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Friday, July 13, 2012

Strip of paradise - Mom's garden



Mumbai has the glitzy marine drive, Hyderabad has the pretty necklace road and my home has a little strip of garden that is a treat to the eyes.  While I am not particularly interested in gardening, I enjoy photographing the flowering plants.  In the morning the plants seem organized like little school kids when my mom brings out the watering can.






The plants maintain their own routine and one day they simply decide to give out flowers of stunning beauty.  I just put aside my morning coffee and rush inside the house to get the camera.






I just use a low-budget Nikon camera but with the right settings and good lighting conditions, these low-cost cameras can rival the best SLRs in the market.





There is no post-processing involved when I am photographing plants and flowers.  I just use the RAW images from the cameras, but I try to get it right many times before I am satisfied with the results.  It seems tempting to remove the glare after I take my photographs in Photoshop, but for now I decided not to.




The morning light seems to have a magical and fresh quality to it; it enhances and brings out the pure colour in the surroundings so I photograph mostly in the morning.






To top it off, my house overlooks a gang of palm trees and the palm tree climbers take out the toddy in the morning and evening.  Could I ask for more?









In search of my mother's garden, I found my own.

                                    - Alice Walker - author, poet and activist.





32 comments:

  1. Pretty colors. Never knew Kanakambaram can look so beautiful.

    It all lies in the eyes of the beholder / camera holder!

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    1. You are too kind Pattu madam. Will pass the compliments to my mom, one gardener to another.

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  2. Beautiful post Sandeep. Loved the flowers, your photography and the little garden that your mom takes care of.

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    1. Thank you Madhavi. Encouragement from you guys means a lot to me.

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  3. i have been waiting to see you explore photography for a long time. please dont stop. these are wonderful.

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  4. simply wow , loved the Lilly :)

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    1. Thank you for dropping by. Glad you liked it.

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  5. Thanks for the tour to your mom's garden..Simply Beautiful..Great Pics.. Keep up the Good Work..

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  6. Lovely shots, third last was pretty good:)

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    1. Thank you Saru, yes the earthen colors contrast well with the flowery yellows and reds.

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  7. Good effort....

    http://debnature.blogspot.in

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    1. Thank you for dropping by. Loved your blog.

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  8. Stunning shots! So refreshing to see the wonderful beauty you have captured, in the morning :)

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    1. Wow thank you. Something about the morning light which is indescribable. Thanks for your encouragement.

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  9. I love flower pictures and to see them in real life, Bliss :)

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    1. Thank you Ghazala, I tried to capture the beauty of flowers, but nothing like seeing the flowers in real life.

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  10. It was like taking a walk in a garden with beautiful flowers around...the pics are so colorful and natural:)Great shots!

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  11. I think i love the fallen hibiscus with the reflection of the sky. Very pretty garden it should be, i see very pretty flowers :)

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    1. Thank you Meoww. Yes its my favorite pic too.

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  12. This is the best I have seen so far!!! Wow, wow, wow!!! Absolutely ravishing!

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  13. so pretty -- the hibiscus and the kanakambaram!The details are breathtaking!

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