Trials with Phone scope

Saw a Phone scope at Waterstone today at an offer for around 3£ so decided to get one to try. Here is a photography of my dress in ultra close up. Only one downside is that the lens is part of the photo. Either it is built like that or I am doing something wrong. More experiments are in the queue. Good that I have got a week off for half term 😉

The story of a Clock Tower

Ever since we moved to this flat, we would look out our window and see this view.

This is the view of a clock tower amidst the long buildings. It always intrigued us because we couldn’t place the location of the clock tower at all. I used my Zoom lens to capture this to see if there was any hint close by that would help us. Sadly, no. It remained a mystery to us for close to 4 months, until recently when I took out my tripod and Mr M’s binoculars and set it up. We had tried this earlier but the binocular being so heavy neither of us could hold it long enough to see anything clearly. With the help of the tripod, we could ensure that we had enough time to look at the clock tower. And lo, behold, Mr M found a small piece of information somewhere there by which he remembered the place very vaguely and also that the clock tower and the buildings were not attached to each other. We went on to Google Street view and took the bus route which he thought might lead us to the place and after 15-20 mins of street searching, we finally found our Clock Tower.
It is amazing how somethings in life can get you so interested and intrigued that you end up treating it like a puzzle. It was a bittersweet moment when we finally found out because even though we found the place out after so many days of effort, the mystery is all gone. We now have to find something else to keep us intrigued 😉

WPC: From Every Angle

Now for this week’s photography challenge, I have got to reuse an already discussed subject, ‘The Squirrel at the Cabrillo Lighthouse’ because I got to photograph him from every angle possible that day.

When I knew that this squirrel was gonna be around for a while, I switched to my zoom lens and sat on the ground not too close and yet not too far from the subject, so that I can get my shots and in the process not disturb the subject in their search for food too.

You tell me if it was worth it.

Birds Tweeting

During the recent Chikmaglur Trip, I managed to catch some photographs of the birds, even though there were many I couldn’t, especially the ones of the woodpecker’s and was content just watching them fly from tree to tree. It was such a pleasure to listen to them tweeting without break, morning and evening. Here are a couple of them. I don’t know their names, but if you do, please do leave me a message about the same and I will update the caption.





“In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence.” ― Robert Lynd

I can vouch for that quote. It is so true. When I was capturing them, it was just me , my camera with the zoom lens attached, the birds and lots and lots of silence.