Saturday, March 1, 2014

Night Queen!

This is a very special shot for me - guess why? It has been shot in absolute darkness that too using manual focus. This is just in front of my  house. I was returning  home and felt something different even in darkness and rushed in to get my camera. I am using a manual macro lens now, so it was a bit difficult to use it in the dark. So the shot made me very very happy. 

Monday, February 24, 2014

Birds of Bedford

Swan - needs no telling.
This is a Mallard couple (left one is male and the other is female).

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Tales from London - 3

                                     The women of world war II

This is a very special and unique photo from my collection and there is a story behind it. Today I am going to share it. This is right along the parliament street and a very unique piece of modern sculpture. 

The Memorial to the Women of World War II is the result of an open competition, won by John W. Mills. The competition asked for a monument to commemorate all the women of World War II, not individuals. John W. Mills’ won the competition by a design from his own memories of the war and his mother’s work in munitions. It depicts the contribution of all women to the war effort through their clothing symbolically left hanging on pegs after they had returned home at the end of hostilities with their job well done.

I have not seen a better example of contemporary art in London and I salute the creator every time I see it simply for the wonderful thoughts behind it. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Tales from London - 2

  Kings Cross Sculpture 1 

Today I am sharing some interesting sculptures at King's Cross station regarding history of train travel. About 150 years of history and the sculptures speak for themselves. I have been to London so many times since 2006, but it was only 7 years later I took notice. Hope you like this tour of London with me.

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