Tuesday Photo Challenge – Circle

Balancing is the key.

It is good if you know how to balance out your shot perfectly. Constant practice and smooth precision play equal part along with balancing your subjects in the frame.


One Saturday morning in October last year, I went to my roof to capture some sunrise snaps. An old, rusted nail gave me an idea to capture a shot with sun being shown right on top of it. Since I use a smartphone for my photography, I don’t have much control over the settings of the camera, which are mostly auto.

I placed myself at the right spot and was looking directly into the rising sun through my smartphone screen when I captured this shot. After I looked at this snap on my laptop, I realized the mistake of my haste. I didn’t placed my smartphone at the right point, creating a tiny gap between the nail and the rising sun.

As I look into this snap now, I realize that of all the known shapes, how much perfectly accuarate a circle is. It starts from a point, travels all the way through in a linearly circular path to reach back the same point from where its journey started.

Just like that, all you need for your one amazing snap is the balancing of your subjects in a perfect circle, along with constant practice and smooth precision.

This is my entry for Frank Jansen’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Circle


10 thoughts on “Tuesday Photo Challenge – Circle

    • Hammad Rais January 12, 2018 / 1:07 PM

      Oh, thank you so very much for liking this. I will try to capture the perfect one in coming days. Just need a clear sky in my town for that to happen 🙂

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    • Hammad Rais January 12, 2018 / 2:43 PM

      Karachi, Pakistan. Cloudy here for almost a week and no sign of rain.

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    • calmkate January 12, 2018 / 2:56 PM

      wow I’ve been there many years ago …. we’ve had a lot of cloud the last few days but we are glad for relief from the heat!

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    • Hammad Rais January 12, 2018 / 4:31 PM

      Oh, that’s is good to know. Did you visited the Northern areas?
      Weather is kind of up and down here in Karachi too.

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    • calmkate January 12, 2018 / 5:59 PM

      more like I just travelled through going overland from Kathmandu to London … so sad people can’t do that these days

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    • Hammad Rais January 13, 2018 / 7:40 PM

      Oh wow!
      That must have been fun. Going on a long trip, visiting diversified cities and cultures. This was so common in the last century.

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    • calmkate January 13, 2018 / 11:13 PM

      yes and I believe it made us more open minded, camping and shopping in the different cultures is a great education … now we have so much bigotry mainly because people are afraid of the unknown 😦


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