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Explore The Elements : Earth, Water, Air and Fire

Playing with fire

This is an attempt to explore 4 elements namely Earth, Water, Air and Fire through a few photographs. Explore The Elements is a Travel Photoblogging Challenge organized by Thomas Cook.

Lets start exploring the element Earth, where we all are living.

Earth is a beautiful place indeed.

It can be very soft..

Soft, muddy land
Soft, muddy land

At times it can be very harsh too..

Harsh deserts
Harsh deserts // OFFICIAL ENTRY // @ Desert, Sharjah, UAE

Or very rough and tough

Rough road leading to Tough mountain
Rough road leading to Tough mountain

Also it can be hard and Stubborn

Also it can be hard and Stubborn
Hard Rocks Caring the soft water

We can see that however tough the earth looks, it takes care and protects the water.

This leads to the exploration of next element Water.

Be like still water that gives you a true reflection of the self.

Reflections on water
Colourful Reflections on water

Or be like flowing water that is moving so freely

Free flowing water
Free flowing water

And make intrinsic patterns that comes with that freedom.

Patterns of Water
Patterns of Water

And flow around the obstacles with all your might towards the goal

Flowing around the obstacles
Flowing around the obstacles

And be a free spirit to enjoy the freedom like flowing water

Enjoy the freedom
Enjoy the freedom // OFFICIAL ENTRY// @Kerala, India

Talking of the free bird, they are the kings and queens of sky. That leads to our next element, Air.

Fly high in the air, fly above your obstacles

Flying high
Flying high

And enjoy the majestic flight..

Majestic Flight
Majestic Flight

Or be really become a free bird and enjoy life to its fullest

Be a free bird
Be a free bird // OFFICIAL ENTRY // @Kerala, India

And expand your life and go up with air like lightness..

Or maybe like smoke..

Smoking up
Smoking up

Yes, the smoke that signals the starting of Fire.

Fire isn’t fun to play with, but some rituals involves fire play

Playing with fire
Playing with fire // OFFICIAL ENTRY // @Kerala, India

Step back and enjoy the beauty of all consuming fire..

The beauty of fire
The beauty of fire

And talk about life sitting around it

Sitting around the fire
Sitting around the fire

And laugh at life’s problems..

Fire Silhouette
Fire Silhouette

And explore all these elements again if you are interested.

Thank you Moon Roy for nominating me for this contest.

As per the rules of the contest I am nominating 5 fellow travellers and photographers for this contest







Photographing the journeys to recreate the Travels to take you for a virtual Photo walk.

64 thoughts on “Explore The Elements : Earth, Water, Air and Fire

    1. Very dramatic pictures. There is an extra element in each pictures that makes it dramatic, like the rainbow and clouds etc. Nice submission for the contest. Good luck 🙂

  1. Great images! Wow, I am truly impressed by the fires pictures and the water movement images!
    Thank you so much for nominating me! I am truly honored – I have to check what I can do about it 🙂 It is bit busy this week but I will try my best! Have a wonderful week!!

  2. It’s a wonder idea 😀 And very well presented, the pictures are absolutely stunning 😀 Hard work and beautiful results ! Kudos 😀

  3. The photographs are fantastic.. as well as your knack of describing it all in a few words. That makes the post all the more interesting.
    keep up the great work..and keep travelling to all those interesting places 🙂

    1. That is very kind of you. Thank you so much for the appreciation. I will try to travel as much as I can, and as much as the resources would permit me 🙂

  4. Awesome…and I knew it 🙂 earth shots are great, especially the way you connected them with your words and I love the first two fore shots. Nice warm glow of fire looks beautiful. All the best for contest. However, need to mark one photo as official entry in each category. I missed it first in my post. Later updated as ThomasCook told me on twitter.

    1. Thank you. Glad you liked the pictures and presentation.
      Yea, they have informed me as well, to mark one picture as official entry. Now I am confused 😛

      1. Hahahaaa…I went through the same ‘ordeal’ when they told me… 😉 😀 I think you have made wise choices. Best wishes for the contest and thank you for mentioning my blog. 🙂

  5. Hey, VERY well done, dude. Love the one of the lady with smoke!! And I would love to participate in the challenge. That means spending some time perusing my photos, I guess. Thanks again. You home now, or still in DXB?

    1. Thanks man 🙂 In fact that isn’t a lady in the smoke 😀 Anyway thank you for appreciating the pictures.
      Yep, don’t be a bad fish, spend some time 😉
      I am still in UAE, at Sharjah now

        1. haha.. you are a bad fish indeed!! 😛
          That is not butt, that is bare back! 😉
          Well I haven’t heard of it yet. A google search showed me that it is in the border, and might need a visa etc. So will think about it. How long you’ve been here?

          1. Okay, my bad. But that guy has a woman’s back! My first trip to UAE was in 1988, I think. I’ve been living in Abu Dhabi for fifteen years. Good location for travel to other places.

      1. Listen, dude, I am what they call the Master Procrastinator. If they had an Olympic Medal for Waiting, I’d take gold. Thanks for the reminder because I want to enter. That means spending time RIGHT NOW, and finding photos. And entering. Thanks for nominating me for this, but especially for REMINDING me today! Where are you now?

        1. Glad to know that I made a procrastinator to do some work 😉 I guess you have already posted it. Will check it soon.

          I am still here in UAE. and flying back soon

          1. God! You are still In AD?! I thought you were somewhere in Bali! I was there in AD the previous Saturday! Well now I am flying back soon.

  6. Brilliant! 4 elements are poetically presented here with beautiful words and photos. Thank you so much for including me, Wow!

  7. Great idea! I explore all the elements outside when the warm weather permits. But I also explore them through my Tarot readings. It’s fascinating! Your photos are splendid!

    1. Thank you 🙂 And good to know that you do explore the elements.
      So now I am curious about Tarot readings. Tell me tell me!!
      And You can read mine from there?! 😀

      1. You’re welcome. I am looking forward to getting back to my secret spot meditations, which delve into the directions and elements connection.

        If you have specific questions about Tarot, I’m thinking of starting a Thursday Tarot ‘event’ though I am not quite sure what most people would want.

        Yes, actually, I’ve done readings for people online. It is a matter of the querant thinking of something they would like more information about. Then we come up with the right way to ask the question, and decide on the type of reading (spread for the reading).

        1. Sounds interesting, I am also looking forward to your Thursday tarot reading posts, if you are starting it. So do you say something about future too?

          1. I don’t use Tarot in a ‘predictive’ way, though when I do a Path, Practice, Persona, type of reading for myself for the week ahead, it might appear that way. The point being that what I’m doing is asking the question, ‘What Path would it best serve me to walk this week?’ The card I draw is more like a theme for the week. The Practice would be about how to walk that path: a guide of sorts. The Persona recommends that for the practice to help me walk the path, I should approach with the attitude of the specific court/people card. So if I get a Page/Child card, I go forward with the curiosity, joy of discovery of a child. Let my inner child lead me, type thing. Regular readings are geared toward looking into a specific piece of information you want to explore. So, if you want to know something like, Is Osh Kosh a good place to go next, I’d formulate that into a question which begins with the word How or What. What do I need to know about going to Osh Kosh to help me prepare for that journey? might be the way we would work with the cards. Or How would I get the best out of going to Osh Kosh. I hope that makes some sense.

          2. Thank you so much for this detailed explanation, time and effort. I understood how it works. For a better understanding, I thing I should be part of it. Then I will get the big picture of how it really works. 🙂

          3. That sounds good. Would you like a reading, or are you thinking of taking part in the Thursday Tarot event when I get it up and running? Let me know. We can do it thru email, if its a reading. Let me know 🙂

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