Immortal Time

Immortal Time

Percy Bysshe Shelley once wrote Ozymandias, mocking the glory of Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, in it He described the time as the only thing which is immortal, The Kings, huge emperors with all their glory and all their power, cannot create a monument which can defeat time. Everything will be destroyed and time will go on. This Picture reminds me of that.

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This Picture is from Humayun Tomb, The Bu Halima Gateway, just near the entrance of the Gateway to Humayun Tomb, the huge wooden gate lies in ruin, the centuries old door Knocker has its shape engraved into the wooden panel of the door, showing the passage of time.

Taken on 13th February 2016 by Canon EOS 1200D 18-55mm Lens.

I am sorry guys for not being able to post recently, I have been working on my other blog and Volunteer program for WWF Earth Hour., Anyways as always Dream On.

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Chained

Breaking Free of The Shackles is a necessity in our society. Humans have always enjoyed oppression. keeping peoples and organisms in shackles or behind the bar has been their obsession. But every chain(even the strongest one) is meant to be shattered.

As Mahatma Gandhi once Said : “You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind”

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In Shackles

 

Shot Using Canon EOS 1200D; f/5.6; 1/320sec. ; ISO-400; 250mm.

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Raven-Lore

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Raven-lore

“People once believed that when someone dies, a crow carries their soul to the land of the dead. But sometimes, something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with it and the soul can’t rest. Then sometimes, just sometimes, the crow can bring that soul back to put the wrong things right.”-The Crow by James O’Barr

Raven and crows have been used throughout the world in literature and religion for years to signify various roles like messenger, deity and most commonly a harbinger of Death and Evil.

From Edgar Allen Poe’s poem the Raven(Nevermore) to Alfred HItchcock’s Movie Birds-Crows attacking students, from Native American Belief of them being soul carrier to heaven and hell to crows as Jokesters.

May them be messenger of death, or eating flesh of a dead carcass, they are certainly interesting creatures and maybe that is why they have always been attracted to by People across the world and time.

The Photograph was taken on 8th January in a park near my home, the fog adds a little blur to the pic making it more interesting. Shot using canon EOS 1200D.

Have a good Day Ahead. Dream ON!

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Tilt Shift- The Ridge, Shimla

After a lot of time, another one of my tilt shift photography collection, The Ridge is situated in the heart of the city Shimla, which was once the winter capitol of British India.

The Ridge is the hub of all cultural activities of Shimla. It is situated along the Mall Road, which is the famous shopping center of Shimla. When winter sets in and when the country had its first major snowfall of the year, most news papers printed photos of the ridge submerged in clumps of fresh snow.

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The Ridge, Shimla

Every Evening the place crowds to become the center of the town and people sit and move around in huge numbers while basking in warm setting sun.

Miniature faking, also known as diorama effect or diorama illusion or tilt shift, is a process in which a photograph of a life-size location or object is made to look like a photograph of a miniature scale model.

Taken 2 years back in my visit to the magnificent city.

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Flying Painted Storks

 

The painted stork (Mycteria leucocephala) is a large wading bird in the stork family. It is found in the wetlands of the plains of tropical Asia south of the Himalayas in the Indian Subcontinent and extending into Southeast Asia. Their distinctive pink tertial feathers give them their name. They forage in flocks in shallow waters along rivers or lakes.

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The painted stork is widely distributed over the plains of Asia. They are found south of the Himalayan ranges and are bounded on the west by the Indus River system where they are rare and extend eastwards into Southeast Asia. They are absent from very dry or desert regions, dense forests and the higher hill regions. They are rare in most of Kerala and the species appears to have expanded into that region only in the 1990s. They are mainly seen on freshwater wetlands although they sometimes forage on the coast. They are resident in most regions but make seasonal movements. Young birds may disperse far from their breeding sites and a juvenile ringed at a nest in Keoladeo National Park was recovered 800 kilometres away in eastern India.

 

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The Backwing pattern clearly visible

Like all storks, they fly with their neck outstretched. They often make use of the late morning thermals to soar in search of foraging areas.

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the best of all

This Photograph has an interesting story, while i was panning the camera with the bird to capture it, suddenly the bird crossed the sun and i pressed the shutter at autofocus, so it focussed on the sun and the sun got imprinted on my eyes, i had a bright spot in my vision for hours later.

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames- Rumi

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Painted storks feed in groups in shallow wetlands. The preferred depth is about 12 to 25 cm of water and deeper waters are avoided. They feed mainly on small fish which they sense by touch while slowly sweeping their half open bill from side to side while it held submerged. They walk slowly and also disturb the water with their feet to flush fish.

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 All pictures are taken from Canon 1200D, at Delhi Zoological Park.

PS Sorry for not updating for a week, i was busy due to some other projects and my movie blog. Will be updating frequently now. And as always DReam ON!

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