A Divine Flower

A Divine Flower
A Divine Flower

Violet. Yellow. Crimson. Indigo. Flowers come in more colors than the human mind can possibly comprehend. Fragile but bewitching, these lovely little creatures can touch the innermost strings of the heart and play a silent melody which only Mozart could match.

I took this photo in the mystical country of Thailand. Amidst golden palaces and lushious lawns, I found this beautiful amalgamation of petals growing silently, drawing attention effortlessly.

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The Beauty in White

The Beauty in White
The Beauty in White

The Taj Mahal. This architectural marvel needs no introduction. The black and white filter emphasises on the perfect shapes. Straight lines of the fountain and the minarets contrasting with the spherical dome is simply astonishing. If one were to look closely, one would notice that the white marble platform on which this beauty rests is filled with hordes of people as if they were enchanted by some magic spell. The contrasting colors in the sky add a surreal effect to this already breathtaking image.

Himalayas

A snowy abode
A snowy abode

The Gateway to Heaven. This photo was taken in the fourth month of the thirteenth year of the twenty first century.  Tucked away among the lush green hills of Darjeeling, this picture was clicked from the peak of tiger hill. Waking up at four in the morning to the maddening sound of the relentless alarm, rubbing my reddish eyes and driving sleepishly on the bumpy road and waiting impatiently for the thich dense clouds to clear and the glaring sunlight to kiss the peaks of these magnificent mountains were all worth it for this one photograph. It was after an entire month that the skies were finally so clear and the mountains had come out of its lair.  My efforts had finally come to fruition. I silently sat there gazing at this marvel while others were wildly clicking photos with their miniscule flashes, thinking it would illuminate this colossal wonder. The gusty peaks, the ivory snow, the blurry fog and the cozy dazzling rays of the sun are what made me fall in love with this divine sight.

Let there be Light

Let there be Light

 

“Let there be Light”

This picture was clicked by me during Diwali, the festival of lights. It is customary for Hindus to light diyas, or earthen lamps and lighten up the moonless night with the warm, soothing luminescence of the divine, rustic flame. The wick curled as the flame was lighted and the gorgeous, enchanting gendhas, or marigold flowers, almost mandatory in any Hindu ritual, were kept beside the auspicious flame. It is a time of celebration, love and forgiveness. Despite the smoke filled air, everyone is filled with a sense of togetherness. It is the Indian equivalent of christmas.
I tried to capture a small fragment of this elaborate and joyous occasion. The bright flame, bright marigolds and bright spirit enchanted me and made me look forward to this year’s Diwali Celebrations, which will be the last one before I go to college.