The Valley of Chitral

Photo taken by my sister (with Samsung Note 3) on her recent adventurous trip to see the Kalash Festival

The Chitral Valley on the way to Kalash - North of Pakistan

The Chitral Valley on the way to Kalash – North of Pakistan




I have something for nature photos taken against the sun. The sun peeking out looks wicked cool. It gives such an abstract feel; ordinary trees and leaves turn into patterns and resemble one of my black marker drawings.

Again, I wish I had a DSLR, then these photos would have been really cool.

Hill and Leaves

Hill and Leaves

Hill Through Trees

Sun Through Trees

Sun Through Leaves

Sun Through Leaves


Our capital Islamabad, wrongly depicted as a dusty wasteland in the show Homeland, actually lies in the foothills of the evergreen Margalla Hills. Favorite outings and fitness walks of my childhood all took place deep in the Margallas.

I visited this comparatively new hiking trail with friends in December and the memories were as refreshing as the beautiful environment.

Something about these intertwining trees fascinated me and I spent several minutes observing them…

Another abstract click of wondrous nature...

Another abstract click of wondrous nature…



Here is another photo from my portfolio. I wanted to share this not because it’s a very exceptional picture, but because of its resemblance to this very exceptional picture.

Jean-Daniel’s photographs have really captured my interest and his blog is now one of my favorite photo-blogs.

His picture of the same specie of tree is much more striking. Mine is pixelated because of my camera, but it was the similarity of the frame that made me want to share this.

The same type of tree, the almost-same composition of the photograph, from two very different individuals from opposite sides of the world.

Anyone who wants to enjoy exquisite, serene and artful nature photographs must visit his blog right here!

Just a tree...

Just a tree…



The Weekly Photo Challenge (of a few weeks ago) encouraged us to find textures in unlikely places around us. This is the texture of a tree bark in a local park. The photo was taken using the “Macro” mode of my Sony DigiCam.




Related Reads:

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture | In A Snap

textures | the greener bench

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture | The Ambitious Drifter

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture | autopict

Weekly Photo Challenge: Texture | Ese’s Vpice

Textures – A WordPress Photo Challenge | Life in the Foothills