The Beauty of Black and White

The first thought that crossed our mind when we read about the topic for this week’s Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge:Open Topic was that, we can select any topic of our choice with no restriction. But then, this is just one way of looking at this topic. The word “Open” carries other profound meanings as well.

This is indeed a challenge!

Photo shops can easily create a black and white picture.  What we preferred to bring to our viewers was something original. We finally collected some of our photographs that were in Black and White and that could be related to the word ‘Open’.

The photographs we have shared were not edited and are in their original form.

Enjoy the real and original beauty of Black and White as we make an effort to relate it to the Open Topic.

1. The Passage 

( open: adjective- allowing access, passage, or a view through an empty space; not closed or blocked)

Clouds give a passage to the final rays of the Sun to reach the Earth before dusk. 

This photograph was taken in Bhimtal, Uttarakhand, India. An evening in Bhimtal. Very light shades of the blue and orange is also visible.

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 2. Spread the Light

(open: verb- unfold or be unfolded; spread out)

Sunrays unfolds and spreads out as the Earth starts a new day.

This photograph was clicked in a cloudy morning, from Almora  Uttarakhand, India. We could not resist sharing this picture. Observe how a red ball of fire can open itself turning white and spreading light. Cannot think of a better way to represent ‘Open’.

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3. The Truth

(open: adjective- exposed to the air or to view; not covered)
We are open minded when we have the courage to face the truth or accept the truth. So, what is the truth about life?

The truth is revealed by Nature- “there is light after every darkness.”

This photograph was taken in Munsiyari. The sun is seen rising behind the Panchachulli peaks. It was an awesome view as we observed the Himalayan peaks turn black as the Earth was giving way to sunshine.

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4. Outdoor

(open: noun- outdoors or in the countryside.)

This is a view of a beautiful evening of Connaught Place, New Delhi, India. Many of the buildings in this area are white and the evening makes it a perfect view of black and white. The Sun is visible as a white ball.

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5. The Open Challenge

(open: noun- a championship or competition with no restrictions on who may compete)

Black mountains and White patches of clouds in the sky with the white ball makes a perfect picture for The Open Black and White Challenge !

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Hope you had a wonderful journey as you traveled through the immense beauty of Nature and could listen to what Nature had to Open up with.  :-)

© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad

One-Word-Photo-Challenge: Pine

One-Word-Photo-Challenge: Pine

The following pictures are of the pine tree found in the hills in India. These photographs were taken in Ranikhet. Ranikhet is a hill station and cantonment town in Almora district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand.

“CHIR” is the Hindi term used for Pine.

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© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad

Nature’s Unmatched Texture

The Green Flower.
The Green Flower.

Layers of green petals arranged beautifully and consistently one on top of the other, as if trying to hold, cover and protect the pistil from the external environment.

This picture was taken in the garden of Tourist Rest House of (KMVN) Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nagam in Ranikhet, India. The exact name of this flower is not known to us. It was for the first time we had seen a green flower with hard petals. So we decided to name it the Green Flower. Not sure if it is a cactus of any form because the climate of Ranikhet is pleasant with sunshine, rainfall, and snow in winters.

© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad

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