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. 

 

 

Mediterranean Morn

Mediterranean Morn

I had the good fortune of waking up to this beautiful view for 3 months during my stay in Javea, Spain.

Mediterranean Midday

Mediterranean Midday

Rainbows after a passing storm. Javea, Spain

Mediterranean Midnight

Mediterranean Midnight

It was a peaceful night - no winds, no waves, nor boats. The moonlight bathed the whole sea. Javea, Spain

Saffron Shade

Saffron Shade

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

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

Red, White, and Yellow

If only I could have captured the gurgling sound of the fountain! Washington, DC, USA

Autumn's Last Colors

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

Caterpillar Traffic

Caterpillar Traffic

It was phenomenal seeing this long trail of caterpillars beating me on this uphill hike. Valencia, Spain

Sultan's View

Sultan's View

The Alhambra. Enough said. Granada, Spain

Canyons of Cappadocia

Canyons of Cappadocia

It was as if God took out His finest oil paints for this view ... Cappadocia, Turkey

Fragrance

Fragrance

In spring, all of the alleys around Hagia Sophia were fragrant with blossoms. Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul Blues

Istanbul Blues

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

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

Sunset salutations

Sunset salutations

I only had my iPhone with me to capture this scene. It was a serene yet slightly surreal moment. Hali Shahar, Bangladesh

Violent Violet

Violent Violet

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.

Precious Papayas

Precious Papayas

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

Desirable daughters

Desirable daughters

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

Boots: Meets the Blooms

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