K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge

This week I wanted to do something different with respect to photo editing. So I tried the double exposure using Pixlr to create the effects for Silhouettes and Shadows.
This first photograph for Silhouette is a combination of a sunset photograph from Bali and a photograph from Brighton that I used in the Summer theme.

For the Shadow, I used two photographs taken during my trip to Munnar, using my phone and used the same double exposure technique to enhance the shadow with a flower foreground. shadows2.jpgWanna join in? Here is how:

Create a post with ‘K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge’ in the title. This week, the prompt is : Shadows and Silhouettes. Post a photo to your blog, pingback to either Dale’s or K’lee’s post and don’t forget to add the tag #CosPhoChal to your post’s tags and you’re done!

Light Saber!

For this week’s photo rehab entry, I thought I will play with my saber and some lights 🙂
I got these stones from Fort Bragg’s Glass Beach, and the small saber/sword, whatever that is called, I got it in a restaurant (don’t remember which one) and is precisely the size of my index finger.

(Taken with my phone)
For the final image (taken with my Canon 60D), I planted the saber among the stones, lit up a candle for the background light and shot it and added a little effect in DPP.

Inspiration: The scene from the movie Minions (which we watched on Saturday) where in the minion Bob crashes into the mythical ‘Sword in the Stone’ and pulls the sword to defend himself 🙂
What do you think?


I have always wanted to take a close up of a Sunflower. We don’t get to see it unless we are driving somewhere where the fields are and can stop to take a shot. And we were lucky on Saturday on our way to Chitradurga. There were too many fields on the way and finally we stopped in one. And all of us had fun taking enough close up shots of the flowers there. It was a little windy and Sun was still behind the clouds. So all these flowers were hanging their heads down looking so sad and when we almost gave up, Sun shone bright (for a few minutes only) and slowly a few flowers lifted their heads a little , just a little towards the Sun. Here is one my favorites from the set.

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It’s what the sunflowers do.” – Hellen Keller

Shadowing the Eiffel Tower


Yesterday night, I was toying with my camera and thought of trying out one of my favorite past times with photography- shadows and images with light/candle. I had this small pocket light with which I was trying out shadows of various objects but the one that I really wanted to capture was that of this Eiffel Tower’s which I had got from Paris. I had first taken the below one, then realized that the word Paris wasn’t shown even though it had the shadow a little more clear with the meshes in it. So changed the focus a little bit and took the above one.
Which one looks better, if at all?





“Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.” 
― Aesop