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2012 (Part 1)

Kia Ora Fellow Gallopers,

Another year’s come and gone – a year that was packed with events ranging from the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee to the London Olympics to the US Presidential election. The aftershocks of the economic crisis continued to rock the world economies and the world was to have ended this year.

While being a silent spectator to the atrocities that one fellow human inflicts on another, this beautiful planet that we call Home sent out very clear signals to us, by way of storms and super storms,  that we will have to bear the consequences of our bad and reckless stewardship of her.

As the curtains come down on 2012, I thought I’d showcase some of our most highly rated* images from the past 12 months. Hope you enjoy these images as much as I enjoyed making them:

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February 2012:

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March 2012:

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April 2012:

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May 2012:

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June 2012:

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Look out for Part 2 tomorrow…

Till then, take care and gallop free.

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* – All the images in this post were showcased on our Facebook Page as part of our ‘Picture of the Day’ feature and were highly rated by the most important and valued viewer of all – You.

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Republic Day Flower Show 2011

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

Lal Bagh (ಲಾಲ್ ಬಾಗ್) Botanical Gardens is a tourist attraction in Bangalore, the capital of the Southern State of Karnataka, India. Termed as the pendant in the necklace of Bangalore’s gardens, Lal Bagh literally translated into English means ‘The Red Garden’ and the garden is famous for its Glass House that hosts two annual flower shows to coincide with India’s Republic Day (26th January) and Independence Day (15th August). Lal Bagh has secured its place among the gardens of the world and has come to be regarded as one of the best gardens in the East.

 

I visited the Gardens during the Republic Day Flower Show this year and I hope that the images showcased here as well as those contained in the album (link attached below) will offer the reader a glimpse of the visual feast of  vibrantly coloured flowers that were on display.

The main attraction of the Flower Show was the replica of the Kempe Gowda Tower (Kempe Gowda being the founder of the city of Bangalore) which was fabricated completely out of red, yellow and white roses (close to 50,000 in all!!!). The garden surrounds the real tower and visitors can see the tower as they enter the Gardens.

To view all the images from the Flower Show, kindly click the link below:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Events/Lalbagh-Flower-Show-RD/15565402_9X6Jn#1166050853_cykft

Till next time, take care and gallop free.

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Princes Street Gardens

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

Took a stroll along Princes Street Gardens the other day when the sun was shining bright and I had my camera at hand as well; so decided to take a few shots of the spring colours that have filled the gardens. Alongwith all the people lying on the green grass soaking up the sunshine, it looked like the flowers were taking in as much sunshine as they could get as well.

Now for a bit of history about the Gardens: In 1140, the Nor Loch was drained, became planted with flowers and bushes and became known as the “King’s Garden”.  The rubble and unwanted earth dug out for the foundations of the New Town were dumped by horse and cart midway along Princes Street to form the enormous 92-feet high pile that became The Mound. It divided the valley into two sections and the East Gardens and West Gardens were formed.

The fresh green colour of newly sprouted leaves alongwith the colourful blossoms give the Prince Street Gardens a unique beauty at this time of year – a beauty that I have tried to capture in these images.

Kindly click the link below to see the rest of this set:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Nature/Princes-Street-Gardens-Spring/12167257_RC5ic#865766489_tjTjY

Till next time, take care and gallop free.

PS: Please do visit my website www.blackstallionphotography.co.uk and please do spread the word. Thanks.

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Spring has Sprung

Hello Fellow Gallopers,

The sun rises earlier and sets later; the days are so much brighter; the songs of birds are more audible in the air; fresh green leaves have started sprouting from barren branches; the myriad coloured flowers with bees hovering over them have become part of the landscape – Spring has well and truely sprung upon us.

Spring conjures up images of renewal and regrowth in one’s mind – the hope of New Beginnings. I spent quite sometime at the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, where most of these images were taken, taking in the sights and sounds of this beautiful time of year. The Botanic Garden in Edinburgh was established in 1670 and the four Gardens that come under its wing represent one of the world’s largest living collection of plants.

Walking through the Gardens you are reminded of the variety and beauty of plant life that covers our planet and the vital place it holds in our eco-system.

To see all the images* in this set, kindly click the link below:

http://koshy.smugmug.com/Nature/Spring-2010/11875164_eiRs9

Till next time, take care and gallop free.

* – images taken with the Canon 50D.

PS: Please do visit my website www.blackstallionphotography.co.uk and please do spread the word. Thanks.