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Cloudy

Photograph of a cloudy coastline

A gloomy day in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands transforms the sea and sky from their typical vibrant blue colour to a dreary grey.

(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: “Serene“)

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Motion Blur

In photography, most situations call for holding the camera as steady as possible. Under certain circumstances, however, this unwritten rule is broken. For example, in the above photograph, motion has been captured by moving the camera horizontally along the direction of motion of the motorcycle.

(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: “Unusual“)

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Sunrise

Photograph of Sunrise

Photograph of Sunrise

Beaches, such as this one in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India, are probably the best places to experience a sunrise or sunset, with the horizon completely free of obstructions and the sun’s rays reflecting off the ocean.

(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Challenges: “Serene“, “Temporary“, “Delta“)

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Cellular Jail

Photograph of Symmetric Hallway

Photograph of Symmetric Hallway

The Cellular Jail in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, has a long and eventful past. Several Indian freedom fighters were imprisoned here by the British, and the harsh conditions faced by inmates here earned the prison notoriety and the name Kala Pani (literally ‘Death Water’). Inmates here were housed in small individual cells (hence the name Cellular Jail), that were lined along corridors such as the one pictured. In the photograph, the cells are to the left, while the right is open.

(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenges: ”
Layered“, “Satisfaction“, “Delta“)

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Heritage

Photograph of Humayun's Tomb in Black and White

Photograph of Humayun's Tomb in Black and White

Humayun’s Tomb in New Delhi, India, was recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. And that’s not surprising, considering the splendid architecture of this royal Tomb. Some say that the Taj Mahal in Agra was modelled after Humayun’s Tomb, and this is not that difficult to believe. The two share several common design elements, including an elevated base and a large central dome. Whether or not that is true, though, Humayun’s Tomb is a stunning monument and deserves its place on the World Heritage List.