1. The blues..with a pinch of red,orange and yellow..
What I love about the blue hour, specially over the sea is that it feels like the entire world has turned blue. The beauty of this time in enhanced by the setting Sun, which emits very strong red/organe/yellow colors.
I love capturing such moments and I specially loved this one, over a tiny island called the “Nalusuan Island” in Philippines.
About Nalusuan Island, Philippines
Nalusuan Island is man-made resort island in the Cebu Strait, the Philippines, and one of the islands comprising the Olango Island Group. The island, which measures close to a hectare, is situated in between the Province of Bohol and Mactan Island. Originally a sand bar, it was reclaimed to allow the construction of the Nalusuan Island Resort, which occupies the entire island.
The Philippines, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (Filipino: Republika ng Pilipinas), is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam. The Sulu Sea to the southwest lies between the country and the island of Borneo, and to the south the Celebes Sea separates it from other islands of Indonesia. It is bounded on the east by the Philippine Sea. Its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire and its tropical climate make the Philippines prone to earthquakes and typhoons but have also endowed the country with natural resources and made it one of the richest areas of biodiversity in the world. An archipelago comprising 7,107 islands, the Philippines is categorized broadly into three main geographical divisions: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Its capital city is Manila.
2. The city with its glitz and glamour..
I took this shot during Christmas time last year in the busy streets of Bangkok, with the hustle and the bustle of thousands of vehicles going past every few minutes. The city, which is a cultural melting pot of the East goes wild and over-the-top with the big malls displaying all the glitz and the glamor and trying to compete against each other.
One such mall is the MBK mall of Bangkok. If you are looking to buy anything electronic, this is the place to be. This was a perfectly good place to take some long exposure shots with the light trails form interesting shapes and patterns.
Bangkok is the capital, largest urban area and primary city of Thailand. Known in Thai as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, meaning “city of angels” for short, it was originally a small trading post on the west bank of the lower Chao Phraya River during the Ayutthaya Kingdom. It became the capital in 1768 after the destruction of Ayutthaya by Burmese invaders. However, the
3. Hoi An – Waiting patiently..
Hoi An, during its glory days used to be one of the busiest merchant towns in all of South East Asia and there are still settlers here from China, Japan, Malaysia and other regions who came here solely for the purpose of trade and made this beautiful place their home.
This town is a showcase of its past and still holds most of the houses from that era and is a reminder of the beautiful tradition and culture that is a mix of several societies. Hoi An is now a UNESCO World Heritage site and one has to really visit and see it with their own eyes, the amazing beauty of charming little town.
These boats, which once used to carry goods from different regions, now carry tourists around the town and when nobody is around, all they do is wait patiently for the next tourist to arrive.
About Hoi An
Hội An is a city on the coast of the South China Sea in the South Central Coast of Vietnam. It is located in Quảng Nam province and is home to approximately 120,000 inhabitants.
The city possessed the largest harbour in Southeast Asia in the 1st century and was known as Lâm Ấp Phố (Champa City). Between the seventh and 10th centuries, the Cham (people of Champa) controlled the strategic spice trade and with this came tremendous wealth. The boats still used today in Hội An probably have the same hull shape as those used by the Champas for ocean voyages.
4. Finally a fence on a friday..
5. I’ll be waiting for you…in hope…
It reminded me of a lady waiting in hope for her loved one to come and meet her in this beautiful setting.
Mussoorie is a city and a municipal board, about 34 km from Dehradun and in Dehradun district in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. This hill station, situated in the foothills of the Himalaya ranges, is also known as the Queen of the Hills. The adjoining town of Landour, which includes a military cantonment, is considered part of ‘greater Mussoorie’, as are the townships of Barlowganj and Jharipani.
Uttarakhand, formerly Uttaranchal, is a state located in the northern part of India. It is often referred to as the Land of Gods due to the many holy Hindu temples and cities found throughout the state, which are some of Hinduism’s most spiritual and auspicious places of pilgrimage and worship. Known for its natural beauty, it was carved out of Himalayan and adjoining north-western districts of Uttar Pradesh on 9 November 2000, becoming the 27th state of the Republic of India. It borders the Tibet Autonomous Region on the north, Nepal on the east and the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh to the south, Haryana to the west and Himachal Pradesh to the north west.
6. Monsoon, wedding, cocktail and bokeh (explored)
This is a photo of a couple in the (supposed) rains. A welcome to the monsoon season 🙂
There is a story behind this image.
7. Look beyond the broken walls and the crumbling roof… and you will see true beauty
This is another image from my recent visit to “qutub shahi tombs” in Hyderabad. A big portion of this place is in ruins and as you can see the roof is crumbling, the walls are broken and overall it is in a very sorry state.
*Experiment with tone and textures.
Have a nice week, October Rain & Cool… n Love
From Internet, By PNike