When you arise in the morning

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“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
– Marcus Aurelius

Sea shore view at Vizag

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There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
Lord Byron

Great things are done when men and mountains meet

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Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street.
~ William Blake

Evening view of mountains at Araku Valley near Vizag.

Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise

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“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise.”
― Victor Hugo

The only thing worth stealing…

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The only thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping child.
~Joe Houldsworth

Tiny hands, big responsibilities

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The greatest gifts you can give your children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.
~ Denis Waitley

Come, join me for the fun

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You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.
~Franklin P. Jones

Bokeh effect in photography

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Bokeh is a japanese term for the aesthetic quality of the blur produced in the out-of-focus parts of an image produced by a lens. Generally, prime lenses with large aperture create excellent boken.

The above paddy filed image was taken with a Nikon 50 mm prime lense . The purpose of taking this image was to focus on close up of paddy crop by using a larger aperture (in this case F- stop of f/1.8) and blurring the background.

Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers

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Don’t wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul.

When you have only two pennies left

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When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a flower with the other.
~Chinese Proverb