Here is a splendid view.
This is convergence in the natural environment.
This is my second submission on the WPC Challenge of Minimalist.
I like the blue tone of the whole thing, which is very subdued, highlighting the rocks.
Please enjoy :-)
I know time is running out for this weekly challenge, so I am putting in another submission.
The sun has barely risen. Light rays were coming in at a very low angle.
On the Koh Samui beach, not a soul was in sight.
I took this photo of the water which seemed to be having a very interesting texture.
The ripples from the waves were something which I have never seen before!
Have seen many a sunset.
There was a lot of reflection in the sea; the low angle of the sun was such that it highlighted the ripples.
The sea was calm and the sky did not have an orange color as many of the tropical sunset do.
From here, you can see forever. . . . . . . . . . . . .
This week’s Travel Theme is Silver.
As a landscape guy, it is really a challenge to find something which is silver from my travels.
Back home, while visiting a raw water reservoir known as Liu Shui Heung, I captured this photo in the still waters of the reservoir. The reflection from the placid water do look silvery to me.
Maybe, I should get some silver threads and golden needles together and take a photo!
This week’s photo challenge is One.
While strolling the courtyard of Angkor Wat, Cambodia, I couldn’t help taking a photo of this tree, with the boundary walls as background.
This is not the biggest tree I have ever seen; but the flowers on the tree are just beautiful!
Trees remind me of a poem I learned in school:
I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;
A tree that looks at God all day
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;
A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;
Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.
Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.
~Joyce Kilmer, “Trees,” 1914
Originally, I was thinking of posting just one Tree photo, but the re-discovery of this childhood poem has urged me to show the One tree photos which I like. These include:
…………….. only God can make a tree!
Our days in Koh Samui, Thailand have been very relaxing.
The clouds looked dramatic. Looking at how the clouds and sky change their color as the sun was setting was really memorable.
We didn’t know these were the signs of a heavy storm that night. When we were back at our hotel and were ready to sleep, thunders began to roar. With the heavy rain, there was continuous lightning too.
In the midst of all the thunders, suddenly there was an electricity blackout. The whole area, including our bungalow was pitch black – we couldn’t see a thing. There was some panic, as we tried to reach for an electric torch.
We knew there was nothing we could do except to lock our door and went back to sleep.
When morning came, it was another clear day . . . . . . . . . . . . .