Catch the Shadow

This post is part of The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Shadowed

We all are aware of the universal meaning of shadow and that shadowed is the past tense of shadow. This word is used as a noun and a verb.

Noun: 1. a dark area or shape produced by a body coming between rays of light and a surface.

           2. used in reference to proximity, ominous oppressiveness, or sadness and gloom.

Verb: 1. envelop in shadow; cast a shadow over.

          2. follow and observe (someone) closely and secretly. (Google Search)

While we were gazing at our albums for photographs to best fit this challenge, we came across few that would give a photographic explanation of the different meanings of shadow as explained above. We were excited to share them here. Give a read!

1. The photograph below was clicked on a winter day when the Sun was just behind us; creating a dark area produced by our body that came between rays of light and  the terrace surface.

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2. The next photograph was taken during one of our journeys where this sheep was found to be sitting in the middle of the road away from the flock.The lamb looks so gloomy. We see the shadow of an argument on the family. Wonder if they really had one.

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3. Below are few photographs where we can see the road shadowed by a camel cart and a structure, that stands in the middle of the road; and the forest path is shadowed by the trees, producing a cooling effect.

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4. Finally, watch this monkey. We happened to capture the movements of this monkey. Wonder who was shadowed by this cunning creature.

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© 2015 Ahmad and Ahmad

Which Way!!

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This is the road we traveled on our way to Munsyari, Uttarakhand, India. This route to the beautiful Hill city is less traveled and not recommended for tourists. However, for crazy travelers like us, it is a challenge! The photograph was taken after we crossed this particular landslide point and we were startled when we could not actually see which way we traveled!

© 2015 Ahmad and Ahmad

This post is part of  Cee’s Which Way Challenge

Way of Life !

“Do not worry about going fast; you are not in a race. Do not think of going far; you cannot defeat death. Just walk. Enjoy the journey.”     —- Ahmad & Ahmad

This post is part of two challenges: Cee’s which Way Photo Challenge: 2014 #23 and Nurthuring Thursday

In response to the Challenges, we share below few of our photographs that actually describes the Way Of Life!

Here they are:

1. Beautiful

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Clicked at Birla Institute of Applied Sciences, Bhimtal, Uttarakhand, India.

Our life is sometimes beautiful, straight, smooth, supportive (represented by the green tress, if you could not guess that) and with available directions to show us the way to our destination.

 2. Indecisive

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Clicked at Terrace Garden, Chandigarh, India.

In many instances life puts us in a situation where we are not sure which way to go; whom to follow, whom not to follow. The choice is ultimately ours! 

 3. Twists and turns

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Clicked at India- Nepal Border (Dharchula in India and Darchula in Nepal)

Sometimes our life changes its direction as we climb up the path of growth. This is seen through the changes we undergo, in our thoughts, behaviour and way of living as we cross childhood, adulthood and old age.

 4. Challenge

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On way to Munsiyari, Uttarakhand, India.

Our life offers us many hurdles. These hurdles may be in the form of depression, rejection, fear or failure. It is up to us if we wish to go back, wait or go ahead and face the challenges. 

 5. Struggle

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Inside Bijrani, Jim Corbett National Park, Ramnagar, India.

Life is not always smooth. (represented by the gravels on the road). Though we know the way, it demands hard work and patience as we move ahead. 

 6. Unsolved Mystery

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On way to Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, India.

Finally, life is an unsolved mystery. However smooth or straight the way is, or far it may stretch, after a point it goes out of view. To relate, we are heading towards infinity, towards the unknown!  

How would you describe your way of life? 

© 2014 Ahmad and Ahmad