WPC: Transition

I have been away from my blog for almost a month now, so lots of covering up is required. Missed out a few of the WPC, but not anymore.

I went out to the balcony to feel the change in weather. It’s November and the sun is no longer harsh on us. The dew on grass hints the transition taking place.

I looked down at the flower-pot, as fresh leaves of coriander woke-up to the sunlight. Within a few days, the transition from a coriander seed to a growing plant had taken place. Some of the leaves were still attached to their parent seed.

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dark horse

Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself!

It was afternoon and the sun was bright, until suddenly it started to become dark. I went outside and saw huge dark clouds floating in the sky. A dramatic change was taking place.The sky was divided into two – one half was bright with clear sky and the other was beginning to be ruled by huge dark clouds. The sun was still shining bright, but not for long. Dense clouds were preparing to overpower its glory. I was anticipating the merger. 10 minutes later, I saw a bright golden line bordering the clouds, as they began to cover the sun completely.


I was very satisfied with the shot. But when I saw the image again, I was amazed.

When everything seemed to be dark, when there were no rays of hope, when the world suddenly looked ugly and when the battle seemed to have ended, a dark horse with golden hair rose, defying all odds, only to ride over the clouds, reflecting a true DARK HORSE! attitude.

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Gulmohar outside my balcony.

Unlike the past few weekends, when I was busy with something or the other, last sunday, I finally got a complete day off. I had nothing major to do, and to add to that we, in Delhi, had witnessed the much awaited monsoon rains, the previous evening. The weather continued to bless the city with cool breeze and overcast skies. It was pleasant to see the sun hiding behind clouds, and that forced me to come to my balcony.

We have a Gulmohar* tree very close to our balcony. I often look at its flamboyant display of flowers which makes me feel close to nature. This time, the Royal Poinciana were looking even more beautiful, as they were wearing new leaves. I decided to take out my Fuji JX 200 camera and capture nature.

My first shot was not satisfying, so I decided to look into the settings. Till now, I had shot at default settings. Going through the settings, I discovered, that I had shot at 3200 ISO :P. I was like “O teri” (an expression of shock), and decided to customize the settings and shoot. I have had this camera for a year, but I hardly looked into the settings. Recently, I learned a few technical details about photography, so I was keen to experiment.

The next few shots came out good, I was motivated. I continued to shoot with random settings. It was hard to remember the settings, but I was getting some good results, so I kept on shooting from various angles, moving all over the place in my small balcony. Finally, when I saw the output, I was happy and willing to post them.

There must have been over 50 shots. I’m putting up the ones that I felt were best of the lot. Hope you will like it.

*Gulmohar – Hindi word for Royal Poinciana. Also called Flamboyant. Scientific name – Delonix regia

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