WPC : Earth 

Earth and Sky, Woods and Fields, Lakes and Rivers, the Mountains and the Sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books ” – John Lubbock

Took this photograph using my phone when we were chilling out on the beach in Brighton on Saturday.  We only saw half a ring while we were lying down on the beach. So I decided to take a couple of them using my DSLR which didn’t come out very well at least not as close to this one. Ironically, this one was taken with my eyes almost closed because of the brightness of the Sun. I think I got lucky that day with my phone.

WPC: Surprise

I have got three surprises for you this week 😉

As part of the Christmas decorations in a shop here in London, this cute little creature is the surprise gift from inside a stocking. Would you say no?

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As you all know already, cats and I don’t get along very well. But this little fellow surprised me when I was taking photographs of these decorations in a Temple in Chennai. These decorative pieces usually adore the outer walls of the temple.

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and last, but not the least is my homemade carrot and coriander soup, which surprisingly came out very well (not that it takes much effort but given that I am not a great fan of cooking …well, you know…) and it went well with some sunflower seeds and a cashew nut.

WPC: Security

In South Indian villages, there is this concept of Guardian Spirits or Guardian Gods who are located at the entrance of every village. It is believed that these spirits/gods guard the village from evil, more like providing spiritual security to the villagers. This one was taken in a small village on the way to Rameshwaram.

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WPC: Dense

Continuing with my St Patrick’s Parade photographs, here are some of the low-res photos of the crowded parade and the equally densely crowded Trafalgar Square. All I wanted was to get to a stall where they served the Guinness. I ended up taking a photograph of someone enjoying it. They closed the entry to the place because of the crowd. #sad

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WPC: It’s all green

I am taking this week’s Photography Challenge theme as an excuse to post some of my photographs from last week’s St. Patrick’s Parade in London, where green was the color of the day. It was such a fun parade. green2green1green3green4green5 (BTW: Things are a bit confused here because of an incident at Westminster. Hoping that there will be some clarity soon on what exactly happened. Be Safe!)