Casual Snaps Turned Beautiful!

Sometimes you casually click on the shutter button of the camera and get a beautiful shot. This post is all about such snaps which were taken casually but later turned out into beautiful photographs.

This is the antenna at the Bharatpur Municipality office of Chitwan. On one of my visits to the Municipality I was asked to wait for some time before my work could be done. Therefore, I utilized the spare moments in exploring the office building. The antenna in this picture was on the roof of the Municipality office building.

This second photograph is of the same antenna but taken from a different perspective. I hope you will appreciate this shot too even though it is almost the same as the first one.

In my opinion, the slanted view of the antenna has contributed a lot to the beauty of this photograph.

This is the snap of the beautiful blue sky on a hot but a cloudy summer afternoon.

This is also another snap of the beautiful blue sky taken on just another perfect day.

I just moved a bit from the above scene and got this one.

On moving a bit more I got this shot of a dark blue sky.

On further moving towards the right, I got this shot of the large dark clouds.

All these photographs were taken from my mobile's 2MP camera. All these photographs except the first two were taken from my home itself!

Most of these photographs turned beautiful just because of the adequate light of the sun during the hot summer days when these photographs were taken.

All your constructive comments and critiques will be welcomed in the comments below.

Tharu Village in Eastern Chitwan

The photographs I am sharing in this post are from Eastern Chitwan. I promise you that you'll see something new in this post as you scroll down the post.

Photo of a scenic Landscape

This place was quite beautiful naturally. It was on the way to the Tharu Village (I am just calling it a Tharu Village because this place was mostly inhibited by Tharu people. They are the indigenous people of Chitwan and the Terai.)

Landscape Photograph of a Stream

Same location as above but a slight change in the view and a little more revealing of the river landscape.

Photograph of a Stream from the Bridge

This is the photo taken from the middle of the bridge. The location is same as above.

Tharu Houses

This photograph gives you some glimpse of the beautiful Tharu Houses constructed with mud and roofed with tiles. The greenery of the creeping vegetables on the house roofs are natural ornaments of these houses.

Tharu Houses

This is another shot which shows the beauty and simplicity of the rural houses.

Tharu Culture

The sticks on the front yard of the house drew my attention and I took these photographs wondering what these sticks (or something else) were meant for? You are welcome to give your opinion on this in the comments below if you have any.

Tharu Village

Did you miss the third photograph or is this one taken from a different angle?

Paddy fields and the Sky

This is the large paddy field in the Eastern Chitwan. That single tree in the middle of these large paddy fields took my attention as I passed by these fields.

Face of the Goat

This is the front face of the goat taken closely as it stared at me. Goats were common domestic animals in Eastern Chitwan.

Head of the Goat

This photograph is just a side view of the goat and it covers a bit more than the face above.

Grazing of the Goats

This photograph shows the goats grazing. What took my attention while taking this photograph was the style the goats were fed with fodder. The grass was stuffed in the net to make it round and the goats pulled the grass from the holes in the net. That way the wastage of fodder could be reduced. This unique way of feeding the goats was new and amazing to me.

Photograph of three cute Lambs

This last photograph is of three beautiful lambs which are so cute that they are worth capturing in my camera.

That's all, and as always your constructive comments and critiques will be warmly welcomed.

Photography in Tihar (Diwali)

Tihar, also known as Diwali or Deepawali, is one of the most cherished and important festival of Nepal. It is considered as the second largest festival of the Hindus, especially of Nepal, after 'Dashain'. Decoration of houses during the evenings of the five days of Tihar, which is in fact known as 'Deepawali' is one of the major attraction of this festival.

A beautifully decorated house in Diwali
A beautifully decorated house!
Enticed with the beautiful decoration on this grand festival, I took out my camera and headed to shoot my neighborhood one evening of Diwali. On the first day, I couldn't shoot much because of the battery run-out. So, I continued my quest the next day as well.

One problem I faced so heavily during this particular photography adventure, was the shaking of the camera while shooting. First of all, the lights were not still and second, I didn't have a tripod to fix my camera to avoid the shaking (or the movement) of the camera while snapping. Despite the unavailability of full equipment, I, however, succeeded in getting some good shots anyway which I am going to share with you in this post. I hope you'll enjoy viewing them!

Deepawali - Lights in Mini-temple (Mairo)

This shot above is of a 'mini-temple', called 'matha' in Nepali. Generally, everyone have this kind of structure in their houses where they plant a religious plant, basil, also known as 'tulsi' in Nepali.

The lights on the outside are candles while the one inside a triangular shape is called 'Diyo'.

Lights on the way to a House in Diwali (Deepawali)
It is believed that Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth, blesses those people whose house is well-lighted and well-decorated. People have a faith that Goddess Laxmi's blessings are vital for economic prosperity of the family. Therefore, they make their houses as beautiful as possible to welcome the Goddess of wealth into their house and get her blessings.

The photograph on the left-hand side portrays a yard, a small space in front of a house, decorated by creating a way to the door of the house lighted by candles or 'Diyo'. People often make footprints of the Goddess with rice flour. Similarly, they make various designs and shapes using 'abir', a red-colored dye, 'kesari', an yellow colored dye, and white rice flour. Therefore, every houses look extremely beautiful during this festival.

Below are a few shots capturing the glimpse of the decoration of houses in the evening using various types of lights.

Well decorated House and Yard
Well decorated yard and house!

A house covered in Light
A house covered in lights!

Well-decorated House in Diwali
Another beautifully decorated house!

Diyo on Swastika sign in Diwali
'Diyo' lit in the middle of a yard, inside the symbol of 'Swastika'!

Star of Light
The star made of light!

Abstract Photograph of Light
Abstract image formed from light!

Abstract Art of Light
Artistic photograph!

Actually these last two photographs are the deformed ones, although they have formed a beautiful pattern. The shaking of the camera caused the photographs to form these kinds of abstract shapes.

So, these are my photographs from 'Diwali' or 'Tihar'. How do you find them? Don't forget to share your views about them in the comment below.