Thaipusam Festival, Tamil Communities Around The World – 3 February 2015

Thaipusam Festival, Tamil Communities Around The World – 3 February 2015.

Well written article on a little known festival outside Tamil Nadu…

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Walking on Water

Beautiful composition….

Broken Light: A Photography Collective

Photo taken by contributor Ty Fitzgerald, a man who has been diagnosed with Bipolar II. Ty has a fondness for Lo-fi and Lux filters because they intensify shadows, highlights and colors. Such photos visually represent the way he sees the world, a little brighter and darker than he imagines those without bipolar disorder see the world.

About this photo: “This photo was taken in New Smyrna Beach, FL at sunset. A father and son were fishing and I managed to get a shot with just the son in it. The tide was coming in and there was water pooling all around him. When I dropped to the sand to take the shot, it looked like he was walking on water. I like this shot a lot because it has that “decisive moment” that Henri Cartier-Bresson described, where just a split second sooner or later, it would not have worked. I like to take photos of people when…

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First full moon of 2015

Man has always been fascinated by the moon. For eons, it has guided and  inspired travellers, scheduled our lives, whether it was for planting, fishing or migration. Several cultures and religions schedule theirMoon 05.01.15-0360-2 entire lives based on the moon with moon based calendars. Islam has most of its important festivals  scheduled based on the sighting of the moon.

 

Moon 05.01.15-0334Pagan and native religions have different names for moons that occur in different seasons and months of the year.

The moon in January is called the Wolf Moon, as it is named after the howling of wolf packs as they search for food during the cold winter conditions at this time of year.

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This full moon also coincided with Earth’s perihelion in its orbit around the sun.

Although the skies over Bangalore were cloudy today, one does not miss an opportunity to shoot such a lovely sight. As always, a photographers best friend is patience, and patience enabled me to get some great pics today.

Bannerghatta 3 Bird of Paradise – Strelitzia

Paradise probably comes in various colours but here on earth, these bright colours are how we know about the Bird of Paradise flower. Its gorgeous colours on tender petals the bright sunshine and great company made taking this photograph a real pleasure _99A0191