In every life there are bright mornings and dark nights, ups and downs, and everything in between.
Some will be celebrating the best year(s) of their lives going by as the sun sets on 2013, while others will think it could not end soon enough.
But, to all, each and everyone of you, my family, friends, fans, loves and loved ones, as well as all decent people of this beautiful planet…..
A Happy New Year, and all the best in 2014.
The base SOOC image is Straight Out Of Camera with my 6 years old Nikon D300!! NO editing, tweaking, of ANY kind. Only added my greeting and name in Photoshop..
© 2013-2014 Imran Anwar
SOOC Image Straight Out Of Camera!! NO editing, tweaking, or color processing of ANY kind. Only added my name in Photoshop..
These stunning colors are presented as the Nikon D300 captured them in my flower beds at home, with not a bit of editing done to the image.
If you thought The Notebook was a great movie, then you have to read this true story: Married 62 years, Charlie & Helen Bridges died 3 days apart this month.
I am a very adventurous modern-day old fashioned romantic, in case some of my 50 shades of color writings don’t tell you that already.
But, maybe it was watching all those Pakistan romance movie my parents loved going to see, or just being a sappy fool at heart, despite being Happily Single™ (yes, I even sold T-shirts online with that logo) I also believe in sail-mates and soul-mates, and in living happily ever after.
My parents only got 32 years together before my Mom died at 50. Dad outlived her by nearly 17 years but never remarried.
So, even as guy who loves action flicks, I shed a few tears when I watched The Notebook.
If you thought The Notebook was a great movie, then you have to read this true story:
Married 62 years, Charlie & Helen Bridges died 3 days apart this month.
What do you think of true love, of devotion, of mad dedication, and, of a The End to the movie of our life, like this one?
As I stood at my dock, waiting to see what new magical colors the sky would display at sunset, I noticed a cruise ship heading out of Tampa Bay, towards the Gulf of Mexico.
As the sun set on a lovely, but not overly spectacular sunset sky, I knew the ship would not make it there in time to give me a great silhouette shot.
But, just at the moment the direct sight of the sun took its last gasp and slid under the horizon, the ship was in the frame just enough to make for a lovely effect nonetheless. I clicked Bon Voyage to the ship, as it’s passengers enjoyed Sailing Off Into The Sunset, literally.
(Straight Out Of Camera image, with no color editing, but cropped lower 500 pixel rows of water to give a widescreen view).
© 2013 IMRAN
I have been blessed to see many beautiful places on this wonderful planet. And the stunning views and colors of the Bahamas and the Caribbean remain among my favorites.
The colors of the sky and water constantly change depending on how bright it is, where the sun is shining and what kind of clouds are painting patterns on the water surface.
Coral Sands is a beautiful hotel to stay at, and the sand under my feet was literally talcum powder soft and sweet pink in color.
I hope I am blessed to return to this place again. I hope this photo takes you there for a few moments in time.
This photo was taken with a pocket Nikon S6 in 2007. I would love to take pictures with a higher quality Nikon next time I visit.
The brilliant blue sky, green foliage and glowing sands at low tide bring out the best views of the flats at Tampa Bay, Florida.
What a blessing to be able to witness this scene, a blessed backyard of paradise point in this mortal life and morsel of universal dust we call Earth.
© 2013 IMRAN
I was blessed to see this stunning sunset and dusk on Tampa Bay, when the winter sky was filled with hues of gold and fiery orange, and the water shimmered in shades of blue, pink, and purple depending on the direction and the clouds above.
My now nearly 6 years old Nikon D300 still takes great sunset photos. I took 36 or so photos in 3 rows of 12, just spanning about 120 degrees of view.
These handheld camera photos were imported from the camera, automatically stitched by Microsoft’s ICE, imported into iPhoto, cropped and cleaned up to share here. Please enjoy.
Click to view the actual sky detail of this magical moment.
© 2013 IMRAN