Photography – Shades & Shadows

This week Ann Christine has invited us to share pictures of shades and shadows for the Lens Artist Photo Challenge # 152.

I am presenting a snapshot of pictures from Jaipur and Udaipur, two famous cities of Rajasthan, India!

A peek into the play between the Sun, shade and shadows which make an interesting story.

Folk singers delighting the crowd with their soulful singing!

A shot at my silhouette 🙂

At a local fair in Udaipur!

Dormant canon gun….Thank goodness, I don’t fire anymore 😉

Play of the sun and shadows on the old door!


Grace and rhythm in perfect sync!

Candid Conversations 🙂


Sun n Sea – A Harmony!

Eastern sky glistens

the dreamy sea slumbers on

indolent waves ebb


golden sunshine smiles

sun-drenched tides unfurl magic

turquoise melange


emits a bright trail

kisses the western skyline

lulls the blue expanse


oceanic tides

weaves an endless saga of

cadenced harmony!




Sun’s Trail….A Haiku Poem!


Embryonic rays

dawn exalts a coral blush

horizon aflame


mercury soars high

punctures the billowy clouds

casts a scorching gaze


the western skyline

brims with wisps of lavender

aesthetic adieu.




Fiery Heat!

ic :

Fiery heat casts a spell

on the dreary summer noon

green grass withers a tan,

the branches stand still,

water bodies parched to death,

birds scurry to quench their thirst,

the cicada’s trill, echoes anguish

nature lies defeated,

devoid of life

insipid, motionless

burning under the raging sun!

The world today….

In response to secretkeeper’s weekly writing  prompt #123.  The challenge is to use the 5 words below in a poem or fiction.  This is the first time I am trying a Nonet.

(Nonet (9 – 8 – 7 – 6 – 5 – 4 – 3 – 2 – 1) progression downward of syllables)





War and terror reign supreme today

barbarous acts tarnish life

books painted with violent blood

the sun stands a witness

to a shriveled world

consumed by hate,

I, me, mine



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