Friday, August 24, 2012

Colors of Life

The color have the ability invoke various emotions and memories in us. Here are some of the colorful images that I had captured during my journey across India and they reflect happy memories. Two people Rupam Sarma and Bhushavali promoted me to participate in this Capture the Color Contest by TravelSupermarket and share the colors with you all.

Blue:

This is ancient Jain Basadi on a hillock at Karkala, a small town in Karnataka. The ancient Chathurmukha Basadi built in the year 1586 looks very plain from a distance even though there are small carvings on the ceiling. The beauty of this pillared square structure is enhanced by the encompassing pure blue sky.

Green:
The Bangalore Palace modeled on Windsor Castle of England provides lot of photo opportunities. The beauty of magnificent structure is enhanced by the creepers that are growing uniformly on the walls of the palace.

Yellow:
On one of the weekends I was awaken by the chirping sweet sounds of the birds. I ran to the roof top with my camera to have a clear view of them. They were small yellow birds flying around from one branch to another. These birds against the green foliage looked great.

White:
At Shivgange near Bangalore there are several beautiful water falls which fall from a height. The water gushing down with a force results in a splash. The beauty of the place can be enjoyed much only by looking at it through once own eyes rather than seeing it in a image.

Red:
While driving by road back to Bangalore after one of our short trips we got to see glimpse of setting sun between the mountains. The Sun was setting fast and I had to stop the car to get a clear view of gorgeous sunset. The sky was like canvas with various colors and prominent among them was red.

Also I pass on the invitation to 5 more fellow bloggers for their participation:

Indrani of i Share
Jeevan of Jeevan's World
Shiju of Cranium Bolts
Sridharan of Sridharan's Travelogue
Ranjana of Rajana's Crafts Blog


I wish you all Happy participation and All the Best.

52 comments:

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Looooove the Yellow!!! Its chooo cuuute!!! :) :) :)
Bhusha's LESSER KNOWN INDIA

RNSANE said...

Your photography is beautiful and makes me want to see these places in person. My travel budget this 5-1/2 month stay is radically depleted because I had to buy a brand new computer after mine crashed and my Android phone was dropped into a puddle by my rickshaw driver. That outlay of nearly $1000 US means I won't do the traveling about India I had hoped. It's a good thing I am living in Jaipur, though, with much to see and do.

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Marvelous, and very refreshing.

R Niranjan Das said...

Lovely shots. All the best.

Zuzana said...

Beautiful images, love the sunset shots.;) That castle entrance is similar one to Duke university in NC where I used to work while living in the US, it is also build after an English model.;)
Have a great weekend,
xoxo

Jeevan said...

Beautiful photos, highlighting the colors! Thanks for the invitation... sure will come up with a post soon :)

Vineeta Yashswi said...

All shots are very beautiful...All the Best

Lowell said...

What a wonderful and very colorful post! That first temple struck me because of its geometry - I like the lines and angles. The Bangalore Palace is magnificent. Love that wee yellow bird and the raging waterfall and especially the setting sun!

Tes said...

What a colorful life :)
Tes
http://tesathome.com

joo said...

What a lovely post! I tried to decide which is my favourite - hard to decide, since love them all:)

Gattina said...

Beauful sightseeing for me !

Leovi said...

Great photos, all with great beauty, I love the colors and the light radiating nice, excellent framing. Greetings.

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful skies and an incredible temple as always! I do love the waterfall and the sunset is the perfect way to end a day! Thanks for sharing the beauty, Rajesh! Hope you and your family have a great weekend!

jewaicious said...

What beautiful photos...so filled with lovely tones and contrasts.

sceneoftranquility said...

Lovely sky shots here.

George said...

You did a marvelous job of capturing the colors of India.

ladyfi said...

What lovely shots, especially the sunset! Fabulous. And what amazing green leafy pillars.

Pearl Maple said...

Great collection of photos celebrating the colours of the region, the bird is a little cutie

rupam sarma said...

Wow Truly amazing photography and post for 'Capture the Colour' All the photographs awesome.Thanks for the post.All the Best.

ashok said...

lovely colors!

eileeninmd said...

Lovely series of scenes and photos. The bird is really pretty. Happy Weekend.

TexWisGirl said...

love the green! and that sweet yellow bird!

Mama Zen said...

I love that green shot!

Phil said...

It's a joy to see photos of India. Well I didn't know about Banagalore Palace but I do know - thanks.

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely shots!

Barb said...

Hello Rajesh, All photos from grand waterfall, majestic temple, and gorgeous sunset to tiny bird are wonderful shots. I can almost hear the roar of the falls!

Anni said...

That yellow bird is superb...great photo Rajesh. And the waterfall?!!!! Spectacular. Of course I always enjoy visiting with you and viewing your posts.

Texas State Bird

Al said...

Great shots - that castle could be an English castle complete with ivy!

Genie said...

What a beautiful series. I love the simplicity of the first one. It is so different from so many that you post. But the one that look like Windsor Palace caught my eye immediately. What a great capture. genie

SandyCarlson said...

Isolating color has a profoundly interesting effect. I'm for blue!

chubskulit said...

Captured so beautifully. Hopping by from Camera Critters.


Have a lovely Sunday!

Hanne Bente said...

Nice pictures you show - I like them all.
Wish you a good Sunday :)
Hanne Bente

toby said...

Beautiful shots, all! Those birds do blend in nicely with their leaves :)

magiceye said...

Beautiful entries all!!

Best wishes for the contest!!

eden said...

Beautiful shots and my favourite is the last one.

Akshay Kumar G said...

Beautiful captures Rajesh. Love them all. :)

Adam Jones said...

Lovely shots.

Gary said...

Beautiful series!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

ಅಶ್ವಿನಿ/ Ashwini said...

Wow !! Great captures..

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful representation of all the colors Rajesh! I agree that waterfalls are hard to capture and usually better to see in person -- but your picture does a wonderful job of catching the beauty of the falling water.

sandeep ingilela said...

Wow some great pics here.

vinishashah said...

superbbbb...awesome clicks

Farila said...

Very beautiful photographs..

indu chhibber said...

nice views-the Jain basadi is sombre & austere like the religion itself

Andrew said...

Wonderful images..

mick said...

A great series of photos. The little yellow bird is beautiful.

bettyl said...

Your yellow bird is called a 'wax eye' here in NZ.

Arija said...

Love all of your colours of life. The little bird is so like our silvert-eyes in Australia.

Kim, USA said...

Indeed very pretty colors!!


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emz said...

beautiful photos! i love the first one, its so historic. thanks for sharing!

here is mine..
http://www.myphotomeme.com/2012/08/29/at-rudee-inlet-va/

Neil said...

Great post.

Rajesh said...

Thank you all for appreciating this color canvas.