The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Out of this world

The Daily Post Photo Challenge: Out of this world

This week, share a photo that takes a familiar scene — a place you frequent, a face you know well, an activity you engage in regularly — and makes it look and feel like something out of this world. Feel free to interpret the theme as loosely as you see fit. I look forward to seeing your photos!

One of my favourite places is the lake in my place. Long back mud was being removed here  for the brick factory. Over the years changes have been taking place. Inlets have been made for water to come into this great big bowl during our monsoon season. By September the lake is full. Once the monsoon season ends the water level slowly starts going down. It keeps going down till the monsoon season starts again. The depth is 100 feet in the middle and walking track around the lake is of 2 kms. In certain places there are ridges on the lake bed and I saw birds in the water by the ridge and that place looked so very different at close up.


( This was last August when the lake was full )


( This photo was taken about ten days ago, they are wild flowers which see daylight when we start seeing the lake bed)

Manipal lake 1st (3)

This looks like the side of some canyon 🙂

A very small island where these birds are holding a meeting before retiring for the day.

Manipal lake (1)

By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. I used to go to the Home for the Mentally challenged in our campus twice a week. I have been going there since 2011. The members are an important part of my life. Covid-19 has made it difficult for me to go there regularly. Hopefully I will be able to go there again. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made life so much more richer.


  1. An interesting series of photos of the lake that seems to have a very changeable character. I’ve never come across a plant that grows under water then flowers when the water dries up.

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