Through my Lens-34


Hi there! Welcome to my quest to explore beauty in the overlooked and share them with you. Here goes the click of the week:

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Black beauty

This picture was clicked after I found these flowers lying down on the floor, drenched and detached from a tree after a rain shower. The trio looked photogenic and here they are 😉
Hope you like it!Have a great week ahead🌻🌻

Through my Lens-30


Simplicity intrigues me more than the dazzle. Its amazing how beauty can be latent in the such unexpected things, all one needs is an eye to explore it. Come, accompany me on this quest to explore and click some shots close to nature, close to me; not from those exotic locations but from my unostentatious surroundings. Some picture purely Raw and Aesthetic .

Here goes the click for the week:

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A thing of beauty

Its been a chaotic week and on one equally chaotic afternoon, a thing of beauty came unexpectedly, jolting me out of mundane and bringing a smile to my face.
See how the dash of pink livens up the picture? Now that’s what a simple flower can do!
What I loved about this flower was that its petals were akin to leaves, complete with veins, but in pink. The little white bud, the only sprouted one in the whole bunch was as pretty as a pearl, having tiny petals of its own(or least they looked so with divisions and all).

But Most importantly, it added a beautiful touch to my unexciting surrounding and gave me a ‘Click-Click’ break! So, a thing of beauty is indeed a joy forever, especially if preserved in my lens 😉

I Hope you liked it too!
Have a great week ahead 😊

Through my Lens-29


Hi there! Welcome to my quest to explore beauty in the overlooked and share them with you.

As you know(I hope you do), I started a tale in TML-27, inspired by the shot I shared therein. This week’s picture brings an end to the tale, and if you have missed reading this mystical adventure, you can always follow up through ‘Story so far’ section below. And if the curiosity to see the world through my lens gets the better of you, all you have to do is to scroll down a bit and get to the picture! 😉

Story so far:

The protagonist is visiting her grandma’s when she ventures out to check out her kitchen garden. She is about to leave when weird things start happening, all attracting her to a mystical tree at the exit of the garden. From that moment, her life steers away from the normal course, tangling her amidst a world she had never expected to be a part of- a world full of mystery and strange happenings all encircling around ‘nature’ and its creations in despair. From standing blankly for about an hour in front of a tree, to driving a car filled with cobwebs, the omens don’t leave her side until she joins the scattered pieces encompassing the mystery of those puzzling  events. Her subconscious shows her the truth through a dream which makes her connect the past events and draw a meaning out of them…. But what would she do next? Can she really help the tortured souls get a better life?

Read the finale to find out… Or catch on the first and second part first, if you have missed those!

Dreams can be weird,
They can make you see and explore the depths of your subconscious,
They can make you behold those latent desires and wishes lurking somewhere at the back of your mind,
My dream had introduced me to a part of myself which knew the answers I had longed for all along, something my mortal body was not capable of holding or registering yet…
All I needed was to tune in.

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It was a warm and sunny day, and driving amidst a calm environment, away from the over speeding traffic of the city, was a soothing change. The road to grandma’s home went through lush green fields , and the cool breeze hitting me through the rolled down window was a good distraction from upheavals I was afraid I could be facing in a few minutes time.

Finally, my destination came into view. I parked outside the modest house, my heart shuddering hard against my chest. But I calmed myself, going mentally through the basic  plan I had made, which was to do some background research before acting upon anything.  After realizing the connection between my dream and the events in grandma’s kitchen garden  that day, the reality had dawned upon me as something my subconscious knew all the while I was madly trying to figure it out.

The tree stood in front of me as I marveled at what I had gone through in those forty five minutes I spent interacting with the mystical forces of nature. That bee I had seen had been trying to consciously knock itself at the tree when it got sucked inside. That web had been purposefully made around my ankle to prevent me going away before I heard her tale of woe. But why me? Simply because I was standing there admiring the beauty of nature or was it something bigger?

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Through my Lens-26


Hi there! Welcome to  my quest to explore beauty in the overlooked and share with you the world through my lens.

This week, the pictures come from my grandma’s kitchen garden.Each time I go over, I’m always keen to see which veggies she is tending to. This time there were not many, but only some beautiful spring onions, growing in a small patch. The flowers were admirable, their whiteness standing  out in the area. Well, spring onions can look as beautiful growing up as they do in our platters! A Beatle bug was there too, admiring the beauty along with me. Oh Mr bug, could you ever resist my camera?

Here are the pictures, which one do you like? I couldn’t decide between them!

Through my Lens-22


Hi there!
Welcome to my quest to explore beauty in my unostentatious surrounding and delight you with some pictures purely raw and aesthetic.

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The story behind this click goes like this:
It was a bright sunny morning and I happened to be sitting right under this bright sun. I was in a park, under a tent with a gathering of about 150 people. The heavily decorated enclosure they had made in that park was meant to provide some shade, but because of it being closed from the sides, it was heating up inside the tent. The overhead Sun, peeking from the pink cloth the tent was made of, was not helping either.
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Through my Lens – 18


Hi there!
Welcome to my quest to explore beauty in my unostentatious surrounding and delight you with some pictures purely raw and aesthetic.

Here goes the picture(or well, pictures) for the week:

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Tiny wonders

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White stands out!

OK, maybe you like the clicks. Those wild flowers, in white and yellow with green in the backdrop look pretty beautiful. But is that it? Did you know there’s always a story behind a picture..behind every picture. The one for these pictures goes like this:
On one fine morning, a chilly winter mornings exactly, I found this lying on our terrace. Yes, like just like that on the concrete floor. It was a really beautiful plant, strong enough to hold along the soil it had grown in, tangled in its roots. Who would like to leave behind food whole travelling anyway. 😉

As you can expect, I rushed down to fetch my cell phone, because I had just found some beauty worth preserving in my lenses. ‘Click! Click!’, I went. But wait, where had this plant appeared from? Certainly not from any of the pots on the terrace. And It couldn’t have possibly fallen from the skies. Yet apparently, it had.
It all started when the walls the freshly painted walls of the terrace went damp with its paint coming off in chips. On probing the matter, we found the drain above that wall blocked by this wild plant. It was then consequently thrown down(from the floor above)onto the terrace where I found it. I really liked this one with its flowers and all the growth and so picked whole bunch of it and potted it into our little garden. Though the plant survives till date, its flowers are gone. I’m glad I preserved them forever in my lenses that day.

And yes, on another (boring) evening when I was waiting for my job to be done at a service center, I experimented with this picture below. Which one would you choose from the original and the edited?

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How am I ?

And here goes the winning post from TML series. Thanks a lot @faradayscandle for voting this the winner. Its a pleasure to reveal behind the scene photographs. 

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Happy to pose 😉

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We hang on together !

Hope you liked them just as you did the curtain raiser here.
And yes, you can vote for any picture from the previous posts and I’ll reveal the unseen shots.
T&C apply. 😉

Mundane Monday Challenge #15


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There was a wooden basket, here was a redundant plastic container and there was my grandma chopping down a bit of a money plant to pot it in that awful smelling plastic container. The end result was as above – a beautiful potted plant. Best out of waste, is it not?

After the money plant was planted thus, it would not stay that way for long. The leaves would wither and dry in a few days time, being devoid of sunlight and fresh air in the indoors. My Grandma used to plant some new stems every now and then, Until one fine day when I took the plant  under my umbrella, and started nurturing it to health. I used to diligently keep it in the sunlight, feed it with water and natural fertilizers, and after some time it started responding back.

The plant survived and some(precisely two) tiny new leaves sprouted on it. I was overjoyed, and excitedly waited for them to unfurl into big leaves.

On this particular day in June when the picture was clicked, I was busy decorating my basket with flowers and  clicking it from various angles, just to capture the momentary beauty forever (the flowers would wilt in less than a day).
Little did I know that one day I would be back home only to see my little treasure ravaged and pulled off from the roots,the new leaves bitten, others cut off from the stem and the branches teared apart.

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Mundane Monday Challenge #14


Hi there!

Welcome to my fourteenth entry for MMC, a challenge to find beauty in everyday mundane things, capture it and upload the photographs.

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It was a mundane day, just like any other-same routine, same people and nothing, well, Extra(ordinary).

As I stepped out to kick start the run-of-the-mill routine, I noticed this peculiar sight, where a car parked near a flowering tree had been covered with yellow flowers.It was delightful. How lucky the car was to be adorned with flowers! It reminded me of the ‘wedding cars’ which are similarly decorated to ferry the newly weds. Though this one was not as elaborately beautified, but still I loved the nature’s play here.

Though, I could not stop to admire it for long, I managed to quickly take out my camera and capture a  snapshot. I hope you like it too! Do tell me your view and a suggest a caption if you like.

Have a great weekend ahead 🙂

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Mundane Monday Challenge #11


Here comes week #11 of the Mundane Monday Challenge hosted by PhoTrablogger. This photography challenge requires us to capture beauty in almost anything post it each week. Apart from it, this week’s entry is also submitted for The Daily Post Photo challenge- ‘Forces of Nature
Solitary LilyThe entry for the week not only symbolizes ‘Solitude’  but also holds a latent meaning if you look closely.

The photograph captures a solitary Lily, lashed down by a thunderstorm the previous night. The effect of nature’s fury on impotent flora is well depicted through this unedited shot. So, it is evident of Forces of Nature too, isn’t it?

What does the it brings to your mind? Share with me your views on the shot and remember, there’s always a caption to suggest !

Have a great week ahead 🙂

MUNDANE MONDAY CHALLENGE #7


Here goes my Entry number seven for Mundane Monday Challenge. This event which is hosted by Trablogger requires us to capture beauty in almost anything and upload the photograph within the week.

This post is also linked to The Daily Post Photo Challenge- ‘Motion

The photo depicts how one can find beauty in mundane wait for the lights to turn green at the traffic signal.

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Do not forget to suggest a caption !