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Clicking from my window
Till few years ago, the Japanese Canon Camera Co. ran a website on which every day a 'Picture of the Day' was selected. The only precondition was that the shot should have been taken by a Canon camera.
In these digital days, every shot carries the signature of the camera used, so it is easy to check if it was a Canon shot. The selected daily photos were archived year wise by the company's Tokyo headquarters. Interestingly, of the three of my chosen shots, two were from my window. (Please see accompanying photos).

If one is at home and has nothing to do, then one can amuse oneself by peeping out and click the world go by. From one window I see a lake, which changes its moods during the day. At dawn in one garb and at dusk in its evening attire! As the night approaches, one sees silhouettes of the surrounding trees reflected in the lake waters. The street lights, which have been switched on add a bejewelled look to the lake.

So throughout the day, the lake is ready to be clicked. If one spots birds flapping their wings near the waters or a crocodile just about to rear its head, it's time to grab your zoom lens and hope for the best.

With the zoom lens still on, one can notice a concrete jungle just sprouting up. It is a good opportunity to photograph the play of light and shade on the pillars. One can also click the men at work. Their perspiring brawns shining in the sun, while they labour!

From another window, I see the tree tops changing their colours with the seasons, while they shed or sprout their colourful leaves. At sunrise and sunset, the hues of the leaves further change! Most of it is documented by my camera or the mobile. Among the colourful berries even a black crow, makes for a lovely photo.

Monsoon time at home, keeps me busy catching the myriad shapes of the shifting clouds. Particularly, when the diverging sunbeams shine through them! It is interesting, clicking bird eye views from my window, of huddled uniformed children on their way to the school. The scene is even more appealing when it's raining and they walk their way, under colourful umbrellas.

Even neighbours drying their clothes make for interesting studies. For anyone, who is trigger happy with ones cameras, there is never a dull moment. Just watch out of the windows!

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