EYE of the BEHOLDER
Calling myself even an amateur photographer is an overstatement.
However, a keen eye for the anomalous leads to some interesting
snaps, and equally enticing stories.
I had the good fortune of waking up to this beautiful view for 3 months during my stay in Javea, Spain.
Rainbows after a passing storm. Javea, Spain
It was a peaceful night - no winds, no waves, nor boats. The moonlight bathed the whole sea. Javea, Spain
The Chakma are an indigenous tribe of the Chittagong Hill Tracts, a region of Bangladesh that has more in common with Southeast Asia than South Asia. The Chakma are predominantly Buddhist. Rangamati, Bangladesh
Heights of Nirvana
I managed to take only two pictures of this temple before the winds and the rain forced us to take shelter. Ayuthaya, Thailand
Red, White, and Yellow
If only I could have captured the gurgling sound of the fountain! Washington, DC, USA
Autumn's Last Colors
It was late November, and most of the other plants succumbed to autumn's frosts by then. However, perhaps sheltered by the wooden box, this nasturtium bloom gave my friend's garden a final touch of color. California, USA
It was phenomenal seeing this long trail of caterpillars beating me on this uphill hike. Valencia, Spain
The Alhambra. Enough said. Granada, Spain
Canyons of Cappadocia
It was as if God took out His finest oil paints for this view ... Cappadocia, Turkey
In spring, all of the alleys around Hagia Sophia were fragrant with blossoms. Istanbul, Turkey
Regardless of where you live, you are bound to get the blues once in a while. While living in Istanbul though, a quick stroll along the azure Bosphorus cured many restless moments.
Back alleys of Venice
Venice is beautiful, yes... but people forget mention that it smells quite bad as well. But hey, it's all part of life, si? Venice, Italy
I only had my iPhone with me to capture this scene. It was a serene yet slightly surreal moment. Hali Shahar, Bangladesh
These are hyacinth beans. Most people grow them as ornamental garden vines for their beautiful flowers and pods. But in our home, they are food. Interestingly, the seeds contain minute traces of cyanide. One recent TV show named it the 'most dangerous' vegetable. My mom just shook her head.
That is Durbal up there. He was the only kid my father could find to climb the two-story tall papaya tree. In return, Durbal only wanted an hour of uninterrupted TV viewing in our living room. It was a sweet deal. Chittagong, Bangladesh
In some parts of the world, the gender of your child could bring bouts of anxiety. For this family of three daughters, dinner was often a simple fare of boiled rice and mixed greens. The father was too busy worrying about their dowry. Dhaka, Bangladesh
Boots: Meets the Blooms
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