One Word Photo Challenge: Bulb

When I clicked this huge hanging lamp in one of the lobbies of  Hari Mahal, now known as Vivanta Taj in Jodhpur, I thought of using it in my blog later but Jennifer’s One word Photo Challenge: Bulb is perfect to share the pictures below.


Here is my entry to Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge and the topic is  Patterns.

Recently I visited one of the famous monument and tourist attraction of Aurangabad, “Bibi Ka Maqbara”. It was bult by Azam Shah, son of Aurangzeb, in 1678 in memory of his mother, Dilras Banu Begum.

The tomb has a striking resemblance to the famous wonder of the world ‘The Taj Mahal’ the mausoleum of his grand mother ‘Mumtaz Mahal’.Unfortunately it couldn’t received that fame and status which Taj Mahal  did. People found something missing.

These are few marble windows patterns in black and white of that architectural wonder .


Nature in Monochromatic Mood


This week, share with us your monochromatic images. Be calculating and creative in choosing your subject and focal point; resist the urge to simply take a photo of something with a single color range.

A powerful monochromatic image is composed of a gradient of a single color, and has an emphasis on texture and composition. I have tried to focus on a single object, the images are not entirely monochromatic, they show the power that a simple color palette can have in a photograph.

 These photos show nature in black and white and I haven’t processed or used any effects while capturing the shots. Enjoy the snow-covered peaks, full moon, autumn trees, sea shores and lakes in naturally monochrome.

Trees in Natural Black and White

For this week’s Cee’s Black & White Challenge the topic is Trees.

I was waiting for this topic ! It feels good when you get an opportunity to share those pics which remain in archives for some reasons. This set of pictures are one of them I took at one of the misty mornings while we were travelling through western ghats to reach Gujrat.

It was a cold, misty day though we were comfortable in our car with heater on. We had left at the crack of dawn, though the view was beautiful but the valley was bleak, nothing was visible except the trees along with the highway railing. I took pictures and was amazed to see the absence of green and blue color. They were naturally black and white to look at.

Bare branches in Fall
Bare branches in Fall
Bleak light and mist effect
Bleak light and mist effect
White mist black trees: a nature's contrast
White mist black trees: a nature’s contrast
 colors can be seen only on railing.
colors can be seen only on railing.

Looking at these pictures I realized that no one does better processing than mother nature. What’s say?

Enjoy another naturally monochrome image from Diu Islands trip. Have a good day.

Engines and Motors ( Cee’s Black & White )

Engines and motors @ Beer factory
Engines and motors @ Beer factory
Engines and motors @ Beer factory



Antique Sculptures of Lords in Old Sepia

In response to: Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Sculptures, Statues, Carvings

Life is all about learning. We all learn since it is a continuos process. Some people inspire you so much with their work that you instantly want to grab the tool to learn that particular art and technique. It happened with me yesterday.

I was instantly motivated to capture the sculptures in natural light. Thanks for the encouragement Marilyn. I don’t know how much perfection I could bring in these photos but more than that I enjoyed the whole process of learning.

Enjoy these pics taken and posted as it is except little bit of cropping.

Lord Buddha in relaxing posture
soulnspiritblog radha
Childhood love of Lord Krishna, Radha

soulnspirit bronze statue

Narasihma the famous incarnation of Lord Vishnu, wife Goddess Laxmi sitting in his lap


Click to enjoy Cee’s great photos along other responses.

Check Marilyn’s post here.