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Seeds of Reward

There is a day waiting for us – with new challenges, opportunities and learnings. But before that, comes toiling under the bright golden sun. By the end of our work assignments, no matter how big or small, we look for our sizable chunks of rewards. And then…we enjoy.

Squirrel enjoying its breakfast

Caught this squirrel nibbling at its reward.

seeds of reward

seeds of reward

I peeled a pomegranate today and my reward was its red ruby coloured seeds. Just like my squirrel friend I started munching them with joy. I enjoyed my reward.

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The Guardian

Rochelle shares a photo prompt every Friday. She encourages us to write a story of hundred words (more or less) based on the prompt. If you’d want to join the wagon click at  FRIDAY FICTIONEERS to know more and add your story to the blue frog icon.

Copyright –   Dawn Q. Landau

Copyright – Dawn Q. Landau

I was left here by the train tracks. Reasons were unknown to me. However, having survived a whole year makes me feel like this is my new home.

I’m the new tough guy around the place.

I was standing behind the tree watching her being bullied by some other kids. I made my way out of the tree. With saliva drooling from my mouth and a roar larger than my size I stood in front of them. They ran… away. I got to admit – it was fun. But no one messes around the place when I’m there.

Who am I, again?

I’m Toby – the guardian of the tracks.

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Five Days of Black & White – Day 5

I would like to thank Lore from Snow’s Fissures and Fractures for nominating me for the “five days of black and white photography challenge”. She is a terrific writer and a talented photographer. She is really creative with presenting her photos. I learnt a lot about photography from her, thanks Lore.:)

As all good things come to an end and so has this challenge but that doesn’t mean I’ll stop having fun with my photos. I really enjoyed participating in this challenge. I hope that you have enjoyed as much as I did.

For day 5 I would like to share this simple photo of white lights against its natural black background.

black and white lights

Here are the other photos from day 4 to day 1.

Day 4

black and white

black and white

Day 3

rose

rose

Day 2

buddha

buddha statue at home

Day 1

rajnigandha flower buds

rajnigandha flower buds

 

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Five Days of Black & White – Day 4

I would like to thank Lore from Snow’s Fissures and Fractures for nominating me for the “five days of black and white photography challenge”. She is a terrific writer and a talented photographer. She is really creative with presenting her photos. I learnt a lot about photography from her, thanks Lore.:)

I’m sorry guys the challenge says – five consecutive days, but I just couldn’t find the time yesterday. So, I guess now I’m out of the challenge. But I’d still like to continue and share the photos.

For day 4 I would like to share this photo.

black and white

black and white

I had used this for the weekly challenge (rule of three) and wanted to see how it would look in black and white. What do you say?:)

 

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Five Days of Black & White – Day 3

I would like to thank Lore from Snow’s Fissures and Fractures for nominating me for the “five days of black and white photography challenge”. She is a terrific writer and a talented photographer. She is really creative with presenting her photos. I learnt a lot about photography from her, thanks Lore. 🙂

For Day 3 I would like share a rose flower.

rose

rose

You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses. – Pablo Picasso.

For today’s challenge I would like to invite John from the Book of Bokeh. He is a master photographer. Apart from sharing many marvelous photos he is also a great poet too. Through his photography he can give a make over to even the most ordinary looking thing. You would certainly enjoy your time at his blog.

I would love to see you participate. I would also totally understand if you would decide not to participate for any reason.

The rules of this challenge are:

  1. For 5 consecutive days create a post any past or present photo in black and white.
  2. Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.
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Five Days of Black & White – Day 2

I would like to thank Lore from Snow’s Fissures and Fractures for nominating me for the “five days of black and white photography challenge”. She is a terrific writer and a talented photographer. She is really creative with presenting her photos. I learnt a lot about photography from her, thanks Lore. 🙂

For Day 2 I would like to share a statue of Buddha.

buddha

Buddha at home

Although, I do not practice Buddhism but I love any statue of Buddha. I have a small wooden statue of Buddha at home. I just love its calm and serene look.

Every morning I look at this statue for some time. However, during those busy days I might skip this ritual. Whenever something is troubling me or I feel depressed I look at this statue and get a feeling as if someone is sitting in front of me. (Call me mad but I feel the presence).

Here, I would like to share a small story with my dear readers.

I was learning reki at the time when I bought this statue. I automatically felt inclined towards owning a statue of Buddha for myself. My teacher had two big marble statues at her place.

I started inquiring and found that the metal and stone pieces were way too expensive. So I thought that a wooden one would be fine. I looked for it…some were big, too big…some were small, too small. I found this sitting at a corner and it was just the size I was looking for. Somehow this was the only piece.

I bought it. I kept it at a higher place. But I was not completely happy. I felt the carving was not good – but I had already bought it. I continued with my reki and meditation. I was not practicing my ritual then – of looking.

On the last day of my reki course I looked at the statue. It looked as if the image was carved perfectly well. For a moment I felt that it would have been carved from looking at the real person…its lips, eyes, the glow on face…looked human, shall I say or more artistic.

I shared my experience with my teacher. The answer was simple,” You have changed your perception towards the statue and that’s why it looks beautiful to you.” Yes, that day I learnt one of the life’s most important lessons – you need to change your perception in order to look at things differently and only then can we see the beauty and sometimes the hidden meaning of things.

For today’s challenge I would like to nominate Suyash Chopra. He is a brilliant photographer. Once you are at his blog you would feel that you are breathing along the photo itself.

I would love to see you participate. I would also totally understand if you would decide not to participate for any reason.

The rules of this challenge are:

  1. For 5 consecutive days create a post any past or present photo in black and white.
  2. Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.
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Rule of three

Rule of three or bokeh – I’m confused. To be honest with you guys as I’m still learning the tricks of the trade. I hope you won’t look at the photos with critical eyes. So, here is what I want to share for this week’s challenge. I hope you enjoy.

I simply understand “rule of three” as subject not being at the center. Bokeh effect just needs time, tricks and lots of practice and of course good lense. I’ve managed to shoot these with my Nikkon point and shoot camera. So, what do you say guys. 🙂

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A Gift from Mars

Friday is here, and so is Rochelle’s FRIDAY FICTIONEERS . I have no idea what this is; however, I’ve managed to weave a story.

Photo Prompt - Copyright Marie Gail Stratford

Hey! What’s that Bob?

Ah! This. It is from Mars.

A new friend….

No, silly…from planet mars.

Really?

I think, I went to mars yesterday.

Bob, I think you’ve had too many drinks yesterday.

No…no, Maggie just listen to me. I was walking down the alley when someone asked me to enter into a dark warehouse kind of a place. I don’t remember much after that but I got up in my own apartment this morning. Something was poking me. I checked my back pocket and there it was – A gift from Mars.

Take my advise – don’t drink too much today or you’ll reach Pluto.

 

 

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Five Days of Black&White

I would like to thank Lore from Snow’s Fissures and Fractures for nominating me for the “five days of black and white photography challenge”. This post was long due but as I was struggling with time I could not post earlier. However, as I now get to play along I’m really happy. 🙂

For day 1 I would like to share this photo.

rajnigandha flower buds

rajnigandha flower buds

Everyday is a new gift with new possibilities and endless realities. Life is sweet and fragrant only if you’d stop, to savour a moment’s beauty. I had bought the stem of rajnigandha flower on a rather sad day. But while photographing the buds I saw its beauty and felt happiness seep into my heart. Rajnigandha is one of my favourite flowers.

I would like to tag Della from The Passion Dew for this challenge. She is a brilliant photographer and I love her photos. I’m sure you’ll be glued to her blog once you are there.

I would love to see you participate. I would also totally understand if you would decide not to participate for any reason.

The rules of this challenge are:

  1. For 5 consecutive days create a post any past or present photo in black and white.
  2. Each day you invite a new photographer to join the fun.