Saturday, June 30, 2007

The Land of Midnight Sun

This photo was taken in Voss, a small town of Norway, almost at midnight, though you can find some light in the sky. In pick summer the sunlight is more than this and if we go further north the Sun can be seen in midnight; that’s the reason Norway is called
“The Land of Midnight Sun”.
What I like in this photo is the illuminating street lights, fascinating and glowing like candle sticks. The Voss railway station is visible in right side.
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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Virtual Moon 1

While cleaning my disk space, I was about to delete some unwanted pictures, which are not nicely captured. But I was reluctant in doing so due to my affinity to all pictures. Thus, though to play with Picasa and change the whole outlook, something like make the day a moonlit night, put a red Sun under above the sea, etc. Already posted the one post on Virtual Sun and here goes the Virtual Full Moon. Will continue posting some more.
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Real Sky after Sunset: Kolkata

These shots are captured from the rooftop of my apartment in Kolkata(Calcutta), after the sunset, last weekend. The reddish saffron shades delighted me and I was thinking the beauty of the sky is as beautiful as the sky of Norway. Actually either we don’t get time to enjoy the beauty or sometime it is hidden in the din and bustle of congested architectures.
These shots are absolutely real – posted as it is taken.
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Monday, June 25, 2007

Virtual Setset 1

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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Maple Leaves

The maple leaves look colourful in spring and summer. These are specially found in Europe and America, even in Asia. The flag of Canada featuring a stylized maple leaf in the centre. The distictive shape and kalaidocope nature makes it very special.
I made it Black and White to achieve the contrast and sharpness.
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Diagonal and shades

This is the shot I have taken in my apartment last week. My focus was on the diagonal roofline of the drawing room. But after taking the shot what amazed me most are the semicircular shades in the wall. I found these are originated from the small circular lights. Its amazing!
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Saturday, June 9, 2007

Flowers in the Tub

This is a picture of a flower in my hometown, kharagpur, 130 km away from Kolkata(Calcutta). I was amazed to see such beautiful flowers next to my door step, in an unused tub, was looking to it for minutes and then decided to take a snap. This picture reminds me the famous poem of Tagore.

In one of his Poem Rabindranath Tagore had written…

“ Dekhite giyachi porbotmala, Dekhite giyachi Sindhu.
Dekha hoy nai chokkhu melia,
Ghor hote du pa felia,
Ekti dhaner sisher opor, ekti sishir bindu. “

The English meaning is something like..

“Have seen the mountain, seen the river…
Have not had seen with open eyes
Next to my door step where lies
A dew drop over the grass looks like a drop of tear…”

The inner meaning is we often miss the inherent beauty of trivial things very close to us. We travel to see the touristy places, enjoy remote destinations, but never care to watch
“the God of small things”.
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