Leading Lines


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False perspective illusion, leading lines.

500px: http://500px.com/photo/57037254

Vintage Eye


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500px: http://500px.com/photo/56516676

London Eye 2k14


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500px: http://500px.com/photo/56510720

Leaving


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Prints on 500px: http://500px.com/photo/56509542

 

“Bath Abbey” in Bath, UK


So I recently visited Bath in United Kingdom. Had a stroll around the location until the point when I found this Abbey called Bath Abbey. One of the architecturally most beautiful places I’ve been to. The place was decorated with intricate details from head to toe – by that I mean from rooftop to the floor. Every square inch of that place had some or the other intricate detail hidden with a beautiful mastery of work. I decided to bracket some shots here to process as an HDR later and here are my outputs.

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Find these on 500px and rate them respectively:

B/W – http://500px.com/photo/55580410

Colour HDR – http://500px.com/photo/55923648

 

Bath Abbey – one of the most beautiful churches I’ve been to. The serenity that settled in my soul after entering this place is something I won’t ever be able to express in words, even if I try. The intricate amount of detail in architecture, the way the windows lit up the ceiling, the calmness in the lights of the candles, the wide openness of the place – it just feels nice.

I couldn’t stop myself from taking pictures, but I also wanted to just sit and close my eyes. Listen to the silence and dissolve in a moment of serenity.

Experimenting with HDR in Photomatrix Pro with some High Passes and CC in Photoshop CS6.

 

See you soon.

 

 

The Journey


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While taking some pictures of this interesting bike I found in Kings Cross (London), I accidentaly framed this couple in the background bokeh. I love the way I still can see the guy smile even though its blurred. It shows how the couple is still having fun in this journey of life just like how the kid must be enjoying riding this bike. It isn’t the journey, its how you make it worthwhile.

Psychedelic


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Another self portrait I tried with a different source of lighting for removing the shadows. Result was completely unexpected during the first try, but yeah, pretty amazing the way it overlaps the shadows giving the picture a dark but psychedelic feel to it.

Subtle


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The serenity of sea, calm and subtle.

Couroupita Guianensis // Kailaspati // Cannonball Tree


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Couroupita guianensis, whose common names include Ayahuma and the Cannonball Tree, is an evergreen tree allied to the Brazil nut (Bertholletia excelsa), and is native to tropical northern South America; and to the southern Caribbean. In India it has been growing for the past two or three thousand years at least, as attested by textual records; hence it is possible that it is native to India also. It’s rare, but also found in Bangladesh. It is known as নাগকেশর(Nagakeshar) or নাগালিংগম(Nagalingam) in Bengali.

It’s part of the family Lecythidaceae and grows up to 25 m (82 ft) in height. The “Cannonball Tree” is so called because of its brown cannon-ball-like fruits. The majority of these trees outside their natural environment have been planted as a botanical curiosity, as they grow very large, distinctive flowers. Its flowers are orange, scarlet and pink in color, and form large bunches measuring up to 3m in length. They produce large spherical and woody fruits ranging from 15 to 24 cm in diameter, containing up to 200 or 300 seeds a piece.

The trees are grown extensively in Shiva temples in India. In Hindi it is called Shiv Kamal and also known as “Kailaspati”. It is called the Nagalingam tree in Tamil. The flowers are called Shivalingaflowers in Hindi; Nagalinga Pushpa in KannadaNagamalli flowers or Mallikarjuna flowers in TeluguHindus revere it as a sacred tree because the petals of the flower resemble the hood of theNaga, a sacred snake, protecting a Shiva Lingam, the stigma.

Tree referred by Sham Manchekar. Detailed information from Wikipedia.

Photowalk at Churchgate


A photowalk done at Churchgate in Mumbai, India. This place has a multiple choice of subjects scattered all over the city. Looking and focusing on every nook and corner of the street you’ll find something that is interesting and fascinating in its own special way. I did this small photowalk of about about 3-4 hours shooting everything that I like and I’ve selected 12 best pictures to share with everyone. Point of this being less of shooting and more of showing people how interesting the enviornment around you can get when you just try and look, focus on the tiny details around you; it just gets more interesting.IMG_6755 IMG_6763 IMG_6766 IMG_6771 IMG_6775 IMG_6783 IMG_6786 IMG_6787 IMG_6788 IMG_6797 IMG_6808 IMG_6814