Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day, at Mothakkara Village

It’s really hard to believe that I was away for five long months from this wonderful community.

And, finally the silence is broken and here I am, among you all great people…

I couldn’t stand any longer from sharing images and experiences from my beautiful Kerala.

A guided ‘day walk’ in one of the most scenic villages at the foothills of ‘Banasura Hills’ is the immediate trigger.

Please have a look at this image from, Mothakkara village as part of the ‘Weekly Photo Challenge‘.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Walls, Tanjavur Wall Painting

The Big Temple of Tanjavur is a world of it’s own…

We have to use superlative degree for anything that’s associated with this architectural marvel which turned 1000 years old in 2010.

I am restricting this post to something special, on the inside ‘Walls’ of this temple complex, the world renowned Tanjavur painting


Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange, Theyyam Make Up

Thinking about Orange, the first thing that comes to my mind is “Theyyam”… and probably the only thing :)

Let me share an image of this incredible ritual dance from God’s Own Country, Kerala

Orange you glad it’s photo challenge time?

Flavours of Fort Cochin: Part-2, The Reward

It was a day, the more I tried to get close to my destination, the farther I spun away…

But, by end of the day, I was rewarded with a handful of images worth all the effort…

Please check out “Flavours of Fort Cochin:Part-1” to see what I planned for the day and where I ended up with :)

FortKochi-0013As I got down from the Junkar, it was 3 pm and I had a couple more hours to explore Biennale.

But, as I started walking to the exhibition halls, I got lost in the color around and started capturing the flavors of this beautiful place…

FortKochi-0019FortKochi-0026FortKochi-0021FortKochi-0022FortKochi-0027FortKochi-0028 I walked through the streets and along the walk way near the beach… and finally reached my destination.

FortKochi-0023FortKochi-0024FortKochi-0025I was really overwhelmed with the variety and quality of the art and craft being showcased.

I had used up almost all my day wandering around… But no reason to get disappointed.

I got my reward for the exploits of a tiring day, a handful of images…

FortKochi-0020But I have decided to come back with my family to explore, Bienalle, hopefully “Only Biennale”  :)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

There is something really interesting about rules in Photography.

You don’t have to learn these rules and apply them. Once you start taking visually appealing images by practice, you would have already followed them unknowingly, “The Rule of Thirds” is one of the best example.

Let me share a few images taken during my travels in South India (Mainly Karnataka and Kerala).

Rule of Thirds