Celebrating World Photography Day

“ Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snapshot from the photograph. – Matt Hardy

Shades of Green

Shades of Green

“ Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times…I just shoot at what interests me at that moment. – Elliott Erwitt

Celebrating World Photography Day by remembering some of the pictures I have clicked over the years. 

https://docrohan.wordpress.com/category/captured-moments/

https://docrohan.wordpress.com/2013/04/28/in-pursuit-of-happiness/

https://docrohan.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/colors-of-nature/

https://docrohan.wordpress.com/2013/04/22/65/

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.

Fly like an eagle

Fly like an eagle

Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future

I want to fly like an eagle
To the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly like an eagle
Till I’m free
Oh, Lord, through the revolution

Feed the babies
Who don’t have enough to eat
Shoe the children
With no shoes on their feet
House the people
Livin’ in the street
Oh, oh, there’s a solution

I want to fly like an eagle
To the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly like an eagle
Till I’m free
Fly through the revolution

Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future

I want to fly like an eagle
To the sea
Fly like an eagle
Let my spirit carry me
I want to fly like an eagle
Till I’m free
Fly through the revolution

Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future
Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’
Into the future

– Steve Miller

Web of life (and death)

Web of life (and death)

Web of life (and death)

I was surprised to see this extensive web, day before yesterday evening. Initially, I thought of clicking a picture with my DSLR the next day but my instincts pushed me to click a picture with my digital camera at that moment. In retrospect, it was a great decision because the web got washed away in the rain that night. This incident reminded me of this quote:

The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.

– Barbara Sher


Cherish every moment!!

Cherish every day!

Cherish every moment!

Make everyday count, appreciate and cherish every moment and grab everything you possibly can because you may never be able to experience it again.  – Kemmy Nola

I have seen a lot of cancer patients realising this after their diagnosis. Let us not wait for something bad to make us realise this. Enjoy every moment and cherish the people around you.

When do I write my blog posts?

Different methods of time keeping at Warwick castle

Different methods of time keeping at Warwick castle

 

Somebody asked me the other day that when do I take out time from my busy schedule to write on the blog?

I replied back by quoting these words by Charles Buxton – “You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.”.

Many people write their daily diaries just before going off to sleep. It is a matter of habit and they make sure that they take out time for it, even if they are very tired. Ideas for these blog posts keep on popping into my mind and whenever they do, I just make a note of them and then work on these ideas once I have finished the hospital work and my daily quota of reading textbooks and articles. I finalize the posts before going off to sleep and then publish them whenever I get time. This has become a daily habit since I have started this blog.

About the photo – This was clicked by me at Warwick Castle and it shows two methods of time keeping. The lower one is sun-dial and the upper one is a regular watch. The picture goes well with the theme of the post.

Smile language

All-people-smile-in-the-same-language

I recently started working at a Cancer center in Bangalore and I am not fluent in Kannada (the local language). This poses a challenge when I am communicating with my patients. In the OPD my colleagues help me out but during the morning rounds there is a problem as most of the nurses (being Malyali), don’t understand Kannada very well either.

Although I have always used “smile language” with my patients in the past but over the last few days I seem to be using it more frequently and effectively. Every morning I greet the patients with a smile and get a lot of information about their condition without speaking a word. Rest of the conversation takes place in ‘sign’ language (another universal language) and broken Kannada. Patients also respond in the same language and a patient’s smile can answer many questions without a word being spoken.

This approach not only provides key information about the patient’s condition but also helps in making a rapport with the patient and is an integral part of the doctor-patient relationship.

Everyone (specially doctors) should follow this universal language, when interacting with people!! 🙂 🙂

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!!