Day 2: To Brighten Your Day at 2.36 PM

Today's shot was planned and set. There is this huge Hibiscus flowering in my garden... and the family has been after me to show some of my photography skills here. The flower was almost drooping by the time I got around to shooting it... But I somehow like this shot, with the anthers, the bright colours and the slight browning. Does it remind you of an old woman retaining her youth despite the wrinkles? A flower brightens the room till it is rotten.

To Brighten Your Day by amulya
To Brighten Your Day, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

Day 1 at 2.36 PM: At Siesta

It was a day meant to shoot. All through the way, I tried to keep the camera focussed and shooting whatever came my way... and I had a moment to shoot. You see something but by the time you frame it, either you'd have moved or some car is in the way.

And as the clock struck 2.36, this came into my viewfinder. The man just sat there, on a street filled with furniture store. 2.36 PM is such a lazy time and the weather was so awesome. What would be a better time to test your furniture? I also love that blue wall next to it. So vibrant and beautiful in that road of browns and greys.

At Siesta by amulya
At Siesta, a photo by amulya on Flickr.

New Projects

Apologies for the long absence. The Project 365 got a little old... and maybe a little routine. I need some diversions and therefore, the new "At That Time" project.

What is it: At a fixed time for the whole week, you take a shot of whatever is in front of you. The time will differ each week and maybe we'll do themes too. But for this week, time is 2.36 PM of whatever time zone you are in.

Yes, this project is open to everyone. I do not have the patience to add a lot of people here, so what you can do is post it on your own blog and post the link here in the comments or on the FB album. (I will definitely check... it'll be an interesting collage of what is happening across the world at that particular moment).

So go for it... and yes, you can write a little note too... Hoping for support here :-)