Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind ( New York 2 )

I am always fascinated by the skyline of New York city.

My mind is switched off completely to NY when I look at the skyline.New York 2

Here is a one of my favorite photos of NY skyline, seeing NYC from afar.

Please enjoy!


Weekly Photo Challenge: State of Mind ( New York)

So this week, share an image where you see a particularly strong connection between what we see and what you felt as you pressed that shutter button on your camera or phone.”

The above is what the Challenger asks us to do this week for the Photo Challenge.010A

Have been to New York several times. Each time, I got a special feeling about the place.

There are many places I like, however, the ordinary streets cape in NY reminds me that I am actually there.

The mix of the old and the new gives you a sense of place.

A place that is so varied, so alive and so full of energy!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Season ( Up on the Swiss Mountains)

Our Spring is still cold ( by our standards).

As one who lives in the subtropics, Switzerland always seems cold to me except in the Summer months.DSCF8573

Here are a couple of photos taken some years ago.

It was Spring; there was quite a contrast between the bleak snow covered hillsĀ and the grassland down below.DSCF8556

It looks as if there are two seasons there in the picture; Winter on the hills and Spring in the valley below.

Maybe the snow there never melts, even in Summer.

The Serenity of Plitvice lakes

Waterfalls, trees, lakes and reflection seem to be the most common elements at Plitvice Lakes, Croatia.

Here is a photo that was taken at the lakes.DSCF0352

I like the serenity of the place and the green reflection.

Please enjoy!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons ( Misty )

I know Misty is not a season.

But there are times within a season when it is especially misty, due to the humidity and the temperatures.DSC_0116

We were wandering in the mountains of ZhangJiaJie, China when mist came upon us.

We were like in Avatar, with the mist surrounding and not knowing which direction to proceed.DSC_0044

It was all fun and a bit adventurous.

Hope to be in the midst of mist again in my next hike!


The Other Side of Dubrovnik

Most tourists head for the fortress side of Dubrovnik; we did the same too.

Many of my photos show the fortresses, the walls and the many terracotta roofs.CIMG1538A

For a change, this picture was taken towards the sea, away from the fortresses, when the sun has set.

We were walking back to the hotel and my eyes were captured by the very peaceful feeling of the sea and the cliffs and the lone house by the seaside.

Altogether, a very soothing view!



Weekly photo Challenge: Seasons ( Spring at Morges)

Spring and Autumn are the seasons I like best.

I like Spring for the flowers and Autumn for the foliage.DSCF0025

Summer is the month I feel most mobile and energetic.

Winter is the season for my hibernation!

Here are a couple of photos taken in Morges, Switzerland during Spring.DSCF0022

How delightful it is to walk around the garden by the lake.

Flowers and green leaves everywhere, one complementing the other.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons ( Annecy in Spring )

This week’s DP photo challenge is Seasons.

We had a good walk around the gardens at Annecy, France.DSCF1020A

Here are a couple of causal pictures which were taken during Spring.

They show how lovely Annecy can be around that time.DSCF1017A

Please enjoy!


Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons ( Color of Spring )

This week’s DP photo challenge is Seasons.

Yellow is my favorite color for ushering in Spring.CIMG3088

It signifies hope and live.

The top photo was taken when we were on our way in Luoping, Yunnan in China.DSCF2766

The second photo, which I reckon is more beautiful, was taken in XiangShan, Beijing in China.

The yellow chrysanthemum were more randomly arranged, they were dancing to welcome Spring!DSCF3146

Lastly, but not the least, the photo of Canola or Rapeseed flowers were taken in Luoping, China in early Spring.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Life Imitates Art ( Hokkaido )

LIFE >> ART >> LIFE >> ART >> LIFE >> ART …………….

I suppose Art and Life are interlinked and continuously influencing each other.

To me, LIFE = ART.012

Here is a picture taken in Hokkaido, Japan.

It is also a painting.