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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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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: “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.

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Munnar

Photograph of Munnar Landscape

Photograph of Munnar Landscape

Munnar is a small hill-station in the Indian state of Kerala. Famous for its tea and spice plantations, Munnar (and the Western Ghats region in general) provides many fine views like this.

(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenges: “Wanderlust“, “Earth” and “Atop“)

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Dry River Bed

Photograph of dry river bed

Photograph of dry river bed

Jim Corbett National Park in the Himalayan foothills is one of the most well-known nature reserves in India. It is an excellent location to observe tigers and other wildlife in their natural habitat, and as a result thousands of tourists visit each year.

Rivers and lakes are often the best places to encounter wildlife in any nature reserve, as animals tend to gravitate around sources of water. In Corbett, the dry season brings with it a stark transmogrification: the river bed becomes completely dry, and lush greenery fades to parched shrubbery. Thus spotting animals during this period becomes much more difficult. 

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