Friendly Friday Photo Challenge-Between The Lines

Here’s another wonderful prompt from the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge hosted by AmandaSnow and Manja! 

‘Between the Lines’- can be interpreted in as many ways as photographer may wish to and for amateurs like me, this becomes all the more lucid. So, here I go with my interpretation of this week’s theme- some are literal and some are abstract and some are just special moments in our pocketbook of memories that tell a story.

 

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Ocean City, MD

 

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Frozen clotheslines , Minneapolis

 

 

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Princeton, NJ

 

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Princeton, NJ

 

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NJ

 

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Somewhere en route Ladakh, India (photo taken by my younger brother during his visit)

 

 

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Lake George, NY

 

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One of my favorite gifts ever…my little boy who was two and half at the time, painted this as my birthday present. It means nothing to anybody but these random brush strokes on a simple paper now framed never fail to put a smile on my face. And what makes it extra special is this-  after he finished this, he said he should draw one for his dad too as otherwise his Baba might feel left out and sad. He used to be such a sweet little boy and he still he but now that he is growing up, I feel that unadulterated innocence  is getting replaced by some well thought out mischief! I enjoy these just as much but somewhere I already miss those days when he used to be my tiny mush 🙂

 

 

When he was learning to write in between lines

 

And these last two are illustrations by an artist whose name I just cannot recollect:( These are watercolor on postcard size papers and I bought them during one of my visits back home. They are about my city of Kolkata, capturing her iconic landmarks and also everyday life. The left one is of the famous Howrah Bridge and the right one is of Victoria Memorial..probably two of the most famous pieces of architecture that enshrine the history of Kolkata with pride. These beautiful paintings, peeping out from within the four lines of  their tiny frames, bring a slice of my ‘home’ in my current home.

 

 

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge-Twins

Happy Happy Birthday to Snow‘s boys!! And though I had nothing along these lines, I could not not join in this week’s prompt…it’s a celebration!

   There are no twins in my family and I have somehow always regretted that…not sure why. But I have known some as friends, acquaintances, friend’s kids and as strangers – on my way to school by the good old tram many moons ago, every day twin sisters, who were much older than I was at that time, would board the same tram as me from a particular stop and get down at the same one as me….I used to be fascinated by them, they were identical and it was impossible to tell them apart! It is interesting how memories of  things long forgotten are triggered and I just could not stop smiling today thinking about those tram rides to school and the faces that I had no idea I remembered, flashed across my mind as if I had seen them just the other day.

   I was trying to think how I could participate and my eyes suddenly fell on two identical coffee mugs on the kitchen counter and then I glanced at a couple of elephants on top of the cabinet and I figured I was going to post photos of stuff at my home that I had two of! I am hoping Snow won’t mind:)

 

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If you have not joined in before, do join in the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge hosted by Snow and Amanda…it is a lot of fun and you will get to see amazing posts too!

 

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge- Shadows

These prompts keep getting interesting! Thanks Amanda for this week’s prompt. Here’s my contribution for the Friendly Friday Photo Challenge hosted alternately by Amanda and Snow.

 

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Palm Trees, Key Biscayne- Florida

 

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Early morning shadow of window blinds on wall, Home-NJ

 

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Shadow of Tree on snow covered lawn, NJ

 

  “Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow”-Helen Keller

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Friendly Friday Photo Challenge-Design

   I have been missing out on my  posts for the past two weeks as I feel a bit ‘all over the place’ at the moment but I knew I had to post for  the Friendly Friday prompt by Snow and Amanda.

   Here’s my interpretation for ‘Design’…some from Nature, some from my collection of sarees (I could not not post some of the handwoven designs on the sarees…I have always been fascinated by their intricacies and beauty) and some from everyday objects around the house. And the last one was a special birthday gift by my then two and a half year old that hangs above my study desk along with his other ‘art work’ 🙂 A few of the photos are in other posts too!

 

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