Weekly Photo challenge: Spring

Thanks to the photo challenge theme, I now know that this is red flower belongs to the  red cotton tree and appears in the spring. This photo is from an album from 2008 shot on the very first digital camera I owned the 10x zoom Kodak easy share P7.

Thanks to the challenge, I now know that this flower belongs to the Red Cotton Tree which makes an appearance in the spring mostly in Hong Kong and China. The photo is from April 2007 in Mumbai though, shot on the now defunct Kodak EasyShare P7, 10x zoom. Not bad for an affordable compact digital camera.

For most of my life spring was never a designated season in India. It was always Summer, Monsoon & Winter. Spring is more of a Himalayan experience I suppose. In most other parts of the geography its already summer before you know it. This is my concept of Spring in Mumbai though I'm sure it looks more like summer!

For most of my life spring was never a designated season in India. It was always Summer, Monsoon & Winter. Spring is more of a Himalayan experience I suppose. In most other parts of the geography it’s already summer before you know it. This is my concept of spring in Mumbai though it felt more like summer when it was shot in April 2007!

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In South India its no different. To the unsuspecting western eye this may look like spring but this sunny photo is actually from October which marks the end of Monsoons.

In South India its no different. To the unsuspecting western eye this may look like spring but these sunny photos are actually from October, nope not Autumn, nor winter, more like post monsoon as per local parlance. These are shot on the pricey Nikon D600 50mm 1.8g lens.

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About shabnamphoto

I'm a graphic artist with a passion for photography. I like to tell a story with my pictures. Sometimes a picture may speak on its own and at other times it may need an explanation. I'm intrigued by the ordinariness of life and enjoy documenting my life in the light and shadow of what surrounds me. Be it people, landscape, flowers, architecture or birds, the camera helps me see what I wouldn't with my naked eye.
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7 Responses to Weekly Photo challenge: Spring

  1. Tina Schell says:

    Loved the brilliant red flower in your first shot, and the rest of your post is a lovely ode to spring. Nicely done.

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  2. Why?Matters! says:

    I love the picture with the girl in Blue. The colors are matching perfect.

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  3. Amy says:

    Very beautiful spring post!!

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