Photography #1

Do not watch the petals fall from the rose with sadness, know that, like life, things sometimes must fade, before they can bloom again.

The rose is a flower of love. The world has acclaimed it for centuries. Pink roses are for love hopeful and expectant. White roses are for love dead or forsaken, but the red roses, ah the red roses are for love triumphant.

A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom. –Chinese Proverb

Black and white landscape photography #1

When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in Black and white, you photograph their souls!

– Ted Grant

One very important difference between color and monochromatic photography is this: in black and white you suggest; in color you state. Much can be implied by suggestion, but statement demands certainty… absolute certainty.

– Paul Outerbridge

Maybe black and white is the best medium for landscapes, I don’t know.

– Fay Godwin

Lonely vs Alone.

How do you feel when you were by yourself? Do you enjoy your company or wishing for the company of others?

In both of these situations, you were alone but one of them made you feel lonely.

Here is the difference between them, when you realise how happy you can be in your own company you will never feel lonely. On the other hand loneliness is failing to so.

One will make you feel alive while the other make your life horrible. It’s all the way you think even the society and plays a major role in this saying you should never be alone, it’s not good well don’t listen to them. Loneliness is nothing but a state of mind always trying to screw you up don’t pay attention to it.

Here’s what Keanu Reeves about being single.

Someone told me the other day that he felt bad for single people because they are lonely all the time. I told him that’s not true I’m single and I don’t feel lonely. I take myself out to eat, I buy myself clothes. I have great times by myself. Once you know how to take care of yourself company becomes an option and not a necessity.

Here the word single refers to the people who are alone not someone whose not in a relationship.

A lonely person who is not the one without any company, you can also feel lonely with bad company.

If you meet a loner, no matter what they tell you, it’s not because they enjoy solitude. It’s because they have tried to blend into the world before, and people continue to disappoint them.

The above mentioned were two types of people one who chooses to be alone over others and the other is forced to be alone either way you are the who gets benefited don’t feel bad about it.

The only thing at last and always matters is your happiness, being alone is always good and try changing being lonely it’s not easy to do so but is always worth it.

Nature never goes out of style.

Joy in looking and comprehending is nature’s most beautiful gift. – Albert Einstein.

The poetry of earth is never dead – John Keats.

I don’t like captions. I prefer people to look at my pictures and invent their own stories – Josef Koudelka.

‘Love to take pictures?’ And don’t have a camera, here’s what you can do.

‘All that glitters is not gold’, similarly everyone who owns a camera can be a Photographer and the one who doesn’t cannot be it all depends on the way you go after what you want.

I too don’t have a camera to click pictures and don’t regret not having one as long as you’ve got a mobile phone, these days mobiles were integrated with high end cameras with quality nearly equal to that of a digital one.

With the development in the cameras of mobile phones they can even beat a DSLR in the upcoming years.

Personally I experiment a lot on the settings to get high quality images and I suggest you the same till you get the satisfying results.

Here’s the comparison between the pictures by digital camera and mobile phone.

The pictures were taken by Sony and the latter were taken by Samsung mobile.

So, don’t let anyone or anything come in your way, stop complaining and start your own journey.

Books that kept me going

If it weren’t for these books which I’m about to say, I would have given up reading a long time ago. These books along with my first book(Trojan war) kept me going through my entire childhood no matter what.

I’m going to say the books I’ve read in chronological order starting with TW followed by some famous, popular and obviously interesting books.

“Gulliver’s travels” by Jonathan Swift, about a guy named Lemuel Gulliver, a sailor on his voyage is ship wrecked and gets separated from his entire crew who is taken prisoner by small creatures of the islandic country of Lilliput.

However, he managed to escape from them making his condition worse and gets stranded in an island of giants who mistook him for some kind of doll eventually he manages to escape from them and return to his country.

Another book “The Hound of Baskerville” by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, one of the adventures by detective Sherlock Holmes with his companion Dr.Watson.

This book starts with Dr. James Mortimer seeking the help to solve a mysterious death of friend Sir Charles Baskerville in the moors of Devonshire. After many unravelling mysteries around the place of death they found out the reasons of deaths.

There are several movies and series based on this book but failed to say the story as it really is. I would like to suggest you to read it instead of watching.

All these books which I’ve read are supplementary readers which I tried to keep as long as possible and eventually lost them.

These pictures were taken from Google to show how the cover pages of the looks like back in the day when I read them, there are several changes to the current versions available.

I would like to suggest these books as must reads once in their life.

My first book

Everyone at some point in their life read a book or maybe more, these books take to a place beyond with the help of one’s imagination and the interest towards the book they are reading.

I think everyone is familiar with “Trojan war”, one of the greatest war in Greek mythology, the war was waged against the city of Troy by Achaeans after Paris of Troy took Helen from her husband Menelaus, king of sparta.

Well my fondness for reading started at the age of 12 and thank God I got a good book to start with, it is one of the supplementary reader in my sixth grade.

The cover page attracted me so I started reading even before my teacher started teaching it, I lost count of how many times I’ve read it as it never gets boring.

Here this is how the cover page looks like.

This book ends with the curse of the gods who were on the side of troy cursing them that not even single person survives their journey back home, the other book is continued with the after events of the war and the voyage of Greek army to their homelands.

Of all the characters in the book I like Ulysses or Odysseus the most and in the end with the help of gods whose on the side of Greeks, he’s the only person to return to his homeland odyssey after the war.

I would like to suggest this book if you have interest in myths, if you’ve read it already comment below your favourite character and why?

My first click

Everyone needs an inspiration to get themselves motivated to get going to the distance that none can ever imagine and only one dreams about.

If you want get inspired I would suggest you to get as far as you can from this busy world and get lost in the beauties of the nature. It is the best place one can go in the whole world.

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.

My inspiration dates back to January, 2013 I’m on a trip with my family to a place with a lot of beautiful natural spots, I don’t know what happened but all of a sudden I took out my camera and started taking snaps of those spots.

A place far away from the pollution, crowded streets and busy people the best thing about this place is the sound of the water flow, chirping sounds and the unpolluted air.

Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.

The above quote summarises what I want to say, don’t forget to share your experience with the mother nature and pictures you’ve taken.

Pilot

This may seems funny seeing the title “pilot”, let’s say it’s the title given by a person who never ever imagined that he would end up in a place like this and hope this is for the best.

Maybe we should talk about something that is a major thing in the world not now a days but from a long time, do you ever imagined that some day you’re going to work for someone to achieve their dreams or whatever they want, I wonder what happens when everyone through out the world follow their passion assuming the current situation I think it’ll never happen.

The main enemy of this society is “COMPARISON” in each and every aspect of our lives, one’s inability is based on the ability of the other and it’s never your fault. This is what makes a person to go against their will to prove the people that they’re wrong by taking up a job that they never imagined they would end up with.

Just remember one thing.

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid. –Albert Einstein

So whoever you are and whatever you are going through just be yourself and don’t let anyone change that, don’t get carried away by what the people say to you or about you, just don’t give up on your dreams and passions.

I don’t know if this is the way to start and end a post, I’ll get better with this eventually in the upcoming posts maybe some other things to talk about.