We have successfully completed one week of Photo A Day Experiment (PADE) and in these 7 days we have come a long way. Thank you PADE participants – Rio De La Sciocco, Punit Dubey, Arghyadeep Kundu, Shrikant Pednekar, Pravin Chavre, Pankti Mehta, Priyam Saikia, Prasanna Seshadri, Swaroop Guggilam, Sini Rachel, Geetashree Chatterjee for making PADE a success.
Let’s make PADE bigger and better!
Time for PADE Day 8 – Rules:
There were so many awesome quotes on rules that came my way during my research. One of the best being on the lines of – Rules are meant to be broken but to break the rules, you have to learn them! But I wanted to go in the other direction (as usual) so I stuck with “Learn the rules and follow them” route. I think Albert Einstein said it best:
You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else. ~ Albert Einstein
Some rules are meant to be followed, like Traffic rules and no one does it better than Koreans! During my on-and-off stay in South Korea over the past 16 months, I have rarely heard the noise of a horn, seen people cutting off someone from the wrong direction or shouting at pedestrians. South Koreans are really polite and gracious, the best people I’ve ever come across in my life.
Look closely and see how many rules are being followed! These people didn’t even know that the Big Boss was watching them 😉
I live next to a major road (last year I had the view of a national highway) and I spend some time looking out my window everyday. I see people driving in straight lines, following the signal prompts and also turning aligned to the guideline on the road!
The Rules I broke today
I hate black and white photos, I’m not a big fan of taking pictures in rain (too afraid for my camera’s well-being), I don’t like standing at the edge of my life-size window to take pictures. And I did all of them today (I mean yesterday). I usually like to photograph nature – flowers, leaves, trees, sun, sky. So I literally broke many of my rules! So much for PADE. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
The irony – I broke my rules to capture people following rules!
Photo Perspective: This is one of the dozen photos I clicked with an effect called “Low-key effect” from my DSLR – Nikon D7100 at the edge of my window. I did not edit this photo, just added a frame and watermark, so this is pretty much the view from my window (on the left hand side).
I hope you liked my take on Photo A Day Experiment (PADE) Theme – Rules. You can also check out all things PADE on my PADE page. Share your take on “Rules” and check out other entries to support your fellow PADE participants.
Congratulations Sini, please take the Shutterbug badge for your blog from here:
And for our special PADE participant Prasanna Seshadri, we have created a badge – The PADE Wizard. He posts puzzles on the basis of PADE theme on his blog. Check out his PADE in Action page. And also a big round of applause for Prasanna for winning IPC yesterday. Party!!!
Prasanna you can copy your special badge from here:
Stay tuned to find out the Shutterbug for PADE Day 7!
How to Participate
1. In a blogpost meant for this photography challenge, present a photo (fresh or archived) that represents “Rules”.
2. Name the post ”PADE Day 8 – Rules”. More than one entry/photo is allowed. The photo must belong to you.
3. Include a link to this post in your post and enter the link in the inlinkz tool below. Links are open 31st July 2013.
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5. The theme for tomorrow is Sharp.