Sunset in Goa, India

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A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead ~ Graham Greene, (The End of the Affair)

Nurturing Thursday: Now!

Remember that there is only one important time and that is now. The present moment is the only time over which we have dominion. The most important person is always the person you are with, who is right before you, for who knows if you will have dealings with any other person in the future? The most important pursuit is making the person standing at your side happy, for that alone is the pursuit of life ~ Leo Tolstoy

  • Are we losing the fun of meeting people since we are more curious in knowing what’s happening in other’s life?
  • Do you put your mobile on silent when you are a host or a visitor (except for an emergency of course)?
  • Do you spend time with your family without using internet?

For Becca’s Nurturing Thursday!

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I would appreciate if you have any suggestions/tips on travelling to Florence, say something not to be missed 🙂

Thanks in advance

 

La Jolla Cove

It’s almost 3 weeks since we returned from the US but there were many things going on at the same time restricting me to arrange my photos. Now I shall recall and make respective posts.

Our first destination was San Diego. Actually we landed in San Francisco, collected our baggage and checked in for a domestic flight to San Diego.  After reading all the suggestions on the internet we thought it would be a good idea to book a late flight . You know what, we were out without any problem apart from the hour we were in pass control queue.

Have you ever felt that the service for the queue you are waiting in is the slowest one for no reason when others are passing by quickly. Anyways after putting stamps on our passport  and returning it to us, the officer was in mood for some light discussion on immigrants. The irony was both parties belong to the same category 😀

As it was quite early, we decided to try our luck by asking for the seats on the earlier flight. I think we would have granted all our wishes on “that” day. The seats were rebooked for the fee of $25 each. Can you believe? This is not gonna happen here.

I am sharing a group of images for Jo’s (Monday) walk,  taken at the La Jolla Cove in San Diego.

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La Jolla Cove is a small, picturesque cove and beach that is surrounded by cliffs in La Jolla, San Diego, California. The Cove is protected as part of a marine reserve; underwater it is very rich in marine life, and is popular with snorkelers, swimmers and scuba divers.

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There are hundreds of sea lions that call the La Jolla Cove home, sometimes being seen in the deeper-water parts of the Cove or basking on rocks. All sea animals in this area are protected by law, including the orange Garibaldi fish, which are unusually common in the Cove.  (I didn’t get chance to see even one 😦 )

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The cove is also home to hundreds of cormorants and brown pelicans and some other species of birds. I am not sure about other species of birds but quadron of pelicans and flight of cormorants were all over.

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From the park at the top of the Cove, there are a few steps down on each side to a “gallery” area with a lot of benches. This gallery includes the entrance to the lifeguard station, where the lifeguard’s chalkboard shows useful information updated throughout the day. From the gallery level there are two steep sets of concrete steps that lead down to the beach itself, although visitors often have to step on rocks to get all the way down to the sand.

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Some of you might have noticed that some images were taken in the evening and some in broad daylight. Yes we visited it twice with two different hosts who were incredibly supportive.

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Dramatic cityscapes of Hong Kong

I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went the world was on myside ~Unknown

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Here I am walking on streets of Hong Kong- the main island and Kowloon to get the feel of this city with such dramatic and compact skyscapers.

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Victoria peak is a tourist favourite place to capture the beautiful cityscape of Hong Kong. Sadly the occasional smog obscure the view.

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Images taken while walking on streets.

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This was my favourite spot to caputre skyscapes.

For Lens-artists-photo-challenge and Jo’s Monday walk.

Weekend 71: Routine travel shots 2!

Traveling: it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller ~ Ibn Battuta

Yesterday I had to travel again. Yes it was my routine travel route.  Taking flight was no option as chances of flight cancellation were higher than landslide problems.

On my way there were places with very poor visibilty. The probability of a good photo shot was even less. Still I tried until it was really too dark. Here I am sharing some images. Hope you like them.

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The images are mostly monochrome and even the availabe light changed the background colour from grey to blue.

Most of the times I don’t feel bored while travelling as the surroundings, and my fellow passengers happily share the responsibilty.

Who likes travelling?

Macro Monday: 1/19

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Usally I don’t check the camera setting but since I have asked to mention the same. Here is it: 1/1250 sek. f/5,6 300 mm. I didn’t want to disturb the fly hence it was taken from quite a distance and even then I had to crop the sides to make it better visible.

This image was taken in southern Italy.

Here I go again!

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To begin our photography journey in year 2019, Amy has given a wonderful theme for Lens-Artists-Photo-Challenge this week. I decided to post just one photo today, hope you like this iphone image. I shall try to post a few photos from earlier travels but right now time is a big constraint.

I came back a week ago after 3 weeks stay in India ( can’t call it vacation as I travelled from one home to another). We had to cancel our vacation plans due to some emergency in our family.  Now I am back to work and in a few weeks time I shall be travelling again. Let’s see if I can manage to relax then.

This time will be heading to a far far west place, “California”. Any suggestions on do’s and donts in the region are most welcome.

Cheers!