When you arise in the morning


“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


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


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


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

The only thing worth stealing…


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

Tiny hands, big responsibilities


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


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

Bokeh effect in photography


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


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


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