7-Day Nature Challenge – Day 3

The sea, of course, is a constant presence in my photos.

Even here, when the focus undividedly goes to the flower, the sea is still there in the background, adding another layer of intrigue.

I was also quite surprised by the kind of bokeh my phone achieved.

Location: North Cliff, Varkala, Kerala

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7-Day Nature Challenge – Day 1

Nature photographs, I have ’em a plenty 🙂 But how good are they, I leave it up to ya’ll. Since I noticed a handful of bloggers I follow doing this right now, I thought of joining in the fun too.

So anyway, let’s talk about the below photograph.

This was taken at one of the beaches in Visakhapatnam, at about six in the morning. You guessed it, I wanted to catch the sunrise! It took me a while to get a satisfactory shot. The lighting proved to be a problem, but in the end I think it turned out just fine.

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The Sunshine Award

Archana is so fed up with my sunrise photos that she thought giving me The Sunshine Award will shut me up once and for all!! No luck there, my dear.

Hehe, just kidding. 😛 I’m sure she loves them as much as I do. 🙂

So here’s a big thanks to Archana for considering me for this nomination! She’s a darling and an enthusiastic blogger and writes some really thoughtful posts so do check out her blog.

So today I’m gonna break all the rules. First of all, I’m not gonna post the rules. And second of all, I’m not gonna nominate anyone. Perverted, you think I am. But the thing is that I do realize that these award tags can be quite daunting for a lot of people and many have even made their blogs award-free so I’m not gonna burden you any further. Anyway, I do not have to specifically call out anyone here. All of you who have stood by me and encouraged me to go on, I consider an eternal sunshine in my life. So thank you, for everything.

Anyway, the big reason I’m doing this post is to answer Archana’s questions. Yea, call me a nerd or whatever but I absolutely love answering questions. I have always been that way, and school hasn’t really worn off on me I suppose. I used to be the kid who’d take a boat load of additional sheets to elaborately answer all the questions in an exam. I always pulled a Hermione during those times. 😛

So onto the questions now, without further ado:

What is something about you that you normally don’t say while describing yourself?

That I’m an atheist. I usually don’t make it very apparent to the people around me that I don’t believe in a god. I know it’s a very personal thing and I am no one to judge or try to convert anyone. So I will try my best not to have religious debates unless some one really starts to get on my nerves. Or if somebody uses religion as an excuse to hurt an other person. Because that is something that I can never tolerate.

If given the chance, would you travel back or forward in time?

What an interesting question. I would do both!!! I’ve always been fascinated by kingdoms, rulers, forts, war etc so would love to go back to a period where I’m a citizen in a big and prosperous kingdom. Perhaps around 15th century.

Another fantasy of mine is the period of Renaissance in Italy. To walk around with maestros such as Da Vinci, Michaelangelo, Bernini – it gives me goosebumps.

And future? Why not? Take me to 2147 please. I want to see the the 200th anniversary of Indian Independence Day celebrations.

What’s something you can never leave the house without?

My earphones. And my wristwatch. I’m quite time conscious and am infamous for checking the time every ten minutes or so.

What is your favourite way to pass time?

Umm let’s see. Reading. But you know that already. I also spend more than seventy percent of my life in front of a computer. Coding, while in office. Random shit, while at home.

What is something you have always wanted to learn?

Guitar!!! But never got around to it. It’s my favourite instrument of all and I can just listen to guitar strums for hours and hours together without getting bored. I also watch how-to-play-guitar videos on Youtube a lot even though I do not own a guitar currently! I’m that crazy.


So that’s a wrap! I hope I did okay! And thanks for reading.

Oh, and here’s a sunset. You knew it was coming!

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Line up, please

Beauty can be found in almost everything, if only one remembers to open their eyes.

I seem to be twisting a lot of Dumbleore quotes lately, for no reason. 🙂

Anyway, these are for today’s Photo 101 theme: nature and leading lines. 

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For people who are getting sick of my Sunrise photos, sorry I cannot seem to help it 😉