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WPC: H20-The Waterfall

H2O is the chemical formula for water. It describes water broken down into its elements.

For me, the waterfall symbolises unleashed creativity in a constant fluid shape that is ever-changing and renewing. It symbolises openness, flexibility, power, form and spirituality which is a primordial symbol association with water in its countless expressions.

Gushing waterfall inside the botanical garden


In literature, water is associated with a symbol of change and is present at turning points. In most cultures, it is a sign of life. Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher, was motivated to contemplate on the waterfall as the continuous evolution of beings. The drops of water which come together to form a waterfall are renewed each second.


Kodaikanal waterfalls
Kodaikanal waterfalls

The waterfall symbolises unharnessed elemental motion. The force field that one needs to master and control one’s spirituality or spiritual being. The waterfall is symbolic of lastingness of form despite the change of content. Waterfall symbolises immense release of emotion, rejuvenation and renewal of spirit. The four elements of life on our planet of which water is the crucial element and the waterfall, in particular, is continuous creation and renewal.

*/This post was inspired by Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol earlier and now H2O. For this week’s challenge, share a photo that features H2O; the element of water. Water comes in many different states and guises./*

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Hot air balloon in the air

Being in a hot air balloon is a wonderful feeling, floating among the clouds.

A hot air balloon is a balloon bag or “envelope” which is made of reinforced nylon fabric. The envelope is treated with a polyurethane coating to make it more airtight and to assist the fabric in bearing the ultraviolet rays of the sun. The pilot and passengers ride in a gondola (or basket) that is made of woven wicker, which is both strong and flexible. The gondola is connected to the envelope by stainless steel suspension cables.

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A inflating a hot air balloon
Image credit- Igors Jefimovs

The balloon envelope is stretched on the ground and the gondola rested on its side and attached to the envelope cables. A portable (gasoline powered) fan thrusts cold air into the envelope. When the envelope is about half inflated with outside (ambient) air, a propane burner is ignited until the air inside is heated enough for the balloon to rise to an upright position. With a small amount of additional heat, the balloon becomes buoyant.

Deflating a hot air balloon Image credit:
Deflating a hot air balloon
Image credit: Neuroxic

Once the pilot brings the balloon down the crew helps the pilot deflate and disassemble the balloon and return passengers and equipment back home.

An inflated balloon symbolizes pride in a person for his achievements and goals in his life. Whereas a deflated balloon symbolizes shame in a person due to various circumstances in his life. Pride and shame are two Opposites of the same person  or two sides of the same coin.

*/ This post has been inspired by Weekly Photo Challenge Opposites.Two opposite elements come together -old vs. new, big vs. small, dark vs. light, or in how you frame and design your shot./*

References : FAQ of Hot air balloon 


curve at Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.
Bondi Beach Sydney Australia

The above image has a curve at Bondi Beach, Sydney, Australia.

The sunlight flashes off your windshield,

and when I look up into the small, posted mirror,

I watch you diminish–my echo, my twin–

and vanish around a curve in this whip

of a road we can’t help traveling together.”

~ William Collins

Long stretches of sandy beaches are the kind of places wherein you can have a perfect off-road adventure, as far as driving is concerned. The world is full of amazing beaches, all you have to decide is which one to explore.

However, wherever you go and whichever type of place you explore you always have to keep in consideration the safety measures in order to remain safe from a variety of dangerous things that can ruin your trip. Australia is a great place to have an experience of driving.

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*/This post is inspired by WPC Curve For this week’s challenge, get inspired by the curves around you. From curves in architecture to bends in nature to man-made undulations, you have lots to work with!/*

Pure Rain

Rain, feel it on my finger tips
Hear it on my window pane

Pure drops of rain

Rain, wash away my sorrow
Take away my pain

Rain is what the thunder brings
For the first time I can hear my heart sing  (Madonna-Rain)

The pure first drops of rain always bring a smile on my face when they fall on leaves. The scent of wet soil, the damp grass, and the slosh of puddles under my feet makes me want to dance with pure joy.

Pure rain drop on leaf
Water drop on rose-leaf

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.

Langston Hughes

A beautiful rainbow cuts across the sky, painting the world in various hues. If you go to the hillside during a wet shower, you will see gentle cascading streams of water that eventually make a great waterfall.

*/This post is inspired by weekly photo challenge Pure/*

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