Lens Artists #240 – The Road often Taken

John has challenged all lens artists to show the “Road often Taken”, not literally but metaphorically as it applies to one’s preference or style of photography.

As a traveller, I tend to collect as many photographs as the number of steps (alright, exaggerating here). A lot of them should be discarded, but somehow I never get to that. Oh I am digressing from the topic. So what kind of photos do I lean towards?

The answer is – it depends.

If I am somewhere in or near the mountains, then it’s the natural landscapes that fill up my memory card. For example, the image below was taken enroute to some place with my friends. We stopped to stretch our legs and to absorb the beautiful scenery in our hearts!

Emerald lake – Eibsee below, with Zugspitze behind

If I am in a city/town near the coast, then the landscapes will contain man-made structures too.

Looking over Hvar Town, Croatia
The Iconic Mostar Bridge on Neretva River in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Sometimes, I am lucky when the sun also comes so beautifully in the frame on its way down (or on its way up, but only if I can get up first!).

A mesmerizing sunset at Jodhpur’s Mehrangarh Fort

But when I am inside a city, then I marvel at the man-made structures and get into architecture photography.

St. Peterโ€™s Basilica, Vatican
Hawa Mahal, Jaipur
Corporation Building, Chennai
A French Colonial House, Pondicherry

And then there are those long times in between travels. Then I have at least the flowers and leaves to feed my camera. What I mean here is that I capture flowers and leaves during my travels also, but in times of travel-drought, flowers and leaves are often the only subjects! Luckily, I live in a place where people take care of their gardens very lovingly (that skill has not rubbed off on me), so I get good photo opportunities near my home.

For John’s lens-artists photo challenge.

In this blog, I focus on sharing some of the photographs that I capture, often during my travels but also in the everyday life. If you’d like to read about my travels, you can find the stories on this blog – Reflections on the River.


24 replies to “Lens Artists #240 – The Road often Taken

  1. I agree that “it depends” according to place and mood.
    I liked your photos from around the world and went back to the “Emerald lake” one a few times because of the LAYERS! such a cool photo

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    1. Thanks very much Amy ๐Ÿ™‚.. It was a pleasant surprise to have the birds flying above the fort at sunset. I loved it, not just for capturing the photograph but also for the feel of that moment which will stay in my heart..


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