Ah well… This post is about posting my 7 super travel shots in the following categories which I think best suit them.
It was really very difficult to find just one image for each of these seven categories from among all my cherished travel photos, but I think I have done a good job with my picks. It is very nostalgic to go back through old photos and remember how amazing those trips were. 😀
So, without further ado, here are my seven super shots in seven categories !
1. A photo that…takes my breath away
Lonar crater lake in Maharashtra is third largest meteorite crater in the world. I knew this, but not, how it would take my breath away when I’d see it standing at the rim of it. The 50 thousand years old sylvan crater walls were enticing with lush green trees and so was abundant emerald green water…. in almost perfect round lake. Travel information on the net was very sparse and though people were aware of this lake, not many of them have visited it and hence no commercialization of the place. I can never get over how beautiful this lake was. I have written about it here.
2. A photo that…makes me laugh or smile
For this category I had many photos… mis-spelt sign boards, funny road signs, laughing people and photos that make me smile. 🙂 But I chose this laughing mannequin which always makes me laugh.
In Phuket, Thailand there is one market which has only laughing mannequins in it and awestrucked I was running like a headless chicken to see them all.
Looking at my craziness, my husband reminded me, ….. “They are all laughing at you !” ha ha ha 😀
3. A photo that… makes me dream
Next in my ‘7 super travel shots’ is from Batad. Any trip to Philippines is not complete without hiking on these famous mountainous rice terraces of Batad, one of the most difficult hikings in the world. And what an experience it was to hike during monsoon. The Sun hides behind the mountains very early and it becomes quite cold after that. The place has bare minimum facilities with virtually no internet or phone connection. I dream of spending quite a few months in this place before my knees & legs refuse to take me there again. 🙂
4. A photo that…makes me think
Cambodia has a very disturbing history and its people are still going through rough times. Even today nearly 20% of landmines are yet to be cleared which take a life or make people physically disabled… at least one case everyday! I applaud them for their courage and determination to come out of it, both physically and emotionally. I recently came back after volunteering in that country and it was an experience to remember.
This photo of human skulls stacked in a temple reminds of the daunting time they have faced… makes me think.. WHY?
5. A photo that…makes my mouth water
This is another category from 7 super travel shots where I had a tough time to select just one photo. In the end I thought of posting a picture of street food. I love to try out and taste local food and what better way than to have tempting street food being cooked right in front of you !
6. A photo that… tells a story
This wall of Jalianwala Bagh is full of bullet holes that tell a horrifying story where human life has no value over barbarousness of some people. The Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, where British Indian Army soldiers on General Dyer’s orders opened fire without any warning on an unarmed gathering of men, women and children from all religions. The firing lasted about 10 minutes and 1650 rounds were fired or 33 rounds per soldier !! This place is an open enclosure with tall buildings on all the four sides with only a narrow passage which lead into it. At the time of firing, this exit was blocked.
7. A photo that…I am most proud of (aka my worthy of National Geographic shot)
National Geographic can feel free to get in touch with me to negotiate the price of this photo. 😛
Ostriches are very fidgety, not for a second they can stay still. This one was no exception and of course, it was much taller than me. It wasn’t allowing me to click a shot. The moment I touched my camera, it used to come running towards me and would look straight into my eyes craning its long neck. This was one of those rare moments when I was faster. 😀
Isn’t it a good photo? 😀
And so, those are my seven super shots!
I throw this open to everybody, anyone can pick up the tag from here. Whoever does this tag, please link back to this post so that we all can see your super shots. 🙂
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Beautiful.. photos. All of them are very good but I like the last one… Ostrich. Looks like you went quite near..
I so much like this blog.. I love travelling.. and so superlike!!!
wow I love these- I love the idea of having the various categories. Each one was more amazing than the one before!!!
As far as reading and commenting on blogs- believe you me- I know how it is with life getting very hectic!!! 🙂
Loved this update!!
superb shot covered all aspect of travel 🙂
ooh!! wonderful!!!! lovely shots, each one of them!! and love the last one especially!
…amazingly beautiful pics, Nisha, truly Super shots! Thanks for sharing:)
Great photographs \m/ 🙂
But I din like the placing of watermarks 😛
Thanks. yes, it had nearly kissed me before I ran away. 🙂
Welcome here. Hope to see you more often.
Thank you. So, picking up this tag from here? 🙂
Thanks. Yeah, I think they cover all aspects. 🙂
Thank you. I too liked the last one. 🙂
Welcome here. I think it’s your first comment on my blog.
And thank you.
Watermarks have become way of life to save one’s photos from being copied.
I also hate putting them but what to do? 😀
I am still laughing at the laughing mannequin! Great shots!
Thank you and have a hearty laugh ! 😀
Great selection of photos….well-done!
Nice shots, Nisha! I quite like the first one 🙂
Thank you. 🙂
Thanks. My best is the last one. 😀
Fantastic clicks!! I’ve never seen the eyelashes of an ostrich before. My favorite of this group of 7 is probably the brick shooting wall.. not favorite in that I somehow like the story behind it, I don’t. Just favorite for the composition and textures. I’m quite smitten with your “takes my breath away” photo too, though.
Hey, after a long time !
Thanks for your views on my photos. See, now you know how Ostrich’s eyelashes are ! 😛
Yeah, I liked my photos as well. 😀
Want to pick up the tag and show your super shots? Please go head.
Would love to see yours ! 🙂
Lonar crater looks beautiful …
These are great shots!
Hope you make it to NG. 🙂
Thank you and AMEN !! 😀
I think it’s time to approach them now.
I also like the mannequin. the idea is to make me laugh. It Did!
I’ve just discovered your blog and I love it!
A friend of mine (Jules) did the 7 Super shots post like you and I have also done it. I had originally seen it on the hostel bookers site but had thought I wouldn’t do it, but Jules and yourself made me change my mind!!
I really have to say that your #4 picture is everything that category is all about I can see how it makes you think because it makes me think too!
Glad to see you doing this meme. Just left a comment on your blog.
Thanks for sharing your photos.
Hope to see you more often here.
I like Philippines photograph – That is location.
Interesting shots. Check my 7 photos
Hi! Thanks to your comment, I’ve followed you here to your own 7-post, from which my favourites are #4 and #6. They’re disturbing, but they’re stories that need to be told.
Great shots! The ones whichh make us to think & tell story are the best.
Thanks for sharing.
Yes, that is THE place to live. 😀
Thank you and I saw your shots as well. 🙂
Thanks you. So you like photos with stories in them? 🙂
Thank you. You also think like Henry. 🙂
I like #2. Thanks for visiting our Supershots also!
Thank you Nisha 🙂
The ostrich picture is super duper. Love them all. If you don’t mid, I will borrow this idea for a post as well
Sure, go ahead. Looking forward to see your super 7 shots. 🙂
these are all great images…