If you want to be happy, be

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If you want to be happy, be.
– Leo Tolstoy

Paddy field workers

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Farming requires lots of water — most of it in the form of perspiration.
~Lou Erickson

Picture of busy Paddy field workers working during the monsoon season as planting season progresses in earnest in Telengana.

Old lady

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Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.
– Mark Twain

Look what’s there?

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Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.
~John Betjeman

Monk at photography

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When you are a photographer, you work all the time, because your eye is the first camera.
– Patrick Demarchelier

Climb the mountains

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Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.
Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.
The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy,
while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn.
– John Muir

View at Banasura sagar dam, Wayanad, Kerala

Photographing toddlers

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I brought children into this dark world because it needed the light that only a child can bring.
~Liz Armbruster

Taking photograph of a toddler is perhaps most challenging task because they are always on the move and most unpredictable. I think one good way to photograph them is when they are doing something which they enjoy most or to take them to a place where they can have fun. Photograph taken with 50 mm Nikon lens (F stop – f/1.8, Exposure – 1/80 sec).

I would love to hear your thoughts / experiences.

Buddhist devotee

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When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad. That’s my religion.
– Abraham Lincoln

Buddhist devotee photograph taken during my recent visit to Bodhgaya, Bihar.

Beyond the horizon

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We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon.
– Franklin D. Roosevelt

When you finally go back to your old home

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“When you finally go back to your old home, you find it wasn’t the old home you missed but your childhood.”
-Sam Ewing