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  • Writer's pictureAisha Nazia

Over & Beyond

Updated: Jul 10, 2020

How often do we enjoy the colours of nature ? Amidst a lot of materialistic showpieces, we often tend to forget what the nature has worked her wonders on. This earth is so beautiful that I would love to last here forever, but for which my deeds and needs both need to be sustainable. That word keeps popping up everywhere these days – isn’t it, but how many of us really care for it.

“It” is an underestimation, how many of us really care about making sure she is all preserved for many more years. No artist would ever be able to recreate the shades she spreads across the whole of this universe and beyond. No hex codes, no palettes and no mixing – thats how perfectly she blends those love colours. 10 hours in a flight gazing at the sky, won’t get me bored, coz my human lens literally time-lapses the canvas she is constantly working on.

All of us do know the science of why sky is blue, here it is in case you want to recollect. Sunlight reaches Earth's atmosphere and is scattered in all directions by all the gases and particles in the air. Blue light is scattered more than the other colors because it travels as shorter, smaller waves. This is why we see a blue sky most of the time.

But is the sky blue on other planets? Now that depends on what is the composition of the atmosphere there, for example, Mars has a very thin atmosphere filled with fine dust particles, these scatter light very differently and hence during sunset as per NASA's rovers and landers on Mars, one would experience the opposite of what we see here. During the day it is mostly orange-reddish and during the sunset it starts turning blue-grey.

One of my favourites the twilight sky inspires awe even when are there no clouds at all, most of sunsets I can recollect also tend to be those with just few clouds. Just like that line you see in these pictures, most of the beautiful sunrises and sunsets have a solid decks of middle or high clouds that cover the entire sky except for a narrow clear strip near the horizon and that is a beauty to the eyes.

I feel the most calm when I either look into the sky or down deep into the sea. Both shades of blue, communicates so much indirectly, it is a sign of freedom, open mindedness and patience. It empowered me to be self-reliant and self-sufficient, it forms the foundation to what being independent will let you explore.

My sky diving & paragliding as well as scuba driving & snorkelling experiences were both mesmerising, I cherish them forever for the new dimensions it opened for me, to myself as an individual and also about the things around me.

Never take things for granted, enjoy the little things of joy and cherish your memories as they make who you are!

Transitions captured rightly without filters from Melbourne to Columbo.

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