CLOUDS: WHIMSICALLY YOURS (II)

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CLOUDS: WHIMSICALLY YOURS

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CLOUDS: WHIMSICALLY YOURS (I)

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CLOUDS: WHIMSICALLY YOURS

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey – https://santoshchaubey.wordpress.com/

THAT RICKSHAW-PULLER..

COLORES INFINITUM/CELLPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY

Today is World Photo Day/World Photography Day.

Its formal or informal nature doesn’t matter. What matters that it a is nice event of global spread to celebrate our expressions and thus our emotions – with a camera in reach of every hand through the smartphone revolution.

When I had taken this photograph, the Day was not in my thoughts. I randomly clicked the moment with my cellophane while en route to my workplace.

What pulled my attention was the text written on the rickshaw-puller’s T-shirt. It was Marathi, but in Devnagari script (Hindi), so I could read the names. Then there was this party symbol of the main opposition party (Indian National Congress) of India.

This one, the T-shirt the rickshaw-puller was wearing, was possibly a campaign material during the last Lok Sabha elections and was a Mumbai export, as the names on it suggested – either this rickshaw-puller had some days of his life in Mumbai or he had got it from someone from there.

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THAT RICKSHAW-PULLER..

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RAINBOW CLICKED AT 32000 FEET – IN A RANDOM CLICK

I usually don’t take snapshots while in a flight but the view today compelled me to react with my cellphone camera spontaneously. Yes, it was not the first time that I had witnesses a rainbow while in a flight. But somehow, I had not done it before today.

The flight was at 32,000 feet, en route to Delhi from Varanasi. It was hot and humid in Varanasi but raining in Delhi since this morning – so as usual – the Monsoon vagaries continue.

Mid-way to the journey, Monsoon’s playfulness suddenly pulled my attention when the aircraft’s pilot was announcing specifications on how the flight was doing. My eyes, staring out of the window, saw this amazing arch, overarching the whole panorama in its range.

And I don’t know how, but my right hand, on its own, slipped to my trouser’s pocket to pick cellphone to click the view. Yes, I could not do it when it was fully young in the range of my eyesight as unlocking the handset and capturing the frame took some time. But, even if I could not capture the full rainbow arch, the shots that I captured were enough to give me thoughts to write on an image created by it.

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