For the duration of this notice, unless otherwise stated, all images have been trawled from my photographic archives... 2020 was not my most prolific camera year, so have some catching up to do!!!

31 May 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHT

108 is considered as a highly auspicious number in the Hindu faith.  Red is also and these flame trees of summer at Sandeepany certainly bring a feeling of joy and ease.
























Of the acacia family, they cast their sheltering shadow wide and the flowers drop at the feet of the student sadhus and swamis alike, drifting down like confetti from God.
Blessings to you all on the last day of May.  Taken with the Uniden.

30 May 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SEVEN

Last Thursday - the day when things can go haywire, or are just plain peculiar!
























At Sydney Botanical Gardens, they even grow palm trees in their chimney pots!  Taken with the Minolta handycam.

29 May 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND SIX


Wings on Wednesday -
YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in respect to photographing birds.





























There was a lot happening around this particular scene... but for now just enjoy the peek-a-boo of this young black kite at the top of the palm.  Taken with the Uniden.

28 May 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE

The Tuesday Tease

























You know it - fifty or less words tells me what's in that cellar!  "One look at the broken slabs and the solid bars and Winky just knew there was a Demon-Lishun Ball last night.  She just prayed whoever had the key was on the outside." Taken with the Uniden in Auld Reekie (Edinburgh!).

27 May 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND FOUR

Monday's Critters




















Ashram senior dog, Krishna-ji.  "Yeesss, that's the spot - no don't stop!"  Check out Krishna's story at Canine Chronicles on My Take Too!  Don't forget to say 'hi!' to Bozo.
Taken with the Uniden.

26 May 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND THREE

MOONday - on the last Sunday of the month, Sol gets a rest!
"Aim for the moon.  If you miss you may hit a star." (W. Clement Stone)

...I was aiming for the moon and hit the trees!  Taken with the 'Nik' on auto and 16x optical zoom.  I liked the liquid silver effect that resulted and the purplish halo effect.

25 May 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND TWO

Saturday Symmetry


"Extreme remedies are very appropriate for  extreme diseases." (Hippocrates)
















A brass sculpture in honour of the surgeon at Surgeon's Hall - the medical sciences faculty of Edinburgh University.

Taken with the Uniden.

24 May 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED AND ONE

"The best place to find God is in a garden.  You can dig for him there." (G B Shaw)


























After the rain in my Sydney garden.  Taken with the Uniden on macro.  These were massive climbing pelargonium. A personal favourite. Why not read the story this photo inspired?

23 May 2013

TAKE ONE HUNDRED

Cramond Village, Lothian, Scotland
























An ancient and peaceful place.  Taken with the Uniden.

22 May 2013

TAKE NINETY NINE


Wings on Wednesday -

YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in respect to photographing birds.
"The focus and the concentration and the attention to detail that flying takes is a kind of meditation. I find it restful and engaging and other things slip away."  (Harrison Ford)

Take with the 'Nik' on auto sports mode and 20x optical zoom

21 May 2013

TAKE NINETY EIGHT

The Tuesday Tease























It's that fifty words or less challenge again!  What did the Metal Crane say to the drake's girlfriend? "Come here sweet-feathers and let me show you the shady side of life!" 
Taken with the 'Nik' on manual 80ISO and 3x optical zoom at Horniman Gardens Mumbai.

20 May 2013

TAKE NINETY SEVEN

Monday's Critters




















Time for a squirrel-fix!  Am glad I took a batch of these over two or three different visits - for now the fence has been denuded of all the greenery, therefore wildlife too.  Taken with the 'Nik' on auto and 5x optical zoom.

Check out the Canine Chronicles on the other page!

19 May 2013

TAKE NINETY SIX

SUNday
"If I had to choose a religion, the sun as the universal provider of life would be my God."
(Napoleon Boneparte)

Sunrise seen through the fence from my window.  Taken with the 'Nik' on auto and full 26x optical zoom.

18 May 2013

TAKE NINETY FIVE

Saturday Symmetry




"If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need."  (Cicero)












A walled garden at a guest house in Musselburgh, Lothian, Scotland

Taken with the Uniden

17 May 2013

TAKE NINETY FOUR

"For man, as for the flower, beast or bird, the supreme triumph is to be most vividly, most perfectly alive." (D H Lawrence)


























These are indeed vivid colours!  Taken with the 'Nik' on manual, 200ISO and 10x optical zoom, from my first floor window.

16 May 2013

TAKE NINETY THREE

Cchatrapati Shivaji Victoria Terminus - the central railway building of Mumbai.





















Taken with the 'Nik' from a moving vehicle, so not the sharpest, but a beautiful angle I think you will agree.

15 May 2013

TAKE NINETY TWO

Wings on Wednesday -
YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in respect to photographing birds.





























There's always someone else wanting to stick their beak into the picture!  Crow lands and the kites soar.  Taken with the 'Nik' on all auto.

14 May 2013

TAKE NINETY ONE

The Tuesday Tease
In no more than fifty words, tell what's the elephant's gripe.
"Ever get the feeling you've been conned?"
Taken with the Uniden.

13 May 2013

TAKE NINETY

Monday's Critters

M15+ rating!!


Lucky I carry the Uniden everywhere ('Nik' is not so convenient it must be said).

Anyway, the mangos are drawing the young local hooligans. This one was throwing a typical teenage male tantrum.

12 May 2013

TAKE EIGHTY NINE

SUNday
"The sun does not shine for a few trees or flowers, but for the wide world's joy."
(Henry Ward Beecher)

The morning sun glistens on the early peepal leaves.  Taken with the Uniden

11 May 2013

TAKE EIGHTY EIGHT

Saturday Symmetry




























New Mumbai - some newer than others.  Taken with the Uniden.

09 May 2013

TAKE EIGHTY SIX

"True strength lies in submission, which permits one to dedicate his life, through devotion, to something beyond himself." (Henry Miller)























 Sandeepany's Jagadishwara Mandir is ever popular. Taken with the 'Nik' on auto everything during Maha Shivratri 2013.

08 May 2013

TAKE EIGHTY FIVE


Wings on Wednesday -
YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in respect to photographing birds.
"Time is flying, never to return." (Virgil)

Taken with the 'Nik' on auto sports mode.

07 May 2013

TAKE EIGHTY FOUR

The Tuesday Tease































In fifty or less words, what's that pup saying? "Do you think he needs to know about the spare flat?"  Taken with the Uniden.

06 May 2013

TAKE EIGHTY THREE

Monday's Critters
























The epitome of devotion is the dog.  Read about Bobby here.  Taken with the Uniden on a wintry evening - used in-fill flash.

Don't forget to visit the J's tale and my friend Bozo!

05 May 2013

TAKE EIGHTY TWO

SUNday
"How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!" (John Muir)

Taken with the Uniden

04 May 2013

TAKE EIGHTY ONE

Saturday Symmetry
























Of course this could have been a contender for SUNday.  However, those patterns on the bus window are what make this picture.  Taken with the Uniden.

03 May 2013

TAKE EIGHTY

"There are no lines in nature, only colours of colour, one against another." (Edouard Manet)


























As Holi scattered her colours, so did Nature amongst the tree tops.  Taken with the 'Nik' on manual, 100ISO, 20x optical zoom.

02 May 2013

TAKE SEVENTY NINE

February in Sydney.  A famous sight.

At this time of year, the air can get 'greasy' and the blue haze of the eucalypts draws in. Taken on the Minolta handycam.





01 May 2013

TAKE SEVENTY EIGHT


Wings on Wednesday -
YAM's take on the good, the bad, the ugly and the downright hilarious in respect to photographing birds.



























Wings... is not going to be ALL about the black kites and YAM's comic adventures in trying to get the ultimate portrait.  Other birds will feature.  Occasionally.  Like Papa and Punya who regularly pop in to say hello.  The Uniden was more intent on focusing on the fence though!  HAPPY MAY DAY.