Sunset at the city

Taken on the drive back and edited using Snapseed on my phone. The Sunset was the highlight of the otherwise interesting and very long day.

Through the trees

I have this habit of trying to photograph the Sunlight through the trees or in other words called as Komorebi. ( Komorebi is a Japanese word that roughly translates to “sunlight shining through the leaves of trees.”) During our trek in Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, Munnar, Kerala, India, where the sun was at its high at 9 am, I tried that and it didn’t come out as well as it did in another komorebi shot. I couldn’t see the outcome of the photograph well with the sun on my face and I didn’t want to slow down and try again because my friend was almost half cooked by then. But when I used that not-quite-good photograph and applied some effects from Photo Mania, this is what I got.

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And I kind of liked the outcome and the way the effect went well with the photograph.

And oh! here is the original

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What do you think?


Wanna 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 : The Trees.
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 that’s it!

Look. A Plane!

“I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.”
― Charles Bukowski

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Stretch, stretch, pretty wings,
It’s a special day;
Soon they will be strong enough
For me to fly away.

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Both optimists and pessimists contribute to the society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.

— George Bernard Shaw

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Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death.  ~Alexander Chase, “Perspectives,” 1966

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PS: All photographs taken in Kew Gardens during my last visit to London. I love looking up at these airplanes/helicopters flying.