Tears of Nature

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Tears of Nature

 

Sometimes one can find the best photographs when one least expects them. My hopes of getting a good shot were almost drowned as I got drenched by monsoon showers. As the rains subsided, the enchanting smell of the earth after the monsoon showers got my hopes back up a little. As I waded through wet leaves, this particular one caught my fancy.

People say I need expensive lenses to truly capture the beauty of closeup photography, but all I needed was patience and faith in my Nikon 18-55mm.

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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.

Even Trees can Bark

Even Trees can Bark
Even Trees can Bark

What intrigued me in this picture was the interesting contrast brought forward with the hard, rough and barren like texture of the tree trunk and the soft, comforting and blurred yet colourful backdrop of leaves and a subtle yet significantly impressive effect of the penetrating sun rays which binds the various contrasting components of this image together.