Floating Beauty

Weekly Photo Challenge:Afloat

We share below a collection of photographs from our album that shows what afloat means to us. Enjoy! 🙂

1. The Floating City: Starting with an unusual way of expressing it; the floating lights in the night sky is the Queen of Hills, Mussorie as viewed from Dehradun. 

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2. Floating Fire: Ever heard or seen floating fire? These “Diya’s” (a small cup shaped oil lamp) as seen in a Buddhist Monastery.

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3. Floating plants and animals: The next two photographs are of the delicate water lily that thrive in water and the gracious swan that elegantly swims across a lake.

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Beauty and Blur

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Quite often, images that are not taken intentionally can also produce beautiful effects. This photograph was taken with the purpose of a blurred background. But the absence of light on the focused image somehow created a completely blurred photograph which we found very much suitable for the current challenge. 🙂

© 2015 Ahmad and Ahmad

Ultimate Reward

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reward

…and we are back! On a funny note, our blog looks prehistoric after a long gap of two weeks. However, WordPress never disappoints its bloggers. So, here we are back again with our crazy and thoughtful delights for our fellow bloggers. 🙂

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Call it a coincidence or a creative expression, without a second thought, we decided to share our Reward with our fellow bloggers. On 17th February, 2015, we set off on an unplanned journey which was infact a dream come true. We experienced snowfall. The most awesome part of our journey was driving through the snowstorm. The memories are relived as we sit to share the wonderful experience with you. Since it was our very first experience, there were mixed feelings of joy, wonder and fear. Somehow, we managed to take few snaps.

So, here it is! Enjoy the journey as much as we enjoyed it. 🙂

Snowstorms are storms where large amounts of snow fall. Two inches (5 cm) of snow is enough to create serious disruptions to traffic. Key to driving in snowstorm is to avoid using brakes and drive slow. Otherwise the vehicle would skid. Driving through the snowstorm was awesome. Thanks to the Almighty for a safe journey. 

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The Apple Blossom Rest House, HPTDC, Fagu (2500 metres above sea level), Himachal Pradesh, India

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A final look back at the road we traversed.

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Excellent Symmetry

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This photograph was clicked in Sam Desert, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India.

The Daily Post: Symmetry

Symmetry comes from a Greek word meaning ‘to measure together’. Love the way these two kids used their left and right brain in symmetry. 🙂

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Size Relationships

This is in response to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale. No matter what the size, it’s all about relativity. A skyscraper looks tiny in relation to the vast sky; the sky visible to us is tiny in relation to the universe! Appreciate everything despite the size. Enjoy!

 Vast Blue Sky Vs City Structures

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Crater Impact Vs A Temple (Lonar Crater created by a Meteorite strike)

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Mighty Himalayas Vs A stretch of road

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Flare

These concrete structures suddenly flared up! How?

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A night view of Dehradun city, India.

There is a story behind this photograph. We were experimenting with our DSLR and tried to take a night view of this amazing place. Unfortunately we did not have a tripod and kept it on a flat surface. The camera adjusted itself producing the effect as seen above. Though it was a mistake we made, we love the effect of this mistake. We just could not delete it! And here we are sharing it with the world. WordPress has taught us, “Never regret, you can learn from everything and anything. and it’s a bet!” 🙂

Below are few more photographs of the sun that we tried to capture. Here a boom, there a boom, every where a boom boom! Enjoy!

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On way to Munsyari, Uttarakhand, India.
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An evening in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India.
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Sunrise behind Panchachuli Peaks, taken from Munsyari, Uttarakhand, India.

This post is in response to  Nadia Merrill Photography: A Photo a week Challenge:Flare

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