.
Owing to the proximity to the ocean, the city especially the wharfs are packed with seagulls. Obviously DH was no exception. I did manage to capture a few shots of the seagulls and a few did turn out great. One even made it to flickr!
This particular seagull was perched in just the right (no pun intended!) for the theme and so I decided to go with it for the theme.
This week I am visiting my folks in the city of Pune in India. My father, who’s savoring a much needed self imposed sabbatical, enjoys mornings tending to his rooftop garden. He planted the seeds and saplings over a decade ago and has been religiously nurturing them ever since.
Apart from absolutely colorful and fragrant flowers he also has a few vegetables and fruits that he tends to passionately. The rooftop today is flush with greens, yellows, reds and purples. Certainly a sight that brightens up anyone’s day.
Undoubtedly the garden my father has grown over the years is his pride and joy (apart from his two successful sons of course!). And seeing the fruits of his labour make all of us equally proud as well.
I shot this particular blossom because of the striking color and the almost regal position it seems to have taken with an upward glance to the heavens. The flower seems as proud as my father!
Since I am traveling sans my trusty Fujifilm my weapon of choice was the trusty hand phone, the fantastic iPhone 6Plus. A little post processing with Lightroom Mobile(for hues, saturation and luminance) and Moldiv(for watermarking) and voilà.
When I saw this week’s theme, I immediately knew what I wanted to shoot. The Night Sky. In fact astrophotography is one of the 52 challenges I have set out to accomplish this year. So on reading this week’s theme I was thrilled that I would be able to finally have the motivation needed to check that off my list.
This week’s post evoked memories of several pictures I have taken since I start wielding a camera. Few landscapes are as enticing or exciting to click than pathways. Taking pictures of trails, roads, rail lines, sidewalks and even alleys, ah the memories.
Alright, so this week’s entry is a cheat, so to speak. I already had an image I had clicked that fit the theme almost too perfectly. This image wasn’t even taken this year though. In fact this particular shot was taken 5 years ago! But allow me to explain why I’m using this image for the challenge. This was the very first click from my very first DSLR camera. This was taken after a brief spell of rain in the park near my apartment. The dew on the leaf was absolutely picturesque and I was naturally drawn to the lovely texture of the leaf. As an enthusiast starting out with brand new equipment, this was an absolutely stellar thing to happen. And it kept me motivated to continue clicking and improve my skill. Continue reading →
The theme for this week was an easy one. Well at least the possible subjects for the theme were quite obvious. So it became a tad necessary to make the image a tad different with the aid of post processing.
I shot this one with the telephoto lens and intentionally kept only a single flower in the frame. To accentuate the lone blossoming flower, I de-saturated all other colour channels except for yellow and a tinge of green.