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A Trip To Al Wabah Crater

A trip long overdue!

We were 4 photo enthusiasts in 3 vehicles.

Al Wabah is a marr crater approximately 2km in diameter. Our trip was planned taking into consideration the moon phase, so that we could shoot the milky way over the crater. 

And shoot we did except that some light pollution from the adjoining town brought in some haze. 


The Milkyway!


Startrails!

Patterns inside the crater, supposed to be phosphorus!

A look into the crater.


A panorama at sunrise!

Structure In Nature

The Daily Post’s Photo Challenge

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Structure of a leaf taken from beneath and lit by the sun. Notice the reticular patterns on the leaf and the hairy stem. Its a thick leaf yet translucent!

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Taken on a recent visit to a local farm. This is a stacked 2-3x macro [not really sure of the exact magnification], of a shed peacock feather, taken using a flash and a diy-ed aluminium foil reflector placed behind the feather.

Notice the fine hairs in its colorful glory. Viewed from up close, I think it could be mistaken for a plant of some sort at first glance.

There is structure everywhere!!

Green Valley, Jeddah

A few months ago, we heard about this new locale in Jeddah. Green Valley! A place teeming with water. Green grass. And life.


People rave about this place. Some say its a natural water body in the middle of the Arabian desert. Some say the water is processed waste water. The truth is, nobody knows. The latter theory is the most probable.


Anyway. There is water. Flowing water. Maybe a mile long. And there’s fish too. God knows where they came from! An entirely new ecosystem has sprung up. Probably wild dogs are on top of the food chain. And lots of birds. Pity I didn’t have my telephoto.

 

I did get some shots of the nearby vegetation.


And where there’s vegetation, there are critters!


And like in every ecosystem, new or old, life is always accompanied by death. And here’s something that reminds me of that!

Nostalgia With “Prisma”

Its been awhile since my last post.

A short month long vacation to my homeland, Kerala, culminated a week ago. Its been 3 years since my last visit home.

This vacation was all about nostalgia. Revisiting familiar places. Meeting past friends.

I have chosen a few images, that brings a lot of memories.

And I have chosen the much hyped “Prisma” app to process these images:

The land of coconuts

And tamarinds

Dewy mornings

Tea Stalls and steamy tea

Rivers

And rivers

The local’s favorite pass time – Fishing

Abundant Paddy fields

Hills

Celebrations

The local bus

And the people

 

This is my home…

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