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A Photo a Week Challenge: Up Close and Personal

Close ups are fun and challenging, whether you’re shooting a person or a flower. It’s important to make sure you are focusing on what you want to have in focus (sometimes a challenge when you are used to using auto-focus). It’s also important to pay attention to lighting.

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO OF CLOSE UPS (HUMAN OR NOT).

Our grandson six years ago 🙂
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A Photo a Week Challenge: Something Baked

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Threes and Threes

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) USING THE RULE OF THIRDS.

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A Photo a Week challenge : Peaceful Place

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT BRING YOU PEACE.

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Our small town is located on a hill. One end of this hill is called EndPoint. For me this is a very peaceful place. We can see the Arabian sea in the distance, the river Swarna flowing towards the sea. There is peace and quiet here. We used to go there at least four times a week for our evening walk.  Waiting to go there 🙂

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Walking around the lake in our place is another favourite place. Looking at the sun set on the lake and feeling the fresh breeze brings peace to the mind.

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Venugopala temple and the park in front of it is another peaceful place in our town.

“Peace comes from within.  Do not seek it without.”
 Gautama  Buddha

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Glass

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT FEATURES GLASS OF ANY KIND.

Life has turned upside down, Nancy and will never be the same again. Take care. Stay healthy and safe, you and your family.

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This glass bowl was gifted to my husband from some of his old students who had come together  for a class reunion some years ago.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Changing Seasons

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT SHOW HOW THE SEASONS ARE CHANGING IN YOUR PART OF THE WORLD.

In my part of my country, coastal South India, there are only two seasons 🙂 – Summer and rainy season. The rains ended in October, The weather was pleasant for a few months and now it is very hot.

The tree in front of our home looks like a huge bouquet. About two months ago there were very few leaves. Then one day the tree was looking fresh and green. Now it is covered with flowers, looking bright and beautiful.

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There is a very tall mango tree by the side of the street. The mango season will start soon. But unfortunately this year there are not many mangoes. This tree is full of new leaves and it is believed here that if new leaves grow then there will be no fruits.

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It is once more the jackfruit season. There are two jackfruits in our tree 🙂

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Seasons come and go. Life goes on. Waiting to see the end of the coronavirus.

Take care dear friends. Stay healthy and safe.

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A Photo a week challenge : Up in the air

In January, we were in Amritsar, it all seems like a dream now. The corona virus is ruling our lives.

On the 2nd evening we were in Harmandir Sahib or the Golden temple. People were celebrating the birthday of Guru Gobind Singh. At night, after the prayers there were fireworks, looking like stars up in the air.

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IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO THAT HAS RED AS EITHER THE MAIN OR AN ACCENT COLOR.

In January  we were in the Golden temple or Harmandir Sahib in Amritsar. It is the most sacred place for the Sikh community. In fact, people of all communities go there. It is a very spiritual and sacred place, service and devotion is inherent there.

The red carpets in the temple complex seem to say that each and every devotee is a very important person.

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A Photo a Week Challenge : Landscape

IN A NEW POST CREATED FOR THIS CHALLENGE, SHARE A PHOTO OR TWO (OR MORE) OF LANDSCAPES.

Early this month we had been to Amritsar in Punjab. The land there is level and we see fields stretching away for miles. Our place is a hill region and we do not see such landscapes. It is a fascinating difference.

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A Photo a Week Challenge: Sun & Water

River Swarna on her way to the Arabian sea.

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Sunlight on rain water 🙂

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