Location: Chilkapally, en route to Zaheerabad (from Hyderabad) on NH 9, Andhra Pradesh.
“Twelve significant photographs in any one year is a significant crop.”
I thought he was kidding, but apparently he was not! I kind of forgot to change my wallpaper when the calendar month changed a couple of days ago. On my office PC or at home, I used to change it as and when I wanted to, but since a few months, am forcing myself to stick to one ‘good’ picture every month, and also the same will be shared here under Wallpapers. To remember the month, and of course for convenience and quick reference, I add the calendar too as a handy tool.
Just today when that I realized I missed the deadline, I spent more than an hour flipping through most of the pictures I clicked to ‘pick’ one for the wallpaper post. While it hurts a little to remember again (baah!) to have lost about 18 months of photographs when my system crashed a few months ago, it hurts more to realize that I haven’t been photographing much in the recent past. Time to get out and do some clicking!
Meanwhile, I hereby present, not very proudly, one of my very old pictures I clicked on my desk at work, as a calendar for this month. (Proud for the picture but not so for having to use this just because I could not find a recent one as wallpaper material in my database).
That was the theme and spirit which kept us going throughout the trip. Due to the heavy rains, floods and many other encounters in between, our pleasure trip has become an adventure trip. Neverthless, we had our fun and returned home safe.
More on the adventures in the posts to come. For now, have the Goa beach on your desktop. I clicked this view of Anjuna (?) beach from atop the Aguada Fort (remember the scenes in Dil Chahta Hai?)
P.S.: Check out the ships in the far end!
As per Ravi’s comments below, the beach is Vagator Beach and the Fort is Chapora.
I checked out a picture about an year ago in some photographer’s personal website gallery. I tried now but could not locate the link in favorites or on the web search. It was an awesome picture that let me wonder how beautiful photographs can be taken from such a simple composition and subject. Of course, there was a good amount of post processing done, which I am still breaking my head to get a hold on.
Well, this is a small attempt to re-create a photograph that impressed me with the simplicity. I wish there were fewer strands of grass to make the picture elegant but it didn’t occur to me until I viewed the picture on my computer. I made the best of what I clicked and here I present, as a wallpaper for September 2009.
I clicked this in a pond near Nirmal, on our Independence Day weekend trip to attend an engagement. This is posted on My Flickr too.
Make time to let me know in comments what you think about the final output
This is one of the pictures I clicked on our road trip to Warangal and the Laknavaram Lake. A nice wallpaper August 2009. You can right-click and save the file on your computer, or use ‘set as desktop wallpaper’ if you have the option in the context menu directly.
This picture was initially posted on my Flickr here.
Here is a wallpaper I created for July 2009. This is one of the pictures I clicked on our trip to Tungabadra Pushkaralu near Kurnool few months ago.
Feel free to use it as a wallpaper on your computer. Just right click and select ‘Save As…” to download the wallpaper.