Candy Colours

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Who doesn’t love candy?!

With everyone at home counting their calories it is an impossible task to take pictures of candy. I also do not have past photos of sweets because… well who does that! Chocolates are made to be eaten, not photographed! On a third note, this week’s topic was rather impish – Candy without candy! 

I must thank my parents for the success of this week’s homework. Dad because he wanted his pants ‘re-altered’ which made mom take out her entire stitching set. Mom also gave a ton of suggestions on how to add colour and pop to the pics. Finally the baby ballerinas and the bunnies for posing so patiently! 

This is my first set of pics I shot this year for the project and I can’t tell you how much I love this slideshow option on the blog! Perfect way to display multiple images. It was so hard to pick one from all the adorable photographs!

Hope you like them and my take on the theme! Leave me a shout out, I do love your feedbacks : )

 

🌏 • Mumbai, IN
⏳  • 7th February 2017, 9:00 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cloud Gate

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I’m happy to say we have entered the 5th week of the year and thus my photography project. I did tweak the projects rules to suit my convenience – in the sense that I’ve been uploading old pics instead of taking new ones!

Forgive me for

  1. I am at a disadvantage : I am unable to take 10-20 shots of an object in varied angles and lights – at this moment.
  2. I have so many pending old photos I should be posting or atleast printing out for myself that this seems like the perfect way to do it! 
  3. This is my 2nd or 3rd post of Cloud Gate. #SorryButNotSorry

It is a funny little monument. Set in the middle of Downtown, Chicago, walking distance from the lake, reflecting the city’s marvelous sky line – it surely is a sight to see. It’s as beautiful when covered with snow! Hard to imagine that it is merely a big lump of steel! 

This week’s theme was to take 10 different shots of an object. Not only is this the best set of pictures I have but the varied reflections The Bean projects – of the buildings or of the people – seemed poetically apt.

Above is a collage of 9 of my best shots, below is a link of my previous post and last but not least one of the night shots of the Gate

📚 https://nisheetaphotography.wordpress.com/2015/04/05/a-new-continent/

🌏 • Cloud Gate, Chicago
⏳• 18th March 2015, 6:07 PM

 

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Lake of Linderhof

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I realise that I’m putting up my second consecutive water body picture but this seemed perfect for this week’s theme – Mirror.

I fell in love with these still lakes in Germany. It was also the first time I saw snow. We were at Fussen from where we made a small drive into Austria. Gorgeous slithering hills surrounding frozen lakes – with hardly anyone around in minus temperatures. So beautiful!

On our way back we made a quick stop at Linderhof Palace. Unfortunately, we visited after closing hours but we got a small tour around the palace grounds. It was around the end of winter so the gardens were eerie and snow laden.

🌏 • Linderhof Palace, Germany
⏳  • 7th January 2014

 

 

Irony

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I love Irony. It is by far my one of my favourite literary and creative devices. I get such a rush finding them in film – still and movies. Imagine the thought process of the creators when they decide to put such an analogy in!

So, taking that and my delightful hobby of 2017 I present to you an Ironic representation of Week 3’s theme Land – Venice, where the cabs are boats and houses are built on water!

Photograph Reference: This is a really old picture. It was the year I was given my first digi-cam, also my first international trip to Italy. Venice truly took our breath away. A whole city on water. The spacious  Piazza San Marco, beautiful Basilica and the fact that you can get around the city through connecting bridges. If I’m not mistaken, there are about 400 bridges connecting the 117 little islands. No, I didn’t get to see every one of them – obviously. We did get to go on a Gondola and attend the Murders & Mysteries Tour  ( in the middle of the night, amongst the ghosts of venice – we were told!) 

 

Week 3: Land

⏳• 22nd September 2011, 10:15 AM

🌏• Venice, Italy  

📷•  Canon IXUS 220HS

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Snowfall In Chicago

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Week 2:Straight out of the Camera.

I seemed to have started off early on Week 2 of the 52 Week Photo Challenge.

2 years ago on my first day in Chicago I experienced my first snowfall. Setting aside that it was icky and quite slippery at times, standing under falling snow was a beautiful experience. Better was catching this sight in Millennium Park.

Unedited and ‘straight out of the camera’ is a picture under the BP Bridge, near the Park

Timber Trail

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Nikon D5200 1/250s, fl 29mm, f/8.0, ISO 100

 

2017 is a new beginning – as is every new year. I thought I would take inspiration from the 52 Week Photography Challenge and follow it up till I can. Since I do not have as many opportunities to be up n out on my feet I will upload past photos as well as new ones depending on their availability. 

I hope you enjoy them and it helps improve my skills. Would love your feedback and comments!

Photo Reference: As many know just owning a professional camera doesn’t make  you a professional photographer.  I am an amateur photographer. Some things I learnt via my own judgement, some by reading up online. I do wish one day I can join a course to get some advance skills, till then I will self teach. 

Rule of Thirds is one of the basic composition tricks of photography. Placing the object of interest on the imaginary intersecting 4 lines of the frame enhances the anatomy of the picture.In potraits it’s the eye of the person, in landscapes it may be the horizon and so on and so forth. 

But as all rules aren’t made to be followed, rule of thirds is simply a guideline. Many photos demand its object to be in the very centre and many may even have no correlation to the lines. So, go out there, see what your gut tells you to do and click away.

Week 1: Rule of Thirds

⏳• 21st November 2016, 11:15 AM
🌏• Timber Trail, Himachal Pradesh

 

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New Year’s Eve 2016

Wishing you all a very happy and productive New Year 2017!

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Photo Specs: Nikon D5200 1/60s f/7.1 fl: 38mm ISO: 3200 ⌛ 31st December 2016, 11:40 PM
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Photo Specs: Nikon D5200 1/40s f/14 fl: 36mm ISO: 3200
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Photo Specs: Nikon D5200 1/40s f/13 fl: 52mm ISO: 3200 ⌛ 31st December 2016, 11:50 PM
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Photo Specs: Nikon D5200 1/40s f/13 fl: 52mm ISO: 3200 ⌛ 31st December 2016, 11:45 PM