Photography – my biggest stress buster!!

Photography has a different meaning in everyone’s lives. For me the love of photography started at a young age when I used to observe my uncle (who is an avid bird watcher) & my brother who used to click pictures with old camera’s which used photographic film. I feel photography was more of an art at that time, where one had to be frugal in the number of pics they clicked. Things have changed with DSLR’s coming into the market. Now one can click unlimited pics and then choose the best one.

The most exciting thing earlier was to wait for the camera roll to be developed and see the pictures and carefully catalogue them in an album. Nowadays people hardly get their pictures developed and most of them are now stored on the computer or a hard drive. I remember developing black and white pictures at school, where we had to be so precise about the exposure time and the chemicals to get the perfect picture. Now pictures can easily be modified on the hundreds of softwares available.

Even though so much has changed in photographic technology, my love & passion for photography remains the same…infact it has grown exponentially over the last few years. For me it is the ideal stress buster after a hectic day at work.

I feel the best gift one can get is a camera and that is one thing I will make sure my kids will have as soon as they are old enough to handle one.

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Rose ringed parakeet enjoying his meal

This post on the occasion of World Photography day will be incomplete, if I don’t share a picture. I got up in morning, not realizing that it is world photography day. I picked up my camera and walked into my backyard where I spotted this rose ringed parakeet happily enjoying his meal. He was totally oblivious to my presence and I was able to get really close and get some great pics of the bird. Hope you enjoy it. Keep clicking!!

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Quiet Reflection

Quiet reflection

Quiet reflection

Follow effective action by quiet reflection. From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

– Peter Drucker

Photo details: Early morning picture on the banks of river Cauvery at Coorg. The picture highlights the various shades of green and the perfect reflection of the fallen log on the river surface.  Perfect place and setting for introspection.

Shining bright

Solar powered lantern

Solar powered lantern!!

 

“Shine with all you have. When someone tries to blow you out, just take their oxygen and burn brighter.” 
– Katelyn S. Irons

 

Clicked this picture in Rajasthan and I timed the click in such a way, that the setting sun was right behind the lantern.

Footprints in the sand

Footprints in the sand

This picture was clicked by me during my visit to the Osian Sand Dunes, close to Jodhpur, Rajasthan. I was roaming around my tent, when I saw this beetle darting from one end to the other carrying small pieces of food for her little ones. She kept on doing this for  half an hour and every time she crossed the sand, she left her footprints behind.

The same holds true in life as well. Every time we do a good deed, we leave our mark behind. So keep on working hard and doing good deeds!!

In pursuit of happiness

Searching for nectar

Searching for nectar

It is not in the pursuit of happiness that we find fulfilment, it is in the happiness of pursuit.

– Dennis Waitley

I clicked this picture during a recent visit to Asola Bird Sanctuary in Delhi. Found this bee buzzing from one flower to the other in search of nectar (happiness). Ultimately, she settled down on this flower and struck gold 🙂

Colors of nature

Colors of Nature

Colors of Nature

All those who love Nature she loves in return, and will richly reward, not perhaps with the good things, as they are commonly called, but with the best things of this world-not with money and titles, horses and carriages, but with bright and happy thoughts, contentment and peace of mind.

JOHN LUBBOCK, The Beauties of Nature

Clicked this beauty from a moving bus during the Scottish Highlands tour. It perfectly displays the various colors and shades of nature and has a feel good factor associated with it. This is one of the background pictures on my computer and it inspires me every time I look at it.