Monday, February 22, 2010


I really enjoyed clicking these photographs of the sun ... the powerful sun can also be hidden by some critically positioned leaves... but it still sneaks through..... with the brilliance of a star.

click on the photograph to get a better view.

Moon sharing the sky with the sun. Most of us believe that the moon only rises at night... does it? We never notice it during the day, or maybe very rarely. Little known trivia....Sunrise and moonrise are at the same time on new moon day and moonrise is at sunset time on full moon day. I did not know this till very late in my life, not that it made any difference to my life.

The wavy appearance on the stones is the sunlight refracting through the waves on the water.... I did not know how to capture the waves and the refraction at the same time... anyone any ideas?


BK Chowla, said...

By no means I am a photographer, but i can appreciate lovely pictures

Swati said...

lovely ..esp the last one

J P Joshi said...

BK Chowla: Thank you. Beauty, they say, lies in the eyes of the beholder.

Swati: Thank you

Chandrika Shubham said...

Awesome pics. :)

I liked the second pic most. :)

J P Joshi said...

Chandrika Shubham: Thank you for the encouraging words.

Reflections said...

Beautiful pictures!!!! Loved all of them!!!!
U knw somewhere I read we must never point the camera directly at the sun coz the lens get damaged, do u knw anything abt it????

J P Joshi said...

Reflections: Thanks Nancy. Yes, it does mention that at some places but it is only applicable for prolonged exposure, I suppose. It could damage the electronic circuits in digital cameras or the aperture mechanism in the regular cameras, I believe.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hello JPJ:)


Lovely photos captured with great skill and imagination. You have also provided some interesting trivia.

While looking at the photos I was astonished to see some trees have shed their leaves and some have leaves. The way trees adjust themselves to the onset of summer.

Photography throws in a lot of challenges and opens up our mind and helps us notice many things which we normally don't bother to see. Whether one is an expert or an amateur, it doesn't matter. We keep learning many new things as we go on clicking photos.

Have a nice day:)

J P Joshi said...

Joseph: Thank you for your comment.

I agree with you that we miss out many things with our eyes, as the capacity of our brain is limited at any instant, whereas the camera captures everything and then we can see it at leisure - we see many more things this way.

Greetings to you too.

Piper .. said...

The pictures are beautiful, Sir!!!! I esp loved the last one. How on earth did you capture the sunlight on the stones so well??
If you dont mind my asking, what camera do you use? I`m dabbling a wee bit in photography too. Juts playing around actually. But your pictures are just so awesome!

J P Joshi said...

Piper: Thank you. I do nothing but click when I see something interesting.. the camera does the rest, and that is why I love digital cameras. I am using a Canon PowerShot SX120IS. It is a beautiful camera for an amateur like me.. I too play around.. trying to develop it as a hobby for retirement, when I would have all the time to notice things around me.

indianhomemaker said...

Lovely pictures! I did not know about moonrise - that's interesting trivia :)

The pebbles under water are beautiful!! Remind me of Port Blair - Ross Island where we even found shiny green, semi transparent pebbles which were actually pieces of green beer bottles polished by waves! :)

Taking the picture of the waves and the refraction... I would say hit and try or going through Flickr pictures where many photographers explain how they take each picture or explain when we ask.

And the word for verification below ends with photu :)

J P Joshi said...

IHM: Thank you for your comment. I visited Flickr today and found some really beautiful photographs. Thanks for the tip.